Spaced Out City Comic Con
I'm a bit late writing about this convention . It's still stings a bit. That's the reason I've taken my time about posting anything. This was suppose to be a grand weekend , a great time had by all. Unfortunately, it was more A Series of Unfortunate Events. You know what? I'm not going to dwell on that, instead, the good.
1st, I gotta say , I had a great team of photographers. A guy couldn't ask for a better group of people. Every single one of them were just great people and that's the only way to put it. It's so rare to run across a person who you just click with, so lighting really struck when I met a whole group .
Next, I gotta go with the great Ron Perlman..... I grew up watching this guy when he was on Beauty and the Beast ( from the 80's, not the Disney cartoon). Then, various movies I would catch him in and then Hellboy came, along with his near perfect performance in Sons of Anarchy. So, needless to say I was extremely excited to meet him & thankfully, he didn't disappoint. Gracious and fun, he didn't make you feel like you were just the next person in line and that goes along way. I still have to finish his book , no matter if it is "the biggest crock of shit", his playful words , not mine.
I also have to say that meeting Adrian Paul was a HUGE thing for me. He was THE Highlander for me. I may or may not have broken a broom or so, attempting to be Duncan MacCloud. Another man, who's personality and graciousness surpassed what I had hoped. If you're ever at a convention or just have the chance...take his Sword Experience. In my opinion, it was the saving grace of the convention.
Last, but not least, all the friends and the rogues gallery of people I run into again and again. Two guys stand out to me every time I see them. I've snapped a photo of these guys every year since 2010 I think. My first impression was, "look at the guys dressed as fairies, hahaha !" Then, it turned into, "look how those guys make everyone smile." If you have the privilege of seeing the brothers Dim-N-Wit, stop by, say hi, and refill their smile tanks . They do the simplest thing to make this world a better place, they smile and share a bit of kindness to everyone. Oh and the free hugs don't hurt.....
Although this convention will infamously go down into the books as a failure, I can't help but focus instead on the good that happened.
Be kind, if not rewind - D.S.