Following the excitement of last night and winning the Masquerade award for Best In Show: Workmanship, I kick my day off by going to the Sunday Brunch with the guests. This was a ticket only affair and I luckily picked up entry to it earlier in the weekend.
It was an interesting exercise in the different approaches the UK and US take to breakfast. I would never have fruit and fried food on the same plate; the bacon is sliced real thin, making it very brittle; the presentation of the pastries are very sickly-sweet – but hey – when in Roman!
The guests entered the room, and dispersed to tables to sit with everyone.
I had a particular interest in these military SWAT uniforms – but more on that soon . . .
Being from a less popular era, it’s not something you see that often, so great that it had been done – and done well I add!
I thought it was a good time to premiere my last new costume of the weekend – an Area 52 soldier!
I had done some hunting around and rapidly found everything was still obtainable, so I set about buying what I needed. it all came in for around £150, with the jump-suit the most expensive, at £50. Not bad really for a 100% authentic costume!
Still in full SWAT team combats, I went to see the Big Finish Q&A panel, with the Fifth Doctor TARDIS crew in tow.
One amusingly worded question went, “I was listening to a Big Finish CD before watching a classic episode on tv, and wondered what your favourite scene to film was?” This had pleased Nicholas, until it swerved back to a classic series question!
In the queue holding room, flanking the TARDIS, were a static bronze and freaky acid-green Daleks. I never quite got that one. Maybe someone will explain some day . . .
The Sunday of the convention starts to wind down rapidly after lunch, so following the final time the Fifth Doctor Crew appeared on stage, the halls and lobby were soon looking less populated than before.
There may not have been the bombardment of guests that LA offer, but that meant you almost got to know those that were here a bit more, as they recognised people from photocalls to autograph sessions.