Thoughts on Comic-Con & our little community


Comic-Con (Photo credit: Scott Beale)

English: Richard Armitage at the 2010 Televisi...

Two weeks from today–good Lord willing and the Creek don’t rise–I will be at Comic-Con. Thursday through Sunday, July 12-15, I will be in sunny San Diego, battling the crowds, seeing people dressed in outlandish and amazing costumes, listening to various celebs and industry people speak, recording panels and interviews, writing articles and, hopefully, gleaning information you all will find interesting, informative and just plain fun.  After all, if it weren’t for you all, I wouldn’t be going.

Comic-Con Costume Girls 09

Comic-Con Costume Girls 09 (Photo credit: heath_bar)

First, I have to thank Frenz for providing the link to Comic Book Resource’s article about needing reporters for the event. And once I was accepted by CBR and earned my free four-day pass and the promise of a stipend and all the convention junk food I could eat, it was Frenz who created my donate button through PayPal for my Comic-Con Trip Fund. She and fellow bloggers were kind enough to promote it and readers and fellow bloggers were generous enough to donate to it.  Dawn not only offered practical advice as a Comic-Con veteran, she also provided financial support and offered her lovely jewelry as an additional fundraising tool.

You all are good folks.

When Benny and I were at the salon yesterday, we were discussing the trip while Renee cut his hair. He was telling her how people from all the world had supported me and made the trip possible  (He’s extremely impressed by the RA community by the way). Renee is fully aware of my recent troubles–the unexpected jolt in more ways than one of unemployment and the subsequent car accident–and she is truly happy for me to have this opportunity.

“God has a way of looking after us,” she said with a gentle smile.

Which made me think–is it God, or karma or sheer dumb luck or something else that is leading this to happen?  Were all the stars perfectly aligned?  I don’t know. But I think a lot of credit, obviously, has to go to Richard Armitage. It’s because of Richard that I started this blog and got to know so many of you.  It’s our love and admiration for Richard that has led most, though certainly not all, of us to our intense interest in what happens at Comic-Con, particularly on Saturday in Hall H.

Of course, we are all hoping and praying that Richard will be at Comic-Con; that I will have the opportunity to, at the very least, meet him and better yet, to interview him (and find out what he smells like for all you curious ladies out there).

And I would dearly love to  be able to briefly tell him how I ended up at Comic-Con in the first place.

No matter what happens regarding RA, I think Comic-Con International will be a very eye-opening experience.  And I will share as much of it as I can with you all.

English: San Diego Comic Con 2010 Joker Cosplay English: San Diego Comic Con 2010 Joker Cosplay (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Description: Entrance to the San Diego Gaslamp...

Description: Entrance to the San Diego Gaslamp Quarter, historic heart of San Diego, from the Gaslamp Quarter trolley station. Date Created: Thursday, July 24, 2008, 10:46 AM Location: Gaslamp Quarter, San Diego, California Event: Comic-Con International: San Diego, Day 1. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

About fedoralady

I'm an LA native--Lower Alabama, that is. My husband of more than 30 years and I live here on a portion of my family's former farm with two gorgeous calicos and a handsome GSD mix. My background is art education, and over the years I've been a teacher, department store photographer, sales associate and a journalist. My husband, his business partner and I have Pecan Ridge Productions, a video production company, for which I shoot & edit video and stills and manage marketing. I also still write part-time for the local paper. I love movies, music, art, photography and books, and my tastes in all of them are eclectic.

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  1. I’m so happy to have found Richard and through him, you and all the other lovely ladies in the community! I can’t help but wonder what Mr. A would think of the background story of your unexpected journey! 🙂

    • One of the very best things about being a fan of Richard is the fans. He’s a great guy–intelligent, well-read, talented, creative, generous, kind, funny–and he seems to draw fans with many of the same qualities. And yes, I wonder as well what his reaction would be. Perhaps a blush and a pleased but slightly sheepish smile?

  2. Yes, God bless Richard and God bless you, too, Angie. They say there’s a reason for everything, don’t they? 🙂

  3. Just read that Richard is confirmed as being present at Comic-Con, and on what appears to be the biggest day. Yaaay, oh you lucky girl, I am so envious!! (and I do mean that in the nicest way 😉 ) Do you know yet how the interviews are arranged?

    • Not yet on interviews, still waiting to hear more from Josh, which should be soon now that they are making announcements on the schedule. So thrilled to know WB is planning to do this up in a big way. Richard and Martin and Sir Peter, Andy and the script co-writer, too!!

  4. You realise the pressure is on you now!! You will have sooooo much to tell us and we will want to know every little, itsy-bitsy thing about Richard in-the-flesh! *sigh*
    Sir Peter and the others as well, what a fabulous, interesting group they will be…WB certainly are going all out to put TH front and centre. I can’t wait!!!!

  5. I’m so excited that you can go, as if it were me who attends, lol!. (Specially now that we know, Mr A is going *grin*)

    Have lots of fun, enjoy and of course, pleaseeee share every single detail as possible!

    OML 😀

  6. Reblogged this on Me + Richard Armitage and commented:
    This is the first time I’ve ever reblogged anything — but this is the Armitage fandom I know and love. People working together to make things happen for each other; people who have stuck with me during ongoing years of struggle and always offer kindness, prayers, advice and support during a crisis. At the end of the day, this is what I want from the Richard Armitage fandom, and I hope you feel that way, too.

  7. Have an absolutely wonderful experience! We look forward to your vivid descriptions and sense of humour. GO GIRL!

    • Oh, fitzg, I guess you’ve missed a few posts in between by me, Servetus, JasRangoon, etc. I am not going. Derailed by the most infamous “fan” in the fandom. But thanks for your kind words of support.

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