Minneapolis Comic Con: My first nerd convention

I enjoy a lot of dorky things. Science fiction, quoting oddball comedies and writing blogs about pop culture to name a few.

But I have never been to a convention that appeals to my dorky likes. My wife, Gina, has been to Star Trek and Stargate conventions. We almost went to a Twin Peaks convention (one of my favorite TV shows) but the plans fell through.

Come May, this will be changed.

We are going to the Minneapolis Comic Con, and from what I’ve been reading up on, it looks like it will be a big push to make it and annual event for us folk in the north.

When the wife first told me about this, there was no question I would want to go. We used our tax returns to purchase three-day event passes and requested time off from work.

The first celebrities of who would be attending that were named were cast members from “The Walking Dead,” Lou Ferrigno (“The Hulk”), Ralph Macchio (“Karate Kid”) and William Shatner.

Yes, the original Captain Kirk will be there. And I will have to get my photo taken with the man.

Having recently checked again for updates, looks like The Ultimate Warrior (WWE’s most insane wrestler mentally in my opinion), Nathan Fillion (“Firefly”) and Freddy Krueger himself, Robert Englund.

I cannot state enough how jazzed up I am for this.

My wife wants me to dress up as some sort of character for the event, but I’m not sure if I want to. We will see.

Costume ideas so far are: Walter White  (“Breaking Bad”), a member of Devo, Ad Rock from the Beastie Boys or something related to “Arrested Development” or “Community.”

Either way, I’m pretty excited for this. My inner geek simply cannot wait for this convention to come.


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