Monday, June 5, 2017

Wizard World: Philadelphia (2016)

June 4-5, 2016: 

Wizard World hosted a huge Marvel spectacular at their show in Philadelphia. Guests included Tom Hiddleston, Chris Hemsworth, Chris Evans, Sebastian Stan, Anthony Mackie, Hayley Atwell, Dominic Cooper, and more. 

This was Tom's first Con outside of San Diego since attending New York Comic Con in 2011. Wizard World offered a much more personal fan experience since fans were able to pre-purchase autograph and photo-ops with their favorite celebrities! 

The individual Tom Hiddleston VIP was $510 (the Tom VIP was $645 at ACE Arizona!). Here's a look at Tom's WW schedule. Don't be fooled by the relatively low number of events - it was packed! 

Tom Hiddleston arrived to great fanfare on Saturday. His first event was a 10am autograph session where he was only able to get through about half the line and so began a very long day. I finally received my autograph (which was scheduled for 10am) around 7pm and there were still hundreds of people behind me. All the other guests had left and most of the lights were off at the Convention Center but Tom was still there signing away! 

Here's our picture! The Legos were completely unplanned. I bought them at one of the booths in order for my nephew to have a way to entertain himself in the lines. He was only five at the time and at that age you don't understand what an actor is. He thought he was meeting the real Loki and Captain America. When it was our turn to go into the photo he just froze. One of the staffers was telling us to hurry along (rude) but he was just in complete awe. Chris Evans (bless him) came over and gave my nephew a huge hug! When we started our pose I noticed that my nephew was still hanging on to his Lego so I asked Tom if it was okay if I got out the Loki one too. He had the Legos out again during our autograph sessions. Tom asked my nephew which of his Legos was his favorite - and without missing a breath he shouted THE FLASH! Oh the shame! 

Tom and Chris Hemsworth sat down for the Brotherly Love Q&A.

On Day 1 Tom brought back a familiar plaid shirt (tentatively confirmed to be from Zara) that has been in his wardrobe since 2012. This shirt last made an appearance at the Wheatland Music Festival in 2014.  He was also wearing his Ralph Lauren Barracuda coat, jbrand Tyler jeans, and Aquatalia Ace boots.

Day Two was slightly more relaxed. 

Tom Hiddleston debuted a new shirt, the Griffin Henley from Rag and Bone - which sadly he has never worn again. 

Tom enjoyed himself with the other Marvel cast members throughout the weekend. 

Tom, Evans, and Hemsworth got very close to trainer, Luke Zocchi, in the photobooth. (You often see this picture photoshopped to have Sebastian Stan in place of Luke but this is the original)

Is she dead? joked Dominic Cooper after the stars finally finished out their weekend. 


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