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Cool geek

August 1, 2011 - Marguerite Lanthier
Who knew it was so cool to be a geek. The most recent Comic-Con ended recently in San Diego with hundreds of thousands in attendance, including many actors, directors, writers and producers promoting their projects. The convention, which originally showcased comic books, science fiction/fantasy and film/television, has expanded to include movie and television premieres and special sneak previews of upcoming movies and shows. Several years ago not many knew of his convention and the attendees were mainly authors and B-grade stars from long ago cult favorites. Now you have casts from favorites like “Twilight,” “True Blood,” “Fringe,” “Game of Thrones,” on hand to answer questions from the public. Harrison Ford was among the A-list actors to appear. Ford, a fan-boy favorite since his Star Wars days, made his first ever appearance at last year’s Comic-Con. Reading stories and watching videos of the panels are a lot of fun because it’s fans like me asking the questions. And they are usually interesting questions. I went to a Star Trek convention once in Green Bay just to see what it would be like. And no I didn’t dress as my favorite character either, but I was amused to see people dressed up. The main speaker was Walter Koenig, who was pretty funny, especially with his impressions of William Shatner. That little taste got me hooked though. Maybe someday I’ll make it to Comic-Con.



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