Well, I think this article might be interesting not only for my friends but for everyone all over the world, who loves comics: The 1st ComicCon Germany took place in Stuttgart last weekend! That’s why in English.
Excitement about das upcoming event was huge, so we have bought the tickets a year in advance. Kind of weird because you don’t know, who will be there and if there will be any person / actor or actress you know at all. Star guests can cancel their ComicCon attendance any time and any minute – so it was thrilling till the day of event. In the end there were cast teams from Castle, The 100, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and a lot of more or less famous actors and actresses.
I was impressed about the organization: Everything was perfectly communicated – how you do the pictures with the actors, where you can find this or that. The time table was accurate like a Swiss watch. If there are 30 minutes planed for a panel, it takes 30 minutes. Not more, not less – well, there are a lot of people who really do ask questions. So, there’s always something the guests can talk about.
The best one (for me) was Adrian Paul – THAT Duncan MacLeod, whose adventures I was following during my childhood. He was funny, still good looking and still Highlander 🙂
The other highlight were both “Castle” panels. On Saturday there were “only” Jon Huertas and Seamus Dever, who have opened their panel with a cool energetic song and spread a lot of fun and positive vibes. On Sunday they were joined by Nathan Fillion, who I know not only from Castle, but also from “Buffy – The Vampire Slayer” and “Desperate Housewives”. It’s amazing and kind of not real: You have followed these people on TV for years and now – here we are / they are, sitting there and answering your questions. Incredibly nice, always good for a joke or two, ready to tell you everything you want to know – they do their job right.
After visiting “The 100” panel I was sure, the director chose the cast with the intention that the actors and actresses will fill their roles with their own character features. They must have a certain “package” in common – otherwise they wouldn’t be able to play that role.
Besides the “star entertainment” there was also an exhibition hall, where you could buy action figures, comic books, t-shirts, prints and loads of other merchandise articles. That was a kind of disappointing for me, because it looked amateurish, was overfilled with people and offered loads of crap. Well, maybe it’s that amateurish presentation, which makes it look so unpretty. But I was really deeply impressed with the LEGO models – it’s unbelievable and respectful, WHAT people can create and how much time and effort (and money!) it takes.
Once more: It was the 1st ComicCon in Germany and as for that fact, it was great and it can be only better. The 2nd one is scheduled to 1st and 2nd July 2017 and I’m pretty sure, I’ll be there.