2010 marked the first year that Wizard World brought its Comic Con to Austin. It also marked my first convention experience that didn’t have to do with sports cards and me being eleven years old. I’ve got to say, it was a good time. It’s chaotic in a good way. It’s like nerd Mardi Gras. Here are some pictures of nerdfamous (pronounced like infamous) people that I saw, in person.
Nicholas was really friendly. He actually got up from his chair, walked onto the floor, and took this photo with me for free. Usually, the celebs won’t get up. They often charge for photos as well. Not Nicholas, though.
Ernie Hudson is probably most famous for his role in Ghostbusters. He was also in The Crow, Miss Congeniality, Las Vegas, Oz, and Psych. Mr. Hudson is such a big deal in the nerd world that at least four people in the background are dressed just like him.
I used to be a big time pro wrestling fan, and Kevin Nash was a big part of the reason why. He was Big Daddy Cool Diesel, and then he was in the nWo. Wow. I was lucky to get this picture, because he was pretty busy puttin the moves on another Comic Con guest. Thanks for your time, Diesel. PS, notice the girl’s shirt in the back. It features Sheldon from The Big Bang Theory.
If you look way in the back, you will see a man sitting down and wearing a black shirt. That is Lou Ferrigno, of Hulk/Pumping Iron fame. I was scared to approach him because of what he did to Jason Segel in I Love You Man.
I also saw a lot of other cool people, including Kat from Battlestar Galactica, Lando and Chewy from Star Wars, Robin from Batman, Kristanna Loken (Terminator 3, The L Word), Ray Park (Star Wars, X-Men, GI Joe).
Another one of my favorite parts was getting to talk to comic writers and publishers. I got some pretty valuable advice.
All in all, it was a lot of fun, and I’ll definitely be going back next year.