Originally, Loretta and Jamie were scheduled to be in my town for a local ComicCon back in 2020, but unfortunately, the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic put the kibosh on that.
However, now they along with Jeff Maxwell are scheduled for this year's convention later this summer in honor of M*A*S*H's 50th anniversary, and you can bet your brass I have every intention of attending and meeting them! After all, who among us would pass up such a rare and special opportunity as this?!
Usually at these cons, in addition to having their individual tables where you can meet and greet the guests, they also have a Q&A panel and a photo-op - for now, I know for certain there will be a photo-op, however I haven't seen anything about a panel yet - usually, they wait until a week or two prior to the actual event to have a full schedule of such things, but I am fairly certain there will be one, since again, their visit is in honor of the show's 50th anniversary.
I've finally started going to these cons in recent years, and after attending a few of them, I've come to learn that you can get into the panels for free, but everything else usually comes with a charge (and from what I'm seeing so far, a basic autograph from each of them is $50, which is approximately half of what Christopher Lloyd alone is apparently charging). My plans are this: definitely attend a panel and film it, meet each of them individually for an autograph and picture, but also pay for a group photo-op as well . . . to me, that would be the ultimate package for a big-time MASHer getting to meet three of the castmembers like this.
My only quibble is the time of year this year's con is being held . . . it varies year to year, but if it wasn't in the dead of summer this year, I would definitely do a full Radar O'Reilly cosplay, not just with fatigues, but also my olive drab 5-button sweater . . . but in August, that's out of the question for me. Depending on what the weather is like that weekend, if it's really, really hot and humid over 90 degrees, a Hawaiian shirt is in order, but if it's below 90, I suppose I could wear any number of my M*A*S*H t-shirts. Either way though, as you guys can probably predict, I'll still be wearing my not-so-trademarked Radar cap of course.
I'll definitely keep you guys posted on my experience and share everything that I can with you.
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Cant wait for the pics and video B-Daddy