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Rhode Island Comic Con '17 (November 10-12)

Postby CB Johnny » Sun Jun 25, 2017 6:01 pm

Our boy will be a headlining guest appearing all three days. I'll try to edit in any updates as I see them.

Until then, who else will I see there? If you let me know in advance who you are and how to recognize you (cosplay, outfit, whatever) then I'm down for a lil' impromptu WOWAY meet up, but I prefer it to be at the con space.
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Re: Rhode Island Comic Con '17 (November 10-12)

Postby Heds » Sun Jun 25, 2017 7:16 pm

What's the cosplay plans for yourself, Johnny? Even us not going love to hear about em. You're so creative! :)
i can call you betty, and betty when you call me you can call me al

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Re: Rhode Island Comic Con '17 (November 10-12)

Postby CB Johnny » Sun Jun 25, 2017 8:21 pm

I am toying with a group cosplay with some friends of Al and the band performing the Star Wars encore.

Otherwise I keep it simple and just do Ninja Brian from NSP and Starbomb.
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Re: Rhode Island Comic Con '17 (November 10-12)

Postby LaikaComeHome » Tue Jun 27, 2017 1:55 am

Eeeeeeeee! I exploded into oblivion when I found out. IDK who I'm cosplaying as, but I sure as hell will be there! Eeeeeeeeeee!
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Re: Rhode Island Comic Con '17 (November 10-12)

Postby spmahn » Sat Nov 11, 2017 11:09 pm

I made the trek out to this exclusively for the rare opportunity to fulfill my childhood and meet Paul Reubens (he was lovely), Al seemed to have a very long line of people eager to see him as well.
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Re: Rhode Island Comic Con '17 (November 10-12)

Postby Elvis » Mon Nov 13, 2017 10:19 pm

Listen to Al's Q&A panel here!

(The title says 2016, but it's really from 2017!)

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Re: Rhode Island Comic Con '17 (November 10-12)

Postby Muppetboy09 » Tue Nov 14, 2017 1:19 am

And a video version!

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Re: Rhode Island Comic Con '17 (November 10-12)

Postby spmahn » Tue Nov 14, 2017 4:11 am

Anyone have a write up of the Q&A? I got as far as someone in the audience referring to this Nostalgia Critic nobody as they "childhood hero" before my eyes rolled up inside of my head and I had to turn it off.

Edit: I ended up watching the whole thing, here's my one sentence synopsis: "On the Itchy and Scratchy CD Rom is there a way out of the dungeon without using the Wizard Key?" I totally get why Al doesn't do these sorts of things all that often, yeesh.
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Re: Rhode Island Comic Con '17 (November 10-12)

Postby spmahn » Wed Nov 15, 2017 3:33 am

Also from this weekend, here is a great photo

https://www.instagram.com/p/BbYBHLtH7hB ... edyankovic

Being a huge fan of Al and Paul Reubens, it's kind of strange to see them together. Not sure if Al and Paul had any connections prior to this meeting, I don't think they've ever worked together directly, although they run in the same circles and share a lot of the same friends / collaborators, so I assume they were at least somewhat familiar with each other.
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Re: Rhode Island Comic Con '17 (November 10-12)

Postby CB Johnny » Wed Nov 15, 2017 3:59 am

spmahn wrote: I got as far as someone in the audience referring to this Nostalgia Critic nobody [and Al] as [their] "childhood [heroes]" before my eyes rolled up inside of my head and I had to turn it off.


Oh hey, I fixed that for you. Nuance is pivotal, don't you agree? :lol:

I hear your frustration and I see that it wasn't what you needed :D I can appreciate that.

Here you are browsing for updates, trivia, stories, etc. as one does, and while you were expecting the kind of information you want in an atmosphere you'd like

Instead, you felt maybe disappointed that the audience wasn't "avid" fans on your level. or worse. They took a moment to be sentimental and appreciative.

Cuz If anyone's taught me that empathy goes a long way, it's our boy Al. He keeps comments upbeat and tactful while often sprinkling in an understanding what people were trying to do even though said behavior was getting under his skin. ;)

You know who else is like that?
Doug Walker. An influential hugely successful webentertainer who maintained his fanbase's support by showing kindness, empathy, and tact much like Al has.

BUT WAIT THERE'S MORE
because you know who else does their best to carry on that same compassion and empathy? :)

I don't know if you are actively aware of this guy but let me tell you about him.
He's that someone in the audience who knew a lot of the answers to the questions at the panel, strives to keep his own contributions to Q&As somewhat unique for the sake of more knowledgeable fans, and often loses a lot of emotional mental energy doing so because of his struggles with mental health. ......... That someone who set up a topic on WOWAY so, in case any locals wanted to attend, they could know more about it. Who is the one you mock so needlessly.


because he had the nerve to preface his question with a brief sentiment about two of his heroes sharing the stage together. <_< Literal. Heroes. People who set a glowing example to him that you can be successful in your life and your work while staying both kind and unabashedly nerdy... Two people whose work comforted him in his darkest hours.

HOW. DARE. HE. BRIEFLY EXPRESS HIS APPRECIATION :stern:

I guess he forgot that Spmahn would be listening, right?


Thing is, right now that someone is trying so very hard to assume the best in you when you're behaving like an entitled, snooty, JERK over something as ridiculous as how entertaining a convention Q&A was for the people who weren't there. :rolleyes: Maybe you're just having an off day. Maybe I'd have easily enjoyed a conversation with you at a VIP party.
Prove me right.


TL;DR
Next time you decide to talk like a jerk about your fellow fans, be a little careful. You don't know whether it's someone among your tribe. Especially about behavior that has no reasonable effect on you.

My eyes are rolling, too, fellow fan. Have a better day that you did when you wrote this.
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Coming up next: my Al related experiences at the con
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