October 16th, 2018

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James Marsters ready to slay at [London] Comic Con (Interview) | @tourism_london

James Marsters ready to slay at Comic Con

  • By Whitney South

By Whitney South, Best of London. 10.15.18

While he may be known for playing one of the most popular bloodsuckers in TV history, James Marsters hasn’t forgotten what it’s like to be on the other side of the autograph line.

In fact, as a 14-year-old Star Trek fan, the budding actor could be found wandering convention floors long before Spike made his mark on the tempestuous town of Sunnydale.

“I used to go to cons dressed as Spock, with a big blonde afro — I could get the pointed ears and I could make the tricorder and phaser, and even get my sister to help me sew a Starfleet tunic, but I could not control my hair,” he recalled. “That said, I was popular for the first time in my life with the girls at the con because I had the best phaser, and I was hooked.”

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