Wednesday, March 07, 2012

Steel City Con presents a nice assortment of stars of classic TV

As we mentioned on Monday, we visited the Steel City Con in Pittsburgh for the first time this past weekend. We got to sink our teeth into a wonderful assortment of toys -- emphasis on the action figures, certainly. Whenever BRBTV visits a con, we love the shopping, and it's the toy booths we love best! So to see a whole show full of them was a treat. (We still didn't nab that elusive Volcana figure for our buddy Will, though -- rats! She's so rare!)

Beyond that, though, we beheld a nice collection of actors from the TV shows we love ... Christopher ("Peter") Knight and Susan ("Cindy") Olsen of "The Brady Bunch." Butch ("Eddie Munster") Patrick of "The Munsters," whom we got to chat with a bit about his recent Detroit appearance, complete with the Dragula (see our October 29, 2011 post). Billy Dee Williams, whom the rest of the world knows as Lando Calrissian, but whom we "Dynasty" fans will always remember as the suavo Brady Lloyd. He was there with his son, Corey Dee Williams, who has also done some "Star Wars" work. Ian Ziering of "Beverly Hills 90210" and more recently "Dancing with the Stars." Johnny Whitaker from "Sigmund and the Sea Monsters" and "Family Affair."

But there were a couple other stars we were really looking forward to meeting and chatting with: Wesley Eure and Kathleen Coleman from "The Land of the Lost." Man, did we love that show! We especially loved that trend of live-action Saturday morning kids' shows back then, in the '70s, such as the Krofft shows but also "Shazam!" and "The Secrets of Isis." BRBTV got to chat on camera with these two "Land of the Lost" stars, so look for that video on our YouTube channel early next week. Our buddy James also talked with Gena Lee Nolin of "Baywatch" and "Sheena" for a minute -- you'll see that, too. Fun, fun, fun.

They've already got Dean Cain signed on for the next show in July. Meow! Thanks so much to the folks at the Steel City Con for presenting a nice show!

Photos by Billie Rae Bates / BRBTV
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