The masses came out to cosplay today! Walking through the crowd almost makes one feel like they’ve stumbled into a playground of childhood dreams that is filled with comics, superheroes and creatures of all sorts. Day 2 of Alamo City Comic Con was hectic, but celebrity-filled for the whole team!
Who needs coffee when I got to kick-start to my Saturday meeting the very lovely Billy Boyd (Pippin in the “Lord of the Rings” trilogy) for an official photo for Shuffle Online. He complimented my glasses and told me I was very lovely! How ‘bout that to start off my Comic Con Saturday?!
Wait, it’s gets better…
Hymi asked Manu Bennett’s (“Spartacus,” “The Hobbit” trilogy) manager for a photo. Except he didn’t realize she only meant a photo of himself, so grabbed our very own ChinLin and hugged her! He then took it upon himself to inspect ChinLin’s photos to make sure she got the perfect shot of all his natural beauty.
The Walking Dead panel
“The Walking Dead” panel featuring Lawrence Gilliard Jr. aka Bob (TAINTED MEAT!!!) turned out to be a very pleasant surprise. In only his second panel ever, he agreed to talk at ACCC because he loves San Antonio and the people here. He dished on his favorite scene that he did on “The Walking Dead,” the Sasha/Bob kiss of course! And in case you’re wondering, he did have a chance to try his own barbequed leg and opted out, but heard it was very delicious.
Michael Rooker (Merle) and Jon Bernthal (Shane) joined the crowd a bit later and the audience went wild. The best part was when one lucky girl was brave enough to ask Jon for a hug, which he gave, but Michael and Lawrence didn’t let Jon have all the fun! As the girl was walking down the stage, they ambushed her with hugs and brought her onstage for more hugging on the couch. Talk about the ultimate “Walking Dead” hug fest!
Stan Lee panel
We then waited hours to listen to the great comic book icon Stan Lee! It was worth the wait and the legend was adamant about wanting longer cameos in the upcoming Marvel films. Let’s all write to Marvel and make Mr. Lee’s dream come true! It’s the least we can do right?!
The last question for Stan was “What advice would you give young artists starting out in the business?” Laughingly he responded, “I don’t even know how I got here, so I can’t give any advice.” He was very humbled to be back in San Antonio and left the crowd thanking them for inviting him back again!
Catherine grew up watching action flicks at a very young age which led to her love of film. She graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a Bachelors in Radio-TV-Film in 2012. Always the adventurer, Catherine traveled and lived in Sydney, Australia for a year where she took a selfie with Brad Pitt. She runs Shuffle with passion, lots of caffeine and tacos. When she’s not editing or writing you can find her crafting and planning her next adventure.