I have an incredible opportunity to host an intimate dinner party with five of my closest friends. But who should I invite?
I think I’ll plan this strategically, and rather than go with a typical dinner party, make this somewhat of an exclusive mini Comic Con, with booze — just me and a few guests — a few guests who can greatly increase the value of my personal collection. I just hope the sheer star power of all these gentlemen in one place doesn’t cause some unforeseen cosmic shift.
The first invitation to go in the mail will be addressed to Stan Lee, because no self-respecting convention can happen without Stan. Excelsior! Sure, he might talk your ear off with all kinds of stories, real and imaginary, but he would be a ton of fun, and while he’s telling all thosel stories, I’ll slip a black Sharpie into his hand so he can sign EVERY comic book I own. Heck, in preparation for the party, I’d probably go buy a few long boxes just to make sure he stayed occupied.
The next guest would be Harrison Ford. I don’t know if Mr. Ford has ever attended a convention, so you can imagine the kind of statement his presence would make. I’ll set him up at the head of the table, where he can sign every bit of Star Wars and Indiana Jones memorabilia that I can find, while I flip through his camera phone for production photos from Episode VII to post on my blog — that’s internet gold, baby.
The third guest is another actor who needs no introduction. Sean Connery would be an excellent addition to the guest list, with great stories to tell, once he was plied with a few martinis. Mr. Connery could catch up with Harrison Ford and maybe spill some dirt on their experience working together. I’d also love to ask him what it was like filming The Rock with another true thespian, Nicolas Cage. But please, Mr. Connery, just keep signing my James Bond board games and toys while you’re chatting.
Another guest, who is no stranger to the convention scene, will be Adam West. It’s always been a dream of mine to sit down and have a long chat with the man in the cowl. Mr. West is an icon who has managed to turn a brief stint of running around in pajamas into 50 years of stardom. It would be fun to ask him about his chance to take over the Bond franchise, while seated next to Mr. Connery. Oh, and he better do some finger exercises beforehand, because I have a LOT of Batman items for him to sign.
Of course, it wouldn’t be a convention without cosplayers, so the final guest would be Dr. Zaius himself. You knew I’d have a monkey in here somewhere didn’t you? The photo-ops alone would more than pay for the event. Me, Dr. Z, Mr. Connery, Batman, Han, and Stan. Say cheese!