Sunday, June 21, 2009

When Hobbies Collide- Wizard World Philly Style


Show Coverage- Russ Cohen

Philadelphia – Wizard World Philadelphia has one day left and yet I feel like I spent a week there. I was there on Friday and I was in search of show exclusive comics, older comics, and show exclusive action figures. All of that was easy to find and I found a lot more than that.

I’ve covered a few of these shows (mostly non-sports items) and they always have a great energy and vibe about them. I especially enjoyed one seminar set up by Eric Simpson called “How to be a Wrestler”. It was an open panel discussion with Traci Brooks (TNA), Nidia (formerly with the WWE and now working the Independent circuit), Demolition, Greg “The Hammer” Valentine, The Honky Tonk Man and Virgil. More to come on this later but it’s safe to say these grapplers were very open and honest and they didn’t hold anything back and they answered every single question that the fans had for them. The one theme that came out of this panel was the feeling that there will be an eventual return of “old school” wrestling. I would love to see that since that’s what I used to watch when I was growing up!

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4 comments:

Andrew said...

*sigh* Someday I'll get to a con..

Big D said...

Sounds like great fun. I met the Honky Tonky Man in an airport about 15 years ago. He was crazy!

Tunguska said...

As amazing as Traci is I could not help but notice in the background the undeniable queen of every 13-year-old boys' dreams back in the early '80s. Please tell me you snapped some photos of Col. Wilma Deering!!

Tim said...

She is so HOT! I must get to the Con next year.

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