Wizard Con New Orleans 2014

I’m slowly but surely making an attempt to catch this blog up to my actual life events. In March of this year I took my sissy and myself to Wizard Con in New Orleans. That’s right I got us two of the “Matt Smith Experience VIP tickets“. For those of you who don’t know Matt Smith is the 11th Doctor in the British telly show “Doctor Who”. This is the kid’s Doctor! Another big plus about this convention was that so many of our friends/acquaintances live in New Orleans and the surrounding areas.

A bit of history on the Doctor Who groups in my part of Louisiana.

In New Orleans the main Doctor Who group is called Krewe Du Who. The Krewe part I suppose comes from them being the Whovian contingent that rolls yearly in the Chewbacchus Parade. There is a huge amount of Cos players in that group and they even have their own collectible trading cards depicting the specific character they like dressing up as. 191092170(See examples) so for me seeing all of them in their best costumes was totally thrilling, especially my two friends who cos play as Ace and the Seventh Doctor. We have a group here in Baton Rouge that meets every Tuesday at a local restaurant to watch Doctor Who episodes. We simply call that group the Doctor Who Baton Rouge Viewing Group.

It only took a few minutes once we got there to find the booth that the groups had set up. wizcinp1They were giving away trading cards and selling T-shirts. I got a little of each! So once we said hello to our friends, the kid and I headed off to take our photo-op with Matt Smith!! (see picture below, but don’t look too close as I was sick and looked like death warmed over)

The Kid was so excited after she had her picture with Matt she cried like a baby and she was shaking. Must be lovely to get that excited and out pour that much emotion, I thought is we walked away from the signing area. Of course unbeknownst to me I had a bit of future excitement in store for me too. (more on that in a second )

We met back up with our friends and we all walked around for a while as a group. While walking around we met up with a David Tennant look-alike and had her picture taken with him. We had lunch and then headed over to get our autographs from Matt Smith. WizCon41

It was really great to be able to speak with him. It was truly surreal. And of course the kid again with the tears because he said “love you too” in reply. So we leave after getting the autograph and I’m looking through the bags that I have in my hands and the kid is talking to some friends when I look up and see standing pretty much right across from me, less than 5 feet away me is Linda Hamilton star of the Terminator and the original TV series beauty and the beast. lham

She standing up on a platform looking like she’s getting ready to leave and if you’ve ever seen those cartoons were persons mouth falls wide open in shock and they’re practically drooling, will that was me. I’m surprise she paid me any notice whatsoever she must have people look at her like that all the time. But she looked me directly and I said hi come on over here, she actually met me halfway. Luckily I recovered from my drooling and was able to string a few sentences together to let her know that because of her and her TV show I discovered Shakespeare’s Sonnets. I thanked her for being so talented. I’m sure I sounded like a rabid fan to her but if she thought that you’d never know it she listen to everything I said with the greatest interest it as she was walking off I called after her and said, oh and btw you were really beautiful in that episode of Lost Girl the other night when I watched it. She stopped dead in her tracks ran back over to me and gave me a huge kiss on the cheek and said I was such a sweetheart!! When I walked back over to the kid she looked at me with the type of understanding that seemed truly beyond her years!!

So my big thrill at the convention was the “Linda Hamilton Experience”….

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Here’s some more pics:

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Space City Con Houston 2013

So I know I have been very lax on updating this blog. Some of the reason is that I have been job hunting and the other is because I have had so many pictures to go through. I know I had mentioned that my dream was going to come true, that I was finally going to meet my Doctor, the one and only Sylvester McCoy. Well, I did. Last August, around this time last year I went to Houston’s Space City Con and met my favourite Doctor! I got to the hotel and got into my room which was a fantastic room overlooking the lobby! It was never a dull moment down there in the lobby (as you can see) and I greatly enjoyed looking down from the balcony and seeing the “show below” so to speak. I thought it was just lovely how all the20130803_091827se Clone Troopers greeted me!!

My ex was working the con.. (yes this is the one that got away folks) so I had the added pleasure of looking down and seeing her in all her gorgeousness!  (That’s her in the blue shirt & white pants, taking a break from working at the registration desk which she did all weekend. )

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Another cool  thing was that I got a con t-shirt and it has a great design with a Stargate on it.. Here I am wearing it on my way out for a spin in the 20130803_124715TARDIS. Don’t worry if you look hard enough you’ll see the Doctor is standing behind me in a long sleeved green shirt with a white vest, so it’s not like the TARDIS was getting stolen (again) or anything. And yes, I was very excited to be this close to my Doctor. In fact I was totally chuffed to be standing so close to him in the photo op. 20130904_173622

I had also ordered a backstage thing and they changed the venue or something and I couldn’t find it or my Doctor so I ended up getting to sit with him at his autograph table and we just talked for about 10 minutes and I told him my favourite episodes with him and told him about how the Merlin thing was intriguing to me and he agreed he enjoyed that “Mystique” of his Doctor. He shared with me that he had just recently had an arthroscopy and of course having had 2 already I knew how he felt, literally. Of course I didn’t have the cool chair like he did.  Below is a picture of him in his motorized chair. The picture quality is very poor but if you look closely you will see that he is playing spoons which is no easy feat considering he’s juggling (heh. so to speak) his microphone 20130803_141841while playing the spoons. This guy is so talented. I know a lot of Whovians think him to be a clown but that’s part of his power as the Doctor. He can play the fool and be luring you into a trap and because he is so brilliant it is usually a trap of your own making..

20130803_135438 And  yes this was him driving all around the audience answering questions and being his over all cheerful & charming self. Check out the kilt!  I wished I could have just stuffed him in my pocket to carried him around with me all weekend. Especially to help me when I encountered these  villains!

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Besides facing multiple deaths, all in all the convention was great and I left there with TONS of good memories of the con and since I was born in Houston I got to eat at my favourite restaurant, Monterey’s Tex Mex with my brother, his wife, niece and nephew-in-law.

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