Matt Refghi: Alright, we’re here at Dragon*Con 2012, and I’m here with Jason who’s dressed as Thor. Hello Jason, so how many times have you come to Dragon*Con?
Jason: This is my seventh year.
Matt: That’s great – what costumes have you worn before?
Jason: I’ve been a Hellraiser from Cenobite, or Cenobite from the Hellraiser movie.
Matt: Very nice.
Jason: Scottish highlander wearing a kilt, and of course Thor, one of my favorites – so this is my second year in a row being Thor.
Matt: Right. I noticed that that hammer is not just a regular hammer –
Matt: I’ve seen many Thors, but that’s one strong hammer. Can you just tell us about the hammer?
Jason: Yeah, I’m a sheet metal worker, and I do sheet metal fabrication and everything, and this is a stainless steel channel and it weighs about thirty pounds, mirrored stainless steel. I completely welded it all together, polished it, wrapped the handle in leather, had it engraved, and I’ve had it for about fifteen years now.
Matt: Very nice. Do you have a website you’d like to mention?
Jason: Uh, no I do not.
Matt: Okay. Great. Alright, so there’s that, and then – what would you say is the best part of Dragon*Con to you?
Jason: Everything. There’s just so much phenomenal stuff about this, that’s why I keep coming back every year, the people, the fun, and I think the best thing to me is: I have children, so having other people’s children run up to me, and want their picture with me, is just the coolest thing in the world to me.
Matt: That’s great.
Jason: Because I know my children have done it as they were growing up, so I can kind of give back to them now, being a character that the children kinda look up to, and I have five-year-old children running up to me, wanting their picture with me, so yeah, that’s pretty neat.
Matt: Great. Are you from the area?
Jason: Yeah, I’m from Dallas, Georgia, about 45 minutes away.
Matt: Okay, sounds good, so very nice meeting you.
Matt: Thanks again.
Jason: Thank you, Matt.