Musings & Mayhem

WonderCon in Anaheim, CA

March 29, 2013

I Wonder, Wonder, Wonder... DAY 1

I began my weekend amidst a sea of fellow fanboys & girls, waiting for Anaheim to throw open their doors.  It was a controlled sort of chaos as our lines wound up and down the palm lined pathway and finally into the mouth of Nerdvana.

I hit some panels first, opening with a 35th Anniversary perspective of Battlestar Galactica.  Whoot!  It was good to see Richard Hatch again.  He's always got good Battlestar  anecdotes.  And there was a lot of Blood and Chrome talk.

Next came one of the hardest working women in show business, Felicia Day, and her Geek & Sundry partner in crime, Sheri Bryant.  LUVED the Tabletop clips.  And Season 2 is now in full swing!  Fun panel, guys.  Thanks.

After a couple of hours in the Exhibit Hall, soaking it all in and buying some fun stuff, I checked out the Beauty & the Beast Q&A.  Kristin Kreuk is a sweetheart.

Followed by the Science in Science Fiction panel where I watched a woman command a robot arm to give her a drink via electrodes implanted in her brain.  SERIOUSLY.  WOW.  I recommend you check out How to Defeat Your Own Clone: & Other Tips for Surviving the Biotech Revolution.




Exhibit Hall

I finished up the convention for the day with another round of shopping in the Exhibit Hall, where I proudly purchased a functional replica of the 10th Doctor's Sonic Screwdriver. After all, Doctor Who is one of the best things on TV.  

Of course there are still a number of items on my WANT LIST... Anything Darth Maul is cool (Ray Park is awesome!), and no fangirl is complete without a sexy ultra-saber!!!






Nerdist Podcast

After the shopping extravaganza, I hopped over to The Grove for a live taping of a Nerdist Podcast. 

Chris Hardwick turns me into an even bigger fangirl than I already am... I can't help it.  He's got his feelers into everything nerdy that gets me eagerly over-excited... And just when I've gotten myself settled down again.  Alas.  It's grand. 

Jonah Ray was his usual dry, funny self.  And I think Matt Mira was pimping himself out or something.  He was hugging everyone everywhere!

There was something amuck in the back of the audience.  During Quemments, we met two Austins -- one little one who was cute and sweet and only 12 years old, and one who was old enough to know better yet wanted some children's blood.  What-up?!!  Okay, so I think Austin #2 was overly excited about the impending Walking Dead season finale.

We missed you Chloe.  We hope you're feeling better after your surgery!!!