Tuesday, November 12, 2013
Billy Dee Williams' Q&A at Hal-Con 2013
The guest I personally wanted to see most this year at Hal-Con was Billy Dee Williams. As a young girl I had a huge crush on Han Solo's best friend and to actually get to see him in person? Nothing could have stopped me.
Right after Reg got to see his hero Richard Hatch (who I of course also adore) we waited to see Billy Dee walk on stage.
This video will show you all sorts of highlights of the Q&A that had the audience laughing and cheering.
Ajay Fry was an excellent host who informed the audience that not only is Billy Dee a wonderful actor, he is an accomplished painter.
When asked if he could play any other part in the Star Wars world he at first said Lando was it for him but after thinking about it, he said he would also consider playing Princess Leia which had us all in hysterics.
Everybody started to "oooo" and "awww" and look at the lineup of people asking questions because Darth Vader was among them! To see that exact moment on video, click here. It's hysterical!
When asked if he had any props from Star Wars he admitted he had an ewok head and that he really wish he had his signature cape.
Regarding the future of movies he shared that he thinks we are heading towards having hologram characters. Fascinating!
There was a huge turnout for the Q&A and we all had such a fun time but it was around this time on Saturday I realized that something was different at Hal-Con this year.
You could barely move from one event to the other. More to come on that later.
We did get our photo taken with Billy Dee and the man is such a sweetheart and a supreme gentleman. In no way did he disappoint.
Hal-Con makes dreams come true.