Wizard World Austin, TX Day 1

I have so many thoughts tumbling through my mind, as you know this past weekend was the big one. The one in Austin, TX attending Wizard World, seeing people I honestly never thought I would meet.

Where to begin, this is the question, I do believe I will begin at the begun.

It started Friday morning, I met BBFF at the building I work in, I parked in the garage, this location was very convenient for the both of us.

We drove down to Austin, a place I have said in the past that I would never visit. Before any of you think it has to do with OU, it doesn’t, I will not be saying why, just know it has nothing to do with football rivalry. I believe that to be good old fashioned fun and not filled with vitriol.

When BBFF and his GF presented me with the plans for the trip I admit I was a little apprehensive. But there was no way I was going to miss this trip, the three of us having a geeky, nerdy good time. I put my apprehensions regarding the city aside.

I am so happy I did, I fell in love with the part of the city I saw, I walked from the hotel to CVS, twice and Starbucks once. I thoroughly enjoyed my walks and the people were incredibly nice. I now want to go back and explore more of the city.

Friday evening was meet the Doctors and a companion, then a party in a toy museum.

First up, the Doctors, we chose to meet David Tennant first, for those of you not familiar, he is the 10th Doctor and arguably the best. Of course that opinion is subjective, we all have our favorites, I do believe Tom Baker is mine. He was my first Doctor after all, I’ve been watching Dr. Who for as long as I can remember. I was so happy when they brought it back. Mr. Tennant was engaging and kind and funny, he signed my Sonic Screwdriver/spork with flare and a sense of humor. Next was Peter Capaldi, the twelfth Doctor, I loved his portrayal as well. He also was very kind, warm and engaging. Then we met Pearl Mackie, she was a companion to the Doctor. She also very sweet and fun and funny, I really enjoyed meeting all of them.

The three of us then took photos with the three of them! How cool is that! We have pictures with two Doctor Who’s!!! An absolutely amazing experience, never to be repeated, one never forgets the first Doctor they meet in person and to meet two of them, mind blowing.

After all of that, to top things off, we went to a VIP party in a toy museum. It was so very cool, we all saw toys from our childhood, it was so surreal yet very real. I loved the Super Friends things and the Star Wars, Star Trek, I have never been happier to be a geeky nerd in my entire life.

We went to the karaoke portion, I did not sing, BBFF and his GF did and they were fantastic!

We met the man who drew Super Friends in the 1970’s, I wish I could remember his name, I cannot. BBFF’s GF asked him is he knew Dean Cain. He said yes I do! She said this is his wife, and pointed to me, the look on his face was priceless! He was so confused, I wonder if he will go back to Dean and say I met a crazy woman that says she’s your wife. I feel that restraining order getting closer and closer.

That brings a close to day 1, day 2 will be forthcoming, the search for Dean Cain continues.

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