Fanboy Expo’s – “Totally Awesome Weekend”

Fanboy Expo held a small October convention that I was thrilled to attend.  It was probably the smallest crowd I’ve see at a fanboy in awhile, but It had a few names worth making the drive for.

Gary Busey is an iconic legend, and a bit crazy. It’s hard to believe he’s 73, but he’s stared in Point break, Lethal Weapon, Predator 2, Buddy Holly Story, Fear and Loathing and stuff like Piranha 3DD, Carny and great films like The Gingerdead Man. Uncle Gary was an absolute pleasure to meet, and was worth the trip alone.

Sgt. Slaughter is someone I’ve dreamed about meeting since I was a little kid. WWE Champion and a living G.I. Joe – This man was one of the coolest out there. Meeting Slaughter was everything I could of possibly wanted it to be, and I’m thrilled to add a nice looking 8×10 to my collection.

Caroll Spinney is the man who brought to life Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch. I was a bit bummed he wasn’t doing Personalization at all on the photos, but I now understand why as his health didn’t seem to be the best. His wife held the paper as he signed for Big Bird, Oscar and himself.  He was a charming man to meet, and I’m glad I did.

Gregg Berger has brought to life a ton of key characters from my childhood, Although I already had his signature from a con a few years ago, I couldn’t resist getting him on this sweet 11×14 print.

Keone Young brought to life Storm Shadow on G.I. Joe. For about 10 years, I’ve only had his signature on a card from one of Rittenhouse’s Star Trek sets. I’m thrilled I finally own him on something Iconic from G.I. Joe. Mr. Young was an absolute pleasure to meet.

Larry Houston is a guy who deserves more credit for his career.  He did the G.I. Joe movie opening titles, wrote an episode and was a producer and was the Director & Producer of the X-Men animated series.  He did Storyboards for TMNT and brought to life a huge chunk of my childhood. I was super stoked to get a head sketch of Apocalypse from him, who was one of the best villains on the X-Men.


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