August 23rd, 2011

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CON HIGHLIGHTS, DAY THREE (a little late, sorry, I was wiped out)

+Joe and David liked my shirt! I'll take a photo of it at some point and post it. It says 'Lanteans do it under siege' in Ancient. Joe asked me what it said, and when I told him, he either misheard me or was joking, and he went, 'It say Joe Flanigan does it under siege?' and I laughed, and told him again - but it does sort of look like it starts with a J, so I can see where he was coming from. he commented that it sort of looked like Hebrew, which is true. We were talking about it for a minute before a handler made me leave. I apologised to Joe as I walked away, and he rolled his eyes at the handler. It made e smile :D David liked it, too - he laughed when I told him what it meant.

+I skipped David DeLuise's talk, mostly because I was outside and feeling lazy about going in and I didn't really care. I caught the end of it because I didn't want to be late for JR Bourne, though, and he seemed like a decent presenter, at least. (Highlight that I heard: he had no idea his fame would come from a Disney show.)

+JR Bourne is funny and gorgeous, and there's not much else to say. He brought one of his Teen Wolf costars up, and they joked around - apparently they were running some sort of game where they hid something that they signed and took a photo of it and put it on Twitter, and they called it a scavenger hunt - but there was only the one thing, and it confused a lot of people. It was funnier when they told it, trust me :D (Highlights: gorgeous, funny, laughed a lot. Did a movie in which he kissed Amanda Tapping, even though he never got to in SG1.)

+The Joe and David show, dear Lord. I laughed a ton, mostly because they kept making each other laugh. It's kind of easy to see how close they are - for all they make fun of each other, they're so clearly friends, and that made me smile. They were supposed to split their time - David for half an hour, them together for half an hour, and then Joe for half and hour, but David just never left, and they were on for way more than an hour and a half. It was great fun! (Highlights: David singing bits of songs from 'Atlantis: The Musical' [one of which I got on vid and will try to upload, if I can figure out where and how], someone asking them to pose with the bit of the Gate on stage and Joe making jokes about humping it, the conversation in which they alluded to Joe being a porn star ['I didn't get paid to kiss'], one of the question mics cutting out and David running down and sharing his mic so the woman could ask JOe a question and acting like a reporter, talking about terrible SyFy movies.]

+A total highlight for me this weekend was not only the presenters, but meeting a whole bunch of really amazing people face-to-face for the first time. As I mentioned, I roomed with calcitrix, padfootthegrim, and fawkesielady_ed, but I also met up with rubygirl29, virkatjol, skypilot_dlm, mackenziesmomma, squidgiepdx, spikeslilbit, and a few others whose names I have forgotten (AHH sorry, bad self!) but who were also awesome. The number-one reaction was 'you're taller than I expected you would be!' which I got from two people. :) It was so great to hang out with everyone - I had a blast, and I hope to see you all there next year!

+Also, I may not have mentioned? But thanks to fawkesielady_ed, I sort of hung out with Alexis Cruz for a good part of the weekend. She made friends with him and kept some of the crazies away, so he smoked with our group a bunch. It was pretty much awesome. :)


I'll probably put a few photos up, but not many, because my camera isn't as good as many, and calcitrix got way better photos than I did. More likely, you should just watch this space so if I figure out how to put up that vid of David singing 'When You're A Wraith' and dancing, you don't miss it. :D

CHICAGO, I HEART YOU.