Last weekend at the Colorado Convention Center, pop culture fans of all ages reveled in the excitement of Fan Expo Denver! Such stars as Hayden Christensen, Henry Winkler, Bonnie Wright, and the casts of Scream and Vacation met fans, signed autographs, posed for photos and attended panels all weekend!
Normally when we attend a con, we have months to plan and Tom knows we are attending. When Tom was announced last minute for Fan Expo Denver, it was the perfect opportunity to surprise him! In life we get so few opportunities to surprise the important people in our lives, and this one couldn’t have gone any better! With the help of Kelsey from the T22penpals who distracted Tom, and filmed the interaction, it was pulled off without a hitch!
I also had an opportunity to present Tom with one of our 15th Anniversary tshirts! If you would like to get your own, they are available at the Feltbeats Redbubble shop!
Tom was gracious as always, and took time to make it a memorable experience for all who chose to meet him! He even photo bombed a couple of fan pictures with Bonnie Wright since she was set up next to him!
On Sunday we were joined at the con by another member of the Penpals, Meeshrose and her husband Cory! Tom was presented with gifts from the Penpals and asked to borrow Kelseys Ukelele for an impromptu perfomance at his upcoming panel! There may have been a little peer pressure involved from us, but it was all in good fun!
The panel itself was wonderful with fans asking multiple questions that have never been asked before! Tom closed out the panel by serenading the crowd with one of his favorite McFly songs and the crowd went wild! On a personal note, I have waited 14 years to hear him sing live, and when exiting the panel actual burst into tears I was so overwhelmed. So proud of Tom!
Tom and Bonnie with Bserlori and the Penpals
What a weekend of memories. It just solidifies why we are all such a fan of this kind, generous, and talented man! If you get a chance to see him at an event near you, we highly recommend it! We also hope to meet you at an event in the near future!
We will leave you with a quote from Tom’s panel. “I’m a fan of the fandom. If we could treat everyone like we do here at a con, outside of here, the world would be a much better place.”
Till next time – Bserlori