So it’s about 5 in the morning and I’m wide awake. At some point between Comic-Con and Celebration my sleep schedule got all screwed up. But at least I have learned something about myself. I am much more productive late at night than early in the morning. You probably had already guessed that since it took a month to get our SDCC cast up. Well, this one isn’t nearly as bad. It only took about a week and a half to get the photos , videos (Hasbro booth and panel ) and most importantly the cast posted. And oh what a cast it is. It was one of my most favorite to record.
Celebration V was AMAZING. It was kind of like Comic-Con with multiple tracks of programming and tons of “celebrities”, but the difference was I wanted to see and do it ALL. My biggest disappointment was that I couldn’t. However, I did do most of the things that were tops on my list. Got to see Mark Hamill and even better, the creator, the big GL . Of course we hit the Hasbro panel with its smattering of new info/confirmations. The Clone Wars panels were great. Dave Filoni really knows how to walk that line between Lucas employee/protégé and fan. Probably one of my most favorite panels was Gary Kurtz , the producer of A New Hope and The Empire Strikes Back. I find people removed from the fandom usually have the best viewpoint on the saga as they don’t see everything through rose colored glasses.
While all of that may sound exciting, the best part of Celebration was the people. From attendees to exhibitors everyone was pretty much friendly. You always run into a few bad apples, but that’s cons for you. However, the people I’m talking about are the people we spent the entire show with. Our homie from Botcon , G, was back with a vengeance being our Orlando insider once again. Rob of Fetts and Hot Chicks with Stormtroopers fame kept us busy meeting new people inquiring about his shirts. Of course, sick of Star Wars music, but still had a great time wife and best friend, Mrs. McFavorite. Finally, somebody we wish we would’ve got to see a lot more, but still really enjoyed the time we had together, Vern from Baltimore. In the end, panels, celebrity sightings, the toys and elaborate booths come and go, but the times you share with friends are what you will remember the most!
Forgive me for the title of the post. I couldn’t help myself…Slick