I’ve always wanted to go to Comic-Con, but I never made the journey from Miami to San Diego for it. I was really excited when I discovered Comic-Con was coming to Melbourne.
It took place this past weekend at the beautiful Royal Exhibition Building and I’m so glad I went. The two-day event had an impressive lineup of guest stars, lots of merchandise, and cosplay, which is my favorite part. General admission was $22 for a single day or $40 for the weekend. That was for the basic event. Beyond that, you could purchase tokens to get a photo with or the autograph of your fave celeb, and there were also a variety of packages ranging from $150 all the way up to $600 for VIP experiences.
I’m a fan and a geek, but I’m not that hardcore and I’m not a collector. I don’t care about taking photos with celebs or getting their autographs. I was satisfied with my general admission ticket. I still got to see William Shatner, Cary Elwes (he’s pretty), Ron Perlman, Colin Ferguson from Eureka, Robert Maschio from Scrubs, Nell Campbell and Patricia Quinn from The Rocky Horror Picture Show, Craig Parker (who is much more handsome in person than on film), Shannen Doherty, Hollie Marie Combs, and Brian Krause from Charmed, Raphael Sbarge and Keegan Connor Tracy from Once Upon a Time, and Gigi Edgley from Farscape. Not too shabby.
I took all these photos and more with my humble little Canon point-and-shoot camera.