Droids Canada has once again invaded Toronto Comic Con. We would like to thank MTCC and Touchwood PR for yet again, providing us this amazing opportunity. We were happy to see alot of our friends from the con circuit and wish we were able to interview everyone. Below is the events of our day through the eyes of our very Canadian Mountain Man, A.J Desjardins. It is pretty bang on with the events of our day.
The buzz of my alarm wakes me up. ‘Why the f*ck am I getting up so early on a Saturday?! I don't work this early… ComiCon right!’ Maybe I shouldn't have watched those 5 episodes of Daredevil… F*cking Netflix!!’ *slamming Snooze button*
*multiple alarms and snooze buttons later*
Guess I should start getting ready I know the crew should be here for about 7 for breakfast to get on the road 8 a.m. What the f*ck am I gonna wear… Scrounges for shirt that apparently has gone missing… F*ck it… Grabs new Droids shirt and sweater
Message that pickup is in like 5 minutes… WTF?! Diner doesn't open til 7 … Not going to rush too too bad still in need of pants… Some people might get offended if I don't wear them
Pickup occurs … Mr. J all up in arms bout having to wait for me when the diner isn't even open yet… It's literally around the block from my place I could have snagged a few more minutes of precious sleep FFS… Of course in the rush if messages about pickup I neglect to grab the bag of gummy dicks he sent me in the mail
Arrive at the Convention Centre… Find parking… Gabby finishes getting Consuela-pool ready for the floor… Get inside and proceed to get media passes and a quick scan of the floor before the general public are unleashed
Meet up with Mike Tamburro from AM Audio Media. Muster up some form of a plan of attack for the remainder of the day which we all know will get thrown out the window in an hour or two
Mike and I have a discussion about the new Ghostbusters movie/trailer with one of the members of the Ontario Ghostbusters. Mike has another quick interview with some people from the Doctor Who Society. Quick run in and discussions with Jenn Marvel and Space Moose Entertainment
Get in line for Jonathan Frakes line up for photo op. Discussions include the Picard Maneuver (a.k.a. The Tunic Tug) and also the Riker Lean. Line starts moving on time and flows quick. Jonathan Frakes was awesome!
We run the photos back to the car allowing for Gabby to change to Mexi-pool (which was a lot less confusing for people on the floor… Oh Daredevil Maid!!!!! LOL) A quick run of the main hall floor once again think about getting in line for Rob Liefield but think again after realizing exactly how long the lineup was.
What to do for lunch? Hmmm apparently the call is hot dogs and Mike treats which was totally unexpected. Manage to find a table for the gang of us fairly quickly which is odd for us at cons they are usually hit and miss for seating. Nice to just get off the feet for a bit at this point. Everyone starting to feel the effects of the con floor.
Decide to find a crossroads and park for a while to get some photos over by the cosplay guests . Todd manages to get an interview with Azzyland (Charizard) and Mike interviews Lily Starfire (Morrigan) Waiting for Candy Cosplay and Jenn Marvel to return from photoshoots and panels
Manage to doze in and out of consciousness after we leave the convention center. Todd brings up a place he saw on Dragon’s Den in Hamilton that was based on a grilled cheese truck called Gorilla Cheese. Awesome owner, great conversation and even better food.
Highly recommended if anyone is ever in the area stop in
Stop in to Casablanca exit on the way back and grab Timmies which is was well overdue by that point in the day.
Get back in to town and return to binging Daredevil from the night before… 1st Convention of 2016 in the books
From Left to Right:
GabbyPool, The Canadian MountainMan, Jonathan Frakes and Todd Puhl.
Breakfast goes without incident. Nothing mindblowing just the usual. Little bit of coffee to get warmed up until the first jolt of Timmies hits the gut. The music playlist begins
Grab some Timmies at Casablanca (Finally!!!)… Gabby gets changed into her Deadpool outfit and the next leg of the drive up with more music. We’ve already heard Projecto Z - Africa and Kansas - Carry On My Wayward Son. Only a matter of time before Darude hits the airwaves
Some wrestling themes have hit the playlist… Skyway crossed… POV lanes incoming clear skies being able to see the CN tower all the way across the lake
Quick run in with Dr. Stevil for the 2nd time as well as Mike/Kristina from Space Moose. Mexican standoff occurs with Mexi-pool. Quick interview with Stevil and after a couple quick photos I turn around and see Kristian Bruun (Donnie) from Orphan Black get a quick photo (thinking wait a minute he wasn’t on the guest list anywhere)
Make one final round of the hall floor to get some shopping done. Manage to pick up some Funko figures at good prices (Mikey, Mouth from Goonies for the wife and Deathwing from Warcraft for myself)
Meet up with Mike and Paul from AM Audio Media and find them working on an interview/skit with Kristian Bruun (Paul had acting classes with him in past) We manage to snag some pics and chat for a brief moment and manage to call it a con. Everyone definitely feeling the effects feet, and backs beginning to seize (9 km approximately not the longest I think that was approx 15 km for one con last year). Myself my shoulder has been killing for the mainstay of the day even with added pain meds.