Taking Date Night on the road this weekend, Mr. R. and I are attending Tampa Bay Comic Con. I am beyond excited. We’ve had our tickets for months and just this week we discovered that we will have media passes as well.
I’ve followed San Diego Comic Con longingly for years, but as we live on the east coast, attending is not very feasible. When I learned about this one in Tampa, I was totally in. Now truthfully, neither of us is actually into comic books.
We are, however, HUGE Game of Thrones fans. And, as it turns out, Richard Madden (aka Robb Stark) will make an appearance. We told you not to marry that girl, Robb. Can you say ‘red wedding?’ Pedro Pascal will also be there. We’re talking Oberyn freaking Martell, everybody’s favorite bisexual Dornish prince. Sans the squished head.
Veteran actor John Rhys-Davies (Lord of the Rings, Raiders of the Lost Ark) will be there, as will Evan Peters, from every season of American Horror Story.
Although Mr. R. doesn’t really follow it, I am a big fan of The Walking Dead. Appearing at TBCC will be Brighton Sharbino (“Look at the flowers, Lizzie!”) and Kyla Kennedy (cute little sister Mika, killed by Lizzie who lost her mind).
Ybor City is one of my favorite places on the planet and as it happens, we’re staying there for this adventure. I’ll have to tell you about it sometime. But for now, you should know that we also have tickets Saturday night’s After Party at The Castle, a club in Ybor City. I’ve had my costume for months. I’m going as Ashara Dayne, a character mentioned in the A Song of Ice and Fire books, although she has yet to actually appear. Mr. R.’s costume is more difficult to define. He has this really cool black suit coat with a large hoodie that will cover his face. He’s like a mysterious, scary assassin.
Stay tuned for photos and updates from this adventure.
Geek, by the way, is NOT a bad word. Just letting you know…