Taiwan’s sci-fi community: small but strong

The China Post
Date: March 4, 2017
By: Joseph Yeh

Hollywood megastar Hugh Jackman had already had some experience with the passion of Taiwanese fans

Patrick Stewart signs Kevin Pwu’s (樸聖文) replica Star Trek uniform in Taipei on Tuesday afternoon. (Photos: Twentieth Century Fox Film Corp/CNA )

when he visited the country 11 years ago, having received enthusiastic Taiwanese-style support.

But the actor, most famous for the role of Wolverine in the X-Men movie series, was still overwhelmed when he attended a fan meeting held in Taipei on Monday to promote his new movie “Logan.”

Thousands of fans braved the cold front, packing a plaza besides Taipei 101. It was so crowded that many fans climbed the walls of a nearby three-story parking lot, forcing the event host to remind everyone to be careful.

It was so busy that it took Jackman 30 minutes just to walk down the less than 100-meter red carpet, during which he happily interacted with fans, signing autographs and taking selfies while many attendees held up homemade posters.

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