I’ve been going to Wizard World Comic Con Chicago for years and years, but this is the first time my sisters and I hit the road to visit Wizard World Comic Con St. Louis! What’s the occasion? Sean Bean, of course!
Sean doesn’t do cons very often so it was great to see him in person. Since Sean Astin and Billy Boyd were also attending, we got to hear all three talk about filming Lord of the Rings.
Sean Astin is an old pro at cons and talked easily with tons of fun anecdotes. Billy was more introverted, but hilarious when he wants to be. Sean Bean was rather amused and seemed to be enjoying the experience.
They talked about getting their elvish tattoos, how Orlando Bloom took Sean Bean to get his in NYC, Sean Bean’s fear of heights (back then), early acting experience among other things.
They also talked about dying on camera because, Sean Bean. He commented that he enjoyed Boromir’s death more than Ned Stark’s since Boromir had a huge, dramatic death scene. (They both hurt just as much, Sean! Lol!)
I met Bonnie Wright aka Ginny Weasley from Harry Potter. She had quite the line, but was friendly and chatty. I asked if she got to keep any props and the answer is…nope. Everything is locked up for traveling exhibits and studio tour. So sad!
I also met Lucy Davis who was the hilarious Etta Candy in Wonder Woman. She was super sweet and really chatty with the fans.
There were other celebrities, of course. Sebastian Stan had a booth way in the back to make sure there was space for his crazy line. Holly Marie Combs also had a big line so clearly fans as still Charmed.
There were also some interesting booth/activities like a climbing wall…
….and a booth with various animals available to pet or pose for photos. I was surprised more Hogwarts students weren’t lined up to take pictures with the owls!
As with any con, fans came out to cosplay! Here are a few of my favorites:
And that was my trip to Wizard World Comic Con St. Louis! An easy drive and a fun, easy day! Compared to Chicago, the staff here in St. Louis is more chill. They let passing fans snap one photo of a celeb before asking them to move on (no cameras at all in Chicago) and the handlers are not screaming at the fans and talent to move faster. Yeah!
So there may be more trips to St. Louis in my future!
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