As we start the final month of 2012, The Blot’s heading to New Orleans on Saturday for my last convention of the year! I’ve had December 1st marked on my calendar for at least the past 8 months. Pretty much the moment I heard Stan Lee was confirmed for New Orleans Comic-Con I knew it’d be my opportunity to finally meet “The Man”, the myth, the legend! When I saw I could book a round trip flight from Houston to NOLA for around 5,000 miles on Southwest my fate was sealed.
I’ve wanted to meet Stan Lee since pretty much forever, but for a number of unfortunate events it’s never happened. And this trip almost didn’t happen either when Stan fell ill and started canceling appearances earlier this fall. Thankfully he’s doing much better and if all goes according to plan I’ll be having my picture taken with him Saturday at 11:30am. Can’t wait to mark this one off my bucket list!
Like with many of Wizard World’s conventions, New Orleans Comic-Con will also feature the cast of Star Trek: The Next Generation (albeit this reunion is sans Patrick Stewart and Wil Wheaton). Along with the cast of ST: TNG, Wizard World will be hosting actors Eliza Dushku, The Walking Dead's Norman Reedus, Michael Rooker and Jon Bernthal, WWE Champion CM Punk, Kevin Sorbo, and one of my all time favorite celebrities, Adrianne Curry!
NOCC will also be hosting comic book superstars Greg Capullo, David Mack, Neal Adams, Ethan Van Sciver, Greg Horn and Ron Garney. But the one creator I have to meet this weekend is Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles creator Kevin Eastman!!! There aren’t many comic creators The Blot gets really excited to meet but Stan Lee and Kevin Eastman in the same room? This is going to be one awesome convention.
It should be a fun event and The Blot will be live tweeting from the convention all day on Satuday, December 1st (unfortunately I can only attend one day). So if you’re not already following me at Twitter.com/TheBlotSays go do so now!