Awesome Con 2018 report

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Awesome Con 2018 report

Post by class316 » April 20th, 2018, 5:27 pm

This year's awesome con had a huge array of guests. However, there were only four I planned to get. The rest I either had or cost too much for their caliber. The guests I wanted were John Boyega, Ben Savage, and the two Smallville actors.

I would do only one flight for Awesome Con, namely Michael Rooker. I already have one street shot and one paid shot but wanted an upgrade. The free shot from NYC he has a cap on that covers some of his head and he's doing the middle finger covering a part of his face. In my paid shot from Wizard World he has cap and shades. Since he is known to wear cap and shades at cons, my only shot at an upgrade is to go to the airport and pray to the combo Gods he's not sporting any hat/shades.

I arrive and he has cap but no shades. Takes the photo op no issue but says he doesn't sign at airports. Sadly the photo op isn't an upgrade as his cap is even more intrusive than my NYC shot and it's slightly blurry. I chase after him and say the shot didn't turn out. He says let's do another. This time he takes hold of the camera as I selfie it. This helped me big time because the way he held it and posed his head was tilted and the photo op came out great. Now I'm set for life. At the con he was not only wearing both hat and shades but he did NO table ops! And the pro ops people paid big money for he had hat and shades. It's amazing how in combo hunting when you stalk people you can end up with the longer end of the stick.

Michael Rooker take 1: https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/833/41587 ... 527e_b.jpg

Michael Rooker take 2: https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/817/26718 ... 9dc3_b.jpg


Arrive at awesome con, meet with :greg: and we go in. My first get is John Boyega which I split with NYC combo hunter Wong. He came with Ling/Kush who were also cool to see.

I had to wait for my splitter for the smallville names, so I held spots in both Tom Welling and Michael Rosenbaum lines (thanks to markedout members Tony, :snear: :dj: :perplexed: for all the help). I scored them both. Then I stood in line for Ben Savage and was joined by Greg. We got yelled at by the handler for taking too many photo ops but it worked out well!

Matt Denton and Josh Lee, the BB8 production crew, were doing a signing. Their auto was $20 each and you get a free picture with a BB8 droid. That droid moved and talked and everything (via remote control). Since I didn't want to pay $40 I asked for free selfies with both Matt and Josh which I scored.

Then I discovered another BB8 in one of the fan booths. Aside from the fact that this one was stationary with no internal electronic components, both BB8s looked exactly the same, only that one didn't cost $40 in any shape or form. So I got FREE shots with both humans AND a BB8 droid. Quite the win on all fronts :hellyeah:

John Boyega: https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/918/41587 ... e5a4_b.jpg

Tom Welling: https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/884/26719 ... 00fe_b.jpg

Michael Rosenbaum: https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/844/27717 ... e945_b.jpg

Ben Savage: https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/895/26718 ... b098_b.jpg


The BB8 production crew,

Matt Denton: https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/913/41587 ... 03f1_b.jpg

Josh Lee: https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/805/41546 ... 954e_b.jpg

The BB8 that cost $40: https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/864/40279 ... 9bb9_c.jpg

The BB8 I got for free: https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/885/27301 ... 3118_c.jpg
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Re: Awesome Con 2018 report

Post by Greg2600 » April 21st, 2018, 1:10 am

You need a new camera. Welling too much flash, Rosenbaum photo is too pink, Savage only good one.

PS: you look VERY uncomfortable next to Boyega.
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Re: Awesome Con 2018 report

Post by class316 » April 21st, 2018, 6:08 am

Rosenbaum was photo edited. I took a second shot with him that is better but I don't like the pose he did
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Re: Awesome Con 2018 report

Post by ICW » April 22nd, 2018, 1:57 pm

Greg2600 wrote:
April 21st, 2018, 1:10 am
You need a new camera. Welling too much flash, Rosenbaum photo is too pink, Savage only good one.

PS: you look VERY uncomfortable next to Boyega.
Hahaha he does!

Good pics
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