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08 September 2009 @ 06:51 pm
Dragon*con and stuff  
I have ten minutes before I start my journey back to the UK. My holiday is nearly over *sob* I'm quite knackered - can I have a holiday please?

I don't know where to start, really. Sunday before last was Sex, Wales and Anarchy, which was a little one day festival that Gareth David Lloyd organised. I went to the one last year too, and this year it was so much better! It was really well organised, I may not have liked every act but I loved enough of them that it was a really great day. Gareth's short film 'A Very British Cover-up' was hilarious.

Then I went on a set visit to Pierrefonds and stared at Colin and Bradley (and a horse and cart) for six hours - that deserves its own post. Soon, I promise.

Then I went to Dragon*con, and I can't describe it all. So many panels, so much fun! So many cool fangirls! See you all again soon, I hope! I met the Shat, although there wasn't any actual physical contact allowed :) Gareth was very sweet and gave me a shout out to the whole room at his panel, saying I went to all his appearances and gigs (not quite true) and then gave me a spontaneous hug when I went to his table the next day! This is a complete first!

Tom Felton is the sweetest lad you could ever meet - I must check his music out on YouTube.

I've run out of time - more later, on the other side of the pond...
 
 
 
Yavanna: Arthur - Cheers!yavannauk on September 8th, 2009 06:54 pm (UTC)
Sounds like you had fun! I'm off for my further French frolics in the morning!! I'm sorry I never managed to get to the post office with the photo CDs, but once I get back, I promise.
Valderys: Colin Morgan - Property of Bradleyvalderys on September 9th, 2009 06:12 pm (UTC)
Don't worry about it, hon! I hope you have fun - I'm looking forward to all the extra pics you're going to get! *iz jealous* :)
prochytesprochytes on September 8th, 2009 07:32 pm (UTC)
It sounds like you had a splendid time!

I met the Shat, although there wasn't any actual physical contact allowed :)

Tee hee. Rather an unfortunate diminutive, that one, at least this side of the Pond. The Hoff got off comparatively lightly.
Valderys: Captain John - did I mention I'm armed?valderys on September 9th, 2009 09:32 pm (UTC)
I did, although I'm rather shattered now... I'll be sorted by the weekend, I'm sure.

Poor Bill Shatner - apparently he was so terrified of germs and swine flu that he wouldn't allow anyone to touch him - I joked you could sneeze on him and technically it would be non-contact... (A bad joke, I know :)
Katlinel the Darkeyedkatlinel on September 8th, 2009 07:59 pm (UTC)
Hope your journey home goes smoothly! It sounds like you've been having great times recently - hurrah!
Valderys: Avon - slightly sanevalderys on September 9th, 2009 09:36 pm (UTC)
These last three weeks was my big summer holiday, I hadn't had a break earlier because lots of things all ended up smushed together into these three weeks. And, of course, now I have to go back to work, and be busy, because it's the beginning of semester... It never stops! :)
chandlershawchandlershaw on September 8th, 2009 08:54 pm (UTC)
It's hilarious when they assume that you go to everything isn't it! John did that to fairy and me. Convinced we went to every single one of his concerts bless. I'm glad GDL was good to you this time. It sure sounds a fab con. I did toy with going. Really wish I had now.
Valderys: Cube - Worth - half deadvalderys on September 9th, 2009 09:51 pm (UTC)
Yeah, GDL hasn't always been so lovely, so it was really nice to be acknowledged, although I wish he'd done something similar for gwene who comes to nearly as many things, and comes a lot further than me. He's a very hot and cold lad, really :)

Dragon*con is always an experience, so it's worth going at least once, I think, a bit like Comic Con. I recommend it!
chandlershawchandlershaw on September 9th, 2009 09:56 pm (UTC)
That's how I find him too. One minute he's all over you and can't be nice enough, the next minute its like he's never seen you before. Odd boy.

Would have done DCon this year but torchsong took the time and the money. Its more the time off work and abandoning the family than anything...there has to be some limit.

I keep looking at Comic con and agree its probably an experience everyone should have it just looks much too big and annoying for me.
Valderys: Snoopy - omg yay!valderys on September 9th, 2009 10:12 pm (UTC)
Comic Con is best enjoyed with a group, because it means you can spread the queuing and stuff, and people can save seats and such. They don't clear the rooms between talks, you see. It's best to find your place and stick with it. But it's still worth it as an experience, even if it is much too big!
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Valderys: John/Gareth at the Hub - swoonvalderys on September 9th, 2009 09:57 pm (UTC)
Look up 'feltbeats' on YouTube!

And yeah, it was lovely to be acknowledged by Gareth, who can blow a bit hot and cold sometimes. I think he'd missed the attention because he demanded to know why I hadn't been to see him since Friday (it was Sunday :)
Lotripper: elijah-dom-billy pointingmsilverstar on September 9th, 2009 04:51 am (UTC)
Wow, what a whirlwind of happy fannish doings!
Valderys: Snoopy - omg yay!valderys on September 9th, 2009 09:59 pm (UTC)
It was great - I wish I was more the kind of person who can post as I go along, but I'm very bad at doing that :)
Kat: Pellewkillalla on September 9th, 2009 11:59 am (UTC)
Glad to hear that Dragon Con was a success. I was at the Hilton Addis Ababa for my birthday, and noticed that CNN did a spot on it. And you got a shout-out from GDL - fantastic!
Valderys: Ianto - tourist guidevalderys on September 9th, 2009 10:07 pm (UTC)
Oh yay - a little bit of luxury! Happy Birthday, dear! Your book has arrived from Amazon, BTW - it was on my mat when I got home today. I will try and post it to you in the next few days.

And I did get a shout-out - somewhat randomly :) I think he was missing the attention, since he demanded to know where I'd been since Friday (it was Sunday). And it was to break the tension, as he'd been a bit serious before that in the talk - but hey, it's all good!
Katkillalla on September 10th, 2009 08:33 am (UTC)
No worries about the book - I e-mailed you to say that it was shipped, but the F&F DVD collection is apparently coming later this month under separate cover. When that arrives, feel free to watch if you want, and later if you could post them together to me in Ethiopia (use printed matter/book rate, it should be 5 pounds or less), that would be fantastic.
Valderys: Lifeon Mars - Trust the Gene Genievalderys on September 11th, 2009 07:48 am (UTC)
Actually, I'm more likely to want to read the book! wimble lent me his copies of Mike Carey's books and I'm really enjoying them, although Castor takes an unfeasible amount of punishment usually, at least it's in the tradition of hard-boiled PIs :)

I'll drop you a line when both items are here and in the post...