Rico Ross recoginsed me from LFCC way back in 2004 to my surprise even to the extent of remembering what we talked about. He says he might be at CM Glasgow and would be up for getting some of the others together for an Alien 30th anniversay reunion next year. He said Bill Paxton is a pretty hard guests to get as he's been busy with his new TV show.
We also talked about James Cameron being a fan himself of sf movies and that I thought he'd never attend a con cos he isnt fan-friendly, Rico said it might be that he just doesnt like the media. I said Cameron may not like his fans but really he's just a fan like the rest of us - a fanboy but in denial about it!
Jeanette Goldstein recognised me immediately, again to my surprise from 4 yrs back and having met her 3 times before. I mentioned how I was missing just 2 marines from my Aliens poster and she talked about Bill Paxton too and Cynthia Scott (Dietrich) who she thinks lives in England so should be gettable. Also talked about Avatar and that she auditioned but the role (The Queen) went to Sigourney Weaver instead.
She hasnt heard of Cameron's Battle Angel and has no problems about a Near Dark remake - she in fact welcomes it cos it'll get people interested in the original film again....if it doesnt suck! She doesnt do so many cons these days but did previously though she does hope to do the Dragon Con in the US at some stage. She recently met Carrie Henn again for the first time since Aliens at a special suped-up digital screening of the film and she was shocked.
Edited by nicky, 29 September 2008 - 11:42 PM.