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Convention Tomorrow

VanCon starts tomorrow. I'm not sure how I feel about my decision to go...I'm curious, and a little excited, but I'm also a little wary. Plus, there's the fact that I could have really used the time this weekend for working on my story (I'm down to a 3 chapter buffer people...it's stressing me out.) Of course, if I stayed home every weekend to write my story, I'd probably start resenting the story a bit.

Things I haven't done: Found stuff for people to autograph. I don't have photoshop and there are too many options...so, I think I'm just going to buy stuff while I'm there. I'm hoping for:
-a picture of Jared and Jensen that I could get them both to sign
-a picture for Misha.
-a collage picture, or a non-person specific poster that I can get other people to sign. (This might be the item that I can't find when there, if Creation only sells individual headshots or something.)

As for the rest of the convention, I'm treating it as cultural-anthropology in my head. 

Here are my preconceived notions about conventions (I mean no offense by this, I'm just being honest):
1. They are too expensive for what you are getting.
2. They are attended by rich people...crazy rich people.
3. I am going to be vicariously-embarrassed for a good portion of the weekend, as people around me forget that actors are people too.

Here is what I'm looking forward to:
1. The other actors' panels - J&J and Misha are always very well documented on youtube, but people usually don't bother recording the other actors. So, I know less about what to expect there and less about their personalities during panels.
2. The crew panels - I'm a huge knowledge-dork...and I absolutely love to hear about different jobs and professions and what people do for a living. Especially when it's people that really enjoy their jobs. On top of that, I'm curious about the film industry in general, as it's a pretty big industry here in Vancouver, and I want a new job.
3. Seeing everyone in person - it's going to be crazy trippy.
4. Perhaps meeting some people! - I'm somewhat reserved and then on top of that I have very strict criteria for who I'll chat with about Supernatural (no wankers!)...it also might be cool to meet some people from Vancouver, since I don't have any friends here who are into Supernatural.

Things I am not looking forward to:
1. The crowds
2. The noise
3. The fact that I have to stand in front of Jared and Jensen while they sign a piece of paper for me....I would be much more comfortable meeting them in more neutral territory...like say, passing them on the street, or seeing them in a bar, where I can dutifully appreciate the fact that I've seen them, but don't have to worry about embarrassing myself.
4. All the youtube videos my giggling is going to ruin...I'm really really sorry vidders! I have giggling-tourettes! To top it off, it's not even a sexy-giggle, it's a machine-gun laugh that allows my friends to find me in crowds.

Anyway, wish me luck! Hopefully when I get home at the end of the night, I'll have enough time to fire off quick reports on my days.

Comments

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trystan830
Aug. 26th, 2010 05:32 pm (UTC)
good luck, have fun, and kiss the guys for me. ;)
hells_half_acre
Aug. 26th, 2010 09:17 pm (UTC)
If by "kiss" you mean "smile at" then yes, I will do so. :P

I don't even kiss people I know! (unless they are French-Canadian...it's like a handshake for them. French-Canadian guys give each other "air-kisses" it's adorable.)

But thanks! I will report back when I can!
trystan830
Aug. 26th, 2010 10:56 pm (UTC)
ok, fine then... hug the guys for me. =)
hells_half_acre
Aug. 26th, 2010 10:57 pm (UTC)
I doubt I'll get that close, but sure. :P
trystan830
Aug. 26th, 2010 11:02 pm (UTC)
hehe all right.
zestyzorra
Aug. 26th, 2010 05:34 pm (UTC)
I hope you have an amazing time this weekend! I have a lot of the same concerns about conventions myself, so I'll be very interested to hear how it all goes down. There's a chance I might go to one next year, so we'll see. Just have fun! :D :D
hells_half_acre
Aug. 26th, 2010 09:19 pm (UTC)
Thanks, I'll report back my findings so that you can prepare yourself adequately if you end up going to a Con. :)
claudiapriscus
Aug. 26th, 2010 06:54 pm (UTC)
If the crazy starts to get to you, take out your notebook (you will have a notebook, yes? to share interesting things we all us non-con going fan girls, right, right??) and pretend to be an anthropologist. Study crazy fandom from the safety of the ivory tower!
hells_half_acre
Aug. 26th, 2010 09:23 pm (UTC)
Haha, I was debating the notebook thing...wondering if I could keep it all in my head...but I think after this comment, I'll definitely bring one. I do find it helpful to have some task I can retreat into doing when I get overwhelmed by crazy. ;)

I'm totally going to write a report like one those old school "lost tribes of the Amazon" accounts...it'll be fun!
claudiapriscus
Aug. 27th, 2010 01:24 am (UTC)
"rabid fangirls in their native environment. Once a year, these terrifying creatures gather at a conference center, for reasons yet unknown to science. From far and wide they come, forming hordes that descend upon their idols and engage in frenzied autograph sessions...."
hells_half_acre
Aug. 27th, 2010 01:38 am (UTC)
"Their society seems to centre around these idols, who are selected in a process that still remains a mystery. During the year, while removed from the fangirl society, the idols put on strange displays of theatre that are much discussed at the yearly gatherings..."
mymuseandi
Aug. 27th, 2010 05:20 pm (UTC)
I know this is a bit late, but have fun at the Con! I wish i could go.. :(

If you could like hug the guys do it! LOL
hells_half_acre
Aug. 28th, 2010 08:01 am (UTC)
I will at least send them psychic hugs!!

Thanks!
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