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22 April 2010 @ 08:44 pm
LA Con 2010: Report  
LA con report! Wooh. Two and a half weeks too late.. but whatever *lol* I promised some lovely ladies here to post my report after all… so here it is.

It contains:
- Rambling about my personal experiences at the con.
- Jared and his general awesomeness
- Jim and his little chat with me
- Complains about the crap that was the dessert party
- Complains about Creation and the J+J photo ops
- My Jared Photo op and a short vid of J2 and Jared.

(Note: I'm in a bit of a hurry... so I wasn't able to go back and check for misspelled stuff. Please just ignore that lol Thx. )





Okay… so I had to look up the schedule b/c (except for J2-day aka Sunday) I couldn’t remember all of it lol

So, let’s start with Friday. No wait… let’s start with Thursday, cause Thursday was “Omg SPN is finally back from hiatus” day!! So, of course, we watched it LIVE. afrocurl came to visit us in the hotel and then we all (angels_cordy, takemejustasiam and myself) hung out in our room, ordered pizza, had yummy cupcakes and watched the new episode. It was an okay episode. Honestly, I expected way more since it was a back-from-hiatus episode. But whatever. I had a kick-ass con weekend ahead of me so I wasn’t really disappointed. We also pre-registered on Thursday (which is always a bliss) and then wandered around the vendors room (which is also always a bliss… until you get your credit card bill a month later :-/ That’s the point where the bliss end.)

Anyway…

Friday: Our guests of honor on Friday were Richard and Rob.

Richard, as expected, was his awesome self, and his panel was just a joy to watch! And this time he FINALLY did not have a beard. So, I was really debating with myself to get a pic with him (and you can ask angels_cordy how undecided I was b/c I was constantly bugging her until the very last minute lol) But in the end the fact that he finally did not have a beard won out and I bought a photo op ticket with him. Pic turned out okay-ish. He looks awesome, but the color of my outfit was def the wrong one and therefore looks kinda awful on the pic. But Richard was just sooo sweet and as I walked up to him he said “Hello there, pretty lady” and I just grinned stupidly. Then he asked how I was, I said fine, returned the question and he said something along the lines of “Doing very well” Yeah. and that was it.

After that Rob took the stage and I was so excited to see him. It was the first time I saw him at a con and I can tell you, he rocks and he is sooo cute and shy on stage and was def. overwhelmed by all of it. But he did really well and he relaxed after a short period of time. Plus he is a pretty funny guy and I can’t wait to see him again.

Later that evening we had the autographs:
Rob, again, was very shy and as I gave him the poster I designed, he asked in a shy voice “oh…uhm, where do you want me to sign?” So adorable. ♥ That guy totally brings my protective instincts out. lol

For Richard I designed a picture (since I already have his signature on the poster) and he was all “oh now this looks cool” and then he started writing. And what did he write?? “Ohhh…. creepy” ROFL Yeah… from cool to creepy in 0.1 seconds. Oh Richard, how do I adore you ♥

Friday evening was the concert of Rob’s band. Back then, as they got announced to play at the con, I checked the band out and listened to a few songs online. Gotta admit, I wasn’t highly impressed by the music. But then, having them live on stage in front of me, with all their energy and dynamic, I also have to admit it turned out pretty okay. So, I really enjoyed the evening.

After that we headed to the karaoke party where we forced asked takemejustasiam to sing. (you know, since it was Tanja’s bday and all and really, isn’t group pressure just a beautiful thing?) lol So, B let us choose the song and ended up with blasting “Sweet Home Alabama” to the audience. (which is all captured in a nice little video of mine and will probably be used for future “persuasion” situations LOL

Saturday: Kurt Fuller , AJ Buckley & Travis Wester , Misha Collins and Jim Beaver.

Well, I don’t really have much to say about the panels. They were all entertaining :-)

Also, autographs were good. The Ghostfacers autograph session was already in the morning b/c AJ had to leave early (due to CSI) And Creation also decided (after the disaster that was the Vancouver autograph session) that Jim needed two sessions this time. And we wanted to get that out of the way so we wouldn’t have to queue in the evening.

I had the cutest chat with Jim :-) I’ve met him a few times now and whenever he hears that I am from Austria, he tries to speak German and asks about the country. So this time, it went like this:

Me: Hi
Jim: Oh hello
Me: *hands him the original script of episode 2x21 to get signed*
Jim: *looks at the script* Then suddenly jerks his head up, looks at me and then back at the script and goes all “Wait, why do you have the script of 5x21…”
Me: …
Jim: Oh just kidding… it’s 2x21. Wait, here, I have the one for 5x21. *pretends to grab under his table and pulls imaginary script out*
Me: *LOL*
Jim: *LOL*
Then he took a closer look at the script. (Except for three signatures I have all the ppl involved with that episode already on the script. Right up to Kim Manners and Eric Kripke) And Jim studied them all (which felt like ages… and I was just standing there, looking at him while he looked at the script). After he was done he grabbed the pen and asked “So, where’s your name?”
Me: Oh, please sign without my name since everyone did and I want to keep it that way.
Jim: Okay. Hey, were are you from?
Me: Austria.
Jim: *stops signing and looks back up* Oh yeah? *sounds excited*
Me: Jup.
Jim: Vienna? (he tried to say it in German!)
Me: Oh, no no… I’m from the very south.
And then Jim started rattling off two other states from here. And he was trying very hard to find German words to say to me which was just adorable. I explained to him that I was from Carinthia, right at the border of Italy and Slovenia. And he was all “oh yeah, I know it” and grinned at me. (almost like a little child after he did something right lol ) And then he went back to signing the script.
I think, after he handing me the script back, I thanked him for being here and doing all this convention stuff and he smiled. (though I don’t remember what he said lol )

Misha autographs:
I got a photo op for domelom signed - with her German name and Misha almost messed it up!! (although he had the post-it RIGHT on the picture lol *shakes head* ) But at the very last second he saw his mistake and covered it pretty well.
Also, as I went up to him, he asked me how I was and I answered with “fine”. Then I returned the question and added “if he was already tired from all the writing”. And he said “no…” and then, like a second later he continued with “oh well, actually, yes. I look tired, aren't I? I’m a bit tired.” He smiled, then sighed and then kept on writing and we focused back on the picture.

The autograph sessions of Kurt and the Ghostfacers were pretty unspectacular. Nothing to tell there, expect for: I came, they signed, I went. The end.

The dessert party Saturday evening was a NIGHTMARE. No, REALLY. I have no words to describe the disappointment about that “party”. First of all, the band was goddamn awful… and then the guests didn’t even come to the tables like the usually do – and I’m partly blaming Mr. Collins for this b/c he had the “splendid” idea for everyone to just stand up and “mingle”, which, as you can imagine, turned into a real mess. I think after 10 minutes all the guest had left. (I heard that later Jim arrived and went from table to table… but we had already left… or as some would call it “fled from the awful music”)
And that was the dessert party.

SUNDAY!!! JARED DAY!! :-D (and Jensen and Mark)

The breakfast was awesome. Our table was quite in the back but we still had a very good view to the stage. Boys were adorable… and not even late this time! Wooh. Go them.

While angels_cordy and takemejustasiam had their J2 pic taken, I was waiting in the main hall chatting with two other girls. After that, we queued up for the Jared pic. And here is were I complain. (not about Jared b/c you know, he was AWESOME and soooo pretty as always. Not to mention sooo firm! omg I sound like Becky, aren’t I?? ROFL As I was slinging my right arm around him I could totally feel the muscles underneath his shirt. Gnnnnh...! And he smelled GOOD.)
But yeah, I have to complain about Creation:

So, the whole idea of “selling less photo op tickets and making them more expensive” was that the fans could have a little bit more time at the photo ops. Well, DUH. The exact opposite was the case. We even had a person there, which talked to us RIGHT before the picture and told us not to ask for hugs, not to have any props for the picture and… NOT TO TALK to the guests. I mean… WTF?? I’m shelling out quite some money for this damn photo, so I def. DO NOT NEED someone to forbid me to make conversation with the guests. It’s not like I would tell them my life story or anything… but telling the fans right before the picture gets taken to not even talk to the stars? Yeah… big fail!
Not to mention that these photo ops were the most rushed ones I’ve ever seen. So much for asking for more money, selling less tickets and giving the fans more time. Baah.

So yeah… Jared was awesome but the time was just too short.

Same for the autograph session. Though, what really surprised me in a positive way this time was Jensen. He took his time, after he signed the picture, to actually look up at the person, held eye contact and smiled. That, as far as I’ve seen it at past conventions, happens rarely. So yeah… go Jensen. :)

Jared of course was his smiley and happy self when I walked up to him and after he signed the picture he AGAIN looked at you and gave you a warm smile! Nothing changed there… he keeps being awesome and I keep squeeing like mad very time I see him. (inwardly of course! HELLO, not entirely crazy here lol )

Last but not least (and def. a highlight of the weekend) was Mark Pellegrino. He is a little bit like a Mini-Misha on stage (though, not AS crazy) but he compensates that lack of craziness with swearing… a lot!! LOL
But I really enjoyed his panel and I’m glad that I was finally able to see him live. :-)

So yeah… that was L.A con. I had a fun weekend with my girls ♥ And I can’t wait to repeat it some time :-)

Since it’s a public entry, I’m posting the photo op like this. But Jared is the most important thing anyway, right? Plus the little hearts in “my” eyes are very close to the original pic. So, it should be fine LOL

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And I have the weird habit of trying to take a short vid every time the boys leave the stage at a con. It’s nothing spectacular, just them crossing paths on stage while they are heading off in different directions to sign the banners. And then we see Jared signing the banners, weaving to the fans and heading behind the stage. :)
But well, I have the vid, so I figured I could upload it as well.



 
 
 
B: spn_jaredtakemejustasiam on April 22nd, 2010 07:46 pm (UTC)
MEEEEEEEEMORIES!!! <3

I think next year I'm just gonna get general admission and maybe photos depending on the guests. I agree it was ridiculous to have fans pay that much and then tell them not to talk to the guests. Quite frankly I doubt that is what Jared and Jensen would want either.
tinkabell007tinkabell007 on May 10th, 2010 05:09 pm (UTC)
Awww are you serenading me with the Kitty song? :D

And I agree. Even Jensen himself requested in Vancouver to give the fans more time. And now Creation is doing the exact opposite *shakes head* I tell you, if I'd know how to do it, I would organize a con. Maybe in Vegas or something like that. Think about all the potential fun this could be *sigh*
jeeroniejeeronie on April 22nd, 2010 08:15 pm (UTC)
I like your report :D

Jared really is gorgeous, y/y? I mean, I knew he was gorgeous but live he almost glows with happy, it's really strange.
And Jensen is adorable too when he isn't so nervous.
Glad you had a good time!
tinkabell007tinkabell007 on May 10th, 2010 05:20 pm (UTC)
Awwww thank you for reading :)

And YES YES YES!!!! He is SO gorgeous. He has such a strong and positive presence... if you know what I mean? It's hard to put it in words. But seeing him LIVE and in person or even talk to him, is so overwhelming.

And I agree, when Jensen is not his shy self he is so animated and adorable. Esp. when he gets a compliment and then starts all blushing!

I so can't wait for Rising Son :))
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raloria - Screencapping Goddess: Jensen & Jaredraloria on April 23rd, 2010 10:06 am (UTC)
Nice report, hun. :D
Sounds like you really got some great moments and memories. Too bad there's a few bad ones in there as well. *sigh* Creation....I think they do better than the outfit running the Asylum cons, but they still screw things up too.

It's stupid to put so many restrictions on the photo-ops at those prices. VanCon was so free and fun. Now I'm worried about the one this year. If they're going to have someone there reading off the rules to you before you walk up there....that sucks! Like you said, selling less tickets was supposed to give us more time, not less! Very frustrating. :(

But see? You still got your con report done before mine. :P
sn_143snsn_143sn on April 23rd, 2010 06:43 pm (UTC)
ahahha I totally knew the moment you opened you mouth that u had it for misha *smishes you cox u r so cuuuuuute*
You look Adorable in the pic....Jared looks fine too...but *moons at you* ;-P You have such pretty eyes girl and such a beautiful smile
Thanks for typing this up, it was fun to read about your exp :D *hugs*

Fabi: jared padapowerfabilimah on April 24th, 2010 02:31 am (UTC)
thanks for sharing this hon! ♥

awww to read you talking about Jared is always a pleasure! Thanks for being my padasister ;)

And he in your photo op *diiiiiies*
WeHo M.: SPN - Open Roadafrocurl on April 24th, 2010 05:10 am (UTC)
So many memories. All good ones, that is!
deanvica23deanvica23 on April 28th, 2010 10:00 pm (UTC)
thanks for your report. i want to see your face on the op of jared. You are too important that jared for me.
you had a script season 2 cool.
the autograph of jensen it's the mine?
love.