Dave - Dave Christy loves horror, music, documentaries and more. He is also the co-runner of several fan based groups including Morningstars (THE Lucifer fan group also run by Melanie), and now is a member of the VIPers Spotlight Lounge team for Melanie's Muses. Other than "In The Spotlight" Features -check out his "31 Days Of Halloween Movies"
Once upon a comic con, geeks, nerds, and misfits alike would gather to geek out together at things a lot of our other friends don’t understand. A lot of my coworkers didn’t even know what Wizard World was (“is that a Harry Potter thing?”). Most of them probably probably still don’t know.
Covid changed all that though. Philly had a long drought since our last one. 3 long years. The cancellations started shortly before the one in 2020 was to take place. But now, another change came into play. Fan Expo and Wizard World merged so we are bringing a new name onto our previously familiar turf. I worked the last 3 Wizard Worlds so we were about to break some new ground and see some faces we haven’t seen in 3 years.
You could tell the cosplayers missed it. You can’t walk down your street wearing this stuff. Well, you could but you’d probably get some weird looks. The exhibitors were ready for the crowds stocking up on some unusual items you probably haven’t seen and the highly sought after items you’ve been looking for. This is the time to splurge. Treat yourself. Comic Con is once a year (for most of us) — unless you travel to another city.
I started my work day a little early, stuffing the VIP bags on Thursday. Friday I set up shop in Artist Alley, where I was supposed to stay. That did not last long. I was soon moved to the Family Zone. My first thought is not fit to print and was probably going to lead to a big mistake. But the kids responded well as they helped me make slime and they loved it! I got great feedback so I stayed there the rest of weekend, making slime, having a makeshift Harry Potter photo op, sorting hat ceremony, lightsaber training and more fun things for the kids. Luckily I was not responsible for any lost, misplaced, or left behind kids.
The celebrity list was quite impressive. Actors from Star Wars shows, The Walking Dead, Star Trek, Clerks, Doctor Who and much more. While getting an autograph and pic with Trevor Fehrman (Elias from Clerks 2), I asked when Mewes would be around. His response was great. “Dave, we don’t know when Mewes is coming to set. We definitely don’t know when he’s coming to the table.” I didn’t get to see everyone I wanted to since I spent most of my days at my station working. But it was an awesome experience and will be even better when I get my check.
I would call Fan Expo a fantastic beginning to the relationship between this Con and this city. Next year, we need to aim for bigger and better. There is always room for improvement. Live and learn. We just got our toes wet this time. Next year, we jump in head first!
Next stop, The Mini FCC3 Con in September and then NYCC in October. See you there!
And Now For The Giveaway!
Melanie's Muses will be giving away a "Fax Expo" Prize Pack featuring a Fan Expo Bag, Map, and Lanyard holder that Dave picked up while he was there, A Superman Tupperware set from Jennifer Bollnow, and a Superman Ring and Sticker from the Melanie's Muses Prize Hoard!
For your chance to win- FILL OUT THE FORM and tell us:
Who's Autograph Would You Love To Have? (or do you have if you have it)
Random Musings About The Entertainment World - From Books to TV and Anything Else That Comes To Mind!