22-JUNE-2011 WIZARD WORLD Philly Comic Con was exhausting but that’s the sign of a great show. I had the opportunity to spend time with folks I’ve only known online and it makes the expense of a con worthwhile. I heard several people grumble that there weren’t many costumers on the con floor. Well, if you’d been to our photoshoots you would have seen that on Saturday especially, there were a considerable amount of spandexclad heroes and villains.
The costume contest was Saturday so that explains the higher volume. Best story I heard from the contest was from a moment after I had left. There was a spokesmodel hired to stand by the Scooby Doo Mystery Machine and someone thought it would be great to enter her into the costume contest. This is the perfect example of what makes a great booth babe versus what makes a lame booth babe. When being called to the contest stage, emcee Jarrett Crippen said, “Ororo as Storm… Ororo come on up here.” And the tall gorgeous woman said, “No, I’m Storm!” (*facepalm*)
Many thanks to the lovely Victoria “Cosplay Girl” for the coordination of the photoshoots. She and her assistant Brian Green are great people. Eric Moran and his friends pitched in to direct the shoots which can otherwise turn into typical cat-herding.