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Check out the corner of my room:

I've got Misha (because I liked his smudged autograph so much) and the boys right beside my computer desk now to cheer me on!

When I was handed that huge poster of Sam at the convention, I believe my exact words were "What the heck am I going to do with a giant poster of Sam?" The answer: Have him guard my necklaces.

I know Sam looks crooked in the picture, I've since straightened him out...it was very in keeping with his character.

Also, tucked behind Sam is all the other autographs I got during the convention. I have to get a little 8x10 photo-book to keep them in, but until I do, they're going to hide behind Sam where they are safe from harm. Sam looks kind of lonely without Dean though....sadly, even if I had him, there'd be no place to put him.

Anyway, just thought I would share :)
hells_half_acre: (Worried!Sam)
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 people...it'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 options...so, 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!)...it 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 territory...like 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.
hells_half_acre: (Bored Sam)

Boring job is still boring. I must repeat over and over in my head "I NEED THIS MONEY. THIS IS GOOD MONEY."


1. People are now selling silver-tickets for VanCon for $300 or best-offer...so, I suppose I could have saved money if I had waited until the last minute and found someone desperate. Something to keep in mind if I ever decide to go to one of these things again. It's nice this year that I'm buying from a member of my flist, who I know probably isn't horribly wealthy- so I know I'm helping her out. Also, I get someone who was at last years con to show me the ropes a little.

2. They keep adding guests! Now Brock Kelly is going to be there! That's insane - I hope people are nice to him. I liked his version of Dean, but I know some people didn't - it's hard to live up to Jensen, and I'm off the opinion that Colin Ford is actually the result of some sort of Jared Padalecki cloning experiment. But holy heck, people! Where are they going to find the time for all these people!

3. I still don't know what I'm doing for autographs. If buying things there costs $6-12, and there are fifty billion guests - that's a lot of extra money. I looked on the website and they have collages with everyone's heads on them, so that you can just buy one picture instead of fifty billion - but the collages aren't the best looking things on the planet. So, yeah...unsure how to approach this. I'm thinking - buy a nice picture for Jared, Jensen, and Misha...and then figure out something more groupy for the other's to sign....but what? Maybe I should just print off my favorite title card and get them to sign that. Who knows...I'm so conflicted. Ideas appreciated.


Now that I'm back from my vacation, I should start posting S2 clothes. So, look for those - if not today, then tomorrow.

Life again:

I signed up for an introductory course on the BC film industry - just trying to contemplate different career options. I really want to do something creative. Anyway, that's in September, so we'll see how that goes.

Vile Violent Vacations:

Just finished writing Chapter 17. I'm into the stuff that I've been planning for almost a year now, so writing has been going really smoothly. Actually, I tend to get really absorbed in it and I miss the passage of time. This is a good thing, some previous chapters were annoyingly written in 5 minute segments over days, because I just couldn't stay focused on them. 


Because VVV is going so well, I've been kind of ignoring my poor novel. I do think of it from time to time, so that's probably doing something. It's a lot trickier to write than fanfic...not really surprised about that, I'm just saying...it's slower going.
hells_half_acre: (Shocked!Dean)
 They added two crew members to the VanCon line-up: The Locations Manager and the Art Director!

Is it weird that I'm just as (if not more) excited about their talks than I am about the actors?!? I'm insanely curious about the behind-the-scenes workings of the movie/tv industry...actually, it's one of the options for my upcoming career change. So, YAY! 

Jensen and Jared who?  (Haha...I'm kidding...to an extent).

And now, a song by Emerson Hart...because I finally understand why Jensen and Jared complain about having to say goodbye to their friends and return to Vancouver every year, even though Vancouver is an awesome place to live:

I'll miss the Ontario landscape and it's many thunderstorms...and my cottage, and all my friends and family on this side of Canada.

Vile Violent Vacations chapter will be posted tomorrow morning as scheduled before I jump on a plane and head back to SuperNatural British Columbia.


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