Local Nerdery – Boston, Masschusetts

On Sunday, November 18 I attended the Boston Super MegaFest 2012 in Framingham, Massachusetts.

So yeah, it’s no comic con but a fun time nonetheless.  I always love how for one day, or a few hours you can sort of forget real life and just immerse yourself in the all around nerdery and be happy to see that there are people out there are marvel in it as much if not more than you.

The highlight of the day (among many) was meeting and shaking hands with Mr. David Prowse.  The man inside the Darth Vader suit.  A super cool, soft spoken gentleman who spent an extra ten minutes chatting with my roommate (an avid Star Wars fan) after the autograph signing, and also held an hour long Q & A session with the fans.

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Other Star Wars related guests included Deep Roy and Rusty Goffe.

Not only was it amazing to see Star Wars guests but also I was immersed with the presence of Superman (Dean Cain) and Hercules (Kevin Sorbo) (*swoon*).  A great time chatting up with Bruce Boxleitner (Tron – Fight for the users!)

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Members of the 501st Legion’s New England Garrison and the Rebel Legion’s Alderaan Base were there for photos and taking donations for “Toys for Tots”

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I didn’t get a picture taken with Jabba this year but I did manage to get myself immersed 2 years ago in the awesomeness of a bunch of Mandalorians in Jabba’s palace.

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My favorite thing that I scored: I got three really cool vintage Star Wars postcards for a $1

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The most important part of any convention, more than the celebrity is always the fans.  The best is when an entire family dresses up together. How is that not the coolest thing on the planet?

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If finances permitted it, we’d live every single day of our lives attending conventions and meeting awesome sci fi celebs that bring their talent on the screen and make us fans dance with joy, however, real life always finds itself to get in the way.  So, it’s always fun to attend local cons and see fellow fans that you usually see shopping at the grocery store or filling up their tanks at the gas station just dress as a Tusken raider or a Scout Trooper for a day and make others happy!  This is the reason we all love costume parties and especially Halloween because the inner geek is always itching to get out.  And face it, the fact that many of us spend hundreds of dollars buying or making costumes from our favorite movies and comics really needs to get more attention!

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And no convention is ever finished without getting the right TSHIRT for it.  Totally worth the $20 for this “Motor Sith Empire” Tee to mark the occassion.  This is going to get the hell worn out of it!

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To see all the pictures go to my picasa album (there aren’t that many of them unlike the Celebration photos that span across hundreds of pictures over four days). Enjoy and please comment, I like them!

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