Timeline got cancelled and Eclipse has only 130 ppl and is running a huge loss. (Massive, massive kudos for not cancelling. There would have been more than tears!)
So, yeah. That'll be... cosy, won't it? Never mind asking if anyone else on my Flist is going, by Sunday we'll probably all be on first name terms!
And apparently the Manchester showmasters con isn't on this year :( That was the only one I can get to without having to take time off work dagnabbit! And I met Tony Head. Mmm Giles... :)
( T-shirt )
( HUGE! (Made you look) )Someone, please, what's with the watch? Is it a secret heart monitor? Does it contain the secret to make surprisingly young women in manga costumes scream 'GREGGGGG!' halfway across the hall? Why's it sooo big?
My t-shirt! Let me show you it :) Hmm, one of these is lying flat and the other isn't. Shame it's so obvious eh?
( Are you SURE nice girls do this Mr Grunberg? )
Everyone shout 'talk about it!'. We did. Apparently it will be on the website.
Today's panel was great! (And not just because Greg waved at me, hee!)
( Good news, bad news. Or bad news worse news if you're not me )
The horrible band have stopped rehearing in the main hall (my ears, they bleed!) So I'm off to start a queue for the panel :D
Grunny at the con was like... the Beetles! Seriously, I was walking out of the hall to get some lunch and the stewards were shouting 'Clear the way!' Which seemed odd, why would you clear an EXIT of people trying to leave? But lo it twas Grunny coming in as he returned from somewhere. And when people realised, there were hordes of women SCREAMING of his name. There was more screaming at the signing while people on the sidelines tried to get his attention: 'GREG!!!! GREG!!!!'
And no, none of them were me either time. I'd made enough of a spectacle of myself with my t-shirt. If anyone ever wants to attract an actors attention at a convention then wear a custom t-shirt with his or her face on it. Even Brea Grant took a photo of it. Heh. (Whoever was asking how short she is? She is TINY. Way shorter than me. I'd say maybe 5 ft 3 or so.)
At the signing 98% of the people in the Heroes queue wanted his autograph - both times I went and when Madjaks went too. She got a cracking shot of him pointing at her as she snapped photo's while in the queue. Alas neither of us managed a shot of him doing his mock catwalk strut during the panel. Damn it!
And seriously the camera LIES like nothing else. I don't know about before, obviously, but compared to how he looks on Heroes in the flesh he's pretty damn trim.
I'll try and do a coherent report in a couple of days :)
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|9th Wonders Meetups|
The next Manchester meetup will be Saturday November 8th at the Night and Day Cafe on Oldham Street. Start 12 noon, ends when everyone has gone! The Night and Day serve food and it's fine for kids to be there during the day, it's also opposite Forbidden Planet!
A Heroes get-together in Manchester city centre! Whoo hoo!