WONDERCON!

Apr. 3rd, 2011 06:11 pm
spacemonkeyluvn: (dw:: the future's bright)
Just got back from WonderCon! Met [livejournal.com profile] sharkshark and another whose name I can't remember because I suck. But I had so much fun. For the Doctor Who panel, I was the closest I've ever been to the front. The panel featured Toby Haynes (director of 'The Pandorica Opens' 'The Big Bang' 'A Christmas Carol' and the 2-parter series premiere), Neil Gaiman, and Mark Sheppard (the guy who is in everything). It was moderated by Chris Hardwick. When we first entered the room, they gave everyone a Doctor Who Insider magazine and an awesome t-shirt (pictures are under the cut). There's a really good write up of the panel here (copy/pasted from io9) which I am linking to because I also suck at remember awesome details. There will be some spoilers though, so enter at your own risk. Including a hilariously awesome line from Neil Gaiman's episode =D It was great to hear from people who had not only worked on the show, but who are also huge fans of it as well. ♥♥♥♥♥♥

After the panel, [livejournal.com profile] sharkshark and I met up with the other LJ person. While we were standing around the food area just talking, Toby Haynes walks by. [livejournal.com profile] sharkshark stops him and asks for his autograph and he said that nobody's ever asked for it before ♥♥♥ I got him to sign my DWI magazine. I also ♥ him even more for doing that because at the panel he had mentioned that he was dyslexic. Ooooh! And not only has he directed some of the best DW episodes, but he's also going to be directing one of the new Sherlock eps as well!!

After that, we walked around a bit, but I had pretty much come just for the panel. There was a booth that had free sci-fi books though, so I picked three of them just for the hell of it. Around 2, I called my mom to get me. While I was waiting to get picked up ([livejournal.com profile] sharkshark waited with me) a group of people walked past. One of the guys in the group looked my way, did a double take, and then all of a sudden ran towards me. We were wearing the same shirt so he was running up to give me a high five, LOL. I slapped his hand and he ran back to his group of friends. This was the shirt, btw.

So that's pretty much my story! I'm rubbish at con write-ups but if you have any questions I can answer to the best of my abilities ;P

Now I'm off to shower and maybe go to sleep early so I can get up and make my way over to Jtown for Frankenstein tomorrow. Oh, the other LJ person we met had gone yesterday as well, but they complained that we got the wrong showing so they refunded their tickets. Why don't I complain more often dammit! *facepalm*

The few pictures I took )

TL;DR

spacemonkeyluvn: (holmes:: oh crumpets!)
Went to see Frankenstein today. Wasn't sure how I was going to react, afraid I'd just be all 'Cumberbatch ♥_♥ *drool*' And I was actually slightly disappointed at first because on the site it said he was supposed to be the creature for my showing, but he wasn't. And it's true, I'd have loved to seem him as the creature, but the play itself was just so damn good. I don't really have any coherent thoughts so I don't think there will be spoilers. Just. Damn. That was quite an intense play. Brilliant performances. I must admit I've never read the original story, so all I have to compare it to are the movies which yeah... But I just, the ending was perfect and I went through so many emotions! I felt sorry for and hated pretty much everyone at one point. If you have a chance, go see it! I'm actually debating going back to Japantown on Monday just to see it again (hopefully this time with Benedict as the creature). It would require me to do a lot more public transportation than I'm used to (or comfortable with) but I think it would be worth it. It would cost me another $20 though :/

I must be crazy. I just bought myself another ticket for Monday's showing. I really wish they'd put this play (both versions) on DVD.

Tomorrow though I'm going to WonderCon for the Doctor Who panel.

Oh, and I got Mega Shark vs Giant Octopus on Blu-ray for $5. Win ;) I also had Oreos and Diet Coke Lime for dinner so I'm kind of like this now 0_0
spacemonkeyluvn: (fregg:: weee!)
The con gods must be smiling on me right now, because just when I thought it couldn't get any better than yesterday, today I got to meet (and get autographs from) Simon Pegg, Edgar Wright, and Jessica Hynes.

*is dead*
spacemonkeyluvn: (tmb:: nerd!Vince)
I thought it might be unfair to have to choose between the fandoms involved, so I went with a neutral and always enjoyable nerd!Vince ^_^

Okay, I'll have more to say later (quite a bit more actually), but I had to say this now. Yesterday was quite possibly one of the best days of my life -

* I got John Barrowman's autograph (he's so pretty!)
* I got Gareth David-Lloyd's autograph (also so pretty!)
* I went to the Doctor Who and Torchwood panels which were two of the funniest hours of my life. I think Steven Moffat is now one of my newest favorite people (as a person. I already loved him as a writer) <3
* I got Matt Keeslar's autograph (aka 'Sexy Boss Man' aka The Middleman)
* I got to go to the red carpet premiere of Stargate: Continuum on the USS Midway for free. The actors were there, we got free food, we were on an aircraft carrier, and I still can't believe it. There will definitely be pictures when I get back home. I just wish I had been able to stay for the after party, but I couldn't because...
* After the Stargate thing, we went straight to the premiere of The X-Files: I Want to Believe <3 <3


So between Canada, Comic-Con, and just traveling, I haven't slept more than 2 or 3 hours a night for about 4 nights. My eyes are red and there are prominent bags under my eyes atm o_0

PS Pictures from the Stargate premiere from Popculturezoo.com.
spacemonkeyluvn: (xf:: M/S in bed)
Chris Carter Offers X-Files Hints

Interview with David and Gillian

I especially loved this part:
What's your chemistry like after so long apart?

DD: It was bad. [Laughs.]

GA: I think what people respond to in Mulder and Scully is something that just exists when David and I are working together, so that wasn't a concern.

DD: It was something that we've never really worked at.




<3 <3 <3


And I was finally able to upload the pictures I took with my camera phone to the computer, so here they are. )
spacemonkeyluvn: (xf:: WonderCon 1)
~ Chris Carter (I had to shorten the quote to make it fit in the subject line. It says "Writing the names Mulder and Scully, which I hadn’t written for 6 years, was the most natural keyboard stroke you could imagine.”)

I've been in this computer lab for the past 4 or so hours and I haven't even started on the presentation I have on Wednesday. Instead I've been checking my flist (which somehow got to 680 back entries - I didn't think I've been away that long) and reading reports on WonderCon as well as looking at people's pictures and watching clips on YouTube.

It was so much fun! I can't even describe it. I didn't realize just how much I've missed The X-Files until yesterday.



pictures from http://www.beyondthesea.it/news.asp?id=462


I was so excited, I don't even know how much I remember. )

After that, Casey and I didn't stay for much longer. We braved the rain once again, ate an early dinner at Chevy's, got on a bus going the wrong way, went backwards, got on the right bus, went to Walgreens where I bought bright red hair dye and hope to use it soon, saw a bit of the Chinese New Year's Parade, went back to her house where I borrowed season 2 of TXF, and drove back to Santa Cruz where I watched TXF all night and fell asleep. It was a good day.

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