Saturday, November 1, 2008

Building better worlds

The highlight of today's Geekorama...I mean science fiction convention wasn't the members of the 501st Legion, and it wasn't the fact that I don't feel like such a geek when faced with people wearing Star Trek uniforms their mother has sown.

No, the highlight was my colleague Björn, who showed up to have his picture taken with Carl Weathers, in full Ivan Drago outfit, red satin robe and shorts with “Drago” on them and all. He even cut his already blond, square head of hair to match Drago's heli pad closer. He's mad, I tell you, mad! Though Weathers got a real laugh out of it. Pictures will be posted if I can score them from Björn.

Oh. And Lance Henriksen was there. I like Lance. To mark this occasion (and my geekiness), I wore my Weyland-Yutani tee. Had I thought about it, I would have brought a knife and asked him to repeat Bishop's trick from the mess hall onboard the Sulaco. Then again...maybe not.


EGE said...

Wow, do I have no idea what you're talking about!

beardonaut said...

Here's a pointer: click the links. Live and learn, ege, live and learn.

Steelwheels said...

Lance Henriken looked aged. He paced back and forth behind that counter, looking like a caged animal, taking cautious sips from his styrofoam cup. But could feel deep within that I was looking at a living legend.