Posted 17 April 2012 - 06:55 PM
If the guest won't commit to a contract, there's not much SM/ME can do. They're not going to hold back on later cons/events if the people they want are available and ready to sign on the dotted line! It's obvious by the quality of the guests we already have that they're doing their best, but the TB
actors do tend to sign up fairly late, based on previous experience - we had only two guests for ages for both Bitten and Bitten 2, if I recall correctly. And shortly before the con we did have five guests lined up last year - it wasn't the organizers' fault that two cancelled pretty much at the last minute. (Besides, the ones we did have were great - I actually enjoyed it more in many ways than I did the first Bitten - but I appreciate that most people want to see a decent number of guests.)
Having said that, I hope we'll have some party themes soon if that'll reassure people a bit in the absence of guest announcements. I think the Fangtasia party is now a staple for the Saturday; am liking just about all the suggestions for the other two days and thoroughly enjoyed the previous con themes so am sure SM/ME will come up with something good.
Edited by CosmicAvatar, 17 April 2012 - 06:56 PM.
Some of my meetage: Freema Agyeman, Gillian Anderson, David Anders, Sean Astin, Erick Avari, Jane Badler, Tom Baker, Scott Bakula, Adam Baldwin, John Barrowman, Kristin Bauer van Straten, Rob Benedict, Amber Benson, Brian Blessed, Alan Blumenfeld, Barry Bostwick, Grant Bowler, Nick Brendon, Avery Brooks, LeVar Burton, Adam Busch, Charisma Carpenter, Chris Claremont, Misha Collins, Jeffrey Combs, Bernard Cribbins, Lenora Crichlow, Charles Dance, Nicole de Boer, Thomas Dekker, John DeLancie, Michael Dorn, Nelsan Ellis, Robert Englund, Nathan Fillion, Michelle Forbes, Jonathan Frakes, Karen Gillan, Jessalyn Gilsig, Iain Glen, Greg Grunberg,Joel Gretsch, Ntare Guma Mbaho Mwine, Linda Hamilton, Richard Hatch, Anthony Head, Lena Headey, JG Hertzler, Lance Henriksen, Christopher Heyerdahl, Michael Ironside, Derek Jacobi, Richard Kiel, Alex Kingston, Phil LaMarr, Christopher Lambert, Stan (The Man) Lee, Robert Knepper, Walter Koenig, Nicholas Lea, Fredric Lehne, Chad Lindberg, Christopher Lloyd, Todd Lowe, Joe Manganiello, Robert Maschio, Malcolm McDowell, Gates McFadden, Jason Momoa, Kate Mulgrew, Nichelle Nichols, Leonard Nimoy, Robert O'Reilly, Hayden Panettiere, Jim Parrack, Adrian Pasdar, Robert Patrick, Ron Perlman, Mitch Pileggi, Suzi Plakson, Laura Pradelska, Terry Pratchett, Sendhil Ramamurthy, J August Richards, Andrew Robinson, Mark Rolston, Stephanie Romanov, Cristine Rose, Brandon Routh, Jeri Ryan, Robin Sachs, Katee Sackhoff, William Shatner, Mark Sheppard, Morgan Sheppard, Armin Shimerman, John Simm, Eugene Simon, Tom Sizemore, Matt Smith, Kevin Sorbo, Brent Spiner, Jewel Staite, Patrick Stewart, Kristine Sutherland, George Takei, David Tennant, Stephen Tobolowsky, Russell Tovey, Sam Trammell, Alan Tudyk, Aidan Turner, Karl Urban, Milo Ventimiglia, Jason Watkins, DB Woodside.