I had a big, long, blabbery post about how I haven't blogged much this past week because Romy was sick and not sleeping, and I had no time to do anything. But it was boring. Luckily, I didn't have any time to post it.
Instead, how about a poll? Matt and I will be attending the Chicago Comic-Con next weekend, a far smaller and less grand affair than the San Diego Comic-Con, but a fine local event. In fact, the San Diego one has become so annoyingly Hollywood (and I can say that because I have been there three times, and the first year I went, for my honeymoon seven years ago, statistically [they share their statistics in the Comic-Con newsletter]had one-half the attendance that the Con has had these last few star-studded years), that I am kind of exited to go to the sort of C-list Chicago Con. Especially because I will have the opportunity to rub elbows with(or, at least, stand on my tippy-toes to try and catch a glimpse of) the following stars:
- Micky Dolenz of The Monkees!!!!!!!!
- Nicholas Brendon, Xander from Buffy!!!
- James Marsters, Spike from Buffy!!!
- Christopher Knight, ie. Peter Brady!
- Peter S. Beagle, author of The Last Unicorn!
- Lorenzo Lamas (Does he get an exclamation point?)
- Adam West
Why is an ex-90210 alum more exciting than Buffy guys? I'm not quite sure. I think I like the fictional characters of Spike and Xander too much to meet the real dudes who played them (to perfection, of course). But Ian Ziering, I'm almost certain, IS Steve Sanders-- the lovable lug who can do nothing right but still has a heart of gold. Had? He's still around if you ask me. But here's the rub: you have to PAY for autographs. What gives? At San Diego, the only people who asked for dough for a signature were Lou Ferrigno (because this is what he does for a living now, unless he's appearing in hilarious movies like, "I Love You, Man." Wait-- why does he need all that autograph money?) and George Romero (and he got screwed out of all Living Dead royalties, so he's forgiven). Check out the pricing:
- Nicholas Brendon - $30
- The Iron Sheik- $20
- Christopher Knight - $20
- Lorenzo Lamas - $20
- James Marsters - $40
- John Schneider - $25
- Ian Ziering - $20/$25