Thursday night, after a day of work, an appointment at the dentist and a half-assed attempt at attending my favourite thing in the world, a parents-teacher meeting at my youngest daughter's school (yes, you did detect some sarcasm there), the Friday night debauch team (my family and our friends V and L, went to see the Star Wars exhibition at the Montreal Science Center, entitled Star Wars Identities.
Why so late you ask?
|Han Solo frozen in carbonite! Actually used in the movie!!!|
|Yoda: Rule these geeks do...Actual puppet that Mr. Oz actually touched. I know. The mind reels.|
The show was a geek's paradise, marrying our love of the sci-fi space cowboy classic with the science of, wait for it...you got it...identity!
When we entered the exhibit we were given an audio guide and the coolest rubber high-tech bracelet you ever did saw. Intermingled with all the cool paraphanelia from the movie (see below. And above. See everywhere!)
|Like this battle scarred Millenium Falcon model...CGI can suck it|
|C as Mace Windu|
|L's character. Her mentor is Leia. She is a musician. Her friends, Ewok C and human S are in the background.|
|The actual costumes worn on Hoth. Oh yeah.|
|Chewie!!! Both V and J chose to be wookies. What does that say about them?|
|Puppet Jabba! Still so gross.|
|Yep. I'm a kaminoan raised on Tatouine with two of my wookie friends. I have no mentor, yo.What does that say about me?|
Friday after work we had to HAD TO go to the Montreal Comicon (this does not need any explanation. Of course we had to.) Although we didn't say long, we did what we came there to do.
Comicon always forces me to realize how very limited my geekiness is (and I say this not as a good thing. I lack the, I don't know, obsessive personality of many of the wonderful people roaming the comic book laden corridors. We were there to see Nicolas Brendon, otherwise known as Xander in Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Really that was all we wanted...
|Sylvie making friends with a Dalek. Ok. Sylvie and I also share a burgeoning love for Doctor Who.|
|The kids forced to get their picture taken with the Ghost Busters. They wanted to. really.|
I am now going to steal his photo from his blog and feel totally justified because she is my friend and that's her comic book and earring:
|The actual scoobie van!|
|We all got hugs from the Xander man as well as this gem of a photo!|
I hear you sir.