August 26th, 2010


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'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, 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!) 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 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.