We arrived (my daughter Kelsey and I) at comicon (#WWChicagoCC) around noon. In the car ride over we identified the things we wanted ro see. The first we we did was attend the Neard for a living panel. It was okay but seemed to focus mostly on animation and such which is really just a part of nerddom. So it kind of left us wanting but over all it was fine. We then went to the snack bar and had a quick lunch and walked around the floor a bit. We then split up and I went to see Gates McFadden and she was awesome. It was a real treat to get to see her in person and hear tales not only from ST:TNG but Labrynith too.
After leaving that panel I was still floating on a cloud kind of when I ran into Stan Lee. Stan Lee!!!!! An I shook his hand!!! Arrrggghhhttt!!!!
Yes, I am officially a geek. All doubt is dismissed.
We then went for dinner at the Marriott across the street from the convention center. The lack of any restaurants around the Donald E. Stevenson Convention Center is surprising. Dinner was fine, but a little pricey. I need to find some better resturants around here.
We returned to the convention center and attended the Joel Hodgeson panel where he riffed on himself. What a hoot. That guy is so funny. And I had no idea that he and Jerry Seinfeld were close.
We ended the night by seeing the Chicago permire of a horror movie Inner Demons. It was pretty darn good I have to admit. Kelsey and I enjoyed it quite a bit. In fact I think we are now going to try to see all the horror movies while we are here. (Apparantly they are trying out something new by having a mini-movie festival within the convention focusing on horror movies. I’d say it is a great idea.)
My only complaint thus far is the distinct lack of gaming and game vendors. Hopfully tomorrow will have more or I’ll find here they are hiding.