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My First Comic Con 10 months 2 days ago #76248

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Hello Everybody,

I'm not sure this is the right place to post this but my message is Cosplay related sort of. I finally got to attend a Comic Con where I met some outstanding people. Sadly I didn't have my robes on as I had to travel incognito - there were a LOT of Imperial Blockades and Troops around the venue, plus it was the hottest day of the year in the Outer Rim of the UK. So after a long journey to get there this was the scene awaiting me....



Did someone tip the Empire off that I was attending? And is that who I think it is lurking?....No must be my imagination, move along!...



Well I got in safely and met all the characters you could think of, then I met the special guests. Alan Harris who played Bossk in ESB and ROTJ was there and I got to chat very briefly but I did present him pictures of the saber I designed in his and Bsssk;s honour. I even received an impromptu performance of a Bossk snarl and hiss (remember when he stares out the Imperial minion on the star destroyer as Vader gives out instructions?) I am pleased to say that Mr Harris appreciated the design and could see how I came up with the ideas. Awesome.

The second person was a star of Dr Who, I know wrong franchise but let me explain. Her name is Sophie Aldred who played Ace alongside Sylvester McCoy! And as a surprise for Miss Aldred, I had a design for her too. Sophie was slightly confused at first but then I explained I had created a lightsaber that looked like Ace's trademark baseball bat! I am proud to say that Sophie liked my efforts also. I got to exchange details about our current projects and have the signed photo. Sophie really is ACE.

Finally I met a third person who I never in a month of Sundays thought I would bump into, and that was fellow member TAKAMATSU in his Bossk costume. As I said in the Hilt Design thread I was gobsmacked. The outfit was stunning, even more so in person, but the funny thing was I was talking with him and his colleague for a few minutes when he just blurted out "My name's Takamatsu" I was like "WHAT?!" I then regained my senses and said "I'm For Tyeth from the forum I can't believe this, seriously?" or something like that. We chatted and I got him to pose for a few shots...





I missed out on an Alan Harris picture as he was busy but it was still a fantastic first event! Sorry there aren't more pics but my camera phone is not the greatest but I still thought I'd share these.

Thanks for reading,
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My First Comic Con 10 months 2 days ago #76250

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Awesome! This is still on my list of things I have to do before it's too late.
Imagine what you will know tomorrow....
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My First Comic Con 10 months 2 days ago #76251

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Awesome! Glad you had a great time.
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Great pictures, it looks like a fun time. :)
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My First Comic Con 10 months 1 day ago #76268

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Hi Guys and thanks,

It was a great event for a small regional based show. The weather helped as well (nothing cheers us Brit's up like a bit of sun, we don't see much of it!).

The event was heavily influenced by the comic side of things obviously, but the level of enthusiasm was brilliant. There was also a nice tribute for Adam West as there was a replica Bat-Signal searchlight on display. Most of the costumes were from anime and Harry Potter etc but I noticed there was a lack of Jedi around....

So you know what this means....... next year I'll have to go dressed in character (actually I was in character, just not dressed the part!)
Thanks again for the comments...

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My First Comic Con 10 months 1 day ago #76276

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Looks like a great time!
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My First Comic Con 10 months 1 day ago #76277

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Looks like a great time For!.... going to one of these is definitely on my "to do list"
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Hi DK44,

Thanks man, it was one of the best things I've done and as it was my first even better. There were a lot of Imperials as you can see and I felt a little outnumbered. (Princess Leia was nice though - she was being escorted by Vader and a couple of troopers).

I even got to pose for a photo with a Time Lord's companion, Sophie Aldred which was cool.
And meeting Takamatsu, I don't think the day could have been any better.

Now I just have to get a costume....
thanks again

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My First Comic Con 10 months 4 hours ago #76321

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Sweet! Looks like you had a blast. I went to CCNY 2014 and it was incredible. Heavily Marvel and Walking Dead themed at the time. Promised myself that I would get back to another now that SW is rolling full steam again. Glad you had fun For!
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My First Comic Con 9 months 4 weeks ago #76329

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Hi Greysider,

Thanks, it was phenomenal. Of course we didn't have all the guest panel talks and razzmatazz that US and other larger city shows have but to have met the folks I did was amazing.

Getting to meet Taka, as I said was mind blowing and I'm attempting to keep in touch with him. (It was so funny, the way we introduced ourselves!)

The only downsides, I missed out on a picture with Alan Harris, he kept moving around and whenever I went to his stall he was gone! and secondly I felt underdressed, so I hope to get some advice from the guys and gals on here about buying/making a costume for next year! I'm hooked now.

Thanks Grey,
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My First Comic Con 9 months 3 weeks ago #76443

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Hi For Tyeth, it was great meeting you in person and seeing your Bossk inspired lightsaber in the pictures.
Your reaction was funny when I mentioned my board name here and for a moment I felt famous or something lol!

Shame you missed out on getting a photo with Alan Harris, but get to some more cons and you'll see him again I'm sure!

I've met him a few times over the last year or so and at the Con the Sentinel Squad gifted him his own Fan T-shirt, so his brief appearance as Bossk in Empire Strikes Back inspired my costume, with which I joined the Squad which created the t-shirt which Alan now wears. I think that's pretty great!

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Hi Takamatsu,

You are famous as far as I'm concerned! And it was a pleasure to meet you.

Regarding Mr Harris' T-shirt (great likeness btw) I think the only thing I can say is "The Circle is now complete!"
I am sure I will bump into him again in the future to complete my circle and get that photo.

I will keep in contact,
For Tyeth

P.S. Meeting you and the "Squad" has also inspired me, there will be a new saber design for you all shortly on the site I showed you (I'll send you a link when it's ready)
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