But now… let’s talk about the con. I figured, if I don’t do my con report right away, I’ll never get to it *lol* So as always… not really details about the panels, but my personal experiences and impressions.
And, of course, I will start with Jared :D
First of all… I LIKED the outfit. I dunno why some ppl are complaining. He often wore the same black shirt at cons… then he wore his usual Sam outfit. And now, he finally mixes it up a bit, ppl again demand something else. Whatever… it's a personal taste thing. I liked it, it fit him and it looked great at the photo ops. :-)
Speaking of… first, we had the Jensen pic (which, as always, went down very uneventful for me)
After that, the J2 sandwich pic was scheduled. And the first thing I noticed as I went up to the boys was “OMG Jared smells delicious” lol Seriously, I have no idea what aftershave that is, but he smelled so good. *ggg* (yeah, yeah, creepy stalker material right there… but hey, it’s true. And I didn’t sniffle at him in an obvious way! So, I think it’s ok *g*) Anyway… we took the pic… then I had a shared pic with faith_mars And that was it. It went by very quickly.
Though, as we were standing in line, some ppl had quite some “interesting ideas” for the pics.
There was one girl handing the boys plush hearts to pose with… and after the pic she said they could keep them. So, of course, they were goofing around with it, snuggling them to their chests or hitting each other with them… and then suddenly Jared opened his shirt and stuffed the heart under his shirt LOL Of course while doing it he giggled like a maniac the whole time! It was so adorable. And Jensen just looked at him and grinned along! Awww...
Then, there was another girl asking Jensen for a hug… which he, of course, agreed to. As she was done, the girl wandered off and Jared was like “wait... what about me??” LOL So, the girl went back… hugged Jared… and then hugged Jensen AGAIN before wandering off again LOL And Jared just stood there and laughed, while shaking his head… and he couldn’t stop laughing… he even doubled over b/c he was laughing so hard!! Of course we all had to laugh along with him.
After the J2 pic… I had my single Jared photo ops. The first pic was a standard pose-smile pic. For the second pic I turned to him and said that he could do whatever he wanted to do, I don’t have any special request. And he pondered a few seconds, bit on his lip (YES DAMNIT… so adorable… like he was thinking really hard to come up with something) and then he went all “ok… I’ll do goofy” LOL And man, the photographer had the best timing ever… cause he snapped the pic in the right moment! Jared looks utterly hilarious… and even I am laughing perfectly!!
After the pic was done he turned back to me and said “Heh. That will turn out great” And (like I do at every convention) I thanked him for coming and doing all this and he said "Of course... thank YOU"and rubbed my back while I wandered off.
Another thing that will never stop to amaze me (and YES, I know I mention it after every single convention… but only b/c it's true) is that Jared takes his time with the fans. Even when Creation tries to rush him through everything… he takes a step back, slows things down and doesn’t allow to be rushed.
Same with the autographs. Again, I did a special poster to get signed by everyone. (I actually already had it for Asylum, but it didn’t make sense to bring it along, since I had other stuff to get signed)
Anyway… Jensen was the first to sign it, and everything was just very rushed. He didn’t even look up or anything. But with Jared it was entirely different. The Creation person who handed Jared the poster, didn’t unroll it completely and just presented him the spot where he had to sign it. But Jared grabbed the other end and started to unroll it to take a closer look. He examined it for a few seconds and said “Wow…. this is pretty cool! Very cool” And he didn’t care for a second that the Creation stuff was trying to rush ppl through.
All other autograph sessions over the weekend went quite uneventful btw. There was a hold up in line, so I was lucky and had a few minutes to chat with A.J and Travis… which is always fun. Even A.J. personalized the poster and put a dedication on it… which he rarely ever did in the past. So that was pretty cool. And as Travis saw the poster for the first time he was “Whoa… that is freaking, freaky cool” LOL
Misha was also very nice at the autograph session and personalized stuff although he seemed so damn tired. Poor Misha.
Man, I am writing all this in the wrong order! Sorry. But there were so many things over the weekend and I just write them down as they come to me.
Anyway… my Aldis photo op was special. As I went up to him he opened up his arms, took a step towards me and said “Oh hey there…” and pulled me into a hug for the picture!! LOL I was truly perplexed at first, b/c he greeted me like an old friend. lol But the picture turned out so good, and since I never ask for hug pictures, I was positively surprised. So that was pretty sweet and great.
And a general statement about the photo ops:
I LOVED that everyone was standing. It’s “weird” that for some conventions the boys request to be seated and for some others they don’t, huh? But I am so glad that they very standing, that’s also part why the pics turned out so great! Imho…
Let’s see… we had Jake, Misha, Richard, Travis and A.J at our table. Except for Jake and Richard, the other visits were very short. :-/ But there were a lot of ppl and so they had to rush the stars through.
Oh… Richard even talked about the “slight” mess that was Asylum… and how hectic everything was and how different it is compared to the US cons. It was clear that he didn’t like it either due to the stress.
Even Jared and Jensen talked about the “hugeness” that was Asylum. They didn’t say a bad thing or anything, but you could tell that it was damn hectic, even for them.
What else… what else…?
Oh some short stories from the location tour.
Russ and Brittney were awesome and shared so many backstage stories (and man, I seriously should have written something down b/c I just can remember a few)
A prank Jensen pulled on Jared:
One time on set, Jared took a nap on a sofa. And Jensen passed by, saw him and started to cover him with all kinds of stuff that was lying around. At the end, he even put a chair on top of Jared – without him even noticing or waking up! LOL As Jared finally woke up some time later he was still a little drowsy and went all “what the hell” LOL
Also, Brittney told some classic "Jared + farting" stories and how he likes to torture ppl on set with that. (basically, this topic was an all-weekend-theme lol Almost everyone mentioned it at some point LOL ) Guess Jared really earned his “Fartacus” title! lol
Also… remember the time Kim pulled the prank on the boys with the water? At the season wrap party, they got him back and poured water over him… By the end of the evening Kim looked like a bathed rat! *g*
Gah… I think that’s it for now. I am sure there will be a follow up post with more stuff from and about the con. And I still have some stuff I need to get sorted and uploaded.
But so far… yeah… that was the first Vancouver convention. And it was absolutely fabulous and everything I expected and hoped for. Yet alone the location tour and being able to stand in the exact same spots they were filming at was an experience I am very thankful for and will never forget.
And now... I will get more sleep. LOL "A few hours" was def. not enough!