Ah, day 2 has dawned on the Hyatt Regency and Dragon*Con. First thing (ok it started at 11:30 but I got to bed late the night before) I did was get in line for the Torchwood Panel at the Marriot. The guest speakers were Anthony Lewis (Tommy Brockless from "Last Man Standing"), Gareth David Lloyd (Ianto Jones) and James Marsters (Captain John Hart). I'm sure you'll hear about this panel from many other bloggers. The room seated about 1,700 and was filled to capacity. The speakers were amazing. Anthony was adorable and intelligent. Gareth was charming, sexy, smart and a bit naughty. James was...well...James. In other words, exactly what you'd want. I'm glad I was able to get a seat though I may still watch the rebroadcast of it on Dragon*Con TV.
And now some people watching pictures....
Captain Jack Harkness
Doctors and their Roses
Cassandra and her keeper
Dalek (and, yes, someone fits in there and controls it)
This year started off with a small world type coincidence. I was in the airport last night heading for a quick potty trip before boarding when I spotted a coworker who works on the main campus of the college for which I work in a same department. We stopped, said hi and realized we were heading to the same place. We talked awhile and went our separate ways. Once I boarded the plane, I was walking down the aisle looking for my seat when who do I see but that coworker.
Yes, we were sitting next to each other. Turns out we were staying at the same hotel. We're planning on meeting up at some point.
Well, I love Dragon*Con TV right now. I watched the Buffy panel with James Marsters from my room because of it and am now watching a BSG panel. The only one I attended in person today was the Ghost Hunters Welcome. It's been great though. I'm seeing friends and making some new ones. One of the best things is I can let my freak flag fly high here and it doesn't matter because everyone else is doing it as well.
I'm not in costume but next year I'm thinking of either dressing as a pinup demon or one of my WOW toons. Yes, I've become addicted to World of Warcraft thanks to friends. I have been playing for about 3 weeks and have 4 toons: a level 16 Rogue, level 12 Warrior, level 9 Hunter, and level 5 Paladin. The Warrior is so far the favorite followed (in order) by the Hunter, Rogue and then Paladin.
Anyway, back to topic, here are the pics so far.
Ghost Hunters Panel with Dustin, Grant, Tango and Ron (yes, it's a little fuzzy, aperture priority settings and no tripod):
In honor of my leaving for DragonCon tomorrow evening, I decided to go with some geek wisdom. Enjoy!
The speed of sound is defined by the distance from door to computer
divided by the time interval needed to close the media player and pull
up your pants when your mom shouts “OH MY GOD WHAT ARE YOU DOING!!!” -Unknown
Ok, I've gotten hooked on a new series on BBCA called Primeval. In the show there are "anomalies" that allow prehistoric creatures to travel into modern day England. It is a little preposterous but highly entertaining. Link to Primeval on BBCA The episodes are also available on iTunes if you don't get the channel.
Our Hot Lick this week is the lead for the show. Ladies and gentleman, please welcome Douglas Henshall:
We were good here through most of yesterday but last night the southern part of the storm finally reached us. We're feeling pretty waterlogged now. The pond breached its banks in the middle of the night and is in the yard. There are a few pieces of sofit in the backyard and something is banging outside on the second floor that we can't see. Plus, one set of sliding doors is leaking and we've got buckets there to catch the drips.
If it wasn't for the fact that it's been stationary forever, it wouldn't be bad. We've been lucky at the house because we haven't had too much rain yet but a friend is flooded in farther south. There's been something like 29 inches of rain in his area.
"I wouldn't call myself a pacifist. It's impossible to convince some people of the error of their ways without hitting them as often and as hard as one possibly can. I'm simply opposed to people hitting me." ~John Smythe in Trojan Gold by Elizabeth Peters