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Tuesday, March 22, 2011

The way it was

I don't know if any of you ever ventured to the rare Sci-Fi or comic book convention back in the 1970s, but this is what it looked like:

Don't laugh, it was the best we had. And it was awesome. There seemed to be a more "meeting of the tribes" than "marketing to the pop culture geeks" going on back then. Remember, nerd wasn't cool. It was laughed at and shunned. Now it's part of the main fabric of American culture. Things were different. And the celebrities who appeared at these things were somewhat more approachable, as there wasn't 82,000 people trying to get their autograph, just 82. Good times.

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At 3/22/2011 6:06 PM, Blogger tom said...

I was there. Really. I didn't dress up, but I was there.

At 3/23/2011 8:59 AM, Blogger Edward said...

Wow - tell me that's not Matt Smith (the current Doctor Who) looking over that guy's left shoulder at the 42 second mark.

Of course, Wikipedia says that Matt Smith wasn't born until 1982 - but hey, this is freakin' Doctor Who man! There's probably a smoking Tardis just off-frame that he just stepped out of.

Hey - if any of you run into this guy, convince him to take you back to this convention while wearing TNG T-shirts. Then make sure you get into this video and flash us the "live long and prosper" sign. I'll keep an eye out for you on this throughout the day . . .

At 3/23/2011 1:34 PM, Blogger Bill at Comix Connection said...


Edward - HA!

At 3/24/2011 1:46 PM, Blogger Currahee Chris said...

did I see a woman lift her shirt for Nimoy?? I think I did!!


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