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01 June 2009 @ 03:22 pm
I'm back!  
I'm home from the convention. I've no voice left. I am shattered.

I worked 12 hours on Friday starting at midday, I worked about 14 hours on Saturday starting at 7am and ending when we got too bleary eyed to carry on, I worked 19 hours yesterday (Sunday) ending at just before 2 when the last of the photos that we managed to print were out. So all in, I've had next to no sleep, I was very bad and didn't eat enough all weekend (half a Wispa bar, four slices of pizza and one quite small breakfast all weekend really isn't enough...) and I didn't keep myself hydrated enough. BUT. I would do it again in a heartbeat.

I had so much fun! All of the attendees were wonderful - I had so many people come up and thank me and the team for the work we were doing, I had people worried about me - giving me throat pastilles, a whistle, chocolate and even the odd pint of beer - fans really are the best people. I did tell people I met my LJ name when it came up, you are more than welcome to friend me if you find me - in fact I would love to catch up with you all again!

I have some shout outs to make in case you guys manage to find me.

Sofie, Amy, Sam, Scottish Sam, Donna, Sarah, the girl who dragged me into the end of the Jason gig after I was done with photo distribution on Saturday and whose name I am completely blanking on even though you told me at least twice and we spent most of Sunday afternoon/evening together, Nick, Kat, Bex, Natalie, Samantha, tall PA with the short dark hair, Jen, Cassie, A/V guy who was suprisingly tolarent of me appearing every ten minutes to up the numbers on the autograph queues, Wayne, Paul, Tracy, Dougie, Brian, Guy in FBI shirt (Matt?), everyone who worked the autograph queues both in the hall and with me outside, everyone who volunteered to help with photo distribution on the Sunday night, and every other 'red shirt' whose names I am completely blanking on.

You guys rock!

In case you stumble on this post but aren't sure who I am - I was selling coffee lounge tickets on Friday, autograph queue control on Saturday, working the mike with the smallest queue during the J2 panel on Saturday, photo distribution on Saturday evening, autograph queue control on Sunday (with the whistle 'cause I had no voice left by then), and photo distribution from after the closing ceremony until 2am. That's me!

Thank you also to everyone who came up to thank me and my team of helpers. I/We had so much fun doing what we were doing but to hear that our work was so appreciated is amazing.

And finally:

Malik and Gabe - the stuff you and the A/V guys were playing at with the on-screen displays was awesome and hilarious, but I really needed to get announcements out - you couldn't have picked a better time? *g*

Misha. Misha Collins. You are a bad, bad man.

Current Mood: exhaustedbut bouncy!
tessarintessarin on June 1st, 2009 02:57 pm (UTC)
Great to hear that you had such a good time.
the girl who used to dance on fire and brimstone: spn//misha's no angel - mewhiskyinmind on June 2nd, 2009 09:45 am (UTC)
It was exhausting but absolutely amazing.
thedothatgirl: SPN made by Viriumthedothatgirl on June 1st, 2009 04:44 pm (UTC)
Aha you return voiceless but nevertheless. Any photos to come - dirt or gossip? and just how bad is Misha Collins (he looks a very naughty boy .....)

Great that you had a wonderful time.
the girl who used to dance on fire and brimstonewhiskyinmind on June 2nd, 2009 09:48 am (UTC)
My camera decided to bugger up before I went so I don't have any shots I took, and to top it off my two photos that I got done didn't get printed out - they're sending them to me along with the others that didn't get done.

I'm not really looking forward to seeing them 'cause I started working before I could check in which meant I had to leave my things in Wayne's suite (we used it as a staff office as well) and didn't get it back until the Saturday night - so no make up, healing spot on my chin and no hairbrush coupled with a red airtex polo shirt (really not the most flattering of clothes for me) and a flustered expression will be the main focus of my pics.

Misha? Is like a dirtier version of Nathon. He's hilarious. I will share more when my brain catches up with me!
thedothatgirlthedothatgirl on June 2nd, 2009 10:59 am (UTC)
A dirtier version of Nathan - good grief that's mind boggling :)

Obviously not angelic at all. And as for official photoshoots I beginning to think it would be better if I wasn't in mine - I spoil the shot for the shinier people.

the girl who used to dance on fire and brimstone: spn//misha's no angel - mewhiskyinmind on June 4th, 2009 01:01 pm (UTC)
One of the things I remember most vividly is of me being backstage updating the A/V display with autograph numbers and Misha being there with a mic asking Gabe and Malik whether Jensen or Jared had the bigger cock...

I kid you not. From what I could see of the screen the guys on stage were standing looking to see who was asking them 'cause Misha did it in a London accent.

He has a helluva giggle!
snake eyes and deja vu: SPN Castiel is Prettysorchasilver on June 1st, 2009 04:59 pm (UTC)
Hey hon, thanks so much for your efforts this weekend. I was so impressed with how you handled all of it, and grateful for your help when I accosted you. *hugs*

Also, thanks for telling me to buy raffle tickets *g*. I know was cursing your name when I realised I had won the Misha coffee lounge (I was SO SCARED, Sho!), but now I am so happy I got to do that.

I'm so glad that you had a good time.
snake eyes and deja vu: SPN OMFGsorchasilver on June 1st, 2009 05:00 pm (UTC)
Also, apparently I love the word "so" today! *g*
the girl who used to dance on fire and brimstone: spn//misha angel eyeswhiskyinmind on June 2nd, 2009 09:52 am (UTC)
Yeah, I so noticed that word was being so overused in your post...

the girl who used to dance on fire and brimstone: spn//misha's no angel - mewhiskyinmind on June 2nd, 2009 09:49 am (UTC)

hey, it's what I was there for!

And I am seriously chuffed that you won the coffee lounge! I demand to hear *all* about it!
velvetwhipvelvetwhip on June 1st, 2009 05:53 pm (UTC)
Welcome back!

the girl who used to dance on fire and brimstone: spn//dean for the win - seewhoiamwhiskyinmind on June 2nd, 2009 09:51 am (UTC)
Thanks honey!
Damereldamerel on June 5th, 2009 09:14 am (UTC)
I'm so glad you enjoyed it - I'm not sure how, given the crazy hours you worked, but you were wonderful!

I am really sorry that we promised you sugar and then didn't materialise again on the Sunday night. That was completely my fault: I had to go to bed early due to feeling ill, and it wasn't till I woke up at ten to three the next morning that I suddenly remembered. There is no excuse. Another time I will carry an emergency pack with me, including cough sweets and caffeine.

And Misha is indeed a very bad man, and I wish I didn't have a grin on my face when writing that. ;)
the girl who used to dance on fire and brimstonewhiskyinmind on June 5th, 2009 10:07 am (UTC)
*hugs you*

About two minutes after you left on the Sunday I had my breakdown and I was worried you'd come back and seen I wasn't there and thought I was blanking you!

I'm currently compiling a list of additional essentials for con work - I already have a PA list, now I just need the other staff list. Mostly it consists of sugar and caffeine. Hee!
silverspirit: freedomsilverspirit_17 on June 5th, 2009 02:16 pm (UTC)
I just want to say thank you for all your hard work over the weekend. I was the loony who had 4 photos on the Sunday morning plus the autographs to get as well. I really want to thank you for all your help, I did manage to get everything done though must say I was knackered after walking/running up and down that corridor, so I can only imagine what you felt like.
I know how much all of you staff worked - pretty much everytime I saw Cassie and Ash I grabbed them and gave them a hug.
Thank you again - and yes I remember all the help you gave last year as well in the chaos on the friday night so I will say thank you for that as well.