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Oct. 12th, 2016 01:14 pm
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Finally got a few minutes to sit down and write an update after a crazy few days. Here's a brief recap of what's been going on

Thursday I took the train down to Heathrow which was quite weird as I'll be there again in a couple of months when I fly to the US.

On the train down the Pens decided to start posting deeply upsetting photos such as this one while they were at the White House

Pics )
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OMG look an actual update that isn't a fic rec post!

So last weekend I went to the Nine Worlds convention down in London. While I knew some people who were going I was essentially there by myself. I used to do cons by myself a lot back before I had UK-based fandom friends but it's been a while. I wasn't so much worried as not sure what to expect, especially given several friends had said last year's wasn't the best.

I had the best time!

I won't bore you all with the minutiae but I'll summarise the best (and not so best) parts of my experiences at the con

Oops this ended up being quite long )

NYCC Recap

Oct. 12th, 2015 02:53 pm
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Just a recap of my NYCC shenanigans. It's quite long. Sorry.

Hils' Adventures At NYCC )

Asylum 8

May. 23rd, 2012 01:08 pm
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This is going to be a rather brief report since I skipped out on most of the con for reasons which I will explain below the cut

Asylum 8 )
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Hello!

I am back from A7 and have finished my exchange trip with [livejournal.com profile] oddlyfamiliar so I finally have time to write up my report. Except I really don't have that much to report.

I can't remember if I mentioned it on here but a few weeks ago [livejournal.com profile] oddlyfamiliar and I decided it would be fun to do a Random Acts event at A7 so we spent most of the weekend randomly (and kindly) giving away Random Acts merchandise to passers by and having twitter contests with items signed by Misha as prizes. So that ended up taking up most of my time. Totally worth it though.

This is going to sound really weird but I actually found it more fun than the con itself. I got to meet loads of new people, chat to them and generally have fun while making people smile. It really reminded me why I wanted to be part of this org in the first place. I like making people happy.

I didn't ditch the con entirely. I went to both of Misha's panels, did a couple of photo ops and got autographs so I can at least talk about those and share my pics

Semi con report here )
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Hello!

I am back from A7 and have finished my exchange trip with [livejournal.com profile] oddlyfamiliar so I finally have time to write up my report. Except I really don't have that much to report.

I can't remember if I mentioned it on here but a few weeks ago [livejournal.com profile] oddlyfamiliar and I decided it would be fun to do a Random Acts event at A7 so we spent most of the weekend randomly (and kindly) giving away Random Acts merchandise to passers by and having twitter contests with items signed by Misha as prizes. So that ended up taking up most of my time. Totally worth it though.

This is going to sound really weird but I actually found it more fun than the con itself. I got to meet loads of new people, chat to them and generally have fun while making people smile. It really reminded me why I wanted to be part of this org in the first place. I like making people happy.

I didn't ditch the con entirely. I went to both of Misha's panels, did a couple of photo ops and got autographs so I can at least talk about those and share my pics

Semi con report here )

Photos

Nov. 7th, 2010 11:16 pm
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Rogue Events just posted a load of photos from the meet and greet at A5. Sadly no pics of me twitting on Misha's phone but a couple of cute ones of Jason and Jake at our table when we were engaged in the contest with Misha and Aldis's tables

Pics )

Incidentally I got defriended a couple of days ago because apparently I claimed to have started the food fight when I didn't. I don't recall making this claim but to clarify I believe Misha was actually the one who started it by throwing sweets at Jake and Jason. I simply got our table involved in the retaliation.
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I should probably preface this by saying I was not particularly looking forward to A5. I was looking forward to seeing all my friends but in terms of the actual con I wasn't really that bothered. Having met half the guests at Chicon (would have been 4/6 if Richard hadn't dropped out) I just felt like kind of a creeper seeing them again just a couple of weeks later and coupled with the fact I had heard nothing but horror stories about Rogue Events I was just not feeling much at all about it.

Well, how wrong could I be? I may have been the exception but I had no problems at all with anything and all the guests were amazing. I think I would say it's the best con I've been to. It's certainly the best SPN con I've been to.

Friday - In which I met lots of awesome fangirls and realised I dislike a certain character more than I thought )
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So [livejournal.com profile] moondropz very kindly e mailed this photo from the Misha meet and greet at Chicon. She's asked me to flock it so please respect her wishes and don't post it elsewhere

Remember when I said I did bunny ears behind Misha's head? )
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So, I suppose it's time I started writing up my adventures, yes? I'm holding off on the convention stuff until I get home so I can scan in my photo ops and include those too. But I can at least cover the pre-con hijinks while I have a quiet moment.

In which I eat epic pizza, explore Chicago and do stuff I wrote about in my fic )
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So [livejournal.com profile] spnpermanon has been deleted. I know some of you used to frequent there a lot (hell, I used to spend a lot of time lurking there myself) but in all honesty from my perspective I consider this a good thing. For all the lulz there was an equal amount of bitching and wank-baiting and that's not what fandom is about.

In other news [livejournal.com profile] wincon is over. I had an absolute blast but at the same time I have learned that doing two cons consecutively is stupid. I managed fine when I did Polaris immediately followed by Vulkon Tampa back in 2003 but I am older and less sturdy now. I think part of it is because I'm sick but I have spent the last couple of days just feeling exhausted which meant I didn't enjoy things as much as I could.

It was fun though and I made loads of new friends. Totally missed talking to [livejournal.com profile] longsufferingly who I think is the only flistie I didn't get to talk to. Everyone was really friendly and awesome and I'm thrilled I finally got to meet [livejournal.com profile] vichan in person.

Initially the plan was that [livejournal.com profile] sinnerforhire and I would spend the next couple of days sightseeing in Chicago but we didn't realise how far out of town this hotel is. It's not really near anything which makes getting anywhere pretty impossible without a car (or a really expensive cab ride) so we're just going to hang out here. The hotel has a hot tub and a pool, and is right next to a mall for cheap eating. Honestly, I'm kind of looking forward to a couple of days of doing nothing before I fly home.

I can catch up on my DCBB reading if nothing else *g*

YAY!

Oct. 16th, 2010 11:57 pm
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Finally met up with [livejournal.com profile] elizah_jane so I think I've met everyone from my flist who is at Wincon now.

Went to a really great panel on modding fic exchanges and challenges today and got some good tips from [livejournal.com profile] wendy about things I can do with [livejournal.com profile] deancasbigbang next year.

YAY!

Winprom tonight but first we're heading to The Cheesecake Factory for dinner.

I'm having a fantastic time but this bloody cold won't shift so I'm feeling pretty run down and tired now. Looking forward to going home and recharging a bit before A5.

I think A5 is going to be pretty low-key for me. I'm not doing any of the extras so it's just panels, photo ops and autographs for me. Plus hanging out with all my friends which is the really fun part. I suspect [livejournal.com profile] oddlyfamiliar and I will be flailing as it's the first time we're meeting in person.

Food now. TTFN!
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Greetings from [livejournal.com profile] wincon

Well, this is certainly an experience and by experience I mean awesome. Fangirls are amazing.

I was a little worried about not knowing many people here but apparently I have had some sort of personality transplant because I have happily been talking to everyone and anyone. LOL!

But despite that I do know people here. [livejournal.com profile] vichan decided to come at the last minute and she is awesome. We are co-writing Dean/Cas badfic for the contest so you should be afraid *g*

We also had a mini-Smallville gathering last night as I met [livejournal.com profile] talitha78 and [livejournal.com profile] svmadelyn and we hung out for a while.

I met [livejournal.com profile] kijikun at Chicon last weekend so we've been hanging out here a lot.

Actually, I've just realised that [livejournal.com profile] vichan is the one who dragged me into the Dean/Cas fandom and [livejournal.com profile] kijikun is the one who got me shipping Sam/Gabriel. I don't even know who got me shipping Sassy. I think I did that one by myself.

But everyone is awesome and friendly and I met two Brits last night so we were talking about the strangeness of America.

My panel starts in just under an hour so I'm having some quiet time before I have to go and be loud and sociable again. I'm kind of nervous but the two co-panelists I've met are chatty and awesome so I think it'll go really well. Cross your fingers for me.

AND TONIGHT I GET TO WATCH SPN AT THE NORMAL TIME WITH A BUNCH OF FANGIRLS \O/

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