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11 April 2007 @ 08:30 am
Asylum stuff  
Yes, I'm gutted that Jared has had to cancel coming to the convention, but I'm really pleased for him that it's because he's got work. (And I'm still choosing to believe it's the lure of working with Peter O'Toole because otherwise this whole thing just sounds... kinda lame (a trilogy? seriously? about a dude who's alive, not that great and who's 'heavily involved' in the production? Yeah I can see that ending well...))

But.

I'm not hugely upset because I've been in this position before with conventions when people have had to pull out because of work commitments and while it is disappointing, it's great for them and the convention is no less great fun for it. Prime, anyone? I was pretty gloomy when Nick Brendon had to cancel and then getting there to find out that Jonathon Woodward hadn't shown up (neither had Tom Lenk but I could have cared less about him... *miaow*) but you know what? I had an absolute blast that weekend and when JW (and Tom Lenk) did show up on the Saturday we'd already had a great time.

Because conventions aren't just about meeting the stars of the show. They're about meeting you guys, about sharing in the love of a show, about sharing the squee.

(Plus, Jensen Freaking Ackles is still going to be there, and now we get Nikki Aycox as well - plus the lovely Jason Manns. This is still going to be a fantastic convention. Trust me.)
 
 
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lmzjewel on April 11th, 2007 07:44 pm (UTC)
My mom was a huge Starsky & Hutch fan. And she used to go to conventions for them and she would have such an awesome time. She'd come back with pictures of people that she penpaled with in the fandom, and this was late 70's so it was long before LJ's even existed. They'd write fandom stories based on their favorite characters of the show. Just like we do now and I always wanted to do something like that.

Last year I went to Dragoncon and met Nicholas Brendon which was great fun for me and he was so very nice. But I also wanted to go for the experience of it, ya know?! I didn't really get to meet any of the folks that are on my flist or that hang out on LJ in the fandom because at the time I was more a lurker and didn't really have an LJ or a Flist and I didn't know who all was going, but I know I would have really enjoyed doing that, meeting people from here and talking BTVS and writing fanfic together. In all honesty I was so blown away by the costumes and festivity of it all that I really didn't know what to think at first. When we first got checked into our motel, my husband went to use the restroom and when he came out he said to me... "Oh! you are so gonna owe me for this one baby!" and when I asked him what he was talking about he said that a guy in there who was washing his hands got amused with the electronic eye on the sink, you know, when you run your hand under the fawcett the water runs and when you move it away it stops, anyway, I guess the guy turned to my husband and said..."this is just like the bathroom on the starship enterprise." My husband was like "Oh man! what have I let you talk me into?!" But by the time it was over we'd had an absolute blast and I got to find out what an X-men comic book lover my husband was, that was a side of him that I've never seen before and it was alot of fun to see it. So yeah! conventions are definately a blast.
the girl who used to dance on fire and brimstone: xander//happy place - emeraldswanwhiskyinmind on April 12th, 2007 03:25 pm (UTC)
The very first convention I booked for was an Angel one, and I was going purely to ogle Christian Kane. I really did expect it to be like the convention scenes in Galaxy Quest and that I would be surrounded by geeks of the highest order, and while part of that is true, the most part is really just a lot of people who are exactly like me having a good time. I have met so many wonderful people at conventions, and have come out of my self-imposed shyness bubble as a result, that I can't really imagine a bettre way to spend a weekend right now. With good friends, with new friends, and with the occasional star thrown in. (And all but two of the stars I've met in all the conventions I've been to have turned out to be been wonderful people, which is always a plus!)