For the first time in a couple of years, Alana and her friends actually get to attend a comic expo and have fun! Yes! we’ll be walking the show, interview guests and attendees, and hanging with friends and fans alike! The girls from Legion of Nerds, Penny Lane and crew, will be with Alana having a blast! Be sure to come by the show and say hi!
Every year, we all wait for the big one. The biggest Comic Convention of the year… San Diego Comic Con. Due to all of my awesome volunteer work with the Hollywood Sci Fi Museum, I am lucky to be one of the chosen few volunteers who actually gets to attend SDCC. With my great friends Penny Lane, Tyler, Karina, and head of the museum Huston, we all work tirelessly to help raise donations for the upcoming mecca of sci fi, the Hollywood Sci Fi Museum. This year we had an incredible replica of Doctor Who’s Tardis for attendees to take their photo in. It was definitely a lot of fun.
Each day of the show, I wore a different cosplay outfit. Thursday I was Lady Link, which I made myself. Friday I wore a latex nurse Harley Quinn, thanks to my pal Penny. We swapped costumes for the day, and she wore my Catwoman catsuit, which she looked quite hot in! I saved my favorite cosplay for Saturday. I worked for weeks and weeks on my Ciri cosplay and I was so proud to showcase it at SDCC. I made everything from my sword to my tunic! I did get a little help sanding wood, lol, from Chris and my girl Michelle. It was definitely a lot of work, but it was well worth the payoff. To have people approach me, recognizing my character and commending my crafty work, made me feel incredible. A true highlight was running into the only other Witcher I saw at the con… a great Geralt and Triss! I was stoked to get the three of us together for a photo.
Besides all of the cosplay action and volunteer work, I definitely had a complete fangirl moment. The museum booth is often lucky enough to have famously talented actors and voice actors from different shows, movies, and even video games. John DiMaggio, the voice of Bender from Futurama as well as Jake from Adventure Time, just so happens to be the voice of MARCUS FENIX!!!! Yes! My true love from Gears of War, Marcus Fenix, whom I’ve also listed as one of my top five bangable video game characters, was sitting in front of me! I saw his character photo on the table and realized he was the voice. I instantly went into girly mode and got very excited! It was cool to see the look on John’s face when he could see I was a true fan of his work. In an instant, John began to do Marcus’ voice and I melted. He started doing one of the typical lines where Marcus is setting up the attack plan at the beginning of a mission. The cool part was when he said “Alana You’re coming with me!” It was right out of the game! Truly a moment I will never forget.
All in all, Comic Con kicked major butt for me this year. I love running into my favorite cosplay pals. Seeing Ela Darling and Sinn Sage was great! I had an amazing time with friends, and even had a cute boy reject me hahahaha There’s a first for everything right? Good times. And if that cute boy Dallas ever reads this… you’ve still got my number hahaha!