The first Miami Wizard World was held this weekend and here are some photos.
Nothing too notable…people went, wore costumes, made out with Elmo, and got autographs.
The Miami New Times’ Victor Gonzalez has a typical mainstream write-up focusing on the AARP celebs and costumes:
We missed the 9:30 a.m. red carpet arrival of comic con’s biggest names–Edward James Olmos’ son Bodie, professional wrestler Kevin Nash, Baywatch babe/sex tape starlet Gene Lee Nolin. In fact, we missed their triumphant entrances by a full hour, but so did a lot of other people; 9:30 is much too early for anything, especially if you were up all night playing Dungeons and Dragons, or polishing your Storm Trooper regalia.
Speaking of Storm Troopers, we nearly ran one over in the parking lot. The line to buy convention tickets stretched from the front of MACC to the first row of cars when we arrived at 10:30 a.m. Upon entering, you’re slapped in the face with Batman. Pow! To our left was a 1960’s Batmobile roped off to the general public. Across from it, Batman and Robin’s autograph booth–Adam West’s and Burt Ward’s weekend bat cave, so to speak.
Not one mention of comics. But maybe that’s for the best.
Did any faithful Beat readers attend?
Heidi MacDonald is the founder and editor in chief of The Beat. In the past, she worked for Disney, DC Comics, Fox and Publishers Weekly. She can be heard regularly on the More To Come Podcast. She likes coffee, cats and noble struggle.