|LeakyCon ~ 2011|
But HP conferences are for another post. This one is about ComicCon.
My family and I attended the Emerald City ComicCon (ECCC) this past weekend. What a blast! This marked our second ComicCon, last year being our first. My primary reason for having us go, originally, was for my son's benefit. He's an incredible artist, a writer, a gamer, and he loves all sorts of fandoms represented at ComicCon, so I figured it would be a natural fit. I was surprised when I had to badger him into going.
|Sonic the Hedgehog|
|Vader & Chewy|
Needless to say, ComicCon is now on our family calendar every year.
|James & Oliver Phelps|
All of the panels we attended were terrific, but our runaway favorites of this year's convention were the panels with Jim Cummings--the voice actor for Winnie the Pooh, Tigger, and about a bazillion others; Christopher Lloyd from the Back to the Future films and Taxi, to name just two; and Sir Patrick Stewart--best loved as Captain Picard from Star Trek: The Next Generation and Professor X from X-Men.
Then there was the crowning glory of the conference (for me, anyway!)--a Lego replica of Hogwarts that took my breath away. It was enormous, and so detailed. It encompassed a huge selection of the biggest scenes from the Harry Potter films, took over 400,000 Lego pieces to create, and breaks down into forty huge sections to go into forty even bigger boxes for transporting. I wanted to climb right inside it and never leave, as though it was a magic portal straight to the real Hogwarts.