So I went to a Comic Con for the very first time. I couldn’t help but stare at the elaborate and creative costumes around me. Oh my gosh how I miss dressing up in costumes!
I had followed the team of Le Visiteur du Futur on Friday to make an English-language introduction to the series, and enjoyed hanging out so much that I decided to return on Sunday. This time bringing food. The food situation there isn’t the greatest, especially for a busy team running back and forth from autograph signings. Sunday was a madhouse! I was overwhelmed trying to make my way through the crowds, but luckily, Le Visiteur was part of the Ankama area, which had a large sign hanging from the ceiling that I could follow if I wasn’t too far away to see it.
The team was quite popular, and to get through the crowd and to their signing station quickly, sometimes disguises were used.
On Friday, I was kind of walking around in a daze, recovering from a bit of a cold (but I don’t want to call it a cold! It was my fault for staying up Saturday night fighting with the washing machine!), a purse full of tissues. On Sunday, it was François’ turn. I hope he didn’t get it from me. But some drugs and a little nap in the VIP room later, and he was as good as new! Sadly, he missed a bit of autograph signing, and I felt a little bad for the fans who would have liked to meet him.
It was quite a long weekend for everyone, I can’t imagine signing autographs for hours each day. Oh, and unlike the Buffy Reunion folks – for free. I’m disappointed with the example that our American actors set. Your fans are why you’re even here!! Anyway, that’s beside the point.
I met several nice people that I hope to work with in the future, and had a lot of fun just spending time with a great group of creative French people. I was a bit embarrassed that my French is still so poor that it is still near impossible for me to follow or join in a conversation, but everyone was sweet about it. And I’m not giving up!
I took a little video, though I am no filmmaker… I hope you enjoy a little backstage peek at Comic Con/Japan Expo 2013 🙂
And by the way, I turned into an elf.
It looks like it was a lot of fun, and a great place to meet people.
I assume it was a gathering of comedy and entertainment groups from around of the world.
Just one question, what is the Japan connection? Major sponsors, maybe.
Thanks, Kendal for sharing.
Just an update to my previous comment. I visited the Ankama site, and now realize that ComicCon also featured innovations in video gaming and anime . Are you into that too ?
I’m not super knowledgeable about any Comic Cons anywhere, but yes, this one seems to include a wide variety of things… I don’t know if there are Japan Expos in other parts of the world or connected with other Comic Cons…? Maybe they do that here to make it a bigger event.
Anyway, I’m not into any of that (not that I couldn’t be… just never got into it and have way too much to occupy myself right now anyway!)