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Finally, a Dragon*Con report 
4th-Sep-2008 10:17 pm
The high points have been documented by peach1250 and drkcherry. 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 and drkcherry 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, starbukthegrey 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, graysong and gradeafan 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:

Various actors:

Avery Brooks:

Edward James Olmos and his granddaughter:

Gareth David Lloyd:

Lance Henriksen:

Mickey Dolenz:

Michael Rosenbaum and James Marsters:

Gigi Edgley:
5th-Sep-2008 04:39 am (UTC)
Gigi has demon eyes there. Good thing we know how cute she is.
5th-Sep-2008 07:14 am (UTC)
You should see the James Callis one. His eyes are so red they glow - - he looks positively evil.
5th-Sep-2008 11:59 am (UTC)
ZOMG, Gareth looked so hot! And so young with the floppy hair!
5th-Sep-2008 03:01 pm (UTC)
I was amazed at how young he looked, too! I heard a lot of people say how shy he seemed at the autograph table, but at the panels he was very... outgoing.
6th-Sep-2008 01:42 am (UTC)
He's a mess, really. Shy one on one, but in a panel, he's a blabbermouth. Then again, he's an actor and a lead singer in a band, so he's used to attention. :)
5th-Sep-2008 06:43 pm (UTC)
I don't know who Gigi is, but WOW! She looks great.
5th-Sep-2008 06:53 pm (UTC)
She was Chiana on Farscape. She is gorgeous. And like, this big.
6th-Sep-2008 03:49 am (UTC)
From the photos and your post, I can tell you had a fabulous time. Yay!
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