Archive | February, 2012

ConCrud has struck me down!

29 Feb

I feel like total crap. I watched everyone else get sick and then this past Sunday evening, BAM! So here it is Wednesday and I feel like a 98 year old woman with severe arthritis. What’s worse is my manager is out on leave, so I cannot call in.  I hope I’m not getting anyone else sick.  I’m using my cell phone to avoid using the office phones. And then I have to go to campus bc the one class I need to graduate takes attendence, wtf?!

I hope to be better by this weekend, so I can finish my Gally updates.

Everyone have a great rest of the week!!

Peace!
xoxo
jms

My First #Gally Experience: Thursday

27 Feb

So, it finally happened.  I made it to Gallifrey One, THE Doctor Who convention in Los Angeles.  I was dissappointed when my plans fell through last year, but not this year! 🙂

THURSDAY:
Laura met me at my apartment on that morning and we drove to ABIA. We wondered if there were going to be any other Austin Doctor Who peeps on our flight, and there was! Sean from the Tardis Tavern was there, as well as two other girls who were connecting from Baltimore (HEY!!). The flight was fine, but OMG when we lost altitude (over the Cali/AZ border I think), I grabbed the seat in front of me and thought my stomach was going to fly out of my throat.  The kids all shrieked (which I don’t blame them). Upon touchdown, the overhead compartment across from us flew open. Four hands flew up to stop the bags from coming out to which we all applauded.  We actually arrived in LA ~20-25 minutes early, as our pilot treated the 737 like a stolen Lambo >_<

We grabbed our luggage and found the Marriott shuttle.  We sat in the back by Sean, and then Shaun the Convention Director got on (Hi Shaun!) got on board and we all chatted with him on the way there.  THEN I geeked out, becuase I saw Richard Franklin was on our shuttle. I had a quick fangirl moment, which thankfully he couldn’t see lol. We arrived at the hotel and checked in. (FYI The Marriott at LAX had me pay at check-in, so be prepared for the off chance it happens to you).

After checkin in, what did we do? (Note to self, don’t wait over a week to do this write-up. As an archaeologist, I should know this.) We ate dinner at Champions (higher prices, but HUGE portions); hit up the liquour store (Pinky’s maybe? All I can say is that at the age of 31, I GOT CARDED! WTF?! I’ve never been carded, sigh.) I got my messenger bag, threw my ribbons in and we went to see what this LobbyCon was all about.  It turned into a blur of activity and ribbon exchanging.  If I remember anything else pertinent, I’ll add it in later.

Next up, Friday!

xxx
jms

Quick update

26 Feb

I haven’t forgotten about y’all; just been busy. I have an exam and anthro theory paper due tomorrow, so expect my Gallifrey One review shortly after that.

Last night was an Austin Doctor Who shindig. It was great to meet more fans in the area, talk shop, watch some Classic Who (The Sun Makers), and our host Michelle was finally introduced to the amazingness that was the Barrowman/Tennant kiss at SDCC ’08.

We also began planning out a get together during SXSW since BBCA and Steven Moffat will be in town. *fingers crossed* everything works out.

Oh! Check out Radio Free Skaro‘s newest podcast. They quickly mention “The Three Who Fangirl” (I’m still trying to get the name to catch on, as I want to podcast) at the 20:18 mark. Go listen! Now!

Til next time…..

Peace & Who
xoxo
jms

The last collection of random #Gally photos.

24 Feb

These are the rest of the Gallifrey One photos I have.  I took more video than I did photos, but it was my first year at gally so I was trying to get my feet wet. Now I know what to expect next year 🙂 I’ll have the links to the videos once I get them up on YouTube.

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Hope to see y’all at Gally in 2013!

Peace!
xoxo
jms

 

Some Gally Cosplay photos.

24 Feb

The few Gally cosplay photos that I remembered to take instead of just staring at in awe.

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Some photos from Gallifrey One 2012

23 Feb

Don’t hate me if the photos aren’t the clearest.  I have added a new camera to my list of things to buy before my next convention in May. Enjoy though, and don’t forget to check out our Conventions Are Cool blog!

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Gally was amazing!

21 Feb

While the post title doesn’t exactly do it justice, it does pretty much sum it up. I’ll do my highpoint and photos update tmw after class.

We did decide to fly out on Wednesday next year, bc I missed the SoCal beaches
(and surfing) this year. Also, I learnt to take the Tuesday after the con off because I was utterly useless at work. (At least the plane got out relatively on time. 4 ULDs over 7000 pounds, WTH?!)

I met some fantastic ppl who I hope to see again. I shall hang out at the Champions bar more often as I was talking to ppl nonstop while I was there (and the hot bartender didn’t hurt. The butt on him, gorgeous. *side note, the hot black one, not the pompous white one* He also gave me the hookup on my drinks)

Anyways, this is turning into a total squirrel! moment so I’m ending it. Watch here tmw for the fun stuff 🙂 ❤

Peace & Who
xoxo
jms

Sunday Night LobbyCon!

20 Feb

Apparently I missed the Congo line, but I didn’t miss this: !!!!

Peace & Who
xoxo
jms

Jackie Tyler and the Eighth Doctor

17 Feb

*squee*

Peace & Who
xoxo
jms

Paul McGann

17 Feb

Photo to come, but after Paul realized how we had posed, he laughed and said we looked like the top of a wedding cake! 🙂 Lol!!!

Peace & Who
xoxo
jms

Tiki Dalek!

17 Feb

Peace & Who
xoxo
jms

Really? A fire alarm?

17 Feb

Yep, a FIRE ALARM. That’s what woke everyone up at Gallifrey this morning. Such craziness. It didn’t help that the guy kept coming on saying “false alarm, false alarm”.

Sigh, oh well. Let Day One commence!!!! 🙂

Peace & Who
xoxo
jms

End of Lobby*Con ribbon hunt

16 Feb

Peace & Who
xoxo
jms

Happy Valentine’s Day!!

14 Feb

 

 I hope everyone has a great day, regardless of your “status”.  I love you all! ❤

My experience at the Dallas SciFi Expo

14 Feb

Two words: Amazing and Thrilling.

And yes, I could copy & paste it to my blog, but I added my thoughts to our Cons Are Cool blog. Hop over there to read all about it, plus see a few photos.

And I’ll add more photos soon; hopefully before Gallifrey One this weekend, but don’t hold your breath.

Peace & Who
xoxo
jms

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