Last weekend, I went to the Adelaide Showgrounds for Oz Comic Con. My friend Phuong came with me. She brought her nephew Kevin with her on Saturday and added her niece Paris on Sunday.
Oz Comic Con was basically like the Comic Con in the US. I’ve never been to the ones in the US. My first Comic Con-like experience was at Supanova last year. I had a blast at that one which made it easy for me to decide to go to Oz Comic Con.
Like Supanova, I decided to buy a weekend pass. The first day was basically spent queuing up for photo (and/or autograph) tokens of the celebrities who I wanted to have a photo (or autograph) with. This year, I wanted to have a photo with Richard Dean Anderson, William Shatner, Emilie Ullerup and Aaron Ashmore. They were the main four celebrities who I wanted to meet. I managed to get photo tokens for Ullerup, Shatner and Ashmore.
Richard Dean Anderson photo AND autograph tickets ended up being sold out within 45 minutes. I was a little disappointed because it took forever to enter the premises due to a massive line (it didn’t matter if I had pre-bought my ticket). Once I was in, there was another massive for the tokens booth..
It was fine.. I had other celebrities who I wanted to see.
The first celebrity who I had the pleasure of being photographed with was Aaron Ashmore.
People thought that he was the guy from Animorphs and X-Men series. His main acting role was when played Jimmy Olsen in Smallville. Being a Smallville and Ashmore fan, I wanted to meet him. As soon as I was standing next to him, he and I had a brief chat where he complimented me on my hair. He loved the blue fringe!!
The next celebrity was Emilie Ullerup.
WOW!! She is just gorgeous in real life!! Emilie also loved my blue fringe!! It made my day!!
The third and final celebrity who I had a photo with was none other than William Shatner.
The photo line for William Shatner was very long!! It took a long time to get to the front of the time. While waiting in line, I had been chatting to a few people who were also lining up for William Shatner. One of them is a lady who is probably in her late fifties. It didn’t matter though because the topics we talked about made waiting in line enjoyable. I was pleasantly surprised when she said that she was a Joss Whedon fan and knew episodes from Buffy the Vampire Slayer.
While waiting in line, Aaron Ashmore had his talk at the same time in another building. My friend Phuong and her Nephew Kevin checked it out. By the time I had my photo with William Shatner, Aaron’s talk had finished and he was at his booth signing some autographs. I decided to purchase an autograph token and had a picture signed by Aaron. We also had another chat, which was really nice.
The second day of Oz Comic Con was more relaxed. We went around and checked out the different stalls. I ended up buying this Legend of Zelda: Hyrule Historia book.
Look at me being a dork.. Haha!!
We went to check out the cosplay and I went home afterwards because I was feeling a bit sick. Overall it was a great weekend. I was talking to one of my other friends and I may possibly be heading to Melbourne later this year for the Oz Comic Con there. They have a different list of celebrity guests, some of whom I would love to meet!!