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21 November 2009 @ 12:08 pm
~*~SHAKING AND CRYING~*~  
Okay. So. Chicago Con. My very first Supernatural convention experience, and let me just say how utterly EPIC IT WAS! Like, really. I only went for Saturday, but it was the best Saturday a girl could have. This was me before going to Chicago:



But that didn't last very long...


Friday Evening

Me and my aunt arrived at the hotel late afternoon, we scoped the place, which wasn't that huge to be honest with you. We had some dinner there (which was far to expensive), and later on that night, 10:00pm, I went to the karaoke bar which, of course, is where I met some of my lj friends who said they were going to be there, and hung out with the for the rest of the evening and for the remaining time I was there.

tracy, who I recognized first and knew I had to introduce myself because ASDFJ;LSDFA; IT'S TRACY! :D Then gembat who I also recognized from her pics/vids on her journal, the rest were woodstarling, vichan, awkwardjonas, lucythedragon, laivine and breakinporcelan. I also met dammitjared as well, who is tentatively new to fandom and lj so, if you're reading this bb, hai! (If I'm forgetting anyone please forgive me, I don't think I did by the entire weekend has been such a blur so, heh). But really, YOU GUYS ARE SO ADORABLE I FEEL LIKE I'VE KNOWN YOU FOR LIKE EVER! JUST BEING AROUND YOU ALL MADE ME FEEL LIKE I WASN'T ALONE AND WE JUST ALL CLICKED AND HAD AN AMAZING TIME TOGETHER. ILU ALL. ♥

Anyway, I hung out with them in the karaoke bar, which was hot with all the body heat and everything, and sat next to tracy, chatting with everyone, singing along with some songs, groaning/making fun of those who were singing really really badly. And then, Alona Tal (Jo Harvelle) and Traci Dinwiddie (Pamela Barnes) came out and were singing! :D I couldn't get good pictures of them, but their singing voices were amazing, especially Traci's. Just, omg. They were both adorable.

We kinda dispersed after a little while, and I returned to the hotel room. Gotta have that hearty night's sleep because of Saturday!


Saturday

We had so-so seats, being preferred seating and all, not exactly close but not that far away either. First of all, my camera sucked. I didn't realize how bad the zoom would be and how pixely it would turn out. Thankfully, my aunt had the better camera and took some video clips as well. So she did most of the picture/video taking, I tried to get as much as I could, but most weren't that great.

Funny thing: this is my aunt's first exposure to fandom, so she was asking a lot of questions. For the fanvideos they were showing she was asking me about how people do that, and then after the SPN convention episode she then asked me about what's the deal with the "homoerotic" thing, which I vaguely explained that some people in fandom like that sort of thing. Her response? "But they're brothers!" XD I didn't bother wanting to explain the rest to her, because it was awkward to even try to explain a non-fannish, casual watcher of the show the things that go on in fandom.

Now, onto the panels!

I tried to figure how to write these out, because it's been a week since the convention and nearly everyone has the same stories about the questions and anecdotes from the actors, mostly seen on YT anyhow, so it would be redundant to repeat all that again. So I concluded to just write my impressions of these people and seeing them, in the flesh, instead of just behind the screen.

Richard Speight's panel was the most hilarious panel ever, my aunt was impressed and said that he's like a stand-up comedian. Too true, that statement is. Originally Jake Abel was to attend the con, but he bailed out and Richard filled in his slot. Which I have to say, is the best replacement ever. He was joking around a lot, talked about the show and about his life (one thing I have to mention is him saying that instead of an actor he would've been a lawyer, which was a pleasant little tidbit I hadn't known before). He was very animated throughout the entire thing, answered questions thoroughly and was just a hoot the entire time, a complete riot.

In fact, I think I've kinda fallen in love with Richard and this also happened after "Changing Channels" because I found him oddly attractive in that episode which whut? I don't know what it is, he's just a storyteller and you kinda wanna hear more with what he has to say.

OH AND HE SAID "HI" TO ME LATER THAT EVENING DURING AUTOGRAPHS WHEN HE WAS WALKING PASSED ME, AND I SAID "HI" BACK! :D :D :D :D JUST SO YOU KNOW, IT WAS LIKE AMAZING. SO MAYBE THAT'S WHY.

Aldis Hodge's panel was too adorable, I loved him. HARDISON! :D There's just something about Aldis that I just love, it's his entire demeanor and the way he talks, which is in this very smooth tone. Although yeah, he only appeared in two episodes in the entire show and that was way back in season two, he still comes to these conventions. He loves "his people", which is what he calls us. Hee! He's not as animated as Richard was but still, all in the same, love all around. He talked about Supernatural and mostly about Leverage, and I think what made me love him even more was the part where he called his girlfriend in the middle of his panel. Everyone knows of what I am referring to, it was too cute. ♥ He's just

We then had a lunch break, where I kinda went and got some Chinese and then hung out with my lovely friends, and I introduced a couple of them to the Cylon Detector that one can download onto their iPhone. In truth I want this to be tested on Misha and actually suggested it, but alas it didn't pop up. One day, at another time at these cons, we'll have to see if Misha really IS a Cylon or just a mere mortal. ;)

Jim Beaver's panel was directly after lunch, and since I went out with my friends and we knew it would be cutting it close, though thankfully we didn't miss anything. I knew I loved Jim Beaver before going to this con, but just seeing him firsthand and later having to get a photo op with him? If I hadn't loved him before, I sure as hell do now. The man is like this huge inspiration, he's like a huge teddy bear you wanna give a hug to. I don't know if anyone else felt that way about Jim, but there's something so endearing about the way he tells his stories and plays it up sometimes for the audience (the "idjits" line will never get out). He's like that uncle you have that you love and adore because he's so entertaining and lovable and personable at the same time, you know? Maybe that's just me, I don't know. I loved his answers to the questions, and he gave a nice thorough explanation about his opinion about Bobby in a wheelchair this season, which I completely agree with. For anyone not knowing, he said that he likes that Bobby is dealing with the reality of having to be in a wheelchair, because that's the kind of hard reality most people do when faced with something so life-altering in their lives. Which I completely agree, 100%. He also talked about his book, Life's That Way, which after this I really want to pick it up. And just yeah, Jim is an amazing man. He loves the crowd and we love him.

Oh, and of course how could I forget that Misha crashed his panel, looking all fine in his suit which I'll get to in a moment. It seems that Misha loves crashing many of the actor's panels, not that I'm complaining or anything. ;)

And now, the moment you've all been waiting for....

MISHA GQMF COLLINS!

From this moment on will be everything Misha-related, which includes the four times I had close encounters with him, because this was literally how the day went. Right from Misha's panel to after the whole epic autograph signing incident. Trust me, this was like the special lucky day for all of us, trufax.

Misha's Panel
So getting back into the grand ballroom after a small break, there were in the middle of another fanvideo when I went up to stand in line for one of the microphones, and who do I see standing right there? tracy! :D I was relieved because I was already getting nervous so having her there in front of me was like, the bestest ever. ♥

So, there's a lot I want to say about Misha's panel, but I could be here all day talking about how utterly charming and hilarious and amazing the man is which would be repeating what everyone already knows anyway, heh. Funnily I had to watch the panel again on YT because even while being in line I had missed some things because my brain shorted out a few times. Anyway, Misha was just so delightful, answering the questions, making with the funny, as the first thing that he said when he came out was to "set straight" the story about the pumpkin-colored underwear that Richard told, which was lolworthy at best, the only question that seemed to not bode well was the fanfic question, but Misha takes it in stride. As always. You can view the entirety of what he says on YT, which we all groaned and he knew that was going to happen, lol. But Misha being Misha he responded being all hilarious, which makes such an inappropriate question less uncomfortable, if you will. But oh, when will people ever learn? Seriously.

I think mostly everyone knows about the Misha and Tracy conversation, so I won't retaliate it, but I'll revisit it again in a bit because this spawned the epicness of the entire weekend, for sure. I will say that when he was trying to remember her name I was silently mouthing it behind her to "hint" at him. Perhaps I should have signed instead, but oh well.

OMG Y'ALL MY QUESTION! Okay, so, you can hear me here in the beginning of part 6 of the Misha panel videos. *hides from slight embarrassment because omg*

For those who can't view the video, here's the rundown: I had two questions for Misha. The problem though is that going into this convention I knew if I were to ask anyone anything it would have to be something nobody has asked before, since nearly all the conventions I've seen have people asking the same types of questions over and over again and it gets rather irritating. So I promised myself that I would go in prepared to ask something thought-provoking, or at least something that nobody asked previously. I even made a freaking list of things I wanted to ask Misha Collins. But the trouble with being in a line to ask him a question is that you have to listen to other people's questions to make sure they didn't take yours. With me, people were already taking several of mine left and right (the God question, about Jimmy's soul, where he thinks Gabriel sent Castiel in "Changing Channels") I was like DAMMIT PPL SRSLY? YOU PICK NOW A GOOD TIME TO USE UP ALL MY GOOD QUESTIONS?! WTF Y'ALL?! Luckily, I had backups.

I asked if we're going to have more Sam and Castiel interactions this season and the second question was about the whoopee-cushion scene in 5.06, which I don't know if that's as intellectual as I would have liked, but it got Misha to give a great anecdote about that hilarious scene. XD

Also, this wasn't caught on video, but when I started to speak I was so flustered that I giggled, actually giggled due to being so nervous. I think I was almost about to cry too, I was shaking so much. But Misha was SO NICE that he smiled at me and reassured me, and made a little joke about "making people feel bad", lol. But yeah, I was soooooo nervous. This was how it went:

MY MOUTH: *starts talking and asking questions*
MY BRAIN: *OMGOMGOMGOMG MISHA IS LOOKING AT ME MISHA FUCKING COLLINS OMG I MAY FAINT I'M SHAKING WHY CAN'T I FEEL MY FEET ON THE GROUND? HOLY SHIT HOLY SHIT GAAHHHH!*

Yeah.

But Misha is like, super duper nice and amazing and he looks at you and talks directly to you while answering your question. Like, he's answering for everyone to hear and will look out to the audience occasionally, but since you're the one asking the question he's responding directly back at you. Which my aunt thought was so sweet. ♥ So yeah, I think I could have been in a puddle of goo right then and there because MISHA FUCKING COLLINS IN A GQMF SUIT WAS LOOKING AND TALKING TO ME! I'm sure everyone's had that moment, this was mine. So, yeah.


Photo Op with Misha Collins and Jim Beaver
The lines that go on foorreevverrr! But are most definitely worth it. I was standing in line with vichan, waiting patiently as the line for the Misha and Jim photo op was slowly getting closer and closer. This is precisely where shit got so surreal because not only did I get a picture taken with MISHA FUCKING COLLINS and JIM MOTHERFUCKING BEAVER, but I also HUGGED THEM BOTH! :O I honestly can't even remember some of it because it's such a freaking blur, because there they were, and I was again so nervous and holy shit you got, they are even more beautiful in real life. Misha especially just, holy shit. That suit just makes he so, unf. Yeah. HIS SMILE IS TOO GORGEOUS JUST GAH! I don't even think I thought about hugging them at first, it was just an impulsive decision because I was like "it's now or never", and they accepted it and hugged me back! JUST HOLY SHIT YOU GUYS YOU DON'T EVEN KNOW!

I left the room and I swear to God, I was literally shaking and almost crying at that point. My legs felt like jelly, it's amazing I didn't fall flat on my face. One of the security ladies running the operation asked me if I was alright, I just said I was fine, just very overwhelmed/excited/happy/whatever I said because I can't remember. She smiled kindly and said that it was understandable. XD XD

But this is when shit gets even more surreal, you guys.

I found vichan with tracy, at this point I'm holding one of their hands because I was still feeling very dazed and dizzy from my encounter with the mens, who were heading towards the room again because apparently Misha had asked for Tracy to come in to see him, which is where they were going. Now, understand, this stuff never happens to me. I rarely get the opportunity to do these kinds of things so when they went back into the room, again, impulsive decision, I followed suit. Because dammit if I were to miss this.

We kinda like literally STOPPED the photo op session for a few minutes while Misha was talking/apologizing to Tracy, with Jim Beaver hovering over his shoulder hilariously. I'm surprised me and vichan weren't like kicked out or something, because we had snuck through the door and right in the corner where they were taking pictures. So I was, again, ALMOST A FOOT AWAY FROM THE PRETTY PRETTY MAN NAMED MISHA FUCKING COLLINS! I could not stop staring because I was like, is this for real? Am I really here? I swear I could have pinched myself. After everything though, I then had yet another impulse and said, "thank you Misha!" because, well, Tracy is a friend and the fact that he did this was so sweet. I think he said "you're welcome" back, which he would because Misha is a gentlemen like that. ♥


Autograph Signings/The Misha Milkshake Date
Those were three of my four encounters with Misha Collins, this is the biggest one because it was the sweetest, most genuine thing I have witnessed and has made me love Misha even more.

The autographing took forever, longer than expected actually since there was supposed to have been a dessert party for the Gold Ticket people but apparently that was bypassed because the autographs were still going on. I had stayed in the ballroom where it was taking place with my lovely friends because, well, I didn't have tickets for autographs and had nothing better to do, plus it was nice to hang with them, chatting and watching things on laptops (thanks to gembat, woodstarling and lucythedragon I'm now kinda addicted to It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia).

As for the milkshake story, tracy posted the full explanation what happened, starting from Misha's panel and how it all just escalated from there and how it got to the epic that happened with having a freaking milkshake date with Misha during his autograph signings.

ETA: HERE IS THE EPIC MISHA/TRACY MILKSHAKE PICTURE THAT I TOOK!!! :DDDDDDDD EPIC CUTENESS!

Me and everyone else, like all eight or so of us I believe, were actually sitting in the front rows right behind where Tracy and Misha were having their little milkshake date, kinda like her protective posse. Which we are, because we love you Tracy bb. ♥ So yeah, being in the mere presence of Misha like this for the longest time was enough to make this convention worth my while. And I was on the ground floor with all of these incidents were happening.

I'm thinking Misha is right Tracy. You're a freaking rockstar/celebrity and we, your friends, are your subminions, lol. XD Since pretty much anything epic happens around you all the time.


Sunday Morning
This was the day we were driving back. Unfortunately we had to stay a little longer because I wanted to get my Misha/Jim photo op picture, which they said would be readily available like around 1:00pm-ish. So I kinda hung out with mah lovely, beautiful friends for a little while as they were singing in the lobby, and said our final goodbyes as they went in to enjoy the J2s panel.

Funny thing though, and my aunt didn't want me to report this because it would be kinda bad, but I don't care. It's awesome either way. We kinda snuck in to see Jared and Jensen.

Only the beginning though, and just to the doors, you know where all the merchandise was being sold and such. It's also where the photo op pictures were to be put out. I was apprehensive because I was like, omg I don't want to get in trouble because we don't have our bracelets on to get passed the doors (and they even asked my aunt and she just was all "oh no, we're just buying", total lie btw), and what if we get thrown out by security? But my aunt, being the cool and favorite aunt she is, didn't care for that. She wanted to see the boys and she got some decent pictures and some video from her camera of them from the doorway. XD XD XD

So yeah. I got to see Jared and Jensen too, y'all. Just a little bit. All thanks to my fearless aunt who defies all rules.


That's the detailed tl;dr version, here's the shorthand version:

++ LJ FRIENDS ARE AMAZING AND I FEEL LIKE I'VE KNOWN Y'ALL LIKE FOREVER AND I MISS Y'ALL ALREADY! *hugs*
++ Richard Speight is a fucking riot, and should really have his own comedy show, for reals.
++ Aldis is just so awesome, and adorable, and even more awesome. GEEK POWER BABY!
++ Cylon Detectors make for great hilarity (next time: use Cylon Detector on Misha Collins)
++ Jim Beaver is a remarkable human being
++ MISHA COLLINS IS NOT REAL, HE CANNOT BE A REAL PERSON! TOO GORGEOUS AND AMAZING AND FUNNY AND JUST, NOT REAL! Seriously, such a gentlemen and a sweetheart and just a perfect creation therefore he could be a Cylon....?
++ Photo Op = LITERALLY SHAKING AND CRYING! MISHA AND JIM DAZZLED ME ALMOST INCOHERENTLY!
++ tracy is a fucking rockstar. Trufax. And we, her friends, are her groupies.
++ My aunt is a sneaking sneak who sneaks.

Overall, this weekend was like the luckiest bestest first convention experience ever. I would never have imagined this would ever happen to me in like a gazillions years, and with luck like this? Getting to have these four encounters with Misha fucking Collins, among other things? Just, yeah. I don't even know how to handle myself right now. The entire weekend, or rather Saturday, was perfect. Utter perfection. I just, I can't even.

Chicago Con 2009 = Best SPN convention ever, y/y?? ;)
 
 
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Gem Vakarian: [HIMYM] Fistbumpgembat on November 21st, 2009 08:17 pm (UTC)
HEE. <33333 I'm so glad you hung out with us all weekend because YOU ARE A DELIGHTFUL RAY OF SUNSHINE AND I MISS YOU LIKE BURNING <33333333
Renée: Justin/Alex. Hugs.rogueslayer452 on November 21st, 2009 08:25 pm (UTC)
I'M SO GLAD I DID TOO. OMG YOU ALL ARE JUST SO PRECIOUS I WANTED TO JUST STAY WITH Y'ALL FOREVER AND EVER, SRSLY. I LOVE YOU AND EVERYONE SFM, YOU DON'T EVEN KNOW. ♥ ♥ ♥
ramoniciuramoniciu on November 21st, 2009 08:29 pm (UTC)
Cool to hear you had such a great time! But girl!! I was there on Sunday too! We could have meet! I just thought you´re just for the saturday there and you wouldn´t be there for J2!
Renée: Castiel. Cute and sneaky.rogueslayer452 on November 21st, 2009 08:33 pm (UTC)
Well, I didn't actually get in to see J2. I was just standing at the entrance way of the doors into the ballroom because I didn't have a ticket/bracelet to enter. I was only there, thanks to my aunt who kindly snuck us in, hehe, to get my photo op picture before we hit the road.

So even if we did see each other it would have been like, only a few seconds/minutes or so.
srs bsnsibroketuesday on November 21st, 2009 09:18 pm (UTC)
I AM SO HAPPY FOR YOU, BB. AND STILL HORRIBLY JEALOUS. BUT HAPPY. <3
Renée: Castiel. Adorkable.rogueslayer452 on November 22nd, 2009 12:55 am (UTC)
THANK YOU! :D I STILL CAN'T BELIEVE ALL THIS HAPPENED IN ONE FREAKING DAY. LIKE, HOLY SHIT WHAT. SO SURREAL.
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Renée: Six. Satisfied.rogueslayer452 on November 22nd, 2009 12:59 am (UTC)
Aww, thank you bb! I'm actually surprised nobody asked this before either. I mean, I LOVE any and all scenes with Dean/Castiel, without a doubt, but I also want there to be some kind of truce and mending between Sam and Castiel too. It was good to hear Misha's response to that. He's so sweet. ♥
Polo Moloslartibartfast on November 21st, 2009 09:27 pm (UTC)
SO JEALOUS. :D Sounds like you had an amazing time! I wish I was in America, I really do (and I don't say that often!). I'm glad you had fun and got to meet the hotness that is Misha. ♥
Renée: Castiel. Bookish.rogueslayer452 on November 22nd, 2009 02:29 am (UTC)
It was so worth it, everything. I still am in a daze, I can't believe I actually went and all of that actually happened. I'm still giddy because of it, omg.

You should totally try to attend a con at some point, bb! :D
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Jenni: spn › d/c » had an appointmentonlyechoes on November 21st, 2009 09:59 pm (UTC)
I loved this con report. ♥ I won't lie, I'm jealous as hell but I'm also really happy for you and so glad you had so much fun and saw Misha and everybody else. But I really wish I had been there, too. lol.

Also loved the questions you asked from Misha!
Renée: Cylons. Happy endings are love.rogueslayer452 on November 22nd, 2009 04:38 am (UTC)
Thank you, bb! Believe me, this entire trip was an unexpected surprise for me. I didn't expect to even have these many encounters as I did, but I'm glad it happened because it's the bestest memorable first con ever. I'll treasure if always. Hey, maybe next time you can join in the fun, too. ;D

And thank you! I keep thinking to myself about other questions I could have asked though. I kinda wanted to ask him about what kind of phone Castiel carries with him, lol. XD
Gabysquaringkarma on November 21st, 2009 10:37 pm (UTC)
Glad you had an awesome time, bb! Hoping to marathon some more of season 2 after chatting with Mom on Skype :)
Renée: SPN. Quote. Angels are here.rogueslayer452 on November 22nd, 2009 04:39 am (UTC)
Thank you! And oh, season two, loved that season. You'll enjoy it, definitely. :D
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Robyncakesbitterbird on November 21st, 2009 10:52 pm (UTC)
weeeeee that wounds so amazing love, I am so happy for you!!
Renée: Castiel. Guardian angel.rogueslayer452 on November 22nd, 2009 04:40 am (UTC)
Thank you, sweetie! I'm so happy that I decided to go to this con, it was definitely worth everything. I'm over the moon even a week after. :D :D :D
Kevin Jonesmulder200 on November 21st, 2009 10:59 pm (UTC)
It sounds like a blast!
Renée: Six. Satisfied.rogueslayer452 on November 22nd, 2009 05:05 am (UTC)
It truly was. :)
The Large Purple Weed: me/Misha OTPtracy on November 21st, 2009 11:00 pm (UTC)
Actually your giggling was caught on video (along with the whole rest of the panel in HQ, omg these videos are amazing, seriously), 16:30ish in the second part: http://agt-spooky.livejournal.com/551415.html

Totally best SPN con ever, I'm so glad you were there! I TOLD YOU YOU'D HAVE A BLAST. And thanks again for this pic, I couldn't resist iconing it. XD

♥!
Renée: MISHA COLLINS BITCHES!rogueslayer452 on November 22nd, 2009 05:17 am (UTC)
OMG I HADN'T SEEN THOSE BEFORE, THANK YOU! :D I was kinda looking all over YT, not really thinking about if others had it for download on lj. XD I had wondered if someone had caught the entire panel.

IT TOTES WAS! I'm so glad that I could be there, with you and everyone else! I had such a fabulous time, I wish it never ended. ♥ I got lucky having this be my first introduction to the SPN conventions, huh?

And no problem, bb. I love that shot, it's one of the best I've taken that entire weekend actually. It's just so special, it really looks like a couples picture. You two look soooo adorable. OTP indeed. ;D

(btw, you wouldn't mind if I posted the picture on here, would you?)
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lloyd, i'm ready to be heartbroken: misha: saving worlds in an apronsapphirestar_ on November 22nd, 2009 12:14 am (UTC)
EEEEEEEEEEE, I'M SO GLAD YOU HAD SO MUCH FUN! ♥ oh man, that weekend does sound pretty much the most perfect ever. :D :D :D
Renée: MISHA COLLINS BITCHES!rogueslayer452 on November 22nd, 2009 12:39 am (UTC)
It really, really was. :D I wasn't expecting any of this to happen at all, being my first convention and all. But it did, and I don't regret a single thing about it. :D :D :D
Tracy: Dean/Cas Happy Togetheralexwhitman25 on November 22nd, 2009 12:45 am (UTC)
YAYYYYYYY!!!!! READING YOUR WRITE UP IS ALMOST AS GOOD AS BEING THERE IN PERSON BB!!!

I'M SO HAPPY THAT YOU HAD SUCH AN AMAZING AND AWESOME EXPERIENCE. AND THAT YOU GOT TO MEET SOME OF YOUR AWESOME LJ FRIENDS LIVE AND IN PERSON AND HANG OUT.
Renée: Castiel. Adorkable.rogueslayer452 on November 22nd, 2009 01:02 am (UTC)
!!!!!! ♥ ♥

I KINDA WANNA RELIVE THE ENTIRE TIME ALL OVER AGAIN, BECAUSE IT WAS JUST SO SURREAL AND AMAZING AND JUST, OMG. I LOVED EVERYTHING ABOUT IT. MISHA IS JUST THIS WONDERFULLY MAGNIFICENT PERSON WHO DAZZLES YOU AND I JUST CAN'T BELIEVE I GOT TO SEE HIM FOUR TIMES IN ONE DAY. HOW INSANE IS THAT? WHAT ARE THE ODDS OF THAT HAPPENING AGAIN, EH? OMG

I REALLY WANNA GO TO ANOTHER CONVENTION. I'M ALREADY EYING MYSELF THE LA ONE. OMGWHUT AM I TURNING INTO?
Mary: Emily&David dancefresleyforever on November 22nd, 2009 01:36 am (UTC)
Sounds like you had an awesome time!

Richard is hilarious-he was absolutely brilliant at the con I went to!

I've always wanted to meet Aldis because I adore Hardison! He sounds lovely.

Jim is a freaking legend! Absolute gentleman.

MISHA! What wonderful, awesome encounters you had!

I'm so glad you had a good time!

Nice con report-did you manage to get any pics, even of you and other LJ-ers?
Renée: Rachel. Glee!rogueslayer452 on November 22nd, 2009 04:50 am (UTC)
I really, really did. I still can't believe it all happened. It was a glorious Saturday/weekend, that's for sure. There wasn't anything horrible or bad that happened, which was one of the things I was a bit apprehensive about before going, and I met my friends and it was just, omg perfect. Such an epic con for sure.

Richard was fantabulous. ♥ I'm loving him more and more. :D

Oh bb, Aldis is so super nice and amazing. He loves us all and we love him, it's just love all around for everyone and he's just so great.

Meeting Jim and having multiple Misha encounters topped everything, just holy wow. I can't even begin to tell you that this has fulfilled my fangirlish dreams. I'm in love, like totally and completely.

There are some good pictures from the panels, only a few of my friends that I managed to capture before leaving, and I took a picture of Misha and Tracy posing with their milkshakes (as tracy is displaying the shot I took in her icon above).
Encyclopædia Clevername: SPN Castielthefreshchuff on November 22nd, 2009 03:06 am (UTC)
I'M GETTING ALL FLAILY AND HAPPY JUST ON YOUR BEHALF. I'M SO HAPPY FOR YOU THAT IT WAS SO AMAZING. MISHAAAAA OMG. /NONSENSE
Renée: MISHA COLLINS BITCHES!rogueslayer452 on November 22nd, 2009 04:42 am (UTC)
EEEEE! :D THX BB, I'M STILL FLAILY AND I'M GETTING MORE FLAILY BECAUSE YOU'RE FLAILING! MISHAAAAA OMG! \O/
♛ part-time maenad: spn; castielradon_ on November 22nd, 2009 06:13 am (UTC)
SO AWESOME! SO EPIC! OMGGGGGGG MISHA'S LIKE THE BEST GUY EVER. -FLAILS-

GLAD YOU HAD SO MUCH FUN :D
Renée: Castiel. Cute and sneaky.rogueslayer452 on November 22nd, 2009 06:40 am (UTC)
HE'S QUITE SPARKLY IN REAL LIFE. SO MUCH ADORABLE AND HAWT ALL WRAPPED IN ONE, HE DAZZLED ME. HELL, HE DAZZLED EVERYONE AT THAT CONVENTION. ;DDD
bold_seer: bffbold_seer on November 22nd, 2009 12:34 pm (UTC)
That sounds almost too good to be true. :D But glad it was so much fun! And Misha = <3
Renée: Dean/Castiel. Personal space.rogueslayer452 on November 23rd, 2009 03:52 am (UTC)
I'M STILL IN SHOCK. IT REALLY HASN'T SUNK IT YET AT WHAT HAPPENED. BUT IT DID HAPPEN. OMG!

IT WAS FUN, WORTH THE MONEY OF THE ENTIRE TRIP, AND MISHA, THAT MAN IS SOMETHING ELSE ENTIRELY, AND WE LOVE HIM FOR IT. HE IS LOVE. ALWAYS IS AND ALWAYS WILL BE. ♥
The rest is still unwritten: Mishadork!smilecommodoresexual on November 22nd, 2009 04:56 pm (UTC)
Hi ... you don't know me but I just thought I'd tell you that your report was made of the win, and I pimp'd it on my ElJay. Plus, your picture skillz with the Mish are now apparently Legend ... wait for it ...

Dary.

That's right, you are so cool you get a Barney Stinson nod. *grin*

Thanks so much for the great report!
Renée: DH. Priya.rogueslayer452 on November 23rd, 2009 03:46 am (UTC)
YAY I AM BARNEY STINSON APPROVED OF COOL! \O/

Thank you so much for taking the time to read through it all, I really had such a blast and it's still so surreal all of it actually even happened. And awww, that's really flattering that you pimped it out to your journal. I guess I must've made an impression with my fangirlishness, eh? ;D
forwardish: Misha forwardish on November 23rd, 2009 05:44 am (UTC)
OH HAI.
I'm kind of supersad that I didn't get to see you :(


IT WAS AWESOME!!!!!!!!

MISHA COLLINS IS NOT REAL, HE CANNOT BE A REAL PERSON! TOO GORGEOUS AND AMAZING AND FUNNY AND JUST, NOT REAL! Seriously, such a gentlemen and a sweetheart and just a perfect creation

OMFG I KNOW.


I need banners and icons from con pics. Like yesterday.
Renée: MISHA COLLINS BITCHES!rogueslayer452 on November 23rd, 2009 09:20 pm (UTC)
O HALLO THAR BB! SRY DIDN'T CATCH YOU EITHER! D: IT WAS QUITE A WEEKEND, WASN'T IT?

MISHA WAS SO UNF IN HIS GQMF SUIT, I JUST IDEK. I HAVE A THING WITH GUYS IN SUITS AND TIES (DUH HENCE WHY I ~ADORE~ CASTIEL BESIDES HIS ADORABLENESS AND HIS BAMFNESS) BUT UM, THAT SUIT? ZOMGS *_____* I'M SURPRISED I DIDN'T PASS OUT.

THERE NEEDS TO BE MOAR PICS OUT THERE FROM THE CON. I NEEDS MOAR MISHA IN HI-RES, DAMMIT.
woodstarling on November 23rd, 2009 09:16 pm (UTC)
I DIDNT KNOW YOU ASKED THE SAM/CASTIEL QUESTION. I DID LITTLE WINNAR FISTS IN MY ROW IN THE BACK :DDD

I'm so glad we all hung out LETS DO IT AGAIN SOMETIME, Y/MFY?
Renée: Castiel. Adorkable.rogueslayer452 on November 23rd, 2009 09:22 pm (UTC)
HEE, YEAH THAT WAS MOI. ;D I'M SURPRISED NOBODY ELSE DID, BUT HAPPY BECAUSE THAT MEANT I HAD TO ASK IT, HUZZAH! \O/

YYYYY MFY! I WOULD LOVE TO HANG OUT AGAIN! IT WAS FUN! :DDDD
OhBooth: Op Jensen HAWTohbooth on November 28th, 2009 04:28 am (UTC)
I don't know about the Aldis call or anything really, I have been offline and have seen nothing from this con, so I am a little lost on your vagueness :) but what I wanted to respond to was the Richard thing you posted. I absolutely loved him when I met him. He was so great (and like you said, one hell of a storyteller) and fun. He was up for my 'unusual' photo op and even made the autograph on it 'relevant' to what we did in it. He was really concerned that I like the photo, and was just awesome in general.

I always liked the character he played, and meeting him made that even more intense, if that is possible, so I am with you on that! I was SO freaking excited when he was in the recent episode, and his 'turn of events' that keeps him open to return again in THIS story arc! I am really a huge fan of his!
Renée: Dean/Castiel. BFFs.rogueslayer452 on November 28th, 2009 11:45 pm (UTC)
The Aldis phone call is right here bb. It's super adorable! :D

And oh God yes, Richard is just phenomenal. I have a new appreciation for the actor, and he really was amazing in person and he's super friendly (having him saying "hi" to me? BEST. THING. EVER. OMG!) And hee, it makes me really want to get a photo op with him at some point, because your story makes me want to do something with him like that. Or a freaking autograph or something. I don't blame you for being a huge fan of his, because I'm becoming one too. :DDD

I was really excited that he even appeared at this con, because I fell in love with his character all over again in his new arc now this season and just, omg. ♥ He was fantastic. I loved the Trickster before, but having him playing the archangel Gabriel? Holy shit, love. I want more of him.
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Renée: DH. Priya.rogueslayer452 on December 5th, 2009 10:25 pm (UTC)
Thank you! :D

Oh I agree, men in suits are definitely the hottest. It's a thing I have, it pushes all the right buttons and the fact that it was a three-piece suit Misha was wearing made it even hotter, omg.

It truly was an amazing experience. Rarely have I ever done something like this before, meeting a celebrity face to face, let alone FOUR TIMES in a single day. It truly was the luckiest weekend ever, and hee meeting all my lovely lj-friends made it even better because I felt like I've known them my entire life. :DD GIRL WE SHOULD DEFINITELY MEET UP SOMETIME! lol 14 hour flight, man that is like TORTURE for me! XD

And yes, flailing and feeling almost like I'm floating on a cloud, totally was like that the entire time. :D

Aww, that's a sweet story with you and that band. Apparently the more you go to these events you'll get recognized by them. People who have repeatedly attended these conventions some actors will be like, "oh hey, I remember you!" and it's just amazing that they'll do that.

So I'm glad I went. AND I WANNA ATTEND ANOTHER CON I AM SO NOT JOKING! :DDDD

As for normal life, it's pretty neutral at the moment. The only craziness is the holiday shopping, lol. Right now I'm picking an official massage establishment for a job, which I couldn't do before because I was going away to this convention, and I couldn't do it when I immediately came back because I got severely sick. But I'm kinda doing a little on the side, because I do need the tips at the moment, but I'm crossing my fingers that I get this one place to hire me. I'm also going to be looking for a second job once I get that settled, possibly.
imisspadfoot21imisspadfoot21 on December 14th, 2009 07:45 pm (UTC)
YES! Chicon 2009 was the BEST SPN CON EVER! Okay...it was my first and only...but I still think it was THE BEST!

YOU WERE SO LUCKY! Getting to see Misha so many times!

I love reading everyone's reviews of their con adventures! YOURS IS AWESOME!

Thanks!
Renée: MISHA COLLINS BITCHES!rogueslayer452 on December 15th, 2009 06:36 am (UTC)
It was my first and only too! It's so awesome that there are some of my friends who went to this con which it was their first time, same as me. :D WE EXPERIENCED THE EPIC TOGETHER (even though I didn't see you, but maybe next time!)

It really is so surreal, I only thought it would be the photo op, but apparently not. Fate decided that I must have all the luck that day and see him multiple times that day. Insanity, but of the good sort because this NEVER happens to me. Ever. I've never even met a celebrity before, let alone a celebrity that I absolutely love and admire. It's...pretty wild. :DDDD

Hee, thanks for reading through all of that. :D I tried to be as specific as possible, because the entire weekend was such a huge blur from all the excitement.
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Renée: Castiel. Adorkable.rogueslayer452 on January 10th, 2010 01:01 pm (UTC)
I already have some of it, yes. Some of which is what my aunt recorded while I was at the microphone speaking, which is all I wanted really. (but you'd be amazed at how much I DID NOT REMEMBER WHAT HE WAS SAYING through most of it because of how nervous and giddy I was, and that was totally worth it, this entire con really, was worth just being able to see/meet/speak/be in the presence of Misha fucking Collins...I am so easy to please, apparently). ;D
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Renéerogueslayer452 on January 10th, 2010 01:09 pm (UTC)
I'm not quite sure how many are sold, to be honest, but having a Golden or Silver ticket doesn't mean you meet all or just one. Anyone can meet them at any given point regardless of what kind of ticket you paid for. Sometimes you'll have a surprising moment of bumping into them or getting to ask them questions during their panel (which anyone can line up for, it's just the matter of they'll have time to get to you, because they are generally on an hour limit for each panel).

And why people groan about fanfic questions?! Idk, other fandoms Im in are prety naughty and dirty, Im used to it. + Its his own fault, if he'd shut it the very first time - nobody would keep asking. BUT he went for it, so he could only blame himself :P

It's the Golden Rule in fandom: do not talk about fanfic or ask actors about whether they know or read fanfiction, because you don't know if actors know about it and whether it makes them uncomfortable. Some actors find it strange or weird and it might make the rest of us look bad. It's just common courtesy to keep fannish stuff out from the reality of the actors, because some actors just don't do that (especially when mentioning about slashfic and whatnot, surely we all know all fandoms do that, but you never know someone's reaction and what their perceptions of us fans might be). Of course Misha knows and has ventured out on his own, knowingly is fascinated by the subculture of fandom, but it's just something that you don't talk about.

And that's something that occurred during the panel itself with my friend, Tracy, where it seemed that Misha might have known her username online and that was getting awkward because you don't want others to know your online alias. It's just awkward all around, really.
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