We didn't quite expect the crowd which was dominated by 20+ obsessives in fancy dress! There were superheroes, monsters, anime characters, ghostbusters, goths, Lolita girls and the whole gamut of sci-fi characters.
We felt a tad out of place.
However, being a goth/mod try hard in my youth, I could somewhat relate to the costumery and geekery of the whole thing, and LOVED meeting 3 Aussie fantasy authors at the Borders book stand. They were so friendly and sweet.
(From left to right Christian Tamblyn, Jennifer Fallon and Marianne de Pierres)
I bought three books (one of each of these authors), which I can tell will be great reads!
Hubby and friend were mildly spooked by the overdressed crowd, even though I tried to explain they were just all frustrated actors.
We caught glimpses of Lou Ferrigno (the original Hulk),
Michael Winslow from Police Academy (sorry about the crappy photos),
and Chaske Spencer from Twilight (dang, I didn't get a photo of him.)
After two hours of wandering amongst the stalls, bumping into Hello Kitty lookalikes and perusing the steampunk jewellery, we headed home, first popping into a shopping centre to acclimatise ourselves to being amongst 'normal' suburban people again! (Sorry, that sounds so snobbish, but we were just so overwhelmed by it all!)
The show is on again on Sunday, so if you live in Perth and want to suss out this curious gig, pop down to the Claremont Showgrounds. Oh, and go in fancy dress if you wish!