One of the best times I’ve ever had at a con was back in 2007(ish) when I attended SDCC for a combined Stargate SG-1/Atlantis panel that saw 5000+ fans pack the hall in support of the franchise. Approximately eight years later, I returned for an equally great visit – this time for Dark Matter, and with Akemi. I haven’t been back since but I’ve always had very fond memories of those days in San Diego spent meeting fans and walking the streets filled with a dizzying array of cosplayers covering everything from anime and gaming to comic books and t.v.
So, I was recently invited to attend this year’s SDCC. By the time it rolls around, production will have wrapped on this latest show and I’ll be free and clear – outside of my post-production commitments. I told Akemi and suggested she come along. She was thrilled. So thrilled, in fact, that she suggested we get married while we’re there.
I was surprised only insofar as whenever I’ve floated the idea of getting married in the past, she’d shrugged it off with the indifference one might reserve for brunch. It’s not that she didn’t want to get married; only that she didn’t want to suffer through a big spectacle. She hates to be the center of attention and once suggested something low-key, like a trip to city hall.
An SDCC wedding would definitely be a step up however. Maybe at the tail-end of the panel. I could get someone dressed as the Joker to officiate. Then we could go top off the evening with corn tamales at the Cheesecake Factory!
Upon closer scrutiny, it may be a little more complicated than that – but the biggest obstacle to a Deadpool themed wedding, heck just the trip to SDCC, is finding a dog sitter. Our two old gals are high maintenance. They’re cranky, incredibly cranky, have a hard time walking, and are prone to the occasional unwitting accidents. Suji also needs to have her bladder expressed every night.
Our regular sitter (who they stayed with the last time we went to Tokyo) is fully booked for July, so we’re in talks with another candidate. She’s had vet tech experience, is very nice, and would actually stay at our place while we’re away. We’ll see how it goes. Hopefully, things work out and we can go, knowing they’re in capable hands.
OR we just skip SDCC this year.
OR we fly Lulu and Suji down and make them part of the big event.
Please suggest appropriate wedding cosplay outfits for these two…
Batgirl and Black Canary? Colleen Wing and Misty Knight? Harley Quinn and Poison Ivy?