Before you could blink, another Wizard World Philadelphia is in the books. Above, you see the Social Justice panel I was on. Guess which one I am. The panel went extremely well, and I’m pretty proud of what happened, especially when a sweet Luna Lovegood cosplayer came up to me and thanked me. That meant a lot. I was Emma Frost on Saturday, and it was a great deal of fun. +2 Comedy also had an amazing showing in their panel, which was packed!
Five Things I Learned at Wizard World Philadelphia
- Rob Paulsen (voice of Pinky and Yakko) is the sweetest man on the planet. Seriously. If you ever have the chance to meet him, by all means do so.
- The cosplayers are getting more and more elaborate, which means more hilarious photo ops. Seriously, a good cosplayer can be a more valuable photo op than any actor.
See also: this picture of an amazing Oogie Boogie from the Nightmare Before Christmas, which probably puts the costumed character at Disney to shame.
- There is a Wawa next to the Pennsylvania Convention Center, and that’s a really, really good thing.
- Lines were not nearly the issue they have been in the past for panels. People were able to get into the 3pm Firefly panel right up to 2:45 (which is something that is unheard of in many conventions.) Lines for photo ops and autographs, however, were terrifying and apparently poorly organized.
- Anthony Mackie is incredibly charming, and Christopher Lloyd does not wish to be called Christopher.
In the end, Wizard World Philadelphia was an amazing, with everyone having a good time. I’m going to Too Many Games Expo this Saturday, and I’ll see you there!