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Dragon*Con 2012: The Last Post?











The rest of my photos from Days 2, 3 and 4 of Dragon*Con can be found HERE on Photobucket. And if you'd like to see some really nice photos, let my direct you towards some fine folks on Flickr: insanitydriven, eeskatyel, rococoms and mabaslucyfur.

And Michael Trucco posted this lovely group shot on Day 3 of the convention...



Finally, I had a couple of stories from my time talking to Jamie at the Walk of Fame I wanted to share. Actually, one story I'll start and let zegeekgirl finish. ;)

zegeekgirl and I visited the Walk of Fame (AKA The Autograph Room) Friday, Saturday and Sunday. We spread out getting autographs and photos in order to have a reason to go back and chat a bit Saturday and Sunday. ;)

Friday I had gotten one Law & Order: UK item signed (we talked a bit about the lovely Emilia di Girolamo, who was his favorite LOUK writer) and Saturday I had him sign one of two LOUK photos I printed before leaving for the con. Jamie actually had a publicity photo of he and Bradley, but I kind of wanted a photo just of Jamie/Matt. I wasn't 100% sure which photo I wanted to have him sign, though I favored a promo photo from one of the episodes, and decided to let him make the call. Or, as I put it, "Which photo of yourself do you like better?" :p He took a quick look, said, "This one" and pulled my preferred photo towards him. This made Zegeekgirl happy since she liked the other photo better and was getting the reject for him to sign. ;)

I then caved and got a photo taken with him at his table. I figured it was a good day to do it since a) I didn't look terrible and b) we both were wearing BSG shirts. zegeekgirl then had her photo taken. And she blinked. And we didn't realize it until that night. But I'll let her tell the rest of the story. Hey, it gave us a good excuse to go see him again on Sunday.

When we saw him on Sunday, one of the first things he asked was where we had gotten our lanyards (D*C doesn't provide them with your membership badge) and Zegeekgirl mentioned I had brought them. I happened to be wearing a White Collar lanyard (she was wearing my East Dillion Lions one). He asked if I was a White Collar fan? I said I was, then asked if he ever watched it. He hadn't and asked if it was good. I briefly gave him my opinion and then this exchange happened:

Me: "I'd really like to see you on the show."
Jamie: "No, I'm not going to do it. I've got my own show now."
Zegeekgirl: "He's giving you a hard time because you want to see him on it."
Me, without thinking: "Yeah, I'd like to see you next to Matt Bomer."
Jamie: "No. He's not my type."
Me: *DIES*

After Zegeekgirl had her photo do-over (again, her story!), and before we left, I mentioned I had a silly question to ask. I began by saying some of us had noticed he frequently wears IZOD clothing. Jamie quickly corrected me, "Lacoste". I said, "Sorry. OK. Lacoste." (Let me stress, like the previous White Collar exchange, this was all said in humor.) The entire discussion is now a hazy, but I received a bit of history on IZOD/Lacoste (they used to be one company) and I explained I'm an IndyCar fan and watch the IZOD IndyCar series, hence my confusion.

Anyway! As for the answer to my question regarding the mystery of the Lacoste clothing he so frequently wears, the answer will likely come as a surprise to no one. He gets the clothes for free. He has a friend who works for the company in France. And that same good friend invited he and Kerry to the US Open this weekend. Which he was VERY excited about. But, again, the rest of the story is Zegeekgirl's to tell.

And I know I'm not doing justice in recounting these stories. Jamie's delivery is just so deadpan and perfect and I just don't know how to get that across here. Jamie was cracking us up throughout the weekend, both on his panels and in person. Yeah, he really needs to do more comedy.


ETA: Annnd, I'm pretty sure I forgot to post this earlier. We Wear Pink on Wednesdays posted a brief interview with Jamie conducted at D*C. He talks about the convention and how it's changed and Monday Mornings.

ETA 2: Found some more lovely photos on Flickr courtesy of ALH Photos.

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zegeekgirl From: zegeekgirl Date: September 10th, 2012 05:09 am (UTC) (Link Me)
But I'll let her tell the rest of the story. Hey, it gave us a good excuse to go see him again on Sunday.

Way to put me on the spot, missy! Especially because I'm still not sure I want to post the pic publically. (I really quite like it but man I'm pulling the most dorktastic grin in it. ;) )

Seriously though, here's what happened: Friday was a quick stop to say hello and get Asta's first thing signed. Saturday we had photos we wanted signed, and to take pics. Sunday... was not in the plan. Sunday my morning plan was to stop by my company's booth in the vendor area, and then I had a couple of *other* people to say hi to in the Walk of Fame vicinity (also work related.) Asta actually had to talk me around to going to talk to Jamie again, because I didn't know if I wanted to bug him or not to retake my photo. (When the camera, which was Asta's, was handed to me I couldn't figure out how to look at the last pic taken. Asta was talking to Jamie, so I didn't bother to look and said to myself "Oh, whatever, I'm sure it's fine..." MISTAKE.)

So when we got over there, Jamie was rubbing his eyes (Long night? ;) ) and looked up, smiled and said hello and then saw my camera and his face dropped. "Oh no, you don't want a photo, do you?" *chortle* "Look, it's like this.." and I basically explained the circumstances under which I was a big idiot. He asked to see the defective blinky photo and agreed that it was not at all any good. XD So we retook it (first retake was blurry, at which point I said "OK, now, the next one I don't CARE what it looks like, that's IT!" And it was, in fact, pretty good. At which point Jamie says "Excellent, look at that, we both look very sunny." And there was a comedy "Eyyy!" and a high-five. And it was a little bit hilarious.

But, again, the rest of the story is Zegeekgirl's to tell.

Oh, my Trucker Mouth? I alluded to that in the comments in another post, but basically it was the third day, I was having a hard time waking up and I had been out on Saturday drinking rather late with two very good friends (expat Brit couple who live in Seattle now) in the Marriott lounge, my guard was rather down. And when I'm relaxed, sometimes I swear a lot. I'm not proud of it. I blame my maternal grandfather's sweary genes. ;) So when Jamie said he was going to the US Open next (i.e. now this) weekend, I blurted out "No fucking way!" To which he replied: "Yes fucking way, it's fucking amazing, I'm SO FUCKING EXCITED." (Yes, I apologized, though it was good for a laugh. And I probably blushed furiously. I dunno. Asta? Or were you too busy laughing at me? ;) )
asta77 From: asta77 Date: September 10th, 2012 12:35 pm (UTC) (Link Me)
Way to put me on the spot, missy! Especially because I'm still not sure I want to post the pic publically.

Ahhhhh! There will be no posting of personal photos! Considering it took two days to work up the courage to have a picture with him taken, I',m definitely not brave enough to share publicly. Besides, I'm quite OK with people thinking I look like a cute, wire-haired terrier. And we are about the same height. ;p

I wish I had a shot of Jamie's 'Please don't tell me you want a photo' face. It was priceless. :) Of course, I burst out laughing and threw you under the bus ("Well, I don't. But she does!" ;)

I have to say, I was really impressed, given the hectic schedule for the guests and catching up with their friends at night, how available the entire BSG cast was to their fans (we were at the WoF first thing Saturday and Sunday and they were all there, smiling and chatty) and were all on fire at all four panels they participated in.

zegeekgirl From: zegeekgirl Date: September 10th, 2012 05:20 pm (UTC) (Link Me)
I wish I had a shot of Jamie's 'Please don't tell me you want a photo' face. It was priceless. :) Of course, I burst out laughing and threw you under the bus ("Well, I don't. But she does!" ;)

And fair enough because I did feel pretty sheepish about the whole thing! Not that Jamie shouldn't have been prepared for a pic no matter who it was (They were still on the "menu" right there under autographs ;) ), BUT, it was the timing of it. Right after the rubbing his eyes/running a hand through his hair "Christ, I've got to wake up" thing and then... shit. Now? LOL

how available the entire BSG cast was to their fans (we were at the WoF first thing Saturday and Sunday and they were all there, smiling and chatty)

I actually had trouble catching a couple of other people I wanted to talk to because they weren't at their tables or by the time they were and I wasn't doing something else and could check, there was a huge line. There were never any massive lines to talk to the BSG gang and I really think that's less an issue of popularity (several of my friends who were also there had one or more of them on their "must meet" list) as it is because they made themselves available enough to give everyone a chance to talk to them when they weren't at a panel, a photo op or on their own personal time. BEST CAST IS STILL BEST CAST. <3 (It definitely helped in my case to lean toward asking for that photo re-take after all; I'm eternally self-conscious about monopolizing someone's time when there are other fans who want a moment as well.)
asta77 From: asta77 Date: September 10th, 2012 05:39 pm (UTC) (Link Me)
(They were still on the "menu" right there under autographs ;)

That reminds me! There was that cute moment on Friday (I think) where the woman next to us pointed out that under his list of credits (BSG, LOUK, soon to be seen in 'Monday Mornings')'Hornblower' wasn't listed. Which led Jamie to pick up the sign and a black pen and commence adding 'Hornblower' as well as 'Band of Brothers' and 'Daniel Deronda'. I think we were momentarily "WTF?" when he added 'Daniel Deronds' until you remembered Tom Hooper was the director.

I'm eternally self-conscious about monopolizing someone's time when there are other fans who want a moment as well.

Me too. And, unless I'm going to be super brief, I really hate going up to anybody's table to just chat. I always feel like I should be paying for their time if I'm going to ramble on. ;p And I definitely was more chatty because there were never more than a few people in line behind us. I got the same impression with James, Michael and Richard (who were seated by Jamie) that they felt they could talk more with people since they didn't have a huge group waiting for them. Honestly, I only recall a few really big lines - for The Guild group, RDA and Gillian Anderson. John Barrowman's line wasn't short, but not long either. Even the 'True Blood' folks had very short or no lines, which rather shocked me.
zegeekgirl From: zegeekgirl Date: September 10th, 2012 05:51 pm (UTC) (Link Me)
Yeah, The Guild line was always understandably long because it was ALL of them. And Nichelle Nichols' line was quite long that Sunday; though I really wanted to introduce myself related to a promo we're doing at work, had I waited in that line I wouldn't have been able to get where we needed to be for the Firefly panel. :/
nicole_anell From: nicole_anell Date: September 11th, 2012 03:35 pm (UTC) (Link Me)
So when Jamie said he was going to the US Open next (i.e. now this) weekend, I blurted out "No fucking way!" To which he replied: "Yes fucking way, it's fucking amazing, I'm SO FUCKING EXCITED."
OMG I LOVE THAT.
zegeekgirl From: zegeekgirl Date: September 11th, 2012 07:43 pm (UTC) (Link Me)
In retrospect, I'm less embarrassed and more "OK, that was pretty funny." Also he may have been teasing me, but clearly not lying about the excitement. There is now proof. ;)

nicole_anell From: nicole_anell Date: September 11th, 2012 07:56 pm (UTC) (Link Me)
I'm finding this whole mountain of Jamie love lately I didn't even realize I had. <3
zegeekgirl From: zegeekgirl Date: September 11th, 2012 09:55 pm (UTC) (Link Me)
Mwahahahaha. Our plan is working! ;)

(Always room for you 'round here, doll. x)
asta77 From: asta77 Date: September 11th, 2012 11:44 pm (UTC) (Link Me)
OK, I'm LMAO that I said the exact same thing without seeing your comment!
zegeekgirl From: zegeekgirl Date: September 12th, 2012 12:14 am (UTC) (Link Me)
Outta me brain, lady! ;) x
asta77 From: asta77 Date: September 11th, 2012 11:41 pm (UTC) (Link Me)
MUWAHAHAHAHA! Our plan is working! :D



And it's OK, there is plenty of love to go around. :)



tygie_bard From: tygie_bard Date: September 10th, 2012 05:48 am (UTC) (Link Me)
I love your stories! I was at D*C also and got a picture with Jamie (And one with Jamie and Trucco for twice the fun). He was so friendly and sweet. He was one of the two people I was excited and nervous about meeting. But he quickly put my mind at ease.

My only little stories with him happened at the Friday photoshoot at Froggy's. We had a moment before they started the pictures and as I was taking off my badge, Jamie commented that he had left his in his room. My friend and wheelchair driver kindly told him that if he gave us his room number, we would be happy to go get it for him. naturally, he declined the offer, saying he forgot which room it was. But he did give us a huge smile.

The other thing was when we were watching them take the photos of Jamie with James Calis and Trucco, Jamie was beside Trucco and went up on his toes just a bit to get a little taller. I thought that was so cute.
asta77 From: asta77 Date: September 10th, 2012 12:41 pm (UTC) (Link Me)
I can't say I was so much nervous about meeting him (again), but nervous about saying something really dumb. But I don't even regret the Matt Bomer comment since his response was so damn good. :)

Awwww, that is a cute story. You try to help, and what do you get? ;) It seems like everyone who got to talk to Jamie at the con, felt like they had a special moment. Given the massive amount of people there and how many hours he spends at the con (conceivably 10am to 7pm) it's really impressive and tells you a lot about the man.
zegeekgirl From: zegeekgirl Date: September 10th, 2012 05:23 pm (UTC) (Link Me)
We had a moment before they started the pictures and as I was taking off my badge, Jamie commented that he had left his in his room.

See, D*C, that's easy to do when you don't provide people with LANYARDS. XD

(I knowwww, who cares really when it ends up providing conversation points, right? ;))
spongetrisha From: spongetrisha Date: September 10th, 2012 08:26 pm (UTC) (Link Me)
Thanks for this girlies. Sounds like you had a ball.
zegeekgirl From: zegeekgirl Date: September 10th, 2012 08:57 pm (UTC) (Link Me)
You're welcome! More consecutive posts than we've had in quite some time, but hopefully it was worthwhile. ;)
onlyariana From: onlyariana Date: September 10th, 2012 09:08 pm (UTC) (Link Me)
You both are too wonderful to share so much of your experiences with us all. I love the "Jim Broadbent" pic over at Photobucket. Awesome!

Regarding the ETA - I'm a little sad that the trailer for MM has been taken down. It was up when I first read the article but now it's disappeared. :-(
zegeekgirl From: zegeekgirl Date: September 10th, 2012 09:41 pm (UTC) (Link Me)
IT HAS?! Oh bugger. We had a feeling it might at some point, it didn't seem like TNT intended it to be released. :( Hopefully someone else will post it...
onlyariana From: onlyariana Date: September 10th, 2012 11:04 pm (UTC) (Link Me)
I totally thought it'd disappear right away but it was up for months so I was lulled into a false sense of security. Maybe we should take it as a good sign. That there's someone now watching out for MM infractions and that there'll be a better quality version out before too long. (/optimism)
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