Packed up the wife and kid and headed to Richardson to meet our hero Jayne Cobb/John Casey, Adam Baldwin. Sat in on the panel and listened to him tell stories of Stanley Kubrick, do his lines from ‘Halo: ODST’, and tell us about having to be friends with “Morgan” on ‘Chuck’. I got to ask him about his political aspirations gleaned from his twitter account and was told in a definite tone that he would not go into politics. His reasoning being that he didn’t like the pay cut. He is a funny and engaging guy and forty-five minutes was too short a time to listen to him.
Bruce Boxleitner and Cindy Morgan were the next panel and they were just as entertaining as Baldwin. Both recounted their involvement with Tron, but Cindy added that Disney help get her career back on track after being black-balled for not doing a nude scene in ‘Caddyshack.’ Unfortunately, we had to cut that panel short due to the little one reminding us that she needed a feeding.
We wandered around the floor a little which gave me a chance to say ‘hi’ to Joel Watkins from hijinksensue. Yes, I was wearing my ‘Team Edward’ shirt and yes, many people commented on it. Maybe he’ll start giving me a kickback on all the sales I send his way. I can only dream. Brian Denham was at the table next to him, but he was busy today. He does great work, so that was no surprise. I popped over to Richard Hatch’s table to get an autographed photo and we talked a little about 3D in the movies. I had him sign the photo to my little girl and told him that if I had anything to do with it, she’ll know who he is when she gets older. He is a very gracious man and shook my hand several times. I look forward to meeting him again in the future.
Picked up an awesome Captain America print from Scott Harben. He has got some awesome work and you just have to see it to believe it. Check it out here.
My buddy and co-worker, Tom, met up with us as well as his friend, Dan, who was in from Austin. We all motored over to Twisted Root Burger for some chow and to talk bidness, you know, geek stuff. The kid was well-behaved for a four month-old little girl and mommy and daddy were very proud of her. She’ll be geeking out with daddy at these cons before I know what hit me. I hope it doesn’t happen to fast, though. Photo Gallery for Sci-fi Expo