I had such a great day today at DragonCon! I am so so pleased with my Cosima cosplay. First thing I did today was meet Chris Rankin aka Percy Weasley! Chris talked about his audition process, his favorite Percy moments, and what he’s up to these days. For his Percy application, Chris mailed in a postcard saying he was a prefect in school, a ginger, not a twin and 16 aka perfect for Percy. His favorite HP character is Tom Riddle and he’d love to play Arthur or Horace in a remake. His favorite HP moments: leading the first years to the common room, the breakfast scene at the burrow especially the hair and the ‘night dress thing’, the final battle (apparently the Weasley family danced to Saturday Night Fever!), and his absolute favorite moment was yelling ‘I’m headboy’ in Prisoner of Azkaban.
Chris earned his degree in media production and currently works in TV production. Overall, I was pretty impressed with the interview!After Chris Rankin, I attended a panel discussion about creating a safe space for female (comic book) readers. It was a great conversation between Gwenda Bond and Laurenn McCubbins and I came away with some killer reading recommendations: Bombshells, Not Funny Ha Ha, Diary of a Teenage Girl, and On A Wire to name a few.I wrapped up the afternoon by going to an X-Files panel featuring the actors who played Deep Throat and Alex Krychek (Jerry Hardin and Nick Lea). Sadly, Lea confirmed he will not be appearing in the new X-Files in Jan. 2016.Two of my favorite cosplays I saw today were a couple dressed up as the Grey Lady and Nearly Headless Nick and a woman dressed up as The Last Unicorn, my FAVORITE childhood movie. Last but not least – my fellow sestras and I being silly 🙂