So I finally decided to release my inner fangirl and go to a comic con. First comic con – Wellington Armageddon Expo at Westpac Stadium. Holy crap did I have the time of my life!! I met some amazing people, not just celebrities. New friends were made and I had an amazing experience. Plus, I spent a ton of money on stuff, but totally worth it 😀
I was a bit crazy and got up around 6am and was on the road by 6:30am Saturday. I’m quite proud of myself because I didn’t get lost the whole way and only had trouble when I couldn’t get over into the far left lane to turn into Hataitai Village in Wellington. Not bad for a 3hr drive down there. I parked the car at Cath’s house (Chris’ sister – host dad) and she gave me and her daughter Amelia a ride to the stadium. So glad I got there super early because they cut off entrance due to too many people. Luckily, I didn’t have to stand in the rain, just got squished inside with the massive amount of people who showed up. Check my twitter, I have a pic posted over the crowd that shows the traffic jam.
Immediately after arriving and purchasing my two-day ticket, I sat down for the Sebastian Roché panel which was hilarious, of course. He got a lot of talk from The Originals and from Supernatural. Even got a video of him saying that he DOES ship “Destiel”. If you don’t know what that is, don’t look it up, lol. We did a round of Frere Jacques just because he spent 10 minutes talking about French.
Then proceeded to wander and see what I could spend my hard-earned money on that I probably didn’t need, but REALLY REALLY wanted 😀
If you ever have a chance to see Cosplayers, get as many pics as possible because some of them are pretty amazing 😀
I had to go back to Cath’s around 4:30-ish to rest up for that night. I signed up for a pub crawl called “Battle of the Five Craft Beers” which consisted of 10 beers in 5 pubs with 5 celebrities. This is where I made some awesome new friends. The celebs on the crawl were Corin Nemec, Rick Mora, Rob Maschio, Jed Brophy, and William Kircher. Jed, William, and Rick were gone by pub 3. Rob made it to pub 4. Corin actually made it to the final pub and was buying drinks all around. We even stayed welllll after the event ended. Unfortunately, these were the only pics I remembered to take on the pub crawl, but you can see the new friends I made and the awesome time we were having 😛 😉
Sunday was when the other 3 panels I wanted to see were on. Jed and William had theirs on at the same time as Jim Beaver’s so I had a bit of a dilemma. I decided to attend the smaller panel for The Hobbit and then when it was done, I sat in on Jim’s. Definitely the way to do go about it. William actually remembered me from the tour, and the autograph signing and the picture session the day before. Asked me if I had a late night on the pub crawl, lol.
Jed and William answered some great questions and even sang a bit for us 🙂
Jim’s panel may be a bit hard to hear, sorry, but it was on the main stage and it echoed quite a lot through the hall.
Karen’s panel was pretty great too. They surprised her with a Centurion Guard to escort her to the stage. The look on her face was priceless.
Rob Maschio says that people will always remember him as The Todd and try to give him high-fives 🙂
I have to say the BEST part of the weekend had to be the photo and signing sessions because I got a big bear hug from Jim Beaver and a got to spend 20 minutes talking to both Jed Brophy and William Kircher. I FaceTimed with my friend Sara back in Georgia… she actually screamed and and scared some of the people surrounding us. Jed let us know a fun fact – all the members of The Hobbit company have a standing invitation to visit Lee Pace’s parents in Texas.