The Final Journey Part 2
11-13 January 2013
Con 2013 Hudson Leick Convention Report
YOUNG’UN WARNING. THERE ARE SOME “NAUGHTY” AND POTENTIALLY OFFENSIVE WORDS IN THIS REPORT. FROM HUDSON’S MOUTH TO GOD’S EAR SHALL WE SAY? I SHALL CLEVERLY DISQUISE THEM BY PUTTING A STAR WHERE A LETTER SHOULD BE, BUT I SUSPECT JUST ABOUT ALL OF YOU WILL KNOW THE WORDS HUDSON ACTUALLY SAID.
I’m sure there are many pictures of the “New Hudson” out there. But what a surprise it was to see her suddenly transformed self in person. And when I say “transformed” I don’t mean just physically. Her now sporting a brown mohawk hairdo instead of her usual blond locks might easily have been an appropriate and easy, "go on, work it girl" look for her usual stage persona.
At cons, Hudson has always played a close to psychopathic wild and crazy grrl. Her performances always included lots of sexual innuendo, lots of acting out her mastery of us, knowing that we’ll accept anything she throws out there. And be not just accepting of it, but happy to take it in and enjoy it.
But the Hudson we saw this year was I think—just Hudson. Not an act, not putting on a character, this time not playing a role she discovered early on that worked well and pleased us. So—just looking at her when she first came out didn’t really signal anything special about this appearance. But it definitely was a new experience for her and for us.