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Meeting Elvira

Dec
2012
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Last weekend I attended the Steel City Con in Monroeville, PA again. Yes, I’ve gone quite often in the last few years since it’s fairly close to where I live (about an hour away). I went to meet Elvira (Cassandra Peterson). I’ve been a fan of hers for as long as I can remember. In fact I dressed as her for Halloween in 2005. Even buying my costume was hilarious. My social anxiety was actually worse then so after I found the dress a worker came up to ask if I needed anything and I blurted “A WIG” overly loud. “It’s a wig” emergency!” he declared and he, my sister and myself all had a good laugh. Obviously my costume was a big hit at our party as well because, hey, boobs!

Anyway, back on track, we arrived around the time that she was supposed to show but they were still getting her table ready. Plus the line was forming and yes, it was very large, especially for this small con. So my fiance and I decided to check out the merchandise before getting into line. I (rightly) assumed that we’d be tired after waiting and want to go pretty soon. Plus we had just been sitting in the car for a while so we needed to walk around.

I often see many great cosplayers at the Monroeville Convention Center. However this time while there were a ton of attendees many of the cosplayers weren’t super impressive. I really only feel like accosting strangers who look fantastic so I just got a photo with a guy who had great Darth Maul makeup.

I picked up a few neat presents while we were checking out the dealers. Some of the sellers that I purchased from were the talented RAK and Candy Box Crafts. My man bought the cool necklace that he’s wearing above as well.

Eventually we decided that we better get in Elvira’s line. The people in the line were quite varied. Old, young, conservatively dressed or sporting a metal or goth look. I wore my Coquette capris and a cleavage boosting top with my trusty boots. Yes, being December and all I’m starting to think that I really need to buy the full leggings as well.

It took somewhere from 40 minutes to an hour to reach the table. Some of the people in the line were pretty funny so listening to their convos was pretty interesting. Plus we were stuck by one seller in particular for a while who had some affordable toys. I’m glad that we were staring at his table for a while because they had the original Monopoly which I’ve wanted forever. My man bought it for me as an Xmas present, aw.

As we got closer we were able to watch Cassandra Peterson in action. She’s just as fun as in the movies. She was very informative and funny. We found out that she will be filming another Elvira movie, Movie Macabre soon. Apparently it was a short lived TV series that I somehow missed. You can check it out on YouTube here. She made some great quips like when someone asked her how much an autographed photo was and she said “a million dollars”. She was also holding up her new calendar and pitching it like she was in an infomercial. It was really cute. She did her classic shocked expression pose for lots of attendees which was very neat. Her trainer/assistant was very nice and super buff. She even had a bunch of guys requesting funny poses with her. I thought that the merchandise that Elvira had for sale was great. I would have picked up one or two things in addition to my signed photo if I’d had more money. I really liked the 45 with the Movie Macabre theme song on it and the calendar. My fiance wished he had some extra dough to pick up one of her Zippo lighters. She said that the song was on a record because the person who had worked on it likes them. I later found out, via her site, that Jack White produced it, so cool!

When we got our turn to meet her I was such a mess. When I’m a huge fan of someone I literally shake. So yes I was shaking when her assistant took the photo above, I’m surprised that it came out so well. Elvira quipped “I’m above your head” to my fiance when we showed it to her because of the large banner of her in the background. He got a real kick out of that. At first I lamely said “We love you. You’re so beautiful.”, yes full fangirl mode. Then I told her that I had introduced my fiance to her movies. When I found out that she was attending the con we watched Haunted Hills and her original film. Of course he thought that she was awesome. She responded that I was like Scientology recruiting people for her.

So yeah, she was one of the most fun guests that I’ve met at a con. Some celebs barely look at you or come off as angry. She was super fun, like the persona that she projects on film and TV.

After we met her we had to do one more lap around the dealers’ tables. Usually I would meet more than one guest at a con but the only other person I was interested in meeting was Alan Ruck and he had to cancel. I had already met Peter Mayhew in June at Philly Wizard World so I didn’t feel the need to bother him again. Before we left we had to get a picture with the Lego Spiderman that was assembled near the entrance.

It was so much better going to the convention center with my man than when I’ve gone alone. I even forgot and then realized that I didn’t need to take a Xanax for my anxiety even though there had to be 400-500 people in the room. Hopefully we will get to attend the next con in 2013 too. It is in April and will feature Kevin Sorbo and Ernie Hudson.

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Everyone knows that male actors are chosen to star in superhero movies based on their intellect, talent, ability to appear menacing, ability to fill out a spandex jumpsuit. So let’s ogle, shall we?

Click any photo for the full size version. In some cases I used photos from the actual movie but not always. If I know what they are from I have mentioned that. I’ve included some upcoming superheroes, some villains and other related goodies.

Chris Evans-stars as Captain America/Steve Rogers in Captain America: The First Avenger and The Avengers (2012) and The Human Torch/Johnny Storm in Fantastic Four and Fantastic 4: Rise of the Silver Surfer. Photos are from Captain America, a Fantastic Four movie and an earlier photo shoot.

Ryan Reynolds-stars as Green Lantern/Hal Jordan in Green Lantern, Deadpool/Wade Wilson in Deadpool (2014) and X-Men Origins: Wolverine and Hannibal King in Blade: Trinity. Photos are from Men’s Health Magazine, Blade: Trinity, X-Men Origins: Wolverine and The Amityville Horror.

Henry Cavill-stars as Superman/Clark Kent/Kal-El in Man of Steel (2013). Photo is from The Immortals.

Andrew Garfield-stars as Spider-Man/Peter Parker in The Amazing Spider-Man (2012).

Chris Hemsworth-stars as Thor in Thor and The Avengers. Photos are from Thor and an earlier photo shoot.

Gabriel Macht-stars as the Spirit in The Spirit. Photo from The Spirit.

Christian Bale-stars as Batman/Bruce Wayne in Batman Begins, The Dark Knight and The Dark Knight Rises. Photos are from Batman Begins (I believe) and Reign of Fire.

Jeffrey Dean Morgan-stars as the Comedian/Edward Blake in Watchmen. Photo is an Old Spice ad.

Jeremy Renner-stars as Hawkeye/Clint Barton in The Avengers (2012). I’m not sure what this photo is from.

Hugh Jackman-stars as Wolverine/Logan in The Wolverine (2013), X-Men: First Class, X-Men Origins: Wolverine, X-Men: The Last Stand, X2 and X-Men. Photos are from X-Men: Origins: Wolverine (I believe) and a paparazzi shot.

James McAvoy-stars as Charles Xavier in X-Men: First Class. Photo is from Wanted.

Michael Fassbender-stars as Magneto/Erik Lehnsherr in X-Men: First Class. Photo is from Fish Tank.

Jay Chou-stars as Kato in The Green Hornet. Photo appears to be from a phone ad.

James Marsden-stars as Cyclops/Scott Summers in X-Men, X2 and X-Men: The Last Stand. Photos are from a photo shoot.

Drake Bell-stars as The Dragonfly/Rick Riker in Superhero Movie. Photo is from a photo shoot. I’m not able to find any up to date shirtless pics, but this is fairly close.

Ryan Kwanten-stars as Griff in Griff the Invisible. Photos are from True Blood and a photo shoot.

Tobey Maguire-stars as Spider-Man/Peter Parker in Spider-Man, Spider-Man 2 and Spider-Man 3. Photo is from Spider-Man.

Robert Downey Jr.-stars as Iron Man/Tony Stark in Iron Man, Iron Man 2, Iron Man 3 (2013) and The Avengers (2012). Photos are from Sherlock Holmes and a photo shoot.

Thomas Jane-stars as The Punisher/Frank Castle. Photos are from The Punisher and a photo shoot.

George Clooney-stars as Batman/Bruce Wayne in Batman & Robin. Photo is from a photo shoot.

Julian McMahon-stars as Dr. Doom/Victor Von Doom in Fantastic Four and Fantastic 4: Rise of the Silver Surfer. Photos are from an early photo shoot, a paparazzi shot and Charmed.

Nic Cage-stars as Ghost Rider/Johnny Blaze in Ghost Rider and Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance (2012). Photos are from Ghost Rider and an 80s photo shoot.

Stuart Townsend-stars as Dorian Gray in The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen. Photo is from Queen of the Damned.

Shane West-stars as American Secret Service Agent Tom Sawyer in The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen. Photo is from a photo shoot (circa 2000).

Billy Zane-stars as The Phantom/Kit Walker in The Phantom. Photos are from The Phantom.

Mark Ruffalo-stars as the Hulk/Dr. Bruce Banner in The Avengers (2012). Photo is from XX/XY.

Alec Baldwin-stars as The Shadow/Lamont Cranston. Photo is from Miami Blues.

Edward Norton-stars as the Hulk/Dr. Bruce Banner in The Incredible Hulk (2008). Photo is from The Incredible Hulk.

Greg Kinnear-stars as Captain Amazing/Lance Hunt in Mystery Men. Photo is from As Good As It Gets.

Jim Carrey-stars as The Riddler/Dr. Edward Nygma in Batman Forever. Photo is from I Love You Phillip Morris.

Val Kilmer-stars as Batman/Bruce Wayne in Batman Forever. Photo is from Top Gun.

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So, who’s your favorite?

Did I miss any sexliscious studs?

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