This past weekend I ventured outside of my comfort zone to a land our ancestors called "St. Louis" and to a convention the geeks call "Comic Con." Because I am a geek (and I also have ancestors), I fit in much better than I had originally anticipated. See, a week ago I viewed myself as less Comic Con and more Comic Sans (you know its name, but sometimes you just want it to calm down or go away all together). Less Marvel-ous and more Narvel-ous (inside joke).
So, when I bought my Nathan Fillion (Castle, Firefly, Serenity, Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog, Waitress, my dreams) VIP ticket less than a week before the show, I didn't really know what I was in for. Turns out, it was amazing and incredible and now on the top of my list of memorable St. Louis things (formerly: 1. arch; 2. Nelly; 3. Mark McGwire).
I got to the three-day event (official title: Wizard World St. Louis Comic Con) Friday evening, and I checked in to the convention to get my VIP wristband, lanyard, Nathan Fillion photo op pass, Nathan Fillion autograph pass, and Nathan Fillion exclusive lithograph. He wasn't scheduled to appear until Saturday night and most of Sunday, but I wanted to be completely prepared. Not to mention, there were other celebrities of yesterday and today appearing all weekend, including Matt Smith and Karen Gillan from Dr. Who, William Shatner, Adam West and Burt Ward of Batman and/or Family Guy fame, Sean Astin from The Goonies and Rudy, Milo Ventimiglia from Heroes and Gilmore Girls, Eliza Dushku from Buffy and Dollhouse, and more. I ended up only getting a glimpse of Ralph Macchio (the original Karate Kid, cousin of Vinny) and Adam Baldwin from Firefly/Serenity, so I got my swag and prepared for a weekend with my "big damn hero," Nathan Fillion.