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Why I’ve smiled lately…

5 Jul
I can’t put EVERYTHING in this list that has made me smile (keeping it PG lol), but here’s a small sample from the last month and a half (sorry it’s been so long!):

 

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It’s two of my favorite animals in one photo! I need more cute photos like this 🙂


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Spent Comicpalooza with two awesome friends. Shout outs to Molly and Mark! It was definitely an interesting blast, because FOUR DOCTORS! 😉

Speaking of Doctors……..

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I was able to mark another Doctor off my list: the Fifth Doctor! He may not be my favorite Doctor, but I have found I absolutely adore Peter Davison ❤ Plus come on, this photo is awesome (mainly because we were all laughing as my wig had attacked his face at first)


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Gotta love us Shafer gals 😉 Family embraces your weirdness (only because they are just as weird!)


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Helped End Alzheimer’s on The Longest Day this year with my loves, Team Wine Lords. Always have a blast with these people.


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And most recently, spent a long weekend with my parents celebrating their 35th Anniversary  ❤

Love you Moeder, love you Dad!

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Gallifrey One sold out. And no one should have been surprised. Or angry. Entitled Twats!!

22 Mar

Gallifrey One sold out. And no one should have been surprised. Or angry.  Entitled Twats!!

All I have to say to the showrunners of Gallifrey One is this:

THANK YOU
THANK YOU
THANK YOU
!!!!

You gave us fair warning at this year’s convention. You repeatedly posted it on the website, on Facebook, and on Twitter. We all knew, and a lucky 3200 of us were able to get tickets. (in 75 minutes, no guest announcements…it speaks volumes to the fantastic jobs you all do every year!)

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I would say to not let the entitled twats complaining about it get you down, but judging by the most awesome post on your website (refer to the above screengrab) I would say that you aren’t.

So to the entitled “fans”, take Gally’s advice and go to another Doctor Who convention. (They are all awesome conventions afterall)

And to Gallifrey One, another THANK YOU! (it can’t be said enough)

xox
Jess
(a grateful Gally1 fan)

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Gallifrey One 2014 – Saturday

19 Feb

Gallifrey One 2014 - Saturday

One picture will pretty much some up Saturday for me. I’ll give a proper update later, but for now enjoy the TinLitter with the Eighth Doctor.

Gallifrey One 24 – TARDIS Tribute Cosplay Group

16 Jun

Comments?

Thoughts?

Dallas Comic Con 2012: Day 2

29 May

Day 2, dun-dun-dunnnnnnn 😉

We woke up early to get ready for the Sunday of the convention. I had planned to do my Army of Ghosts/Doomday Rose Tyler outfit, but I had a raging headache. I put on my Rose makeup, had the wig cap on and then the headache became a migraine. I knew I wouldn’t last 6+ hours in a tight wig, so I said to hell with cosplay and threw on my Shiny Bock Beer shirt and some jeans. Laid back and comfy turned out to be a godsend because it turned out we had plenty of waiting around to do.

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Dallas ComicCon 2012: Day One

28 May

So, it has been a week since Dallas Comic Con. I wanted to do this wrap-up the day or two after it was over, but alas that did not happen. I’ve already covered the drive up to Dallas here, so let’s continue on to the first day of the convention.

My badges for the weekend

 

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Patrick Stewart walking on stage at Dallas Comic Con 2012

27 May

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Stan Lee clip from Dallas ComicCon 2012

27 May

Stan “the Man” Lee talks about Gwen Stacy and Mary Jane at Dallas Comic Con May 19, 2012. (Ignore the crazy laughing. Between mine, my friends and the little boys next to us, there is a constant random hyena sounding laugh.)

Dallas Comic Con pretrip Entry

18 May

I’m in the middle of packing (we’re leaving in 4 hours), and decided that I needed an entry to cover my first trip to DCC. Guests that will be there that I’m excited about: Sir Patrick Stewart, Summer Glau, James Marsters, Stan Lee, Pete Mayhew, Dave Prowse, Jeremy Bulloch, and John DeLancie. The one thing I don’t like is how expensive everyones’ autographs and photo-ops are. I’m only getting Summer’s autograph, which will be Firefly cast #5! Over half of the cast then 🙂

Well, considering I’ve been up for 14 1/2 hours, that’s all your getting out of me. I must finish packing before 5p. I’ll post more after the convention tomorrow and Sunday.  Everyone have a fantastic weekend!

Much love,
jms

Gallifrey One 24

5 May

I’m stoked for next February! Hell, who am I kidding? I was ready for next Gallifrey as soon as closing ceremonies for this year’s were over. I’ve got our hotel booked.  Well, hotelS anyways. We’re staying at the Travelodge on Wednesday night, and then moving to the Marriott on Thursday afternoon. I need to find two roommates for the Marriott, but I’m not in a hurry. I do, however, wish they would at least announce the first guest(s) already! Shaun’s hinted at who they are in the last email:

“Now that the dust has settled a bit… we will be making our first guest announcements sometime during the Spring. Our first guest group is usually from ‘Classic’ Who and this year will be no exception. For example: in our first batch, look for a companion actor who’s never done Gallifrey One, a companion actor who’s been gone from Gallifrey One for over a decade, and a production team member making an extremely rare US appearance.”

So you know I jumped on Gally’s website right away to figure out who hasn’t been before/in the last 10+ years. I’ve pretty much got it figured out, well, I think I do anyways. We’ll see 🙂 Continue reading

1,064 registered for Gally!

21 Apr

Per GallifreyOne: “There are currently 1064 total members of Gallifrey 2013 as of 21 April 2012.”

Idk if that is more than last year at this point, but it seems like alot already, considering Gally is still 10 months away. Maybe I’m still in the Gally newbie stage or whatever, but I’m still stoked 🙂

If you’re thinking of going, here’s the registration info:

 

 

Countdowns!

10 Apr

So, I have a few conventions coming up that I’m counting down. I can’t wait!!

Dallas Comic Con: May 19-20

Comicpalooza (Houston): May 25-27

Texas ComiCon (San Antonio): June 22-24

Austin Comic Con: October 26-28

Gallifrey One (LA): February 15-17, 2013

I never thought living in Austin would put me in a prime convention spot. Then again, I didn’t get into conventions until I was 30. Yay for being a geek!

Anyone have conventions they recommend? Do you go to cons? Let us know!!

Peace & Who
xoxo
jms

Con Kasterborous – June 9-10, 2012

25 Mar

North America has a new Doctor Who Convention! CON KASTERBOROUS!!

It’s in Huntsville Alabama June 9-10, 2012.  If you’re within driving distance or can catch a flight, come hang out with some fantastic Whovians! If you do go, let us know how it goes! This Whovian has it added to her list for next year 🙂

Doctor Who Series Seven Trailer

24 Mar

A fan filmed this at the Doctor Who convention this weekend!

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

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