I know it’s been a while since my last update. I’ve been focusing on getting well so blogging took a bit of a back seat. But I am happy to say that the speech therapy has really helped and I’m talking normally again. However, I have damaged my high vocal chords, meaning I can’t scream. Which may have come in handy for Hallowhedon last weekend. 😉 Seriously though, I’m just happy to have my voice back. Finally.
So you may be wondering about the title of this post and probably think I’ve made some huge typo. But that’s not the case. This past Halloween weekend I was lucky enough to attend a Joss Whedon convention – Hallowhedon – combining the word Halloween with the creator of Buffy, Joss Whedon.
Anyone who knows me, knows that I am a big fan of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, as well as other Joss Whedon shows, such as Angel and Firefly. So this past Halloween weekend I traveled down to London to meet some of the cast members from Buffy and Angel. 😀
Spoiler alert: I loved every minute of it! I managed to get autographs from each guest and professional photographs with them as well. The guests attending the Hallowhedon convetion were James Marsters “Spike”, Nicholas Brendon “Xander Harris”, Mercedes McNab “Harmony Kendall”, Mark Lutz “The Groosalugg”, and James Leary “Clem”. They were all really lovely and I’m very happy I went.
This was not my first convention (that was a little Doctor Who event called Dalek Invasion last August) but it was my first Buffy / Angel convention. I will admit to fan girling a bit, OK, a lot, when I met Nicholas Brendon and James Marsters for the first time.
I have to say James Marsters is a star! He had an accident a couple of weeks ago while filming and ended up with a spinal injury, 🙁 but he still came to the event and made sure every fan got their photos and autographs with him. It was clear he was in pain.
The weekend was full on and I’m pretty exhausted now. From the late night themed parties, to the early starts for photo shoots. But it was worth every minute of it to meet some of the actors and actresses I’ve admired since I was a child.
Is there a Hallowhedon 2?
Short answer: Yes! 😀
During the weekend the organisers (Massive Events) announced they’re putting on another Hallowhedon convention next year. I’ve already booked my tickets! 😀
They announced the first guest as well, Anthony Head who plays Giles in Buffy. I’m very much looking forward to meeting him.
How did everyone spend their Halloween? Have you ever been to a comic con convention (Buffy or otherwise)?