HOLY COW!!! There is so much to tell and I hope I can remember it all. First my Sexy Sandwich. So there has been a change in the general location of Froggy's. It is still in the basement of the Marriott but in a different room with a bit of a different set up. I get to the room that they are queueing up the lines for the photos. It is very hot down there and there are a zillion people. My op time was 2:15. They did not call people for my pic/time for awhile and 2:15 came and went. They did announce that Stephen's plane was late so he was going to be a little delayed. After awhile they called us to get in line. Off we went to a smaller room.
|John Barrowman in a blue Tardis dress|
Once Stephen gets there, they file us in. I was the third in line and wowie. He is BUFF and all muscle. Cool Guy too. Friendly and kind. I was so lucky to have met them both.
Saturday and or, was it Sunday?
I went to the Carroll Spinney panel on Saturday and I cried through the whole thing again. At least I am not the only one there in tears. The rest of the day was spent panels. I loved a lot of them and then there were a few I was confused on. I went to a panel on mature themes in genre tv and it became a rant on the whole incident with Sansa and Ramsey. Like 3/4 of the panel was about this. Kind of annoying. The track director spoke up from the back of the room and told the panelists to get off of Game of thrones. THANKS! I went to one on Dark Matter and there was so much giddiness over the whole thing it was great. Some time on Saturday, things started getting jumbled and I do not really remember what happened on Saturday vs Sunday. I do know Saturday night was the Voltaire concert. It was as wonderful as always. I love going to the concert and dancing with everyone. I do not get the people who sit in the back of the room not bopping along, not singing and just looking bored. There were lots of panels both days some good some not so much. They all kind of bled into one another. I really liked the LotR panels with Constance J Wagner. She is awesome. Saturday night was the annual Match Game in the 25th Century with Gil Gerard. The guest panelists this year included Sylvester McCoy, Trenna Keating Garrett Wang and John Barrowman. The guests are not generally announced until the game starts but apparently Gil tweeted out who they were going to be. The guests were amazing and I had a great time.
Monday was so weird. Normally this is the day that people go home. I get it. This year it seemed almost abandoned. There were so few people left. Also, there seemed to be ALOT less programming Monday. What happened? Is it because so many of the track directors and staff want to go to the Dead Dog Party? I do not get it. I thought the con was supposed to be four days. Instead it is more like 3 and a quarter. I hope we get more programming on Monday next year.
All in all this was a wonderful time and I am already prepping for next year. Thank you again to all of the volunteers that put the show together.