(Jane Wiedlin poses with 501st and wee little fan)San Jose Super-Con 2009 Recap
Words & photos: Bonnie Burton
Not all conventions are made equally. While San Diego Comic-Con International is still considered the Mother Ship of geektastic gatherings, some of the smaller conventions still hold a special place in my heart. San Jose Super-Con
(held May 16-17, 2009) is one of those tiny conventions that still believe comics, not movies, are king.
Here's a recap of what you might have seen/heard/witnessed/tweeted if you were there.
(501st greet a young recruit)
While Super-Con doesn't have big rooms screening upcoming movie trailers, or cater to big name celebs who fly in for an hour Q&A session then leave, Super-Con does attract celebs who like to actually hang out and chat with their fans. Some of the celebs who chatted with fans at Super-Con included Peter Mayhew (Chewbacca), Marina Sirtis (Star Trek: Next Generation
), Margot Kidder (Superman
), and Bruce Dern (Silent Running
), among others.
(Jane Wiedlin IS Lady Robotika
Our favorite Star Wars
fan and Go-Go Jane Wiedlin
was in attendance with Bongo Comic's Bill Morrison to promote their new sci-fi comic Lady Robotika
. Jane posed with Star Trek
and Star Wars
fans alike. If there ever was a Super-Con pageant (and there should be), Jane would clearly be crowned the Super-Con Queen.
artist Adam Hughes)
This year at Super-Con comic industry legends like Howard Chaykin, Frank Cho, Jim Silke, and Sergio Aragones
were on hand to chat with fans as well as budding comic book artists and writers about their craft.
artist Cat Staggs)Star Wars
and Indiana Jones
artists Adam Hughes
, Allison Sohn
, Cat Staggs
and Jason Palmer
showed off their latest work, did commissioned art, signed prints and looked like they were having a blast bonding with other artists and fans. Personally, I think there were more artists flexing
at Super-Con than Comic-Con.
(Rebel Legion represents!)
Of course, no convention is complete with out a presence of The 501st Legion
and Rebel Legion
. Members dressed in trooper armor, Jedi costumes and more. Star Wars
costumes dominated the con. Even Darth Vader got approval from none other than Wonder Woman!
(Wonder Woman says hello to Little Vader)
Check out all the photos here:San Jose Super-Con (2009)
Tags: comic-con, comics, star wars