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Cinderella, R2D2, and Tasha Yar

Monday, February 28, 2011

I'm still working on my recap of the Miami Comic-Con, guys, but I had to share my favorite shot right away:


John and I happened upon this little Cinderella solemnly flipping through the pages of a book and showing them all to R2D2, who was responding enthusiastically with beeps and whirs. The few adults around were standing back to avoid disturbing the pair. After grinning madly at the cuteness for a moment, I silently asked her father (just behind her and out of frame) if I could take a picture. Then, when I quietly went down on one knee a few feet away, the little girl turned to look at me for just this one second before returning studiously to her task.


It was only after I downloaded the photos at home that I spotted Denise Crosby (Tasha Yar of Star Trek: TNG) in the background. And you know what? This is exactly why I love conventions. Where else can you find actors and fans, sci-fi and fantasy, and kids and adults all mashed together in one glorious melting pot of geekery?


More pics and goodies, coming soon!

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31 comments:

  1. Ooooh! I'm so excited! The Emerald City ComiCon is this weekend! I haven't been to anything like this since my very first Star Trek/Sci-fi convention when I was 13!!! And I won't tell you how many years ago THAT was! ;)

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  2. OMGOMGOMG! That is by far one of the cutest things I've ever seen! She is so intent on her task, and I love that R2 responded to her. It really just warms my heart to see this. And seriously, it's only at events like this when people are so happy to be together and sharing what they love that they have such respect for others and care about what they're doing, especially with children.

    Does that make sense? I guess my best example is how over the weekend, I was at Winter Range, which is a cowboy action shooting* competition that my parents run here in Arizona. It's HUGE--they had over 750 shooters. My parents are famous because of the work they do at this event. (Is my pride for them showing?) Everyone has a different division they shoot in, and there is the Buckaroo division, which is for kids under 13. There was a 9 year old kid on my parents' posse and he was amazing. He was the youngest shooter there. Everyone was encouraging him and taking good care of him. It was just so amazing to see all these adults rallying around this kid because he was following in their footsteps. It was wonderful to watch. I just love stuff like that!

    *For those who don't know, cowboy action shooting is just as geeky as Steampunk, comic-cons and other such events. People dress up in Old West costumes (they MUST be authentic) and they shoot Old West guns at targets. It's a competition based on speed and accuracy. Here's more information in case you're interested: The Single Action Shooting Society

    The Burton Inspiration

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  3. I think I just died from the cuteness of those pictures!

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  4. What a multi-leveled WIN! Very well done.

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  5. OMG HOW ADORABLE!! I hope my future children are geeks :)

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  6. Are you sure that's her?! I would have never recognized her, but that is *soooooo* cool!

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  7. What a cute picture! She's so intent on what she's doing! My husband & 2 year old son were there on Sunday and that R2 was a huge hit with my son as well! Though not as much as Batman

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  8. Speaking of Star Wars, look at this bit of awesomeness, by a Flickr friend of mine: http://www.flickr.com/photos/ishkamina/5483566768/in/contacts/

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  9. This made me so happy! How adorable!

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  10. That adorable. I hope I can make it to a ComiCon one day. Or better yet a BlizzCon. (^^,) That would be so much fun!

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  11. Gah!! That is just SO cute! I love that a little girl was playing with R2 and probably never gave a thought to wether or not he was real. :-) Kids are simply fantastic!

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  12. Is the R2 remote controlled? How does that work?

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  13. @ Megan - Yes, R2's "handler" was beside me, working the controls.

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  14. I am awash sci-fi shivers, and cute waves. Tasha, and R2 and princess, oh my!

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  15. D'awww. That is freakin' ADORABLE. I had never been to a convention until last year until my boyfriend took me. We'd only been dating for a month..since then we went to 2 more and are planning on at least 3 this year. I completely agree with you on how great they are. GEEK POWER!!

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  16. So glad to see a young girl raised well :)

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  17. Awwwwwwwww!!! I can't say any more because my heart is melting so therefore I'm dying.

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  18. YESSSS! Of course, I can't actually be there from here in Houston, but I feel like I'm attending virtualy through your posts! and I don't have to wait in line or anything! So thanks a million for posting your pictures!

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  19. so cute, the funniest for me is that her stance and look at you reminds me of the movie when princess leia is stuffing the message into R2 LOL

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  20. Love this! Princess Tot there looks like she doesn't realize she is standing among so much coolness (and part of it herself). Gotta love that kids take something like that in stride like it's real and part of their everyday experience. Talking with invisible friends and riding imaginary dinosaurs one day, chatting up R2 as a princess the next. Childhood is priceless!:-)

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  21. So many warm fuzzies! So cute my brain is about to explode!

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  22. That is perfect! Who doesn't love a little R2D2 and Cinderella action??

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  23. I showed this picture to my 5 year old daughter (who is both a Cinderella dress-up girl, and a fan of Star Wars) and she promptly looked at me with huge eyes and asked "R2D2 is REAL? Can I go see him too? Will Luke and Leia be there?" So now I'm contemplating taking her with us on our next con junket. Thanks for sharing!

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  24. I showed this post to my 5 year old daughter (who is both a fan of playing dress up as Cinderella and of Star Wars). She promptly looked at me and began babbling. "R2D2 is REAL? Can I go see him? Will Luke and Leia be there, too? How about the shiny gold robot?"

    Looks like she may be coming with us the next time we go to a con. We didn't set out to mold her in our own geeky image, but that seems to be coming along nicely. Thanks for sharing.

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  25. I totally love Denise Crosby after running into her at DragonCon last year. She actually stopped us to talk to my son, who was dressed as Aang from Avatar: the Last Airbender. She was so nice. We even got a picture of them together while she wasn't on the Walk of Fame. Then we talked to her some more after the Masquerade where my son won the kids' division. I hope she comes back to DragonCon this year so I can get her to sign a picture of them together.

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  26. Hey, isn't that YOU in the DeLorean?

    -Julie

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  27. SO CUTE! What is it with little girls and R2D2? A couple years ago, I got the R2D2 from Hammacher Schlemmer for my hubby for Christmas, only to have it confiscated by our then 4 year old daughter so she could read to him. She would take him into her room, turn him on and then read her books to him, one by one, methodically, sometimes for nearly an hour. We actually started to get a bit worried, but it was so darn cute, and she WAS practicing reading, so... : )

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  28. K-- I'm relatively new,so I read all of your blog at once. I could be wrong, but check out the cute family from Star Wars Celebration Pt 1

    Is that the same little girl?

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