class=”alignleft size-thumbnail wp-image-39070″ style=”margin: 10px;” title=”action con” src=”https://www.heyuguys.com/images/2010/08/action-con-220×150.jpg” alt=”” width=”220″ height=”150″ />After waxing poetic about my love for The Expendables, and quite frankly, all things action yesterday I got to thinking about all of the different conventions that take place. After searching the Internet I found loads of different cons. Anime, Sci-Fi, Comic, Horror and more specifically, Star Trek and Twilight related conventions. I’ve been to two of the former and none of the latter…thank goodness. I can’t leave out mentioning the big daddy of cons, Comic Con. Sadly I haven’t had the opportunity to attend, but next year is going to be the year.
I Goggle’d, Yahoo’d and Bing’d my way through researching all of these different cons, and I couldn’t find a single con devoted strictly to action movies. Our writer Craig brought to my attention that there is something in North Carolina called ActionFest and that looks pretty darn cool. However that looks more like a festival and less like an actual con. Regardless, anything that Chuck Norris shows up to has to be awesome.
Think about it how great would it be to attend Action Con! My Action Con would include screenings of some of the films I mentioned in my previous post, panels with upcoming action movie cast and crew complete with Q & A, and of course, the showroom with vendors galore all tied somehow to all things action.
I understand that a lot of movies are now being featured at Comic Con. I followed the endless tweets about what was happening as it was happening. Comic Con shines a spotlight on all different genres. Comics (obviously), Film, Television etc. I want Action Con to be nothing but action, and action movie related. Show me the cars, weapons, stunts, behind the scene footage, props, and most importantly, the people who show up dressed to the hilt as their favorite characters. I’m action-geeking out over the thought of something so grand.
Just think of all the actors that might turn up at such an event. Of course since The Expendables got me started on this whole thing, that whole cast would need to be there. Of course the new legion of action stars would show up. Matt Damon, Christian Bale, Sam Worthington etc. But what if Steven Seagal and Jean Claude Van Damme showed up? Don’t forget about Chuck Norris, Michael Dudikoff, Jeff Speakman, and Thomas Ian Griffith. There are also the female action stars. Linda Hamilton, Sigourney Weaver, Angelina Jolie, maybe even Uma Thurman. See?? You’re thinking about how full of awesome it would be aren’t you? Why isn’t this a reality?
So does anyone know how to get one of these things started? I just might have to look into it because this needs to become a bona fide event! You can bet you’d see me pulling up in my Ripley cosplay complete with functioning power loader.
If you know of any such event, let me know. I’d be interested in finding out where and when they are.