Tuesday, August 23, 2016

The Weekend

The Hubby drove me to Toledo, Ohio on Friday, where my friend GG from Cleveland picked me up and we continued our journey to Chicago, Illinois. We then met up with DY from Cincinnati, SD from Colorado, and MG from Washington DC-area.
Got a flat tire in Detroit; that's The Hubby changing tires!
My friends and I attended two days of WizardWorld Comic Con, held in Rosemont, Illinois.  See more info here.  Before I was a cat fan, I was (and AM) a huge "The X-Files" TV show and movie fan.  I met these ladies and more back in 1998, and we try to gather together once in awhile to do nerdy, sci-fi things.  This weekend was our chance to ACTUALLY MEET the stars of the show, Gillian Anderson and David Duchovny.
Saw this cat purse while I was in line

Purchased this Pusheen The Cat doll, dressed as Sherlock Holmes
I was a Sherlock Holmes fan before I was a cat fan OR an X-Files fan!
People dressed up as their favorite comic book superhero, or villian, or any TV or movie character they wanted to.  Here are a few samples:

Audrey II from the movie "Little Shop of Horrors"

A couple of MIBs (Men In Black)

King Arthur and Court from "Monty Python and
The Holy Grail" movie

Monster from the movie "Predator"

David Duchovny reads from his new novel, "Bucky F***ing Dent"
(sorry, that is really the name of the book!!)
We listened to a panel of stars from the "Back To The Future" trilogy of movies: Michael J. Fox, Lea Thompson and Christopher Lloyd.  Then, we listened to a "The X-Files" panel consisting of David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson, Mitch Pileggi (Walter Skinner) and William B. David (Cigarette-Smoking Man).  The photos taken of those events are woefully awful, but it was really fun to listen to the folks who made such timeless movies and TV shows tell US, the fans, how much they appreciated our enthusiasm!  I will admit, I geeked out a bit.

THEN...we had our photos taken with Gillian Anderson (blonde) and David Duchovny (only guy). One could say that I was so star-struck that I DID NOT even put my arm around David's waist, but they rushed us around so fast that I simply reacted too slowly.  Whatever...I did thank them both, then within seconds we were in the hallway exit.
Left to right: Gillian Anderson (Dana Scully), DY from Cincinnati (playing herself)
me (standing like a block of stone), and David Duchovny (Fox Mulder)
So, there was a bit of cat stuff going on; check out Pusheen The Cat here.  I saw one person dressed up like Pusheen, and there were several people wearing cat t-shirts: kittens with light-sabers, Hello Kitty! as a zombie, and people wearing cat ears.  I would have worn some cat ears too, but I did not find any to purchase in the (seemingly) miles of vendors.  

The Hubby was more than glad to take care of both sets of cats while I was away; he was happy that I did not make him GO WITH ME.  I will visit everyone's blogs soon.


The Whiskeratti said...

How awesome was that! We're glad you had a good time. Mom fell in love with Pusheen Holmes, too.

Ivan and Izzy from WMD said...

Sounds like it was a very fun trip! We bet you were very much missed at home, though. :-)

The Indulged Furries said...

Looks like you had a fun trip.

Tamago said...

Sounds like you had a great trip! How neat you got to meet the actors! I've seen images of Pusheen Cat here and there but didn't know the name until now. Such a cute kitty :-)

Athena Cat Goddess Wise Kitty said...

Sounds fun!

Purrs xx
Athena and Marie

Athena Cat Goddess Wise Kitty said...

Sounds fun!

Purrs xx
Athena and Marie