Sunday, August 16, 2015

50 Days of Dragon Con Day 26

Walk of Fame

The Walk of Fame is where all of the celebrities are grouped together to have a booth where you can take some pictures with them (depending on the celebrity) have a chat and have them sign a picture they have there or some of your memorabilia.  This is a great place to ask questions and take a short moment to get to know your favorite celebrities on a more personal basis.

Over the last few years the Walk of Fame has gone through several changes.   When I first started attending con the walk of fame was located in two ballrooms in the Hilton.  The space while very well organized was pretty cramped.  They have now moved to one of the ballrooms on the Marquis level of the Marriott.  I am kind of sad this is where the WoF was moved to.  I miss being able to drop in and shop instead of having to build it into my schedule of events.  I This ballroom used to house some of the vendors which have since moved elsewhere.  More on the vendors later.  The new space is quite a bit larger than the previous space in the Hilton.  While it was very organized in the Hilton, with the larger space the organization and flow have become even better.  From all appearances it looks like they can get even more celebrities in here than previous years. 

In the Walk of Fame I got to have a discussion with Eddie McClintock of Warehouse 13 fame about twerking and the evils that are plaguing our kids these days.  It was quite amusing, let me tell you.  I have also observed many other celebrities having a good time with the con goers.  My Mom got to chat with Ernest Borgnine before he passed away.  She had a lovely chat for quite awhile with him.  I have watched con goers in tears while stuttering to try and talk to the celebrities.  I have seen celebrities dancing with, and genuinely enjoying the fans.  John Barrowman takes my breath away.  He is truly kind, attentive and funny to all who come to his table.  How he has that much energy is amazing to me.  WOO HOO Captain Jack.  Every celebrity is different and every time you go to see them, the experience is different.  Have a good time and let the celebrity have a good time too.

If you have a favorite celebrity and they come to con I HIGHLY recommend stopping in to say hello.

Walk of Fame in the Marriott.  Things might change this year, don't know yet.

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