NaPoWriMo 2016 Day 3

Phoenix ComiCon

Jonathan Frakes Phoenix ComiCon

Fan Girl

old actor
not seen in Teen Beat
no pullout poster hung on my
wall because he was not a Corey or Backstreet Boy
sixteenth birthday gift tickets to
Star Trek convention
Wil Wheaton
my first

I am not calling Jonathan Frakes old, but he wasn’t a teen idol in the late ’80s early 90s. My twin sister and I talked our mom into buying four tickets to a Star Trek convention in Buffalo, NY because it was on our 16th birthday November 17th. Kati actually stood in line to meet Wil Wheaton. I was excited to be at my first convention, but bummed Frakes was not there.

In 1994, my wonderful fiance drove us up to Toronto for my second Star Trek convention. I was a working girl then and splurged to get VIP tickets to see both Jonathan Frakes and Marina Sirtis up close. Then life happened and I didn’t go to any kind of geek gathering until Twilight. Rachael was in middle school and Twilight was a big deal and there was a convention close by at the Wigwam. Of course I had to introduce my daughter to conventions. Well anyone who reads this blog knows it was all down hill from there. A few years later I saw Jonathan Frakes was attending the Phoenix ComiCon. Of course we got tickets. Back then 12 and under sidekicks were free. We only had to buy two tickets.

A couple years ago we attended again. Gretchen had to see John Barrowman. The lucky girl even met him and got his autograph. Then last year we attended Leprecon so I could fan girl over Star Trek authors. I already got tickets to Phoenix ComiCon this June. Rachael is working on her Attack on Titan cosplay. Yes, this fan girl has created a fan family.

NaPoWriMo Prompt – Yesterday, we wrote portraits of families. Today, let’s turn our vision outward, and write fan letters. I challenge you to write a poem in the form of a fan letter to a celebrity. Now, this could be a celebrity from long ago, and needn’t be an actor or singer (though it could be). You could write to George Washington or Dorothy Dandridge, Marie Curie or The Weeknd. Happy writing!

Phoenix ComiCon Here We Come!

Back in 2010, we went to our first ComiCon in Phoenix.  Once upon a time, Mom was infatuated with a certain actor. And because both my girls were under 13, they got into the Con for free.  I love having geek children.  We went again the following year.  But then in 2012, we couldn’t go.  Both girls were moving up; the oldest graduated 8th grade; the youngest 5th; and their cousin graduated high school.  We had family in town the weekend of the Con.  Last year we were out of town celebrating a family wedding.  My youngest was disappointed because a certain actor she is infatuated with was going to be there.

This year we have nothing going on at the start of the summer.  We can finally go again! 😀Image


to attend
Phoenix ComiCon
Two years too long without geek


I’m sure everyone remembers my NaPoWriMo Day Seven Post.  I have a great hubby.  He bought me the Riker toy near the beginning of April to inspire me.  And the actor my Little One wants to see, John Barrowman, luckily he’ll be there again this year.



My Little One with Captain Jack Sparrow.  Hopefully she’ll get to see her other favorite Captain Jack next month.  And whoever wore this costume, thank you very much for posing with my daughter.  It made her day even though she’s dressed as a Jedi. 😉