Thursday, April 12, 2012
My husband is a huge horror movie fan, and of course I am too. We have been going to horror conventions for about 7 years. I usually stand back and watch him meet and talk to people until recently with guests from The Walking Dead being at these cons.
Last November we went to one and I got to meet Michael Rooker, who plays my favorite character on the show, Merle (and it's killing me that he hasn't been back yet!) He was hilarious, and the running joke at that con was how he would walk right by me at least 5 times and I never noticed. :) Norman Reedus and Jon Bernthal were supposed to be at this show, but were still filming the last two episodes of the season, so they had to cancel at the last minute. They did try, waiting at the airport actually to see if they could get a plane. So many celebrities wouldn't care at all, and just blow it off.
This past weekend I got to meet Tony Todd (Candyman), Leslie Easterbrook (Police Academy, Mother Firefly from The Devil's Rejects) who was SUPER nice! And Norman Reedus (Boondock Saints and The Walking Dead)
We didn't stay the whole weekend, so we didn't get any of the "after hours" stuff, but we did get to hear about it from the agent at Norman Reedus' table as we were waiting for him to wake up and get down there! He wore a Jason hockey mask so that he could get from one place to another. He had been sitting in the lobby with everyone walking right by and nobody knew. That is hilarious. The line to meet him was crazy. Luckily we were first in line, because we were first in line to buy tickets for the show. It started at 11, and we went straight to his table, knowing from past experience the line would be crazy (the last con my husband went to that I stayed home for, they even filmed his line...took them 2 minutes to walk from the end to near the beginning) He was so nice, and he tries so hard to make sure everyone gets an autograph. Not wandering around or talking to his friends at his table. His attention is on you.