The high points have been documented by peach1250
. As much fun as it was seeing the actors, my favorite part was seeing online friends, and just sitting and talking with them. I had the *best* time, and I'm very grateful to peach1250
for making it possible.
There was lots of walking. And waiting in line. And if I ever do this again, there will be absolutely *no* overpacking.
The fun stuff - - Michael Rosenbaum and his friend Chris singing "Careless Whisper", Chris telling the Rick Springfield story, and the whole Michael/James Marsters panel(where Michael sang again - - Michael McDonald this time). And the Farscape panel - - funny as always.
More fun stuff - - mine and drkcherry
's conversation with Matthew Lewis(Neville from HP), who was very sweet and has the cutest accent. Meeting Avery Brooks, who admittedly sounded a bit out of it(I'll be nice and say maybe it was jetlag), but who was nice and absolutely gorgeous(his head is shaved again). Dean Haglund was delightful as well - - he talked forever with me and peach1250
, and he seems to be by far the busiest Lone Gunman. He's done a comic book, artwork, a laptop chill pad thingy... and he had the cutest picture of him as a child that I now regret not getting. He was really sweet, drew a cartoon of himself when he signed my book, and I got a picture with him. Michael Hogan was very nice, Nathan Fillion and Alan Tudyk were impossible to get near, but were sweet when we did make it to them.
There were lots of evil Nazi handlers, specifically those of Michael Rosenbaum and Edward James Olmos. And the chick directing Nathan and Alan's line was pretty bitchy, too. drkcherry
and I spent a lot of time stalking the actors, trying to get pix.
I'll try a day by day recap.
On Thursday, peach1250
and I got to the airport around the same time and traveled by MARTA to the hotel. Then we waited in line for *ages* to get our badges, then met up with drkcherry
and went for tattoos. Or, they did. I merely observed. While we were there, we encountered several Atlanta panhandlers, and freaked out the tattoo shop guy by telling him to Google Clex.
Friday, we went to a Michael Rosenbaum panel, I do remember that. And maybe the Walk of Fame? I forget.
Saturday, we had our pictures done, and more Walk of Fame, I think. And some of us crashed the rest of the day.
Sunday, we waited in line forever for the Michael Rosenbaum/James Marsters panel(or, drkcherry
did - - peach1250
and I sat down until it was almost time for it to start). We encountered problems picking up our Rosenbaum pix, and had to wait while they were reprinted.
Monday I had to leave early to get to the airport. And no, I did *not* fly, I just took the bus there and back home. I had a funny encounter on the MARTA - - another Dragon*Con goer and I were talking, discussing who we'd seen, etc. This guy was sitting across from me, with his wife and baby, and he had this huge piece of wood and metal that looked like a weapon, with the ends wrapped in brown paper. I assumed it was part of some Dragon*Con costume. He kept listening to us, and finally asked where we'd been. We told him, and I was like, "Weren't you here for Dragon*Con?" No, they were there for a wedding.
My baby picked me up at the bus station, we hit IHOP and came home, where I crashed for several days.
Oh! We joked all weekend about me getting a fake tattoo and telling J I got one with everyone else. drkcherry
got me one, and I put it on after we got home. I called J and told him I had a confession to make, and was acted all nervous, and he totally believed it was real! I laughed my ass off at the look on his face.
And now, pix!
My favorite, peach1250
, Michael Rosenbaum, me, and drkcherry
Me and Dean Haglund:
Edward James Olmos and his granddaughter:
Gareth David Lloyd:
Michael Rosenbaum and James Marsters: