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Sub:People That Like Comics and Sci-Fi

Best Friends Forever - WonderCon 2009  San Francisco - Photo By Tracy Swedlow Copyright 2009

Best Friends Forever - WonderCon 2009 San Francisco - Photo By Tracy Swedlow Copyright 2009

Thousands of people. Some were dressed in costume; people looked at comics; there were those watching the Watchmen (and everybody was impressed); and those hundreds standing in line to see the Star Trek footage and the “special guest” that everybody thought was going to be Nimoy, but it was only the cast of the new movie.

Waiting in line to see the Star Trek panel, but the fire marshall had shut down the room.

Waiting in line to see the Star Trek panel, but the fire marshall had shut down the room.

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Nobody is getting in or out.

Thousands emerged from the Star Trek Esplanade  Ballroom looking unexcited. A few “lucky” enough to get inside before the fire marshall shut down the room told me that it was all “flash and dash” and thought it looked only ok. “No soul, no substance.”  Most everybody I talk to thinks it’s going to be a disappointment because J. J. Abrams is trying to reach out to an imaginary new audience that likes his TV shows and movies. Speaking of which, has anybody ever observed in public that J. J. Abrams’ cast looks like him? They’re all slim and boyish. I think he’s closeted or bi-sexual.  Chris Pine had absolutely nothing intelligent to say toskirk21during the panel. He is not my choice for Captain Kirk.  He has no charisma. Someone who plays Captain Kirk has to have leadership skills, great intelligence, have sex appeal, and reek charisma. liz07You have to be able to play command, which is hard to do. Elizabeth Taylor doesn’t get enough credit for her turn as “Cleopatra,” for example, because people always see her as an overblown actress due to her overblown life in the tabloids at the time. She absolutely knew how to convey command and so. Chris Pine has no clue. Shatner shouldn’t be worried.  — Tracy Swedlow

This blog is dedicated to subcultures. We like to visit them, slum amongst them, slip in and out un-detected, and record their existence.  The key is to go silently in to their midst and sojourn with them as they pursue their passions and performances.  You can, too. 

This blog begins with Swedlow and Meeks.