by Scoobie Davis
Candidate Schwarzenegger Was a Big Hit With The Involuntarily Celibate
I had a good time at last Sunday’s Los Angeles Comic Book and Science Fiction Convention. Yes, I usually go but mainly because they usually have a strong film tie-in and great movie giveaways and chances for autographs. Last month, the picture being promoted it was The Matrix Reloaded. This month it was Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines.
If you ever go to the convention and want to see me, I’m one of the handful of the vast male crowd that looks as if he had a recent date. I’m not being mean here; it is the truth. I know there are stereotypes about comic book fans (e.g., Comic Book Guy), but the stereotype exists because there is a lot of truth to it. It’s no accident that a couple of the merchant booths deal in porno (yes, there are men who are combing through the porn as conventioneers are walking down the aisles).
But I’m digressing. I had to go because they had a big Terminator 3 promotion day. Arnold would be speaking there along with director Jonathan Mostow, actor Nick Stahl, and the bablicious Kristanna Loken (she is totally hot). During the discussion section, Arnold started out by saying, “I came here to announce my candidacy—oops, wrong speech.” The audience loved it. During the Q & A, some of the questioners asked as Arnold’s political ambitions, but he didn’t give much more information.