Wizard World Portland: Slay All Day
We all know that the number of fandoms one can belong to is infinite. The wizarding world is not the be-all and end-all of nerdom. That’s why I was only a tiny bit disappointed when I found out that there wouldn’t be any Potter-related guests this year at Portland’s Wizard World event as there had been in the past few years. Wizard World is known for its variety of guests from many genres and fandoms, and this year, the convention brought fans what I can only describe as the largest Sunnydale reunion since Buffy left the Hellmouth.
Boasting 12 alumni from the iconic series Buffy the Vampire Slayer, which spanned seven television seasons, one spin-off (so far, considering the new series Slayer has yet to actually debut and is mostly rumor at this point), and an additional five seasons explored through a comic series from Dark Horse, the convention this year was a huge draw for me as a loyal Buffy and Angel fan from the very first television episode.
I didn’t get to meet everyone, but it was pretty amazing to meet and speak to Charisma Carpenter and Alyson Hannigan from Buffy and to just walk around the convention and see actors I admire as they go about their day. I caught glimpses of Ray Fischer (Justice League), Jason Mamoa (Aquaman, Game of Thrones), and even a llama just trying to enjoy the convention. Yep, that actually happened. Take a look at the photos. #KeepPortlandWeird
Take a look at what I loved about the Portland con and what I didn’t!
Check back soon to find out what MuggleNet staff member Rebecca thought about the Psychology of Harry Potter panel she attended during Wizard World on Sunday!
Press passes were provided to MuggleNet staff by Wizard World for coverage of this event.