All good intentions are to write a chapter per day of my events at Phoenix Comicon 2014. A nightly round up if you will.
The problem is I already know that my Friday alone is going to be a 15 hour day of awesomeness at which the end of I will be thoroughly exhausted.
I am certain the theme of Comicon this year is, “Steve’s Childhood”. Richard Dean Anderson, Catherine Bach, and Cary Elwes are just a few names that played pivotal characters from my younger years that to this day are fond memories.
MacGyver was the adventure TV show I watched every chance I got. I’m fairly certain my love for tinkering is partly from watching Richard Dean Anderson do amazing things with a few ordinary objects around him. It’s a show I hope my son will be able to enjoy one day.
On a fun side note: back in 2003 the WB network was working on a Young MacGyver series. Who filmed the pilot episode as the star? Jared Padalecki. Who I’m currently binge watching as Sam on Supernatural. I can totally see Jared playing a MacGyver type.
Dukes of Hazzard. Talk about a show with fun and adventure. I wanted the General Lee so badly. I know I got in trouble on many occasions by jumping into my parents car through the window. “Steven James use the door!”
If someone says “Good Ol’ Boys” the them song will start playing in my head. And seriously? Catherine Bach in those shorts? And her smile. Between this show and MacGyver I had a very adventure seeking childhood.
I would say Catherine Bach was probably my first Hollywood crush or obsession. Only surpassed by maybe Robin Wright. Which brings up the third actor.
The Princess Bride has been a movie favorite of mine since I first watched it back in 1988. My family never went to movie theaters. Back in my day we did this thing called ‘renting VHS tapes’. There was a local movie rental shop we went to in California. I can remember watching this and then on Sundays reenacting scenes with my friends after church. I was quoting this movie back when I was 10. I own the soundtrack. True Love. Storming the castle. Storybook Love. The Cliffs of Insanity. I could go on. This movie affected me well into my teens. I’m sure my ideas of love were somewhat based on this movie. Cary Elwes might be the one actor I am most excited about seeing.
Kudos to Phoenix Comicon this year for bringing out the child in all of us. Whether you grew up on the original Batman. Weird Science, or Indiana Jones there is something at Phoenix Comicon for you.
I’ll see you around the con. I’ll be the one walking about with the roll of duct tape yelling out, “Anyone want a peanut?“