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VanCon 2012 Begins Tomorrow!

Well, technically it began today, but not for me. Several lucky people, including missyjack, got to go on the Location Tour and see the Supernatural backlot. I am beyond jealous, as that's something I had been hoping to see last year, but sadly there was filming on the backlot that day and we couldn't go...also, as some of you may remember, it was the day that the backlot caught fire. In an unrelated event since then, the backlot was shut-down because WorkSafe BC declared it too hazardous - but, I know there was a large budget movie coming to town that was going to fix it up, so I guess that happened. Anyway, I'm looking forward to the reports...

I'm going for early registration tonight. And then the festivities kick off tomorrow :)

I was pleased with mostly all of my photo-ops last year, so I've decided not to get any this year. I don't need more than one picture of me and the boys, no matter how nice it is to hug them for three seconds. 

I'm looking forward to seeing Mark Sheppard and Julian Richings. I've been debating whether I want to get an autograph ticket for Sheppard (his autograph isn't included in my ticket, like the others are.) Right now, I'm thinking that yes, I probably do...I don't have anything special for him to sign, sadly, so hopefully Creation has something nice.

The part you care about is probably my reports though...as usual, I'll be bringing my notebook and taking copious amounts of notes whenever I get a spare minute. This year, I also (for once) have a good quality camera. So, I'm going to try to take some good pictures (hopefully). I'm sitting FAIRLY far back (while still in the gold section) so I'm not sure how good my line of sight is going to be. I also don't want to sacrifice EXPERIENCING the Con for the sake of getting pictures. So, we'll see. Although my camera does take good videos, I'm not going to be attempting to videotape. I'll leave that to people who are more experienced with hiding from the volunteers that walk around and tell you to stop.

With the Gold Ticket, I don't get as much time to type up my notes as I had when I had the silver ticket...so, although I usually try to get the reports out on the same day as I get them, it might be that you'll get all three days posted on Monday.

So, to those who are going to VanCon, I look forward to seeing you there! To those who aren't going, I'll do my best to take notes for you and be a good little reporter. :)

If you are going to VanCon and you want to say hello, I'll be sitting in H23. It's easy to remember, because H stands for "Hells Half Acre" and 23 is my age of maturity. :P



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Aug. 24th, 2012 12:15 am (UTC)
Have fun! Must be exciting. :D I'm looking forward to your con report!
Aug. 24th, 2012 12:44 am (UTC)
You bought a Gold ticket and not all the autographs are included? Hrmmm. Is this typical? Gold tickets ARE NOT CHEAP.

Your report will be most excellent, though! You are a kick-ass reporter.
Aug. 24th, 2012 12:50 am (UTC)
As far as I can tell Mark Sheppard's autograph is the only one not included. It's the same every year - there's always at least one guest who's autographs are extra. The first year I went it was Aldis Hodge's.

And thank you! I will endeavour to remain kick-ass! ;)
Aug. 24th, 2012 12:48 am (UTC)
Just got back - it was awesome! and so glad we got to go to the backlot - we even had lunch there from the Guanaco Food Truck . I tweeted Tara and she came over from the studio too. So glad to finally meet her. She let me know that one of the women from wardrobe dept is coming on Sat, which i knew you'd be thrilled about. Oh plus we had a surprise visit at one stop from Kevin Parks.

Are you coming over for pre-registration tonight? otherwsie see you tomorrow!
Aug. 24th, 2012 12:53 am (UTC)
Oh my god. I think I just had a little heart-attack when you said that the women from wardrobe was coming on Sat. I might die...or at least make a fool of myself. :P

I'm SO JEALOUS that you got to go to the backlot - but, that doesn't diminish how happy I am that you had a great day! And I look forward to hearing more about it :)

I am indeed coming tonight for pre-registration with my friend Kathleen. We'll probably be there around 7:30 methinks - so I will see you then! :)
Aug. 24th, 2012 01:23 am (UTC)
I'm in town for Van Con too. My husband and I are here from Chicago, and my brother and his girlfriend are here from the Northern Calif. area. We all have General Admission tkts. so I hope we will we able to see and hear OK. The last two conventions I went to were in Chicago and the room was huge, with maybe a thousand people there. I had Gold admissions for them so really good seats. Decided to come to Vancouver too late to do that here. Besides my brother and husband were only willing to cough up the dough for the general admission seats. Today we did a little sightseeing in Vancouver -- sort of a general overview. What a wonderful city. It would be lovely to live here in the summer. Hope I get to meet you Hells Half Acre!
Aug. 24th, 2012 01:34 am (UTC)
Awesome! I hope I get to meet you too! If you see me in my seat, just come up and say hello :)

The room isn't that big here. I've been told though, that one trick in the GA seats is to stand up on the back row. I was in Silver my first year, and I was fine - though it wasn't good for getting quality pictures of any kind.

It's nice that you could make a family trip out of it! I'm glad you're enjoying Vancouver. It IS indeed a wonderful place to live in the summer-time. ;)
Aug. 24th, 2012 02:38 am (UTC)
Enjoy it for me!
Aug. 24th, 2012 06:03 am (UTC)
I will! I'm going to find the button you made me tonight so that I can wear it. :)
Aug. 24th, 2012 03:22 am (UTC)
I wish I were going. Hope you have fun!!
I'm jealous of the backlot tour. I've been there, but only looking from afar.
I'll just look forward to my next trip to BC and cross my fingers for a sighting.
Have a great weekend!! Can't wait to see your pictures and notes.
Aug. 24th, 2012 06:02 am (UTC)
Thanks! I too have only seen the backlot from afar (over a fence) :P
Aug. 25th, 2012 04:46 pm (UTC)
Oh god, I fell in love with Mark Sheppard when he was at the convention here in Denver. Freaking adorable, and one of the nicest people I've met at a con, plus I found everything he said in his talk interesting.

Aug. 26th, 2012 08:55 am (UTC)
Oh man, he WAS nice - also, I could listen to that man talk about acting/TV/writing/characters all day. I actually liked him so much that I got a photo-op, I couldn't resist.
Aug. 26th, 2012 07:05 pm (UTC)
Awesome. I'm glad you enjoyed his visit as much as I did. There are only a few actors I've walked away from a convention madly in love with and wanting to see everything they've ever done. Mark Sheppard was definitely one of them. <3
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