First up will be Denver Nov 5-9 and then LA the following weekend, Nov 13-15. I'm also visiting Las Vegas for the first time and hope to squeeze in a quick trip to the Grand Canyon.
So I'll be using this masterpost to keep up to date with Con and travel related things and general squeeing which I'm sure will only get louder the closer I get to flying out.
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- Current Mood: sleepy
- Current Music:705 Shut Up Dr Phil
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- Current Mood: creative
- Current Music:Bull Durham
Here's the 2 I came up with:
Prompt: any fandom, any character, blood
A shallow cut.
Prompt: Supernatural, Any (+/Any), today we're still alive.
"Today we're still alive.
Tonight I'm gonna fuck you."
- Current Location:bed
- Current Mood: creative
- Current Music:SPN 1x01
20 mins later:
Tahmoh is so gorgeous. His panel was fantastic. 1st question was a guy asking if he could propose to his girlfriend. Tahmoh got them both on stage and Tony got down on one knee and proposed. And of course she said yes. Tahmoh was so touched by it and them. He called Tony a romantic stud.
He spoke about his roles on BSG, DollHouse, working with Mark Sheppard, having to copy what Jared did for Gadreel with only 5 minutes notice, a fair bit about meditation and how it's really helped him in all aspects of his life.
Can't wait to see my photo op with him later today. If it's even half as good as my one with Gil yesterday, then I'll be a very happy lady.
Seb's panel was a mess IMO. The F word in almost every sentence. I'm not easily offended but there were kids (7yo and young teens, I think) there but I equally blame the mother/s for taking her/them in there. There are warnings both on the site when buying tickets and on the schedule about the "adult nature and content of some panels, but especially Seb's which is more X-rated than R. So there is fair warning not to take minors to it.
He answered 2 questions I think right at the end. And spoke for a few minutes about equality and inclusion for everyone, transgender, gays, the poor, etc which he was very sincere (almost serious) about and much more to my liking.
Don't think I would sit through another 1 of his panels though. But everyone else seemed to really enjoy it and his very vulgar sense of humour. Not my style at all.
My photo op with him was over super-quick but got a hug and managed to say a quick hi and nice to meet you. Will be getting all my photo ops signed by the actor in them if they are printed in time.
Not getting photos this time with Mark S, Misha or Osric as I want to get as many different cast photos as I can afford. Am getting Mark and Misha's autos as they are included with my gold ticket. Am giving Misha some gifts from a friend back home and will be giving her the autographed pic of him as I already have his signature and she is such a massive Misha/Cas fan.
Am doing same for my Misha auto next week for another friend back home who is also a huge fan of his.
Karaoke last night (fri) was fantastic. Being in the room when everyone was singing Eye Of The Tiger and then Carry On Wayward Son was rather emotional and beautiful. You could just feel the love and affection from fans to the cast but also from the cast back to the fans. It was simply amazing. Can't wait to do it again next Friday at PasCon. it's hosted by Matt, Richard & Rob and Gil and Osric were also there. My God, can Gil sing!!!!! He sang a tiny bit during his panel but to hear him belt out a full song and one of my favourites, Bohemian Rhapsody was something I won't ever forget. Got some okay video. just hope the sound is ok cause I want to listen to him again.
Think that's about all for now. Have about 30 mins before the costume contest which I want to check out, then the R2M panel which I'm looking forward to. Have autos tonight with Mark S, Misha, Seb and Tahmoh.
Also want to try to catch some of Jared's FB Q&A in about an hour. It's great being in the same timezone as Jared (well almost, he's on LA/Vancouver time which is an hour behind mountain time here in Denver, but close enough.) Tomorrow I will actually be in the same timezone, city, building, fuckin' room as J2!!!! Hope people ask reasonably intelligent questions. And of course I've been loving his little live vids he's been doing for the latest AKF shirt. Love the design and will definitely be adding a t-shirt or hoodie or both maybe to my collection.
- Current Mood: relaxed
Just a very quick drive-by g'day. Fri arvo. Had Gil panel & photo op. Getting Gil's auto in about an hour.
Just come out of Osric's panel and he's as adorable as he was in Australia back in May at AHBL6.
Karaoke is on tonight.
Hope to a longer post after I get back to my room. Which could be interesting depending on how much I drink tonight.
Was awesome to meet September's coda today. She found me in the crowd. Hope to run into her again.
Two words. No spoilers.
LOVED IT!!!!!!!! x a million.
Have got a very early start tomorrow as I have to be at the Greyhound station in LA by 6.30am for my bus trip to Vegas so alarm is set for 5am. Am catching a train and bus to the station for only $1.75. Will have to see how it goes with all my luggage. If it's too much of a pain in the arse, will use shuttle bus next time. (To here from LAX it was only $16 so not too bad) But am hoping I can manage on public transport as it will save me quite a bit of money. Luckily, the train station is right across the st from the hostel and according to Google Maps, I only have a couple of 5 min walks between train and bus and then the Greyhound stn.
Had a fantastic flight from Auckland, NZ to LA overnight. There were lots of empty seats so I ended up in a row of 3 by myself so was able to lay down and stretch my legs out -- one of the few times being short has come in really handy. Managed almost 5 hours sleep on the 10 hour flight when I usually struggle to doze for more than 30 mins at a time when flying so arrived in LA feeling very refreshed.
Kudos to AirNewZealand for the wonderful and very speedy service on board. Could order free drinks and snacks thru the entertainment screen and they were delivered to my seat in less than a couple of minutes.
Plus they had season 10 of SPN so I was a very happy fangirl. Ended up watching about 5 eps.
I got through customs pretty quickly, though trying to explain to the border security dude why I was going to a tv show convention was pretty funny. He thought I was there to buy tv shows for a network, obviously had no idea what a con is. Ended up telling him it was just a smaller version of San Diego ComicCon but am still not sure he got it. Oh well, he let me in so that's all that matters.
Then bought a US sim card with unlimited data and texts (thanks for that tip, Betty. Will have no trouble d/loading my SPN eps whilst I'm here!!! Priorities, dude!!!) Then found a power outlet for my laptop (which had died on the plane and 3/4 of the way through my viewing of the latest SPN ep) and sat down to watch 11x04 in full. Loved it, it certainly lived up to all the hype J2 and fandom had for it.
Can't wait to squee about it with a thousand other fans at DenverCon in 8 days time as I'm sure it'll be the talk of the con.
Ok that's about it for now. Gonna watch 11x04 again then hit the sack. Will probably post again once I'm settled in my hotel in Vegas tomorrow.
- Current Mood: relaxed
- Current Mood: relaxed
Went on a bit of a shopping spree this morning after work and bought some snazzy new luggage.
I love the colour and the print and hopefully it will be easy to spot on the baggage carousel.
Also bought heaps of plain t-shirts as my wardrobe mainly consists of fandom shirts, most of which I'll be taking with me as well. But these will be fine worn under my other shirts as an extra layer against the cold.
And some snacks to get me through the 6 (Oz-NZ) and 14 hour (NZ-LA) flights and the 3 bus trips, one 5 hours, the other two 24 hours. Oh and the 2 3 day con weekends, of course. Will be buying fresh fruit when I get stateside.
There's still lots to do. Will be printing out all my con tickets, photo and auto ops, hotel reservations, bus tickets & schedules this weekend. Then doing a few loads of washing on Monday and packing on Tues. Hoping to sleep in Wednesday morning then take Sam for a nice long walk before packing the car with all his stuff and my luggage for the drive up to my brother's place around lunch time. He's dogsitting Sam for me, which will save me a fortune in kennel fees. He really loves him so I know my baby is going to be in good hands and spoilt rotten (hopping on the couch, sleeping in my brother's bed, getting lots of cuddles and play-time) He's also going to drive me to the airport, also saving me an expensive taxi fare.