I can’t explain how extraordinarily bizarre it is to have a gorilla wearing a shell-bikini tap you on the shoulder and politely ask if he may take a photo with you.
It’s MAD. Absolutely mad.
But as Cheshire Cat quite rightly says “We’re ALL mad, here.”
I think this statement sums up Middle East Film & Comic Con perfectly! A bit like “The Muppet show,” it’s weird, it’s wonderful and above all … it’s unpredictable – absolutely ANYTHING can happen.
One minute you are having a delightful conversation with The Grim Reaper about the weather.
The next – you are interrupted by a collection of monsters dancing to Gangam Style!
It’s a place where you can enjoy catching up with old friends ….
and make a few new ones!!!!!
Meanwhile, in the corner … an Arab looking Mario and Luigi getting up to all sorts of tomfoolery.
Yep!!! It’s just a normal day here! Totes legit.
Mind you, I was no better … don’t you LOVE my new bazooka?!
As well as the costumes, it’s a great place to browse through the creme de la creme of limited edition comic books, rare anime and manga memorabilia. You can spend all day here oohing and aahing over the impressive array of graphic collectibles.
You can even mosey around casually donning a cape (and no, I don’t mean an Anna Wintour style “cape” coat, I mean, a CAPE cape). Duh.
If you’re lucky you might even spot a celeb or two from your favorite TV series. (LUCKY being the key word…I was GUTTED I missed Seth Green!)
FINALLY! You can leave the stressful world outside and let your cheeky neon streaked hair down to come out and play by getting your “game” on (literally).
No Judgement. Just games.
My FAVORITE part of the day was seeing the cute little kiddies in their adorable costumes. I always wanted to run away and be a disney princess at Orlando. Now I know what it feels like to be one …
I urge you to join us at the next comic con. Loosen up that tie and fall down the rabbit hole ….
You won’t be sorry.