Sunday, April 26, 2015

'Fox News', Groot, the Predator as a Minion, and Lego Boba Fett Say 'Hi!' from C2E2 2015

As promised, here are some photos from this year's C2E2.

This year's C2E2 has an odd feel to it.

[Perhaps there is some basis to feng shui?]

The event is in a different space which feels empty, there are fewer vendors (perhaps the fee for tables has increased), and not as many "elite" cosplayers walking about on the floor as most are likely cloistered away getting ready for the Crown Championships of Cosplay (a great Groot cosplayer won the big prize on Saturday night).

I also have some thoughts on the panels I attended and C2E2's increased focus on "diversity". My opinions may surprise some folks. I may share them early next week.

There are some highlights--I attended Max Brooks' panel and briefly chatted with him about his Harlem Hellfighters project and how it was featured on The Chauncey DeVega Show.

Of course, there were some really great costumes to be seen. 

I love the minions from Despicable Me. I especially love minions who embrace their inner hunter as the Predator.

How can you not love the detail and craftsmanship displayed by Ben Grimm aka The Thing:

Muppets! Did I say Muppets! Did I say Dr. Teeth and the Electric Mayhem?

I got to shake the hand of the great professional wrestler Mr. Booker T.

I also took a picture of Chad Coleman who played Tyrese on the TV adaptation of The Walking Dead:

You know I love me so Groot. He is a wise, loyal, and powerful soul:

Lego Boba Fett is still the most dangerous bounty hunter in the galaxy:

Spirited Away. One of Miyazaki's greatest films. What children know about adults that the latter have forgotten or denied about their own bad behavior:

In my opinion, the smartest, sharpest, and most politically incisive costume at C2E2 is the Fox "News" zombie. 

'Nuff said:

Sunday is the last day of 2015's C2E2. I am going to try and steal some time from Max Brooks and get in line early to listen to the irrepressible Stan Lee share his wisdom about life and comics. 

Random Stan Lee factoid: when Marvel went through bankruptcy the attorneys felt that Lee's salary of 1 million dollars a year was too exorbitant. Instead, Stan Lee was "forced" to accept 10 percent of Marvel's gross on comics and other products.  

Who is laughing all the way to the bank now?


INDYOO7 said...

Comicbook conventions rule! The best day is Sunday. Vendors give away all there goods. Mmmmmm I love the smell of old newsprint!

chauncey devega said...

I wish that was still the case :)

INDYOO7 said...

I didn't know it had changed. I guess a lot can change in 10 years.

Debbie said...

these are great pictures, it looks like you had a lot of fun. thanks for sharing!

chauncey devega said...

Was a good time. Any in particular your favorites? I have 2 great chats w. some kind folks I will post tomorrow.

Buddy said...

The Fox News zombie was great! He should be a guest on "fox and friends"

Watched the White House Correspondents' Dinner. (Actually just Obama's speech and Cecily Strong's remarks. Cecily had some great lines:

To President Obama: “Your hair is so white now it can talk back to the police.”

“Let’s give it up for the Secret Service. I don’t want to be too hard on those guys. You know, because they’re the only law enforcement agency that will get in trouble if a black man gets shot.”

Debbie said...

The first and last are my favorite, that Predator Minion and Fox News Zombie are really something else!