I am so excited to share with you my first experiences at a Comic Con. I’ve been to countless beauty cons but never something that revolves around TV shows and films, so I was super excited to attend my first ever con. I attended the Wizard World in Chicago with Kyla. I have never been to Chicago before either, so I was super super excited to check out the city as well the con.
For those of you who do not know, I am huge Doctor Who fan! I discovered the show in high school and I just fell in love with it. It just so happens that the headliner for this year’s con was David FRICKEN TENNANT. If you are a Doctor Who fan, you understand how exciting this is. Kyla and I decided since it was my first con, we were going to go hard. So we opted to buy photo opts with him as well as other countless other Doctor Who actors, such as: Alex Kingston (River Song) Catherine Tate (Donna), John Barrowman (Captain Jack Harkness) and Jenna Louise Coleman ( Clara Oswald). However I was really bummed because David canceled last minute due to a medical emergency, so we got refunded the money.
Meeting everyone was amazing, TBH I was star struck when I met Alex. Her accent is so posh and she complimented me on my necklace. She asked me if it was from a specific designer (I knew exactly who she was talking about) and I said yes. It was not from a designer, it was from a vendor at the show. You’ll see it later in this post!
Kyla and I loved meeting Catherine Tate so much, we even got her to autograph our photos. She was lovely and told us how much she loved our photo pose.
Besides meeting Doctor Who actors, I was able to sit in on a panel about the show which featured all of the women above. They told us some hysterical behind the scenes information and what it’s really like working on the show. Jenna mentioned how she stole a piece of the set and had help from the props team. Alex talk about what it was like working with multiple Doctors (For clarification, when an actor is finished playing the role of the doctor, he regenerates into a different actor which allows the show to go on). She went on about how “The Doctor is the same man just in different sizes” and it was really fun to hear them share their stories. Besides meeting the actors, I saw a lot of awesome cosplays. Here are some of my favorites:
The con has a lot of shopping areas, just like beauty cons do. This con had two sections, one was just overall merchandise and the other was called Artist Alley. Artist Alley was in area where there were artists who created some unique and nerd-centric artwork. I went a wee bit crazy in there. My favorite piece was a commission piece by the Robb Stark cosplayer above, he draws people as their favorite character and he drew me as Margaery Tyrell from Game of Thrones and I’m obsessed with it. It’s probably one of my favorite things, I’ve ever purchased. I want to note that the attention to detail was incredible, when the artist met me, I had rings on every single one of those fingers including a larger one like in the image.
Here is some of the other Merch I bought …
Shopping is great, so is meeting actors but nothing quite tops being able to enter your favorite fictional universe IRL. Besides photo opportunities with celebs, you were also able to get them with experiences. So I got to official declare myself as ruler of the Iron Throne. I also fought off some Demogorgons.
Overall, I think my first con was a success. I had an amazing time getting to meet people I’ve admired for years, I got to rule the Iron Throne and even got to become my favorite fictional characters. I’ve already booked a ticket to my next con, which is called Heroes and Villains.
Have you ever been to a Comic Con?