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Rose City Comic Con

The Second Annual Rose City Comic Con took place this weekend. We attended yesterday for the celebrity panels more so than the comic book portion of the event.

First we took a look around the exhibit floor. We have been to numerous conventions in Las Vegas but none of them had as many exhibitors and artists as here. The Bat Mobile also made a special appearance.

Here is Christopher Judge, the first celebrity panel we saw. He played Teal'c on Stargate SG1 and he is an Oregon Duck football alum. He was funny, candid and more than willing to spend as much time with the fans as he could. Hubby and I got his autograph and were able to shake his hand! He was incredibly kind and gracious!

Next on stage was Avery Brooks (Benjamin Sisko) from Star Trek Deep Space Nine. This is the second time we have seen him in person so we knew what to expect but it was apparent that the crowd and moderator were ill-prepared. Avery is a very kind and spiritual man who looks at everything in life in a very philosophical way. He doesn't answer questions in the traditional way and tends to "shut people down" as the moderator commented. Avery's panel is very organic and he doesn't like being corralled by questions.

Last was Jewel Staite who played Kaylee on Firefly and Dr. Keller on Stargate Atlantis. What can I say about her except, EXCEPTIONAL! She is just as wonderful in person as she appears on TV. She loves to laugh, loves to eat, loves her friends and fans and loves her work. Despite having a cold, she really brought the house down.

And, of course, Yoda made the trip too!


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