the_other_sandy: Chicago skyline (Chicago)
Sorry the report is late. I didn't get home until after midnight and my brain was fried. David Hewlett's autograph session lasted over 4 hours because he insisted on talking to everyone and personalizing every autograph even though Creation told him not to. I was #502 in line.

I had a convention first this weekend, which is saying something because I've been going to cons for 26 years. The button on my jeans separated into its 2 component parts during the first panel and fell off. Since I wasn't staying at the hotel (I only live about 25 minutes away) and had nothing else to change into, I had to hunt up a hotel maintenance man and borrow his pliers to put my pants back together. I'm sure that's a story that will be retold in the maintenance department for some time to come.

But on to the part you actually care about: the panels.

Joe Flanigan & David Hewlett )

Dan Shea )

Michael Shanks )

After Michael's panel, I waited 4 hours for David Hewlett's autograph. Michael started slightly after David and finished his whole line while David was on Row J. David was reading his personalizations out loud as he was signing, and it was like listening to a stand-up routine. I asked him how sorry he was that he'd ever introduced Joe to Twitter and he said he regretted it every second.

Then I went home and fell on my face and slept for 11 hours. I remember when I used to be able to do a whole con weekend on minimal sleep and food. Apparently I need to start acting my age.

Oh, and there won't be a report on Sunday because I only attended the con on Friday and Saturday.
the_other_sandy: Yomiko Readman hugging a book (Agt. Paper Chibi)
So, I was watching the Stargate prop auctions on eBay as a spectator sport again and decided to bid after all. I thought the SG-1 communicator earpiece would jump out of my price range like the SGA earpiece did last week, but it didn't. I won it with one bid. It didn't even go for half my maximum bid!

I also wasn't planning to bid on the Genii portable lamp thing until I read the description more closely and found out it worked. That one was more exciting. I upped my maximum bid by $10 at the last minute, and that made the difference between me winning by $5 and me losing by $5.

Since I now have one prop from each show, I think I'm set unless something really super awesome yet still affordable comes up in the next round of auctions.

I just can't believe how little things have been selling for this time around. Previous Stargate prop auctions have never had anything even close to my price range.
the_other_sandy: Chicago skyline (Chicago)
I wasn't at Day 2 of the con, so I'll just skip ahead to Day 3.

In keeping with my inability to go to cons without running into people I know anymore, I saw (and got to talk to) [livejournal.com profile] asyouleft and [livejournal.com profile] daneffew today. This is the third con I've seen [livejournal.com profile] daneffew at this year so far.

I also can't go to cons with celebrity guests without randomly running into at least one of those guests outside of a con event. I stopped by the hotel front desk this morning to see if anyone had turned my jacket in to the lost & found, and when I turned around to leave, Gary Jones was in line right behind me. When I came out of the bathroom later in the morning, Joe Flanigan was standing in the hallway not 5 feet away getting briefed by con staff on where he needed to be next.

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the_other_sandy: Chicago skyline (Chicago)
It's so sad to see the Stargate fandom kind of waning. SG-1 and Atlantis have both been canceled, and there hasn't been a lot of enthusiasm for Universe that I've seen so far (when we were asked twice from the stage yesterday if we were looking forward to Universe, there was only a tiny pocket of tepid applause in response). The attendance at this con isn't even close to matching the attendance at Creation's Supernatural cons, where even the one day general admission tickets sell out. For this con, even the autograph and photo op tickets didn't sell out for any of the guests.

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There won't be a Day 2 report because I'm not at the con today, but I will be there tomorrow and taking plenty of notes.
the_other_sandy: Black and white TV (TV)
Tonight was the very last regular episode ever.

Spoilers )

Bye, show. I'll miss you.
the_other_sandy: Black and white TV (TV)
Wow, was that a disappointment. And you know what? I think I read that fic.

Spoilers )
the_other_sandy: Black and white TV (TV)
This episode did a nice job of taking my mind off of how freaking freezing it is in my apartment. I've already cranked up the dial on the radiator as high as it will go, but it just keeps getting colder in here. Brr.

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the_other_sandy: Black and white TV (TV)
Bad science. No cookie.

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the_other_sandy: Yomiko Readman hugging a book (Action!Shep Woods)
Umm, I'm just going to go squee quietly in my corner now.

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the_other_sandy: Yomiko Readman hugging a book (Chibi McShep)
Oh yeah, now I remember why I like my show. ;-)

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the_other_sandy: Yomiko Readman hugging a book (John)
Remember back when SGA was in the planning stages and everyone was complaining that the SG-1 writing staff was spending too much time on that project to the detriment of SG-1's scripts? That's kind of the vibe I'm getting now, that the SGA writing staff was focusing on getting SGU up and running and not a lot of effort was being spent on SGA's scripts.

Spoilers )
the_other_sandy: Yomiko Readman hugging a book (Action!Shep Woods)
Maybe I'm missing something.

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the_other_sandy: Yomiko Readman hugging a book (Action!Shep)
You know what would be awesome? If John's team all went on a mission together. I would watch that show.

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the_other_sandy: Yomiko Readman hugging a book (Action!Shep)
I'm finally caught up on all the shows I missed while I was traveling for work. This is the last ep of anything I had to watch.

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the_other_sandy: Yomiko Readman hugging a book (Compass)
Looking for my usual reviews of Supernatural, Stargate Atlantis, and Primeval? Unfortunately, I will be out of state at a work-related seminar until Sunday. My Internet access will be unpredictable at best, and I highly doubt the hotel will have The CW, Sci Fi, or BBC America. I'm recording, and I'll get my reviews up as soon as I can after I get back.
the_other_sandy: Yomiko Readman hugging a book (Kaboom!)
Bored now.

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the_other_sandy: Yomiko Readman hugging a book (John & Ronon 2)
Hey, where'd the intro go?

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the_other_sandy: Yomiko Readman hugging a book (Action!Shep Woods)
This episode would've been so much more fun if Sheppard had been stuck on the planet with Ronon.

But first, a memo:

Spoilers )
the_other_sandy: Yomiko Readman hugging a book (McShep B&W)
I honestly don't know whether to sigh heavily or throw things. This episode was thiiiiiis close to being awesome.

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