Let’s do some housekeeping. I participated as a #FandemicPartner for the pre-event and at-event promotions of the FandemicTour Houston. If you follow me on other platforms, you know I’ve been so “supersonic” promoting this event ; additionally you probably saw me living my best life on Instagram whilst at the event. Being a #FandemicPartner granted me press credentials to the event. Thus, I received non-cash remuneration. Makes sense right. So again, there is a brand relationship. With that said, that relationship will not influence this post-event blog post. These opinions are mine and mine alone. Ready, set, read!
It’s been over a week or so since I attended #FandemicTour in Houston, Texas. Let me just say “I truly enjoyed myself.” Period. I’m an old geek. I love comics. I love art. #CosplayIsLife when done right. Also, meeting your celebrity heroes is always a boon for the soul. Fandemic Tour – Houston was a perfectly balanced event for fans like me.
The Spotlight with Michael Rooker
Firstly, can I just say – my Momma loved Michael Rooker in Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer (1986). She would not stop going on about it and I was in the 8th grade, so I was too young to see it. That is my first introduction to Rooker. Then when I found out he grew up in my hometown of Chicago, I began to follow his career. So it’s safe to say…. I’MMA FAN.
I found Michael Rooker to be truly “electric”. His persona and his willingness to engage fans was so refreshing. His comical nature, witty sarcasm and overall good nature was truly infectious. One of the things I found most entertaining about my fellow Chicagoan is that he was raw, untethered some of the time in his thoughts but so authentic. They say never meet your heroes — but Michael Rooker DID NOT disappoint.
The Spotlight with Chris Sullivan & Sean Gunn
Perhaps I like people with amazing personalities, so I can be biased if someone is a smidge boring. I did not have that problem with these two quirky, comical and intriguing characters.
I think I was the only person in the entire NRG stadium that has not seen he NBC drama This Is Us. (Look I’m not in a good emotional place right now and they say it makes you cry … and if you follow this blog, you know I’ve been crying for the last 19 yrs – so no I haven’t seen the show, but I heard Chris Sullivan is amazing in it.) Also, I’ve only seen like 4 episodes of the television show Gilmore Girls (2000–2007). I heard that Sean Gunn was a killer Kirk Gleason, so there’s that. (Look from 2000 – 2005, I was indisposed and partying. From 2006 – 2007, I was trying to learn how to live in America again after moving back States side from the United Kingdom and I got pregnant by my ex-hubby, so I was busy. Bwwwwaaaaaaaaaaaaah.)
Chris Sullivan and Sean Gunn had a really good candor together. I like their energy. They started the entire session off with shenanigans. Sullivan tried to drive a golf cart into the conference space???? The golf cart would not fit, but what a way to make an entrance.
Chris Sullivan talked at length about putting in the time / work / effort to “make it big” and how it is not an “overnight” event – but rather a culmination of decades of uncertainty and belief that you will one day make it big. I thought that was very refreshing. It gives young fans a realistic view of acting.
Sean Gunn talked at length about family ties to entertainment; his perspective on his roles and being as good as your “last project”.
I found their spotlight to be very “down to earth” and the audience seemed to really connect with them.
There were also some awesome #cosplay outfits during this particular spotlight.
The Spotlight with Bruce Campbell
LOOK! I CONFESS!!! I HAVE THE BIGGEST CULT CRUSH ON @GROOVYBRUCE EVER BECAUSE I AM AN EVIL DEAD FANATIC. There! Are you happy you made me confess that to the masses? This is what I came for! I wanted to see my Evil Dead hero. Period.
The one thing I adored about Bruce’s spotlight is that it was totally interactive. Never a dull moment. He was honest, comical, experimental and a total wild card! … and he looked like a Daper Dan as well.
Honestly, I had an amazing time. The vendors were amazing. I loved the activities on offer for the kiddos. There was so much cool and eye catching merchandise, I had to put a straight jacket on my wallet. LOL! My Mini-Me and I have been discussing it since we attended. It was a great time for the kiddos and for the quirky Moms. I cannot wait for #FandemicTour Houston 2019. Maybe, just maybe next year I will cosplay. Dunno. LOL!
Enjoy some of my moments from Instagram for the #FandemicTour:
Be groovy. Be cool. Be #Fandemic.
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