Hello! Long time, no blog. So I thought I would launch myself back into the blogosphere with tales of my Saturday spent at London Comic Con.
It was a blazing hot day and the place was completely packed, even though this year the con was spread across two halls. It seemed like there were more people there than there has been before. It was something of a difficult and dangerous quest to make it from one end of the con to another. But there was so much to look at along the way!
Some of the set and props from the TV show Sherlock were making a guest appearance. I just love Sherlock’s taste in sofa cushions and wall art. XD
Because it was so crowded, I wasn’t able to indulge in my favourite con hobby of hunting down cosplayers and begging a photo of them. Although I did manage to take this one of Batman and Bane relaxing together over a pint.
I also had three photo ops, so I was able to spend some time safely ensconced in a queue, watching people walk past. I saw some amazing cosplays.
The main hall was were the merch and photo ops were going on. I made the trek across to the other hall, and found….
Yes, Batmobiles! This hall seemed to be mainly for artists and video gaming stuff. A whole load of retro arcade games were set up, which I could have stared at for hours. It was also less crowded and nice and air conditioned in there. 🙂
But back over to the main hall for my photo ops…
I kind of thought the queuing for photos could have been better organised. The queues didn’t seem to be being looked after as much as they have been previously. Although, with people (like me!) turning up at least 15 minutes before the shoot is due to start, I understand that getting an organised line set up must be difficult. The Juliet Landau queue was a bit of a confused crush at first though. 😛 Juliet Landau herself was lovely. She’s like a tiny cartoon character. And so softly spoken! She was very sweet to everyone.
The Summer Glau shoot was even more hectic. I turned up late to that one – thanks to my poor sense of direction, haha. A line had formed where there wasn’t meant to be one, and of course that was the one I tagged onto the end of, but I managed to join the right queue in the end. It didn’t help that the Lena Headey photo op was taking place at the same time, almost right next to it, so people were getting quite confused! By the time I joined the right line, the shoot was really rushed. I practically didn’t have time to stop moving to get the photo taken, they were rushing it so much. I look absolutely awful in the picture, like a rabbit in the headlights, but Summer Glau looks radiant. She was such a sweetheart!
Curtis Armstrong was a more relaxed experience. It was towards the end of the day, so there were slightly less people around. One of the best moments of the day was thanks to a Castiel cosplayer having his photo taken with Curtis Armstrong – just before the photo was taken, he unfurled massive black wings! So impressive. ❤ Curtis Armstrong was lovely, shaking hands and talking with everyone. He seemed happy to be there. My photo with him is one of my favourites so far – we look like we’re conspiring against Heaven together. 🙂
Overall, I had an awesome time and can’t wait for my next con!