The first day of my very first convention. I got there at around 11:30 and got in line for registration, it was long, but really I didn't have to wait forever. I got my tickets in plenty of time to make it the first panel, Gabriel Tigerman (Andy). He was awesome, he talked about how he is writing a screenplay with his wife and the differences between that and writing with one of his friends. Great guy and when I got his autograph he asked if there was anything in particular I wanted written on the poster, unfortunately I didn't so he just wrote Sorry I'm dead. X_X
After Gabriel they had the Ladies of SPN, Alona Tal (Jo), Julie McNiven (Anna) and Traci Dinwiddie (Pamela) on stage. They were all so awesome and Julie of course got asked what it was like to do 'that scene' with Jensen in the back of the Impala. She said that it was nice, but also went into how technical it all was and how Jensen made her feel safe. Alona also poked fun at the 'Titanic' hand on the window and the two of them put their hands up to mimic it sliding down the window. Alona also said that she just randomly goes around and does that on windows. :P Traci is awesome, she is single and wants everyone to know. She talked about how it was to play Pamela after how she was blinded and her process for that. She also said that Anna wouldn't stop laughing at her when she saw her with her eye's all burned out for the first time. Alona got asked a question, 'if you were in a plane crash and there was only a two person life raft and you were in it and could only take one person, who would it be? Jensen, Jared, Sam or Jim?' after that question Alona said 'Why do you all hate me?', she was joking of course, but her character did get a lot of flack and I think she was disappointed at the fans reaction to Jo. Or maybe not, I don't know. Anyway, she picked Sam (Ellen) because she said that she was her 'mommy'. Awww.
When their panel ended I broke down and bought a Julie and Traci autograph ticket. They both weren't included in the package I got and after their panel I was like 'I so want them to sign my poster', so Traci was the first to sign my poster. I told her I wish Pam didn't have to die and she said to get everyone to put the word out to get her character back or her back on the show one way or the other. After she signed my poster she told me not to roll it right away because the ink could smudge, 'I'll teach you how it's done' is what she said. Very sweet and she was very nice. After Traci I got Julie's signature and I told her I was looking forward to the new season ect. She was very nice and down to earth.
Then came Alona, Aldis and Gabriel's autograph session (Aldis had to sign the day before his panel). Alona called me a sweetheart, Aldis is much more gorgeous in person and Gabriel is just all around awesome. My previous post with a couple of panel pics
The close up of Alona is when she was signing one of the banners hanging from the stage. Creation auctioned them all off for charity with everyone's signature.
Also, just a note on all the pics posted in here, please don't hotlink and I tagged some of them because I am paranoid because my Elijah Wood photos were 'stolen' when I met him years ago, so yeah. Tag. If anyone wants to repost or use for anything you are more than welcome. :)
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Go me. I slept through my alarm and didn't wake up until almost 10am causing me to miss Aldis' panel all together. I did catch the last bit of Jake Abel's panel though. He seemed really sweet and is a lot hotter in person than he is on screen. After that I just puddered around waiting for the Ghostfacers panel. I caught a little bit of the Steve Carlson panel, he talked about how he and Jensen became friends and his music ect. After Steve it was AJ and Travis' time to come on stage. Those guys really are a riot and they kept going between their characters and themselves. Travis kept crossing his arms and causing his shirt to muffle the mic, so AJ made fun and started rubbing his mic all over his body. Crazy guys. They were awesome and after their panel I had to go and get myself a Ghostfacers t-shirt. It even glows in the dark. \o/
Then of course after Travis and AJ was Misha's panel. Misha was a 'rebel' and got Creation to ditch the 'pre screened' questions and got people to come up to the side of the stage and ask their questions. He was hilarious and just had the greatest come backs to questions. One question was regarding Castiel's wardrobe and if he could change it what what he change it too. His answer: 'A sarong'. Nutter. :P He also poked fun at this one girl who had asked the 'Alona the plane crash question' when she asked him if he were horribly disfigured in an accident and lost both his legs what would he do? He totally didn't really know what to say, then when she said she had asked the Alona question he said 'then don't ask them!'. He was joking (I think), but during my autograph question I overheard him talking to the girl two spots down from him and he said that he actually made her cry. I don't know if he was referring to that girl or not, but yeah, I was kinda surprised. Misha has a dry and sarcastic sense of humour and yeah, he was just kidding around and having fun. I guess some people just can't get that, but in their defence you are up in front of a an actor from one of your favourite TV shows and a room full of about a thousand people. I'd probably cry too. :P
When he was done his panel it was photo op time. I made my way up there and was thankfully relatively close to the front of the line. I didn't have to wait too horribly long. When I got in the room of the photo ops he was making faces and other things that people have requested of him. When it was my turn I basically said hi, thanks for being there, took the picture and left. Probably lasted less than 30 seconds, but I TOUCHED HIM!!!! :P When it was autograph time and it was my turn he asked where I was from and I said I was a born and bred Vancouverite and he said that I was a rare breed indeed. D'aww. He smiled at me and then I went on my way.
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The day that everyone was looking forward too. Jensen and Jared on stage, in person. I wrote most of my J2 experience out in this post, not going to rewrite it here
Jensen came out first because Jared was still doing his solo photo ops. He just seemed like this total down to earth guy and looked pretty relaxed and happy to be on stage. One of the questions was who does he want to work with and his answer was that he wanted to work with this actress Daneel Harris. I thought that was sweet. She was in the audience and was he totally embarrassed her. :P He also stopped between questions and said 'Holy flashing cameras! Really? I mean honestly. You're going to run out of memory space!'. Then a lady in the front row said she had a 16 gig memory card and Jensen was just like '16 gigs?!?!', then turns to one of his friends/co-workers and asks him how much space he has on his camera and he said 12. Jensen laughs and goes back to the lady saying that he only has 12 and he takes pictures for a living! Then he said she had fired off like 19 photos of him in like 2 seconds. Ahh, Jensen you sexy mother fucker, I love ya. He then goes to talk about his golf game and answers questions about 'what is his favourite Dean death ect.' (he doesn't even remember how many times he's died and how, it was quite cute), did he wish that the youngest Winchester didn't have to die (he thought they meant Sam at first). He said that there should be more Winchester's on the show, even twins or a sister. He also said (and I quote) 'Women don't last long on our show', no shit. LOL
After a couple more questions Jared then pokes his head out from the curtain and comes on stage. Jensen asks if he should leave and of course everyone started yelling no!! Then Jared comments on the new format of Q&A and how Creation is 'pre screening' everything, so we yell out that Misha had people ask questions and Jared said that they should do the same. Jensen said that Misha is a whore. <333 So they go around with the mic and people ask their stuff (like have they picked up any Canadian habits, who benchpresses more, the pranks on set, is Jensen doing Captain America - no, he is not - and so on). Near the end there was a questions some idiot asked Jared about his support for PETA. The second she said PETA you knew it was going to be bad, even Jared had a very reserved look on his face and Jensen made a crack about how pita's are great with hummus ect. The question was if Jared knew that they euthanize 97% of their animals in their care and everyone started boo'ing and telling her to shut up. Jared quickly went to the next question, but then backtracked and said that PETA can mean different things to different people and how they bring awareness to support shelters ect. He did a very good job of it and didn't have to answer, but he did and you could tell that he does love his animals. Then the last question was asked and they had to leave *pouts* and it was autograph time (I posted more about that in the link above).
So the Jared and Jensen part of the weekend was over, now it was time for Jim Beaver. But before Jim we had the Trickster on stage, Richard Speight, Jr. He is awesome and hilarous and also took live Q&A from people. He was asked about the story of meeting Jared's dogs for the first time and that was funny, but what was funnier is that Jensen and Jared were still signing stuff while he was on stage and then Richard said that he didn't think he's ever told Jared that before. Well now he has. LOL
When Richard left we got Jim a short while later. He came out dressed in a trench coat and tie and then after some kidding around he took it off, every one cheered and he was wearing a shirt with 'That's as far as it'll get' written in Greek on it. Very funny. He talked about his daughter, his acting career, hitted on this Italian girl at the mic and toally embarassed her, but he did apologize for it. He did say that he was offered to be a regular on the show, but turned it down because it would mean being away from his family more and having to relocate to Vancouver. He didn't want to uproot his daugher from her life from LA. So he's still going to be a recurring guest star. He talked about his being coy and powertripping all the fans about Bobby's fate from the last season. Someone asked if he hangs out with Jensen and Jared when not filming and he said 'not really' he explained that the guys work incredibly long hours most days of the week and that when they do get days off all they want to do is just chill and relax. Totally understandable.
Like I said in my previous post after Jim left he started signing, but after almost 2 hours they were on the 3rd row. I couldn't wait that long because I had to take the bus home and he wouldn't have gotten to my rown until around midnight. Seriously. He posted on his twitter that he signed for 6 hours and 40 minutes. That is really sweet of him. He of course didn't have to do it for that long, hell Jensen and Jared were done in about 2 hours, but he did and really wanted to connect with the fans. Jim, you rock!
I went and got my J&J photo op and then left to come home, utterly exhausted, but happy as a clam.
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