Thursday, 6 September 2018
London Film and Comic Con!
We drive down on the morning of the day that we go, and I didn't want my make up to melt off before we even got there, so I waited till we got to the services for breakfast to put my Vanellope face on, which may have made people at Macdonalds think I was crazy. Especially since I didn't get dressed till I got there meaning I just looked like I was drawing on crazy black eyebrows.
We got down there at about 8 meaning we were in the queue for just short of an hour after we got through the bag check and in that time I gave Ralph (my mate Andy) a little surprise, I had made him the cookie medal that Vanellope gives Ralph in the film. Although I do think he was a tiny bit disappointed that I used air drying clay and not an actual cookie.
As always I got chatting with people in queues which is always fun since at comic con you can pretty much always find someone you have something in common with, especially if you are queuing to meet the same people. I met a cool guy in one queue who has a podcast that I now follow, which is great.
I think the best addition this year is that they kept a huge space clear in the centre of the main hall for people to sit down and rest, which considering the heat was much needed, I found myself there a few times taking a break. In the hoody I was extremely warm which is always a risk as at a comic con, I don't know how people do it in the full body and face costumes.
Jewel Staite was absolutely lovely when I met her, for both autograph and photo shoot. She was chatting with everyone at her table, shaking hands and being sweet, and was equally welcoming at her photoshoot. She was probably absolutely exhausted by that time in the afternoon, but you would never know that she was anything other than 100% pleased to meet every single person.
By the end of the day we were absolutely exhausted, but we got a final lift when we were headed out of the venue and were shouted to stop by someone who wanted a photo of me and Ralph, which was a perfect end to the day.