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  1. Haha! I didn't know that. They really are the best!
  2. Actually just realised that there is one more person that would top my list, though I get that he would probably be very unlikely. But if it was ever possible I would love to have Andrew Garfield be a guest at the London comiccon.
  3. My favourite photo was the one I got with Alan Tudyk in which he did a really funny back to back pose with me, where I didn't actually realise what he was doing until I saw the printed pic. At the autograph tables I really enjoyed my conversations with Alexis Denisof, and I loved what Mads Mikkelsen inscribed on my Brother's auto. (A 'Mr Doctor' quote from the film) Though my favourite moment there was actually in the queue for John Rhys Davies, as upon seeing the young fellow in front of me was in a wheelchair, he immediately bounded up from his table, came round to speak to him, and offered to take a photo with him crouching down in a quite funny pose. And then as he struggled up and back to his desk, he turned to me and exclaimed, "Ahh, it's not the years...it's the mileage!" Hahaha! Wonderful guy! As for talks, I only caught the last half of the Mark Sheppard one, as I'd been delayed getting an auto for my brother from Kevin Smith, (worth it though..) and then had quite a lot of trouble finding Stage 2. (My god, is it tucked away!) but Mark was magnificant. He actually came off the stage and wondered in and around the audience with his microphone, speaking to people face to face, and was absolutely hilarious through out. So even though it was only the last half, I was so glad that I got to see that. Best talk of the weekend for me!
  4. I gotta admit, My meetings with Benedict evolved over the weekend. I was a bit non-plussed meeting him at first for the single photo on Saturday and having him decline to do a Dr Strange pose. (As that's my favourite of all the solo Marvel movies.) If that had been the only time I saw him, I might not have been impressed. Then came his talk, and he seemed to really like my question and gave a very eloquent and thoughtful answer. Next at the autograph table he brought up my question again after recognising that the photo I was having him sign was from that scene in the film and thanked me for the question. And then in signing the next item for my brother he seemed really intrigued by it. It was a San Diego exclusive recreation of the Book of Vishanti. If there'd been more time I would have flicked through the pages and showed him more of it. As I think he assumed there wasn't anything beyond the first couple of pages.(9/10 of it are effectively a fake book, as it originally contained figurines. But there are another few pages that explore magic in the Marvel comics universe.) The reason I had it with me at the commiccon though was to borrow it as a prop for my duo shoots with him and Mads, and him and Benedict Wong. And it proved so memorable that upon seeing me with it at Mad's shoot on the Sunday he exclaimed, "Oh here he is, The Spell Man!" And then best of all in the shoot with Mr Wong, after the photo was taken he rushed forward and said to the photographer to take another photo, as he'd had a better idea. So he then did a lovely silly pose of him stealing the book from Wong much like Dr Strange in the film! So yeah, by the end of Sunday, I'd completely revised my opinion of him. And realised that he is a truly great guy that does take the time to ensure his fans have a good experience. I guess it just goes to show you, that you really can't judge someone on an single interaction. So yeah, I very much enjoyed meeting him, and wish him all the very best for the future!
  5. After being too late to upgrade to diamond, I held little hope for the personalized autograph my brother had asked for. (He's a director, and Kevin Smith is very much his inspiration.) But even though he'd been told no personalisations, Kevin nonetheless did so, and for that he has my utmost respect and gratitude.
  6. Both are probably seriously unlikely, but if it were possible:- Sarah Michelle Gellar and Timothy Dalton. Other than that:- Eliza Dushku Amy Acker Heather Langenkamp Matt Smith Karen Gillan Arthur Darvill Wentworth Miller Dominic Purcell Robert Knepper Jensen Ackles Jared Padalecki
  7. Did anyone else here get to meet Alexis Denisof? Guy was amazing. :) I'd been wanting to meet him for about 12 years now, and he certainly didn't disappoint. Took his time with people in the autograph queues on both Saturday and Sunday, having proper conversations to get to know people. Shook hands with everyone, had absolutely no problems with personalising everything, no matter how lengthy the inscriptions. Even offering to do so on photos where I hadn't came up with anything. Remembered me in the photo sessions and had a good laugh there too, and then in the Sunday talk was giving out free Buffy dvds signed by him and his lovely wife Alyson Hannigan to any folks asking questions. He was even especially impressed with myself bringing up a Much Ado about Nothing photo for him to sign on Sunday, asking where I'd managed to find one, as he'd been wishing they'd had some for folks at his table. And seemed genuinely interested when I related to him my meeting Joss Whedon on the way back from a film festival premiering it and talking about the film. He even thanked me for telling him about it all. He also asked where I was from and expressed his thanks for folks travelling the distance to come down and see them. (Even though I was only travelling about 400 miles. Nothing compared to how far him and Alyson had came!) He really couln't have been lovelier to meet in person, so I was wondering if anybody else on here had similar experiences? He was the highlight of my weekend for me at least, and someone who obviously cares a great deal about interacting with fans. Was so glad Showmasters got him. As I'll always treasure the experience of meeting him!
  8. Oh what I wouln't have given to see that. My 2nd favourite Superman & Luthor trading banter, (Yeah Chris Reeve & Gene Hackman will always be top) Very envious of you Pod. Both are great and funny guys from my experiences of them meeting both individually.
  9. Thanks,was a bit nervous to meet him cause of what I heard in the past people's bad experiences of meeting him...but he was very friendly and defo one of the best guest's I've meetI was a bit nervous too but from what I've heard from the people who attended the Sheffield con he is really nice to meet,he wrote a great quote on your picture :-) I think he must have been having some bad times when he was at the London one as he was great with me at Glasgow, both times that I went for autographs. And he wrote some nice quotes from his films. I had a photo of him in the police style interrogation scene in the original Terminator, and he wrote his line "It's just him...and me!" on it as well as personalising it to me. And he did something similar on an Aliens photo I was getting for my little brother where he wrote "It's Game time!" His talks were great too..
  10. what was the bad thing with Caatherine Tate Photoshoot? was just going to ask this too. In the first photoshoot I was one of the very few batch two folk let in before the session ended. As I was going in through the little corridor bit, there was this guy surrounded by showmasters/security staff. He was REALLY agitated, and was loudly exclaiming.."I just want to find out from her what it was I supposedly did!" The staff answered this saying something like "Look there's been a complaint. So that's not going to happen.." I didn't see what it was he said or did, but I do know at this point people were being really rushed through, as there was a kid in front of me who tried to say something to Catherine and was very quicky ushered away. And even looking at my photo it seems like she's really straining to smile at the moment it was taken. Then just a little later I was down getting an autograph from Bill Paxton, and he seemed like he was really going out of his way to cheer her up, and I did notice that in the time it took for me to go from his signing table next to her, to going back through Catherine's queue the sign above her had changed from no posed photos to having a 'post it' placed over the posed part so that it just said 'no photos' altogether. It was also around this time that I saw a crewmember giving the 'finger across neck' hand gesture to stop/cut off the queue. So I don't know if she needed a few minutes to compose herself or something, but she did seem shaken up. I have learned since then that folks are saying that in her second photoshoot there was an instruction to people to not put their arm around her or touch her at all. It might just be a coincidence, as I've heard people say that she does get anxious meeting strangers/large crowds and all, but the little snippet of what I witnessed with the guy getting spoken to has me fearing that something unpleasant did happen that morning towards the end of the first photoshoot.. I hope not, and that I'm just reading too much into things, but I suppose you never can tell. As I guess some folks have different definitions of boundaries and what's appropriate in these situations.. News to me- I was in her second shoot (batch 3- here's to having no initiative when it comes to buying tickets) and wasn't told anything about a no touching policy. I put my arm around her in the photo and she managed a half-smile. Curious to know what went down in the morning shoot that prompted such a revulsive reaction from her though. Good. That's a relief. Obviously I wasn't at the second photoshoot but it did bother me that some folks were saying that they were being asked not to do such things. As it's always better to have some contact and avoid that 'photoshopped in' look that you get when you're just standing next to someone! Would've felt bad for everybody if that had then turned into the hard and fast rule for the shoots..
  11. what was the bad thing with Caatherine Tate Photoshoot? was just going to ask this too. In the first photoshoot I was one of the very few batch two folk let in before the session ended. As I was going in through the little corridor bit, there was this guy surrounded by showmasters/security staff. He was REALLY agitated, and was loudly exclaiming.."I just want to find out from her what it was I supposedly did!" The staff answered this saying something like "Look there's been a complaint. So that's not going to happen.." I didn't see what it was he said or did, but I do know at this point people were being really rushed through, as there was a kid in front of me who tried to say something to Catherine and was very quicky ushered away. And even looking at my photo it seems like she's really straining to smile at the moment it was taken. Then just a little later I was down getting an autograph from Bill Paxton, and he seemed like he was really going out of his way to cheer her up, and I did notice that in the time it took for me to go from his signing table next to her, to going back through Catherine's queue the sign above her had changed from no posed photos to having a 'post it' placed over the posed part so that it just said 'no photos' altogether. It was also around this time that I saw a crewmember giving the 'finger across neck' hand gesture to stop/cut off the queue. So I don't know if she needed a few minutes to compose herself or something, but she did seem shaken up. I have learned since then that folks are saying that in her second photoshoot there was an instruction to people to not put their arm around her or touch her at all. It might just be a coincidence, as I've heard people say that she does get anxious meeting strangers/large crowds and all, but the little snippet of what I witnessed with the guy getting spoken to has me fearing that something unpleasant did happen that morning towards the end of the first photoshoot.. I hope not, and that I'm just reading too much into things, but I suppose you never can tell. As I guess some folks have different definitions of boundaries and what's appropriate in these situations..
  12. I'd already made a post about this on one of the facebook groups, but what the heck, I'll list them all here too! (Deep Breath!):- 1) Taking a short cut round the tight corner behind the cosplay stage and almost running over Bill Paxton 2) Going to a photo shoot with Lea Thompson, dressed in Marty McFly style cosplay where upon she jumps up and loudly exclaims "You're my son!" and gives me a big hug for the photoshoot. (How I wish I'd kept my head long enough to give a witty "Just don't call me Calvin"...instead of just laughing. But I was just so taken aback. Though that was nothing compared to what was to come..) 3) Possibly scaring Neve Campbell when my phone started doing a very loud countdown to taking a pic when she was signing. (Had forget to adjust the settings.) She made a joke about how she thought it was a bomb! 4) Having both Hayley Atwell and Robert England casually stroll by whilst I was queuing for the super stage 5) At her table, showing Hayley Atwell a pic of me when I sat next to Joss Whedon on a plane. And telling her about a scripted but not filmed scene that he described to me back then that he'd written of Steve Rogers looking up Agent Carter at the end of the original Avengers movie. She's said she's going to ask him about it! 6) Seeing Bill Paxton kiss Catherine Tate on the lips as he generally tried cheering her up from something bad that had happened to her in the photoshoot she'd just come from..(Saw a little bit of that too) 7) Standing behind a guy in the autograph queue who was laying the praise on Bill Paxton a little heavily, (Quite understandable though) only for Bill without skipping a beat to say, "Hey look, I can see where this is going, but I'm sorry, I gotta tell you Man...I'm straight!" He was just joking with the guy.. But I almost died of laughing though and it took a lot of effort for me to compose myself when asking for an autograph next.. 8) Having Sigourney Weaver in the Aliens talk tell me that she recognised that I had a Scottish accent from her having watched all the golf on tv.. 9) Getting to relate to Bill Paxton at his talk about a time when a friend had (successfully ) used a line of his character in Predator 2. I then was asked to say the line. Jeez, trying to do a funny Bill Paxton line in front of THE Bill Paxton?..no pressure eh? 10) And last, but certainly not least, queuing for the Michael J Fox Delorean shoot in the Marty McFly gear once more and suddenly noticing that someone walking by was looking me up and down, and then flashing me a very sexy smile! That person?...Only Lea Thompson again, who I guess remembered me from the Friday photoshoot! So yeah, being given the once over by one of my childhood crushes? Man, I'm never going to be able to watch Back to the Future in quite the same way again! LOL! :)
  13. Oh Man, Lea..what a sweetheart! Went to her photoshoot dressed in a Marty McFly style cosplay where upon she jumps up and loudly exclaims "You're my son!" and gives me a big hug for the photoshoot. (How I wish I'd kept my head long enough to give a witty "Just don't call me Calvin"...instead of just laughing. But I was just so taken aback.) Then on the Sunday, queuing for the Michael J Fox Delorean shoot in the Marty McFly gear once more and suddenly noticing that someone walking by was looking me up and down, and then flashing me a very sexy smile! That person?...Only Lea Thompson again, who I guess remembered me from the Friday photoshoot! So yeah, being given sort of the once over by one of my childhood crushes? Man, I'm never going to be able to watch Back to the Future in quite the same way again! LOL!
  14. Go check at the end. Otherwise please mention right away at the beginning of the second shoot. I will do. Thank you very much for clarifying the best way to sort it!
  15. Oh, I don't usually ask questions like this, (as I never want to try folks patience) but if I understand it correctly Hayley Atwells first photo session at 09:55 on Saturday being only 30 mins will probably just be batch 1 & 2. My worry is that I have batch 3 and her 2nd session starts at 14:50. But I've booked Michael J Fox's talk at 15:00. My question is, I understand that I will need to ask the stewards on the day, but do you think it would be better to ask them if I can be included in Hayley's first shoot, maybe at the end of it? (As I'm coming from Sigourney's power loader photo between 09:30-10:15) Or should I instead take the risk of attending the second shoot and asking if I can be taken in as one of the first people going though, and then rushing over to where Michael's talk will be? Do you think that would be easier for everybody? As I'm Just worried that I won't get a photo with her now. Though if that did happen on the day, would they let me use my unused ticket on one of her Sunday sessions? (As ironically those I could have made, without any problems) I am very very sorry if that all sounds horribly complicated, I've just never been in this situation before..