June 08, 2005
Aren't You A Little Short To Be A Stormtrooper?
As you would expect, most of the people dressed up in Star Wars regalia at the old Con. It's just one of those things that goes with with nerd-dom. One of the things that I found really facinating about Wizard World was the number of pirated movies being sold in the open. They had copies of all kinds of nerdy shows just laying on the tabletops with obviously homemade covers. I would have thought that type of thing would land you some serious fines, but apparantly it's not that big of a deal. They were also selling a number of midevil weapons there, which simultaneously seems like a very good match to the swords and sorcery crowd and a monumentally bad idea for nerds with gallons of bottled rage.
And yeah, this guy *was* a little short to be a Stormtrooper, but Drew was too scared to say it to him...