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Sunday, September 13, 2015

Long Beach Comic Con...

At the Long Beach Convention Center for Long Beach Comic Con...on September 12, 2015.

So yesterday afternoon, I drove down to the Long Beach Convention Center to get my geek on at the LBC's very own Comic Con. I didn't go because I wanted to be in a room full of cosplayers dressed as Deadpool, Boba Fett, Stanley Ipkiss (Jim Carrey's character in 1994's The Mask) or Batman (yes, the Ben Affleck version from next year's Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice), but I attended the show to meet two lovely actresses from a pair of my current favorite TV shows. The first one I met was Lindsey McKeon, who played Tessa (a 'Reaper') on the long-lived CW Network TV series, Supernatural. The second actress I took a pic with was Chloe Bennet...who plays Skye (whose real name is Daisy Johnson and is now known as Quake, a so-called Inhuman) on the hit ABC TV show, Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Ms. Bennet was originally supposed to appear at 1:00 PM but instead arrived at 5:30 PM for a photo op event at Comic Con. Thank God for the change though; Chloe showing up at the earlier time probably would've prevented me from meeting Lindsey (can't call her Ms. McKeon now since she got married two years ago—to a dude named Brant Hively) first. A long line formed about an hour before Bennet's photo op was supposed to begin. Everything worked out!

Posing with Lindsey McKeon (who played Tessa on the CW Network TV show SUPERNATURAL) at Long Beach Comic Con...on September 12, 2015.

Unlike the Star Wars Celebration in April and Disney's D23 Expo last month (I was thinking about attending this one but changed my mind), there were no new news at Comic Con pertaining to Star Wars: The Force Awakens...which opens in theaters 95 days from now (94 if you live in the UK; bastards). The only sign at the Long Beach Convention Center that Episode VII will soon be upon us were the two First Order Stormtroopers (shown towards the bottom of this entry) milling about inside the main showroom, and a booth that sold some Force Awakens merchandise. It's all good. I'm just wondering when J.J. Abrams will reveal the next trailer for the 7th live-action Star Wars installment, and in front of which film? Yea, I'm too lazy to go to Google and see which movies (other than the next Paranormal Activity film, Steven Spielberg's Bridge of Spies and the very last Hunger Games flick) are coming out this October and November. Carry on.

Posing with Chloe Bennet (who plays Skye on Marvel's AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D.) at Long Beach Comic Con...on September 12, 2015.

Cosplayers dressed as Pepper Potts from IRON MAN 3 and the Hulkbuster from AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON strike a pose at Long Beach Comic Con...on September 12, 2015.

A Jedi cosplayer welding Mace Windu's lightsaber wonders if he needs to neutralize those First Order Stormtroopers in order to get that girl's digits...at Long Beach Comic Con on September 12, 2015.

If it's anything like the spoilers I read for STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS, this dude will be taken by the Stormtroopers to Kylo Ren for interrogation...at Long Beach Comic Con on September 12, 2015.

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