Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Salt Lake Comic Con 2015

I've been putting this off long enough!!

My comic con recap:

On Thursday, my brother and I spent 2 hours in the Funko line! 
My mission: limited edition C3PO!

There was a giant C3PO, and Anthony Daniels ended up signing it.

They had this awesome display of all the Hikari Funko figures.

Look at these cute wampas!

After 2 hours, I scored big! The bag on the left is mine, and the bag on the right is my brothers. He completed his Inside Out collection. I bought 3 C3POs, and I'm hoping to sell 2 for big bucks! There is only 750, and you could only get them at Salt Lake Comic Con!

After getting through the Funko line, we rushed to the voice acting panel!! From left to right: Dee Bradley Baker, Rob Paulsen, Tress MacNeille, Jess Harnell, and the moderator. These guys were SO amazing! I will never get sick of seeing Rob and Jess. They are hilarious! Dee does some crazy noises and sounds. It is incredible.

I don't watch much Studio C. I think I've seen 3 skits. Anyway, they were there, and they were funny.
After Studio C, I had to dash off to rehearsal, and I missed the Weasley twins! DANG IT! My conductor got an ear full from me about having rehearsal during comic con.

Friday was  big celebrity day for me! I saw a lot of amazing people!!
I started off by seeing Kristin Bauer. She is Maleficent in Once Upon a Time! She grew up on a farm, and talked a lot about True Blood. For some reason, I had a hard time getting a good picture.

This is Floyd Norman. He works for Disney, and has helped with many of the films we know and love. He even got to work directly with Walt Disney himself on The Jungle Book. His presentation was neat.

SEAN ASTIN!!!! I've been a big fan since I was little. I love Encino Man, and my family quotes it a lot. I love Goonies, Rudy, and of course, Lord of the Rings. He made a grand entrance on a golf cart, and hammed it up after that. He was so much fun to see.

Right after Sean was Sebastian Stan. I love him from Captain America and Once Upon a Time. He was really nice and even spoke some Romanian for us.

Then we rushed to the other side of the building to see Dean O'Gorman who plays Fili in the horrible Hobbit movies. Despite the movies being awful, he was really fun to see. He was charming and funny, and he had an awesome Irish accent. I don't know why I Couldn't get a good picture, we weren't that far away.

Then we RUSHED back to the ballroom for ANTHONY DANIELS!!! He was the best! He didn't need a moderator or anything, he just came out on stage and did his thing. He made us all bow and chant like ewoks, he walked around like C3PO and said epic lines. It was amazing! He was HILARIOUS!

I stayed in the ballroom for Christopher Gorham. I know him from Ugly Betty, Once Upon a Time, and The Other Side of Heaven. He was nice and interesting to hear.

This is Bill Corbett from Rifftrax! He talked a bit about the Rifftrax process and stuff. It was cool. He said he hated doing the Twilight movies and Transformers, but the public wanted those movies riffed!

Saturday wasn't as eventful, but it was still fun.
We started out in a Jane Austen panel. My friend, Shallee was on the panel along with Shannon Hale and Mette Ivie Harrison. It was good, but one person was kinda annoying. She kept complaining and blah blah blah blah. I wanted to kick her off the panel. This was for Austen LOVERS, not gripers!

Next panel was The Future of Video Games. Natalie Whipple was on this panel, and she had awesome things to say. As a gamer, I loved this panel. They talked a lot about controls, DLC, and other gamer concerns. It was awesome!

BEST SURPRISE EVER!! Alan Tudyk was supposed to skype in, but he was there in person!!! Everyone freaked out when he came on stage! It was SO exciting!! He was there promoting a new show called Con Man with Felicia Day and Sean Astin. It is about Cons and making fun of all the people that go. It looks funny, and I want to watch.

The Twisted Toonz panel was my main goal on Saturday. I HAD to be in there and have a good seat. I was successful! It was SO SO FUNNY!!! I could not stop laughing! There was SO much talent on stage. My childhood self was freaking out!

Just to name a few voices these people do: Pinky and the Brain, Yakko, Wacko, Dot, Babs from Tiny Toons, a bunch of Simpson characters, Mom from Futurama, Perry the Platypus, a bunch of impressions, Raph and Donetello from TMNT, and Dee was there doing animal noises! It was EPIC!

We went to a Muppets panel and a TMNT panel after that. They were both fun.
Then we went home.

It was an amazing weekend, and I can't wait to do it again!


  1. You guys look like you had a blast. One of these days I'm going to have to go.

  2. Glad our paths could cross a few times! Fun to hear your thoughts. Sean Astin and Anthony Daniels were my favorites for sure. But I just don't get the voice guys!! :) (Maybe if they were from 70s cartoons it'd be a different story!)

  3. Looks like you had a lot of fun! I'm glad you did. :D

  4. This looks like so much fun. I'm glad you and your brother were able to get the C3PO figures.

  5. Sounds like an amazing time! :)

  6. That sounds like soooo much fun! I have never been to a comic con (bucket list), but I have been to an anime convention. Anthony Daniel sounds incredible (and it seems like there were a lot of fun, talented people there!), but it's a shame about the Jane Austen panel.
    I heard about Con Man somewhere (probably Twitter), and I think those three will be hysterical. Anyhow, I'm glad you guys had a great time!