Nice even though he seemed tired and/or hungover: Jason Momoa. And he’s even prettier in person, which is difficult to comprehend on any level.
Funniest: George Lowe. Always. Though Amber Nash and Lucky Yates run a very close second.
Most disappointing celeb: Joe Manganiello, who spit into a potted plant inside one of the hotels. Ick.
Access to the Hyatt Regency Club (thank YOU, Platinum membership!).
“I went to the FetLife Meet & Greet and Weigh-In and all I got was this lousy XXXL t-shirt!”
Snack tip: Bacon thong.
“Bob? Bob! You’re letting the sadness get to you, Bob!”
Still the best. Margarita. EVER.
“My people have always been good at swimming.”
“Yeah! I’m on a raft!”
“Well, I’m on a tire!”
“Fuck you both … I’m on a SHARK!”
“Glenn, I have a question … ”
“I have a question for you – why are you still here? Giggity!”
“Not now honey – I’m on condom patrol!”
Excellent cosplay: Alice and the Warden from Superjail.
“I called Guinness – 45 seconds at Registration actually IS a world record.”
“Are you into the mother-daughter thing?”
“Sure, but I can’t tell which is which … ”
Satan: He’s all that!
“They put the ‘sold’ sign there when an item sells.” ~ Master of the Obvious
Scotch egg and bacon-wrapped dates.
“Excuse me, I think you dropped … oh look, it’s a name!”
“Not that one. The other badge.”
Gin & juice.
“WTF is kilt blowing?”
RT: We buy used electronics! Phones, cameras, Kindles! 1-800-4-I-FENCE. #dragoncon #twitter #lostandfound
“This is who we are.”
Dog Fish Head 90 Minute … ON TAP.
“You don’t give them names!”
The Voynich Manuscript.
“Hey, whore. I mean hooker. I mean ‘cosplay enthusiast.’”
Cephalexin, Advil, Emergen-C, and lysine.
“This is MY house. MY HOUSE.”
Ale steak stew.
“I hear it’s bigger on the inside.”
Same thing we do every night Pinky …
Best Overall Moment (to Me): My love braved massive crowds and rampant jackassery to get this photo …
… autographed by the living gent in it. For the uninitiated, that’s Grant Imahara from the show Mythbusters, who is also known as Geoff Peterson’s builder. Geoff Peterson, to follow the rabbit hole a bit deeper here, is the gay robot sidekick on my favorite talk show, The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson.
Shut up. I know I’m a geek. That’s why I go to Dragon*Con. Well, it’s mostly why I go … but I digress.
Anyway, I wasn’t feeling well at the time Imahara was available, but I had dragged a beautiful 8×10 across country – printed at home at highest settings on quality photo paper – specifically because I knew he would be there. In other words, that man o’mine knew how important this particular task was to me, so he totally jumped on that grenade.
My love came back cranky, but I think he cheered up the moment he saw the smile on my face. Or maybe that was the scotch. Whatever, I am now the proud owner of an autographed photo of Geoff’s maker. He even added with the words “Geoff’s Dad” just below the signature. I’m smiling even now at the thought of it. Not the photo, but that my man loves me enough to take the time to get it for me. (Aaaaaand cue the peanut gallery: “Aaaaaawwwww!”)
Second Best Overall Moment (to Me): Imahara hosted the big Masquerade costume contest for the weekend and got a personal hello, via the folks at Dragon*Con TV, from his progeny at the end of the usual Duck Dodgers cartoon. True story.
Let’s see, what else did I miss? (Costumes begin in earnest at the 9:50 mark here.)
BTW, you know what else makes Grant Imahara so cool? Well, didja get 25 minutes into the above video? Seriously, go look, especially if you’re a fan of The Walking Dead.
So. You’re coming along next year. Right?
Dragon*Con: It’s like that.