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Remember how I said I was experiencing John Barrowman overload?  Well, the performance show tonight was overbooked and a whole group of us didn't make the cut.  It was like the fates stepped in and said "oh, you're getting tired of John Barrowman?  No show for you!"  Oh well.  Can't complain as I've already been to a few showings.  So glad my fellow Polaris gals did not heed my advice, got there earlier and was able to get into the studio.  Hope you guys were able to meet John.  So, while the show I was cruelly denied entry to is airing on the television right now, let's get to the rest of the weekend.

Met a couple of fellow LJ'ers, grasshopper64  and Beckie, and had a fun weekend running around to different panels, discussing TW and DW and the like.  Also met the gals from WI & IL -- serefina743,  emerald_nebula  & friends.  There was a bunch of actors but I was mainly there for Gareth David-Lloyd (Ianto Jones of Torchwood) and Jason Dohring (Logan of Veronica Mars; Joseph of Moonlight).  I also dropped a chunk of change on photo ops and autographs and it still came out cheaper than CreationCon the greedy bastards.

I saw this in the parking lot and knew I was in the right place  :)




Pictures of Gareth's Q&A Saturday morning where he declared he rolled out of bed 3 minutes prior to the panel (which was at 10am) and still slightly pissed, LOL.  Gareth is a great guest cause he's very talkative, he's funny and can just generally go.  Swears a lot too but it's all part of the charm that is GDL. 

When he first came out, everyone started taking pictures of course so he obliged us with a few poses.  This was the only one I was able to get:









After Gareth's Q&A, off we went to Jason's photo op.  Considering I have never seen Veronica Mars and barely 10 minutes of Moonlight, can I just say Jason is a friggin' cutie!  While waiting in line, guess who I glimpse through the window...





The rest of the day was spent getting our photo ops with Gareth, autographs of both guys and attending discussion panels.  At night, there was a costume competition and I just loved these 3 --

For the Doctor Who fans:





A boogeying Bumblebee:



Life-sized Potter Puppet Pals



In the dealer's room, there was an Adipose cake (again, for the DW fans).  So cute!



And of course, what is a sci-fi con without some Star Wars



Moving on to Sunday which started off with a bang.  Well, more like a really really really annoying fire alarm.  There was a charity auction in the morning and as I walked by, guess who I noticed auctioning off a few British edition DW books.  Why Gareth of course!  So, I quickly snapped a few pics





Pictures of Gareth's Q&A on Sunday.  



When a fan approached the mic to ask a question, Gareth noticed that she was a holding a dog (I actually saw quite a few dogs in the hotel this weekend).  He immediately asked the girl to bring the dog, Darcy, up to the stage and proceeded to be utterly adorable.



He actually ended up holding Darcy for a while in the chair.  Not only was this so cute, it also meant Gareth wasn't constantly moving around so better pictures!











These are for you Fan!!  Jason's Q&A on Sunday.















I wasn't going to post these but I figured people would ask and, you know, what the hell.

Photo ops with Gareth & Jason on Saturday (quality isn't the best cause I took pictures of the pictures)

         

And then I kinda lost my mind and did it again Sunday.

            

And that was the weekend  =)  I've also borrowed Veronica Mars S1 from bauersgirl  -- figured I should actually watch some of Jason's work, LOL!

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faninohio
Jul. 14th, 2008 01:54 am (UTC)
Look at you doing photo ops!! They are so cute!! And this is just good practice for getting all close and personal this time around with Jared!! Thanks for the Jason photos...love him. He's so freaking adorable. I wonder where his wedding ring is though? Hmmm...

Glad you had fun!!
phetch
Jul. 14th, 2008 02:01 am (UTC)
Are you talking about JD's? Is that it in her first photo-op with him? I don't think I knew he was married.
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un_sedentary
Jul. 14th, 2008 01:59 am (UTC)
Aw, sorry you didn't get in. We were wondering if you had, because we were among the very last to be seated (and we got in line at about 5:00... insane). But I am incredibly envious of the Gareth events!!! Hee.
shing_
Jul. 14th, 2008 02:41 am (UTC)
What was up with the amount of people tonight? I've always gotten there between 5:30 and 6:00 and never had a problem so I was surprised at the huge crowd. Considering I've already been to a few shows, I can't complain. We were told to e-mail the audience co-ordinator and tell them how we couldn't get in so we could possibly get tickets to the finale but unfortch, I won't be here for that.

Was John all yummy? He looked great on the telly.
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shadow_of_doubt
Jul. 14th, 2008 01:59 am (UTC)
Oh, these are awesome! Gareth is HOT! Jason looks a lot skinnier than he did on VM and Moonlight. I've been a fan of his since VM though. I would've loved to have met both of them!
shing_
Jul. 14th, 2008 02:45 am (UTC)
Gareth is hot and Jason is so bloody cute! Yes, Jason is quite skinny. Looking at the VM S1 DVDs, he looks so different! I'm looking forward to actually acquainting myself with some of his work now that I've met him.

Is Dragon*Con a viable option? -- GDL will be there as well as James Marsters...
phetch
Jul. 14th, 2008 02:01 am (UTC)
OMG, you got a pic of Jason Dohring feeling up his own ass! That's awesome. He's so cute. I'll miss him and Moonlight.

I don't know who GDL is, but that he was tired, half-drunk, and a pottymouth makes him aces in my book.
shing_
Jul. 14th, 2008 02:51 am (UTC)
I saw him standing like that and I just had to take a picture!

Did I mention that GDL was all that with a Welsh accent? *swoons*
bauersgirl
Jul. 14th, 2008 02:03 am (UTC)
I don't remember Jason Dohring looking that hot on Veronica Mars!! Wow, he looks NICE!

I didn't know you had two photo ops with each of them!! You're getting good at this! I can't believe how shy you used to be about photo ops, now you're just getting right in there! hehe

It was probably a good thing that we missed tonight's Maria show, it was a snoozer and I'm sure you would've fell asleep.

shing_
Jul. 14th, 2008 02:57 am (UTC)
Ooooo, Kiefer all tied up... *loses train of thought*

Doesn't JD look good? He's still cute in VM right? Right?

Yea, I did 2. Can't believe I did that but oh well. Probably would never get the chance again. You know it's bad when both of GDL & JD recognize you.

I had Maria on and listened to it while I was typing up this post. A lot of it didn't sound very good at all. And songs of 1965 was the theme? Boring.
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shadowpiranha
Jul. 14th, 2008 03:08 pm (UTC)
Oh.My.God you lucky girl!
I'm hooked on Veronica Mars right now, and I spent the whole of season 1 going "awwww" at Jason. Let me tell you, he's even more cute/hot now than he was then. OMG. And Gareth+Darcy=awwwwwwwww! ;)
shing_
Jul. 14th, 2008 05:22 pm (UTC)
It's been a good summer here for TW fans. I'm looking forward to watching VM just for Jason. Both guys are so nice in person.
jerseybelle77
Jul. 14th, 2008 09:27 pm (UTC)
That Gareth boy has a very cute nose! Yes, I notice odd things. And Welsh? SWOON! And the puppy? DOUBLE SWOON!

Yay for Jason Dohring. I miss Logan Echols so very much.
shing_
Jul. 15th, 2008 01:26 am (UTC)
And gorgeous eyes. Oh the accent is truly swoon-worthy!

Jason Dohring definitely deserves a \o/
dendritejungle
Jul. 14th, 2008 10:23 pm (UTC)
*g* I am grinning like a maniac here from mere exposure to the fun YOU had! :D
shing_
Jul. 15th, 2008 01:31 am (UTC)
Hee! I did have lots of fun and lots of squeeing!
wiliqueen
Jul. 15th, 2008 04:14 pm (UTC)
Pardon my crashing your LJ...
...but this was my third masquerade with the clockdroid costume, and those are the best pictures I've yet seen anyone take.

Do you mind if I snag them (with credit, natch)? Any chance I could beg you for higher-resolution copies by email?

Thank you!!
shing_
Jul. 15th, 2008 05:37 pm (UTC)
Re: Pardon my crashing your LJ...
Hi! That costume is gorgeous. You are more than welcome to snag the pictures and once I get home tonight I'll e-mail you the originals. Should I use your LJ e-mail?
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grasshopper64
Jul. 15th, 2008 04:43 pm (UTC)
Hey the pics are great and what a good weekend it was. Got back late last night and am still trying to get back into the land of the living:)

Too bad you didn't get into Maria, I'm figuring Gareth decided not to go probably because he knew all the fangirls would be there:)

I saw Jason in the elevator as he was about to leave on Sunday evening, I said hi to him and he asked me when I was flying back to London - so he knows me now.. I asked him if he would come to England soon and he said yes! The man is just too adorable.

shing_
Jul. 15th, 2008 05:45 pm (UTC)
Yay, you made it home safe and sound!

Reading the different comms/boards, I think a lot of con people just went down to the studio hoping to get standby tickets or something but because CBC is just made of fail, they were letting them in. Seriously, I have never seen such a big crowd before and it wasn't just a few that got turned away, there was like 50 of us!

I'm thinking, if anything, Gareth would've met up with John after the show or something. I did hear that John's parents were in the audience cause it was his mom's(?) birthday.

Adorable, that is Jason. So awesome you got to see him one more time. =)
positivelyb
Jul. 17th, 2008 04:56 pm (UTC)
Thanks for posting these! I didn't make it to Jason's panel, but I heard he was very intense and all SRS BZNS ACTOR.

I highly recommend season one of Veronica Mars, it is incredible.
shing_
Jul. 17th, 2008 09:43 pm (UTC)
We didn't go to Jason's panel on Saturday so we definitely went on Sunday. Yea, he's no Gareth when it comes to doing cons but he's so nice (and cute!).
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