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A Look Back At Raleigh Supercon 2017

I’ve never been to a con-unless you count D23 Expo. There I was totally in my element. I know my Disney. I know my MCU. I know my Star Wars. Every other fandom? Not so much.  On a whim, I requested press passes for Raleigh Supercon and headed downtown last weekend to check things out.

First impression? This is so much bigger than I expected. And there’s shopping. So much shopping. That’s my happy place.

I wanted to see some amazing Cosplay, and I got to see some amazing Cosplay. There was a touch of Disney present, with this Steampunk Ariel, along with a few others I spotted on the floor.

Horror was lightly represented, but this Jason was pretty spot on. Like scarily spot on.

There was plenty of Marvel in the house, including a ton of Guardians. There were so many Guardians that they brought them on stage before the Michael Rooker Q&A.

Of course, I’ll always have a soft spot for Baby Groot.

But this Groot and Rocket pairing was absolutely my favorite of the day.

I attended a few Q&As while I was there. I headed into LeVar Burton’s because I’m such a huge fan of Reading Rainbow. I fully expected wall to wall Star Trek questions, but I was pleasantly surprised by how many of the questions were Reading Rainbow-related.

After that, I wasn’t surprised when Gaten Matarazzo was asked a few Broadway questions. Most of his questions were related to Stranger Things, though.

And now let me write a little love letter to Michael Rooker. His Q&A-by far-was my favorite part of the day. I had the chance to interview him earlier in the year along with Sean Gunn and I loved him. After attending his Q&A, I love him even more. Seriously, if you’re ever anywhere where Michael Rooker is going to be, go see him. Just maybe skip asking him about Mary Poppins. It’s been done.

As The Bunny Hops®