"Superheroes" Make "Wizard World" Sac Comic Con Feel Like Family

Today, Comic-Cons seem to be the launching pad for the latest blockbuster movies, TV shows, games, merchandise and if you're lucky, you'll see a few people selling comics. They've been described as a "veritable Nerdi Gras" for geeks. But Wizard World comic con seems to be more about family, and catching up with old familiar friends...and comics.

Door's open as crowds run in to the Wizard World Comic con

Like last year I enjoyed watching the Cos play, checking out who was selling what, and this year for the first time, I had a family to take. My kids were a little overwhelmed (and embarrassed since dad seemed to know most everyone and everything) and my wife was a good sport as I stopped to say hi to many of the different celebrities I've developed relationships with over the years, and those I've just recently met.

Nichelle Nichols Was As Kind As You Could Imagine
I'm a huge fan of "Blade Runner," so meeting Edward James Olmos was a treat!
Adrienne Barbeau wanted to talk about her new car "It gets 56 mpg, I love it."
I really liked talking with "Hercules" actor Kevin Sorbo about politics, faith and New Zealand.
Thomas Ian Nicholas was not only great to talk with, he's a comic con "nerd" and great singer.

As I've said before, Wizard World is a place you can be transported away from the shootings and political attacks we've been bombarded with lately. It was a place fans can go and be anything or anyone they wanted to, and not be judged. It's a shame we need comic conventions to feel that freedom, don't you think. For podcasts and interviews with Lou, Kevin, Nichelle and others, head to my blog page Dan Mitchinson @KFBK or follow me on twitter @dmitchinson.

The "biggest" star of Wizard World had to be Lou "Hulk" Ferrigno. Very gentle and quiet man.
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