C2E2 is one of the best Chicago conventions we have had the pleasure of attending and covering. It is well organized, the staff is friendly and professional, the guests are awesome and numerous, and the topic panels are fascinating. Next weekend’s convention is looking like it will be awesome, though maybe not in all the ways we had hoped.
I can’t tell you how heartbroken we were to hear that The Empress of SciFi, Amanda Tapping, has cancelled her appearance. She is one of our favorite actresses, and we have had the pleasure of meeting her a couple times over the years. We were looking forward to catching up with her and hearing about her recent amazing directing work. Alas, something no doubt important came up and she was forced to cancel. Hopefully we will still see her later this year.
The guest list still includes Jason Momoa of Game of Thrones, Jewel Staite of Firefly, Sean Astin of Lord of the Rings, Raphael Sbarge of Once Upon a Time, Ming-Na Wen of Marvel’s Agents of Shield, and Agent Carter’s Hayley Atwell. While the guest list is huge, these are the names we know.
Who I am most looking forward to seeing? While I will be adding Ming-Na Wen to the list of Stargate Universe actors I have met, I’m curious and excited to meet Neve McIntosh. As Madame Vastra of Doctor Who, she has played a complex role in the series. I expect questions about costuming and her character’s relationship with Jenny. Beyond that I don’t know what to expect, and that makes it all the more fun!
In addition to guest we are looking forward to fantastic costumes, excellent merchandise, and an all around good time. We hope you will join us! Keep an eye on our Twitter, @SpaceGypsies, for news and pics from the convention. Say hi if you see us, we’d love to meet you!