This past weekend was the First Annual Ottawa Comic-Con. So much fun!
1. Great actor panels. I saw Lou Ferrigno (the Hulk), Marina Sirtis (Counselor Troi), Jeremy Bulloch (Boba Fett), Cassandra Peterson (Elvira, Mistress of the Dark), John de Lancie (Q), and Brent Spiner (Data). Other actors present were William Shatner, Jamie Bamber, and Adam Baldwin.
2. Amazing costumes. A lot of comic book, video game, and anime characters. There was a professional Cosplay person doing a panel on costume making. The Steampunk Society was there to promote Steampunk. Adorable kid costumes (there was a little girl dressed as the TARDIS!). And the ladies...very good costumes on the ladies
3. Massive trade show. Pretty much every comic book store in Ottawa and Montreal, as well as some from Toronto, came out to the Convention. I got a couple of books, a Star Wars tote bag, and some Wolverine cufflinks.
All in all, a great two days.
It was the year of fire… the year of destruction… the year we took back what was ours.
It was the year of rebirth… the year of great sadness… the year of pain… and the year of joy.
It was a new age. It was the end of history. It was the year everything changed.
The year is 2261.
The place: Babylon 5.