Monday, April 4, 2011

Wondercon in pictures

Sadly there were no Ryan Reynolds sightings at Wondercon on Saturday (he was there, I heard, on Friday), and even though I was a bit out of my element I still had a wonderful time rubbing elbows with people much more knowledgeable about comic/pop art than me AND I even got to meet the infamous Elvira, which was...well, surreal, since I remember loving her back in the '80s when I was a kid. Another high? Standing two feet away from the Lou Ferrigno. Amazing!!

Lou Ferrigno: The original hulk.
Richard Kiel, who you may know from such movies as Happy Gilmore, The Spy Who Loved Me and Moonraker. Kiel is HUGE and tops out at 7'2''.
Elvira: The original creator of The Poof.
And this is...not me...posing with Elvira.
The throne from Game of Thrones, which is premiering on HBO soon. I haven't read the books but I've heard many good things -- my brother is absolutely obsessed with the series.
We got to watch Jon Favreau (awesome!!) and Roberto Orci talk about their movie coming out called Cowboys and Aliens, and were also shown a nine-minute sneak peak from the flick.
Favreau seemed very cool and humble, nothing like you'd expect from Hollywood.
After the Cowboys and Aliens panel we walked around the convention center and I found a booth selling the funniest merchandise all based on humorous puns. I had to buy the postcard above since it makes me laugh every time I look at it. To check out all their merchandise visit


  1. I am jealous! I've loved to go to an event like that and Elvira hasn't aged a bit! (Maybe she really is a vampire!) xx

  2. That's funny you say that because I said the exact same thing there! She looks just like she did in the 80s. Hasn't changed one bit.

  3. Ah, i'd love to go to something like this. They don't do these things often in The Netherlands...such a shame. Oh, well. Cool pics! =)

  4. Hah, I didn't know you were there! We went on Saturday and Sunday. It was a fun crowd.