I have been back from San Diego Comic Con for almost a month now, and I am just now able to share my experiences with everyone.
In one word, Con was AWESOME.
I had so much fun, but by time Sunday rolled around I was exhausted.
About a week after con, I went through my photos and I quickly realized why I was so tired, I was nonstop, from the moment I stepped off the plane to the moment I got back on the plane.
I have lots of funny experiences I want to share with you, starting with my favorite.
Meeting the cast of Vikings.
Let me start off by saying, it is no secret if you know me personally that I firmly believe te Norwegians are my people and I really think somewhere along my ancestry, a Viking man got with a Roman woman and then BAM eventually I was made. (I have grey eyes and a Roman foot afterall!)
So when the history channel announced their new series Vikings, I knew one hour of my week would be committed to a relationship with this show.
What I didn’t expect is to love this brutal brutal show.
So long story short, when I got to con and realized Vikings had an entire set up outside the convention, I was beyond estatic.
I didn’t take part in the boat races (I couldn’t find a SINGLE person willing to team up with me! slackers) but I did learn that Friday morning, the cast was going to have a signing at 11am.
I didn’t have tickets for con on Friday, which meant I had time to explore, so Friday morning at 8:56 am I lined up. The line was split in 2, the first line for Ragnar, Siggy & Rollo, and the second for Floki, Lagertha & Athelstan. As I am deeply drawn to Ragnar (and more importantly my mother loves Ragnar, it was a no brainer which line I would get in!)
They handed out comic books to get signed, and as I agreed to give my mom the signed comic book (You better leave it your will to me mom!)I didn’t care as I was the one that was going to meet the cast. (she had con tickets, but would later admit she regretted not joining me)
Honestly I think con has gotten too big and at times it is annoying, but no matter how big it is, sitting and talking with other fans that share the same Fandom as you is energizing.
After waiting just over 2 hours it was time to meet the cast.
The cast allowed pictures, which is rare especially when they have such time frames to meet as many as possible.
Ok so let’s talk meeting the cast, the first round of meet and greets, I can’t even tell you what happened. As I was completely mesmerized by Travis Fimmel, he plays Ragnar… and yes his eyes are that BEAUTIFUL in person.
Jessalyn Gilsig was beautiful, and so sweet. (yes sometimes I forget that the stars are people too, and quite often they are nice)
Clive Standen was hot. I couldn’t really speak to him, even though he was super nice!
Ok so after I made it through this line, I knew I had about 30 minutes to make it through the other line. I had to get all 6 signatures for my mother.
Why you ask? My mother once sacrificed her wrist band for the Chuck signing and gave it to me so I could meet the cast, I had to do this for her!
While I was in line, I noticed the cast started coming out and meeting with the fans, not sitting behind the table, this was even after the announcer said no more photos, to help speed the line up.
Let’s just say the cast wasn’t having it. They still took pictures, asked people to tweet the pictures to them…. I have never seen anything like it.
So when it was my time to meet up with the other three cast members I was shocked at how much time was spent with them. This is the first time I felt like the cast was very excited to meet their fans, not just making an appearance because the studio said so.
Katheryn Winnick, asked someone to take a picture of all the girls in the line, so about 6 of us posed for a picture with her. I have no clue where that picture is, but I would LOVE a copy!
and let me just say Katheryn Winnick is STUNNING, her make up artist is amazing at making her look like a warrior, because in person she is stunning.
In the end not only did I get all 6 signatures for my mother, I realized that I am very excited for season 2 of Vikings, especially after meeting a cast that are not only amazing actors, but amazing people.