He's great and I'm just glad there's a devoted group willing to get those anecdotes for those who are just too shy to go.
Our pleasure. I know, that sounds a little ludicrious on one level - of COURSE it's their damn pleasure to get to see Jamie and the cast over several days! - but we could do that on our own and just keep it to ourselves if we wanted. asta77 started the site partially out of frustration for missing an event Jamie was at that she didn't know about. (Correct, cap?) Myself, 90% of the events I want to go to, I can't because work demands or just sheer costs make it impossible (And heck, sometimes even with events that I'm at - I see you, SDCC - I'm either busy with work or there's too much going on to see everything/everyone I want to.) So I know how great it is when you realize someone was rolling and can share. ;)
asta77 started the site partially out of frustration for missing an event Jamie was at that she didn't know about. (Correct, cap?)
Correct. I was relying on another site for updates as to what Jamie was up to and found out from the old Sci-Fi forum (which I visited infrequently at the time) I had missed a con appearance reasonably close to me. :/ That's what put the idea in my head to start a site so no one else would suffer as I had. ;) Though, at the time, I never imagined the site being where it's at today. It's still smallish compared to other official and fan run sites, no question, but I have more eyeballs here and on Twitter than I anticipated..
BTW, I named my son after 'Nick' from The Thin Man series. It's good to see someone else who likes it!
How Cool! :D 'The Thin Man' is definitely one of my all time faves. Dean Stockwell was at Dragon*Con either last year or the year before and I had him sign my 'Song of the Thin Man' DVD since he played Nick Jr. I even had him write "To Asta" rather than my real name. ;) It was strange having my fandoms collide.
I actually became Asta (later had to add 77 because too many Asta'a online) when I registered at my first board, a Buffy board. I thought it would be unwise to select a Buffy-centric name (one of the best decisions I ever made) and The Thin Man/Asta popped into my head. I still occasionally look up at the screen when Nick or Nora shout, "Asta!"
Believe me, I understand how difficult it is to juggle documenting something fan-oriented and trying to enjoy yourself at the same time. A loooong time ago, I helped a Boston Legal fan site by going locally to a set designer association's tour of the set in Manhattan Beach - even though I wasn't a set designer! I couldn't take any pictures, but I made a point of drawing an aerial view of the layout as well as taking notes as to where each important prop was.
Most people would probably think that's nuts (I certainly do in hindsight lol), but the website I did the report for seemed to really like having the added feature. And watching the show and knowing where everything in context made it more enjoyable. But yeah, it was a very hectic, multitasking day. Lots of work while trying to make the most of being there, too. So I do appreciate that people who go to cons who are willing to share anything at all, from a few pictures to videos or written con reports.
It's funny you used to help out with a 'Boston Legal' site and Jamie is about to start filming David E Kelly's 'Monday Mornings'. :)
Speaking of juggling, I discovered I had my camera not set to the best setting after I recorded Monday's panel. The quality is fine (and I cleaned it up a bit), but it's been bugging me it may have been batter. I kept monkeying with settings all weekend due to the lousy lighting in the ballrooms - and occasionally hitting the wrong button - and forgot to check before I started recording. :/
Believe me, it's a double bonus that Jamie's going to star on a DEK show! I loved The Practice and BL, totally crazy over them, but I'm over the legal shows. While it's because DEK was a lawyer, it's so refreshing to see him branch out into medical drama and with such an interesting twist. And since I'm going back to school to be a surgical physician assistant, I will be glued to the third bonus of the show's subject matter as well.
You are such a perfectionist! Honestly, whatever you offer up should be appreciated no matter what.
Most people would probably think that's nuts (I certainly do in hindsight lol), but the website I did the report for seemed to really like having the added feature.
It's a good kind of nuts. The "trainspotter" kind of nuts which isn't at all overstepping boundaries or being intrusive (you were there on the tour after all!) - we just like these kind of details! (Trust me, when I got to see all the BSG props in Pasadena at the Propworx auction, I spent a lot of time grooving on the little details. Holy shit, that Viper dash has SO MANY SHINY FLASHY THEEEENGS. XD)