Over Labor Day, 3P and I spent the most nerdy weekend together and it was the greatest thing. We’d been long overdue for a reunion and it just so happened that Dragon con was happening the weekend I wanted to come, so we decided it was fate, bought our badges, and partook in some geektastic things.
Once we got our badges, we were unstoppable. On Saturday we donned out geek chic Doctor Who shirts for a photo and a cuddle with the one and only John Barrowman aka Captain Jack Harkness on Doctor Who. It was awesome and he’s more fantastic and beautiful in real life. Photos dull the Barrowman glow.
We visited the Walk of Fame on both Saturday and Sunday and got to meet some really neat people.
James Marsters was a treat. It was odd to see him without his Spike-blond hair, but his cheekbones are still amazing, and he’s plenty sassy. He was really nice, chatted with us for a bit, and told us (3P) we were beautiful. You have to be sneaky when taking photos, so the quality on the rest of these isn’t great.
Another fun person to meet was Noel Clarke who plays Mickey on Doctor Who and was in the new Star Trek (1 away from Benedict!). He was really cool and funny and we managed to convince him to giver us free hugs. Let it be known that he is a good hugger.
When I was young, I would watch Star Trek with my dad, so getting to meet Counselor Troi and Warf and see Data and Sulu was amazing. Marina Sirtis, who played Troi, was the sweetest woman. We talked for a few minutes and she told me to tell dad he succeeded at parenting (I did and he was really really exited). Michael Dorn, Worf, was also very cool. I wish I could have met Brent Spiner and George Taiki, but seeing them was pretty awesome.
I made teenage Katie veeery happy by meeting Ioan Gruffudd. He is a handsome, handsome man, and props to 3P for managing to even get a picture with the security lady standing next to her.
Next to Ioan was Kelly Hu who played Deathstrike on XMen. So it was cool to see her and then tell Bek about it since Bek named her hamster after the character.
We went to a Dollhouse panel which was hilarious and now I have another show that I want to watch. On the panel was Eliza Dushku, Tahmoh Penikett, and Miracle Laurie.
I did Brooke a favor and met Liam McIntyre from the show Sparticus. I’d never seen it, but she loves it so I decided to be a good friend and meet him. Lucy Lawless (Xena the warrior princess wooo) was sitting next to him which was cool. But he was really nice and told me to send Brooke his love and give her a hug for him. She was overjoyed when I told her.
People watching was the greatest. There are some amazing/insane/dedicated cosplayers out there. Here’s a snippet of what we saw.
Leia and her father enjoying some light reading, some Star Wars guys, Merlin, Thor and Loki, a few Doctors, Mario and Catwoman, a small Frodo, Jack Skellington, and a Batman who lead us from one hotel to another.
And that was Dragon Con. It was amazing and so much fun. I fully plan on going again.
But the nerd fun didn’t end there! On Monday we took a tour of where the show The Vampire Diaries is filmed. Unfortunately they weren’t filming while we were there, but it was still really neat to see where everything is filmed. Covington is a precious little town and has some yummy ice cream.
Chillin at Elena’s house
And at the Mystic Grill
And the Lockwood Mansion which was seriously breathtaking.
And that was it! Nerdiest weekend ever and I loved every minute of it. Couldn’t have asked for a better companion than my Sherlock and I can’t wait to do it all again next year!