What fun was had in Knoxville! The Fanboy Expo Comicon was really great with all the vendors, the special guests and the fans. The staff, volunteers, and David who volunteered to help me at my table, were so accommodating, kind and attentive to us all. We truly appreciated it.
Knoxville fans are so welcoming and it warmed my heart to be able to connect with so many She-Ra fans who watched the show when they were little and are now bringing their kids up with the She-Ra episodes. I heard over and over about how the She-Ra episodes from the 80’s had changed their lives and how, with their kids watching them today, they, as parents, are able to re-enforce the important human values the series promoted with each episode.
Some have made it a joyful family tradition at Christmas to watch the Christmas Special.
And I was surprised when one 10 year old told me, “The cartoons today are stupid and don’t let or make you think.” Smart girl, wanting to THINK! That one statement gives me hope for the future. 🙂
I laughed so hard when one Mom told me that the only thing that will calm down her baby is if she plays the introduction to the series where I say, “For the Honor of Grayskull – I am She-Ra!”. And a few parents told me they play an episode each night which helps their children sleep better! (There’s comfort in those episodes.)
One of the most special moments was when, at our panel, a little She-Ra I’d met the day before and talked with a long time during the day, was brave enough to come onstage at our panel and do the iconic “For the Honor of Grayskull, I am She-Ra!”. It took such courage to stand in front of a big crowd and do this. That’s She-Ra courage and I love her for it! Take a look at her saying the iconic “I AM SHE -RA!”.
And there were great fans of the Batgirl and Catwoman characters that I voiced in “The New Adventures of Batman” with Adam West and Burt Ward. I was so happy to have photos for them too.
I’m back home now and hope to see more of you in the coming months. Thanks to Christopher Arsaga and Nery Lemus of Celebworx for organizing all this so I could meet you. It’s always one of my greatest joys to hear how my work has made a positive influence for you then and now. You have the Power!
Lots of love to you all…and Happy 4th Of July !