Monday, August 25, 2014
Did Chauncey DeVega Survive His Epic Battle With Godzilla? Photos and a Report from Chicago Comic Con 2014
I had a great time at Chicago Comic Con 2014. I would like to thank all of the nice people who threw money into the donation bucket to make that trip possible. I did not need my Stree Overlord pills. However, I did engage in an epic battle with Godzilla--that I lost in short order. I was subsequently healed with a large dose of beer, chicken tenders, and supplies from the Dollar Store.
The Star Trek panel was fun. After seeing all of the Star Trek. The Next Generation cast and William Shatner together, my suspicion that the latter really is a bit of a "challenging" personality is now fully confirmed. When the panel inevitably makes its way to Youtube, do watch it to see Shatner's perpetual line stepping and Burton's putting him back in his proper place.
Here is a picture of Brent Spiner ("Data") and Levar Burton ("Geordi") from their Q and A session on Saturday:
I attended the Guardians of the Galaxy panel featuring Michael Rooker and David Batista. I was lucky enough to ask Batista a question which he answered in a direct and honest fashion--there is something down to Earth and real about the brother. He came up the hard way, becoming a wrestler and an actor relatively late in life. You can sense that in his demeanor. The panel was fun and we all got the added bonus of doing some Groot dancing...
There were some great costumes at Chicago Comic Con. The amount of detail and time that cosplayers put into their work is very impressive. The difference between the average and expert costumes are significant: it is all in the details, commitment to accuracy, materials, and craftsmanship.
My favorite group costume was the Ghostbusters. The Stay Puft Marshmallow Man and Louis Tully stole the show:
Nearby, Godzilla, The Silence, a Cylon, and Dark Thor waged an epic battle:
The crafting involved in Thor's suit is amazing:
Lego Wonder Woman watched from the shadows. Thor did not need her help:
As a bonus, what does 1 billion dollars look like? William Shatner
Again, thank you so very very much for sending me to Chicago Comic Con 2014. With batteries recharged, I can start the new school year. Excelsior!