The London Film and Comic Con is so popular, there are two per year and after the great time I had in July, I thought I should head down on the Saturday and take a look, this time with both my daughter and wife in tow.
I headed on down in my First Contact uniform while my daughter was dressed as Darth Vader, so cute, she turned heads everywhere. The missus stayed in civvies.
On arrival it wasn’t long before someone wanted a photo of my daughter, which she was not very willing to do (by the middle of the day you couldn’t stop her). The usual stands and stalls were offering their mix of memorabilia one of which were my friends of the USS Iceni, Lorna, Matthew and Adam.
Again the costumes were awesome, Stargate, Alien, Predator, you name it, it was represented.
After walking around bumping into old friends and making new ones, we sat in a Star Trek talk hosted by Garrett Wang and Nicole De Boer, Harry Kim and Ezri Dax.
The talk was very interesting, especially their views on the JJverse. Garrett done most of the talking as Nicole was filled with cold, but they both agreed that the 2009 movie was very good, Garrett especially liked the comedy and the pace of the movie, something he thought Voyager lacked.
His thoughts on Into Darkness were not as positive, too fast, too much action and no time for story. He felt the actors had to rush through the dialogue to keep to the pace of the film, something that didn’t work in his opinion.
Asked about their favourite episodes, Nicole chose “Field of Fire”, where she had to conjure up a past host to solve the murders of various crew members aboard DS9. She thought the gun involved should have been used more on screen in later episodes as it was “so cool to be able to transport a bullet through walls” to hit a target.
Garrett’s best was the episode where all the crew had died and Harry and Chakotay find the ship crashed on a planet, “Timeless”.
After the talk it was time for a bit of lunch and then some more networking, bumping into John and Mark, Nao, Rebecca and plenty of others.
I had a photoshoot booked with Nicole, who was so friendly despite not feeling well, and who is much shorter than I expected.
My daughter Chloe must have had her photo taken with pretty much every cosplayer in the building, her favourite? Alien, who she tried to slay with her lightsabre. She also managed to attract loads of attention of her own, any photo I was trying to take of her was difficult because crowds of people kept getting in the way to take their own snaps. Brilliant.
So, after a good day, plenty of photos, and chats with friends we made our way home.
Enjoy the photos.
P.S. welcome to all the new visitors to the blog who I met at WLFCC, I hope you enjoy your visit here and come back often.