Apr. 3rd, 2011 06:11 pm
spacemonkeyluvn: (dw:: the future's bright)
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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*

You have no idea how happy it makes me to see DW promotional stuff in San Francisco ♥_♥

The Panel

Artoo and a weeping angel 0_0
(the angel was actually a dude)

GIANT Doctor Who poster

The t-shirt of awesome and my DWI magazine signed by Toby Haynes ♥


Date: 2011-04-04 01:29 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] entwashian.livejournal.com
That is a pretty awesome t-shirt.

Date: 2011-04-08 03:48 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] spacemonkeyluvn.livejournal.com
Isn't it! I wasn't expecting anything either so it was a nice surprise :D

Date: 2011-04-04 03:05 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] beetle-breath.livejournal.com
aahh so cool!!

Date: 2011-04-08 03:18 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] spacemonkeyluvn.livejournal.com
I wish I could go to conventions all the time. Being surrounded by other fans makes everything so much more fun. Geeks run up to high five you if you're wearing the same shirt. Normal people are so boring ;P

Date: 2011-04-08 03:39 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] beetle-breath.livejournal.com
:) Yay for geeks!

Haven't ever been to a con myself.

Date: 2011-04-08 06:22 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] spacemonkeyluvn.livejournal.com
One thing I'm thankful for is that my mom was a geek before I was even born so I actually went to my first convention when I was in like 2nd grade I think. I still maintain that my ideal job would allow me to attend Comic-con every year. I just wish it wasn't so expensive :/

Date: 2011-04-04 04:14 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] cestlavieminako.livejournal.com
That reminds me of going to ComicCon a few years back, before TW: Children Of Earth came out, and there were huge promotional posters hanging outside the convention center, and I had a huge nerd moment and was taking pictures. XD Good thing one of my buddies was a Torchwood fan, too.

Date: 2011-04-08 02:48 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] spacemonkeyluvn.livejournal.com
LOL Nice. Yeah, I love how excited I get just from pictures/posters. I'm easily amused, what can I say ;D

Date: 2011-04-04 05:09 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] wonda-woman69.livejournal.com
Wow! Sounds like an awesome time.

Date: 2011-04-08 02:47 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] spacemonkeyluvn.livejournal.com
It was a lot of fun. Even more so because I got to share it with fellow fangirls. Makes just about anything more enjoyable :)

Date: 2011-04-08 04:36 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] wonda-woman69.livejournal.com
As Teal'c would say, "Indeed." ;)

Date: 2011-04-05 02:07 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] rosengirl.livejournal.com
I have such a nerdy crush on Toby Haynes thanks to the confidentials! I'm glad he's as nice as he appears to be and I AM SO EXCITED FOR HIM DOING SHERLOCK OMG <3333333

Love the gift bag tee and glad you had a blast!

Date: 2011-04-08 02:46 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] spacemonkeyluvn.livejournal.com
Oh, he's a sweetheart. He kept going on about how he's such a Doctor Who fanboy that even after directing episodes of the show he still got excited when Steven Moffat let him have a DW book thingy. He even made Moffat sign it :D

It was fun! But now I'm really jealous of everyone in New York, LOL. They're getting screening and stars!!

Date: 2011-04-05 08:54 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] corpsebride05.livejournal.com


I'm the other LJ person: Cindy aka corpsebride05!!!

It was great meeting you ♥ Thanks again for being my official photographer ♥ You Rock ♥

I didn't get the DW insider magazine! Maybe they ran out before I got there. I got the t-shirt which rocks!!!

My sister and I didn't get to the ball room until 11 am or so. My LJ friend saved us seats so we got to sit close to the stage instead of way in the back!!!

Maybe the magazine was there too but I didn't see it. I was in a rush and I was vowed by the T-shirt, and excited to met new friends!!!

I friended you ♥

Date: 2011-04-06 03:54 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] spacemonkeyluvn.livejournal.com

It was lovely meeting you as well ♥♥ It's nice to know your name :)

The magazine is cool, but the t-shirt was the important freebie. I'm glad to hear you didn't have to sit in the back though! That would have sucked.

I shall now go and friend you back!!


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