The main reason we went was for John Barrowman. We bought pictures with him that were at noon, so we had to be there before that. We decided to leave at 9. Everything went swell until we got to the DFW area. All the construction got us lost twice AND we got pulled over. There was a faulty brake light.
We ended up pulling into the Irving Convention Center garage at 11:30ish. Then, there was the walk of shame. That was the half mile trek from the garage to the center alongside the cars in line to get into the garage. We laughed at the cosplayers we passed and I'm sure they laughed at us.
The best part was the following exchange:
"Oh look! A Star Trek family!" -Mickey
"Aww, oooh, that kid just ran into traffic. Those parents need to watch him." -Me
"He's a red shirt." -Mickey
|The Walk of Shame. Those cars went the whole way to the center.|
|Our sweet programs!|
|WE MADE IT!|
|On an escalator|
|We were last in line for a while, so I got to hold the sign. At least, that is, until someone else became last in line.|
|IT'S HIM. OMG I CAN'T EVEN.|
After taking the pictures, we headed to the Q&A that was a floor above us. When we got there, we ran into our friends Craig and Rachel and got in line with them. I was afraid we wouldn't get seats because it was full, but we did! We got pretty good seats.
|It's almost time!|
|There he is!|
We were going to get his autograph after, but the line was out the door. Instead, we headed down to the exhibit hall where all the comic book artists had set up shop. I figured I was at my first comic convention, so I had to get a book. It was $1. I thought it was a comic book, but it's just an index of a series. I just picked based on the cover.
|My new comic book|
Another goal of mine there was to get my sister Steven Yeun's autograph. I looked. Then I looked again. And again. He was seriously nowhere to be found. I asked people and no one knew where he was. Sorry sis. I tried.
|Here's a sign of him.|
|I really liked the convention center. Minus the missing Welsh, it reminded me of Roald Dahl Plass in Cardiff.|
On the way back, we tried to play some road trip games, but it just didn't happen.
I'm sure by now you all are dying to see the picture of John Barrowman and I. It's a terrible angle, but here it is.
Now, for those of you who read all the way through and still don't know who John Barrowman is, here are some videos.
This is a clip from The Producers (2006)
He told us this story in his panel.
He told us this story as well.