Sunday, August 23, 2015

50 Days of Dragon Con Day 13

Froggys

Froggy's Photos is the company that is responsible for the celebrity photo opportunities.  In previous years they have been set up in the basement level of the Marriott.  The way it works is that you can either order in advance or go to their table and buy a photo opportunity with your favorite celebrity or guest.  They take your money and tell you when to show yo for your photo.  When that time comes they line you up and herd you into a room with the celebrity.  LITERALLY they stand you next to the celebrity and say "say cheese" and you are herded out again.  You are actually with the celebrity for no more than 2 minutes.  Really quick.  They are efficient and very organized.  Not to say that people have not had their issues, but all in all, they are not too terrible.  Once your photo has been taken they tell you when you can come and pick it up.  They have a bunch of tables set up in the hallway outside of the photo rooms and they print the pics and leave them on these tables. 

I often go down to the photo tables just to look at the pics and see who are some of the better celebrities.  You can tell a lot about the celebrities from the pictures that they take.  John Barrowman ALWAYS looks like he is having a good time.  There are others that look like, well, they are annoyed to be there.  I kind of feel bad for the people who paid for a pic with their fave celebrities and than the celebrity looks uber pissed off or something.  For some this is the opportunity of a lifetime.   There are many people I have thought about getting my pic taken with and then seen some of their other photos and have decided against it.  Some of the best are Stan Lee, John Barrowman, the casts of the Guild and Warehouse 13.  Some of the worst have been Gillian Anderson, Richard Dean Anderson and Joe Manganiello.  I get that people have bad days and the such.  Some folks do not like having their pic taken at all.  My thought is don't sign up to do it will upset you.  No big deal.  I have only done a few of these ops before and I have loved my experiences with all.  This year I am getting a sexy sandwich with John Barrowman and Stephen Amell of Arrow fame.  OMG I AM SO EXCITED!!! To the celebrities who do this and might do this in the future, thank you for you time and making the effort to have a good pic taken. 
Here is a link to their celebrity photo opportunities at Dragon Con this year.  Froggy's Dragon Con Opportunities



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