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Tomorrow, March 4th, is Action figure at work day! Take your action figures to work and take pictures of them helping you work. Then post them with the hashtag #AFWD2016
Here is their official website where you then can see the results: https://www.facebook.com/ActionFigureWorkDay/?ref=ts&fref=ts

I participated last year and this is what I did:

More pictures behind the cut )

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Not sure yet whom I will take tomorrow. So many nice new figures have joined my collection!
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Tomorrow, March 4th, is Action figure at work day! Take your action figures to work and take pictures of them helping you work. Then post them with the hashtag #AFWD2016
Here is their official website where you then can see the results: https://www.facebook.com/ActionFigureWorkDay/?ref=ts&fref=ts

I participated last year and this is what I did:

More pictures behind the cut )

 photo 06.jpg

Not sure yet whom I will take tomorrow. So many nice new figures have joined my collection!
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A "Heroes and Villains" convention with lots of "Arrow" actors was planned for this weekend in New York. The Sunday will happen, but they had to cancel the Saturday because of the Governor declaring state of emergency. All the actors and fans that already arrived are stuck in their hotels because of the snow. But there are also lots of actors who did not make it due to cancelled flights, and they try to find a new date for the con now.

John Barrowman and Stephen Amell who made it are posting videos about the snow.

It's a blizzard mom. We are all snowed in-JB

The Snow is getting worse-JB

An update on Heroes & Villains Fan Fest (Happening!), my flu (still happening...) and being a Permanent Resident of The United States Of America who is still Canadian-SA

Edit: More funny videos coming in:

We can't make it over travel has stopped-JB

#Snowmageddon Katrina Law and I. #DontPanic-JB

The party has started. #snowmageddon #StrandedHeroesandVillains-JB

Live in #snowmageddon-JB

Making snow angels

Edit 2: Oh what a funny night! I am just catching up with all the videos from the party in the evening. Lots of singing by John and Stephen. Some of them are collected in this entry: http://amellynation.com/2016/01/23/videos-from-nocking-point-mixer-with-stephen-amell-robbie-amell-and-john-barrowman-saturday-january-23rd/

This is the best one: A duet by John and Stephen, with a kiss even: Music of the night from "Phantom of the Opera"

I feel sad for all the people who just wanted to have a nice and fun weekend. But at least they seem to be in the convention center now and the wine party is going to happen. So if you are in the area, go there!

And afterwards, this will be a very special memory, like the Stargate con that happened only a few days after 9/11. Who else can say they got funny snow pictures with John and Stephen? Things like that bring people closer together and they really do the best they can to make the fans happy. John already challenged Stephen to make some snow angels later (I just posted the video above). And Stephen just accepted the challenge. So, make the best out of it! And stay safe.

Yesterday we already were joking that John may need a dogsled to make it to New York. But then a friend said, he rather will pull the sled himself and have his dogs Captain Jack Harkness and Harris sit on it instead. So, I went out into the snow today to do this:

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A "Heroes and Villains" convention was planned for this weekend in New York. The Sunday will happen, but they had to cancel the Saturday because of the Governor declaring state of emergency. All the actors and fans that already arrived are stuck in their hotels because of the snow.

John Barrowman and Stephen Amell are posting videos about it.

It's a blizzard mom. We are all snowed in-JB

The Snow is getting worse-JB

An update on Heroes & Villains Fan Fest (Happening!), my flu (still happening...) and being a Permanent Resident of The United States Of America who is still Canadian-SA

I feel sad for all the people who just wanted to have a nice and fun weekend. But afterwards, this will be a very special memory, like the Stargate con that happened only a few days after 9/11. Things like that bring people closer together. John already challenged Stephen to make some snow angels later. So, make the best out of it! And stay safe.

Yesterday we already were joking that John may need a dogsled to make it to New York. But then a friend said, he rather will pull the sled himself and have his dogs Captain Jack Harkness and Harris sit on it instead. So, I went out into the snow today to do this:

 photo DSC07275 600 x 402.jpg
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A long while ago while browsing my favourite ebay shop I saw this wheelbarrow. And I suddenly remembered this image of the Barrowman Barker Company (the one that belongs to John Barrowman and Gavin Barker and does all those wonderful TV shows like "Tonight's the Night")

Here is the original: http://www.johnbarrowman.com/fanzone/outabout/images/gavininterview/bbp.jpg

As you can see, it is very literally. Barrow-Man and Barker (the dog). Apparently it was made after a real dog Gavin once saw at a street but couldn't take with him.

And this is my take on it.

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PS: You know you are famous when your ebay-seller and all the workers in their office wonder what you are gonna do next ;)
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A long while ago while browsing my favourite ebay shop I saw this wheelbarrow. And I suddenly remembered this image of the Barrowman Barker Company (the one that belongs to John Barrowman and Gavin Barker and does all those wonderful TV shows like "Tonight's the Night")

Here is the original: http://www.johnbarrowman.com/fanzone/outabout/images/gavininterview/bbp.jpg

As you can see, it is very literally. Barrow-Man and Barker (the dog). Apparently it was made after a real dog Gavin once saw at a street but couldn't take with him.

And this is my take on it.

 photo BarrowmanBarker450x600.jpg


PS: You know you are famous when your ebay-seller and all the workers in their office wonder what you are gonna do next ;)
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I forgot, in addition to yesterday's post , I had also taken some close ups from the party where you can see the details better.

Planes on the board, also John has several sail boat models in his house, he says it represents their relationship - he is the boat that wants to sail away into all directions, and Scott is the keel that keeps him grounded.

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John loves his Champaign:

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Charlie looks rather hungry:

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Eve is feeding Captain Jack a sausage:

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The food:

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I forgot, in addition to yesterday's post , I had also taken some close ups from the party where you can see the details better.

Planes on the board, also John has several sail boat models in his house, he says it represents their relationship - he is the boat that wants to sail away into all directions, and Scott is the keel that keeps him grounded.

 photo P3290003.jpg

John loves his Champaign:

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Charlie looks rather hungry:

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Eve is feeding Captain Jack a sausage:

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The food:

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Last year for Fedcon, some friends and I from the Torchwood4fans group on Facebook made a funny little comic to give to John at Fedcon. And since last year I want to show it to you but never got around to it. Everyone drew pictures about funny real life events he told about either on tour or in his books. Some amazing artwork out there - sadly since the group is a closed group now I can't link to the other pictures anymore. Maybe we can upload them somewhere else, stay tuned! In the meantime, here is one of my entries. I made the pictures a bit bigger this time, so you can see all the details well. I put a bit of work into creating the Cardiff house living room, with the paintings at the wall and the planes at the board and the Welsh flag pillows on the couch. If you wonder how I know what it all looks like - he shares so many pictures and videos with us where you can see it.

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Last year for Fedcon, some friends and I from the Torchwood4fans group on Facebook made a funny little comic to give to John at Fedcon. And since last year I want to show it to you but never got around to it. Everyone drew pictures about funny real life events he told about either on tour or in his books. Some amazing artwork out there - sadly since the group is a closed group now I can't link to the other pictures anymore. Maybe we can upload them somewhere else, stay tuned! In the meantime, here is one of my entries. I made the pictures a bit bigger this time, so you can see all the details well. I put a bit of work into creating the Cardiff house living room, with the paintings at the wall and the planes at the board and the Welsh flag pillows on the couch. If you wonder how I know what it all looks like - he shares so many pictures and videos with us where you can see it.

You can also view a some more close-ups of the party scene

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*sigh* I know, I know, I said I'd never go there and I definitely won't have the time to be too active, but if anyone rather wants to follow the action figure adventures over there instead of here, this is the place to go:

http://action-figures-in-action.tumblr.com/

I already have a follower, a re-blog and a like since yesterday, and I found a few people who also either let their figures travel a lot or just do funny things with Spiderman.

I am definitely not leaving LJ, as I just permanently don't like that there is no real discussion at Tumblr. I read somewhere that you can add a comment function but I have no idea how complicated that is or if it does cost money. I just wanted to send out my pictures into the world and see how far they make it on their own. Since I can't write a comment to each picture there, I started to use speech bubbles. We'll see where that leads us.

And if they can stand up on their own between all the glittery flashy stuff ;) I did not name it "dieastra" because I want to keep it solely for the figures, the private ordinary life stuff will stay over here.

Edit: I made a private Tumblr now as well, just in case I need it for some other stuff than action figure theatre: http://dieastra.tumblr.com/
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*sigh* I know, I know, I said I'd never go there and I definitely won't have the time to be too active, but if anyone rather wants to follow the action figure adventures over there instead of here, this is the place to go:

http://action-figures-in-action.tumblr.com/

I already have a follower, a re-blog and a like since yesterday, and I found a few people who also either let their figures travel a lot or just do funny things with Spiderman.

I am definitely not leaving LJ, as I just permanently don't like that there is no real discussion at Tumblr. I read somewhere that you can add a comment function but I have no idea how complicated that is or if it does cost money. I just wanted to send out my pictures into the world and see how far they make it on their own. Since I can't write a comment to each picture there, I started to use speech bubbles. We'll see where that leads us.

And if they can stand up on their own between all the glittery flashy stuff ;) I did not name it "dieastra" because I want to keep it solely for the figures, the private ordinary life stuff will stay over here.
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In case you haven't seen it yet, John has tweeted a picture of himself and our panto advent calendar today! https://twitter.com/Team_Barrowman/status/412226439862575104

If you want to know more about it and see my contribution, read yesterday's post

Here is what happened after he got home ;)

Whole story under this link (14 pictures) )

"And that's the map with the locations of all the fans that participated. Let's open all the gifts at once to see what's inside!"
"No, John, you promised to only open one at a time. Don't cheat!"
"Aw, man!"
c) original artwork by Bettina

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In case you haven't seen it yet, John has tweeted a picture of himself and our panto advent calendar today! https://twitter.com/Team_Barrowman/status/412226439862575104

If you want to know more about it and see my contribution, read yesterday's post

Here is what happened after he got home ;)

Whole story under this link (14 pictures) )

"And that's the map with the locations of all the fans that participated. Let's open all the gifts at once to see what's inside!"
"No, John, you promised to only open one at a time. Don't cheat!"
"Aw, man!"
c) original artwork by Bettina

 photo Cubes14.jpg

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Edit: John posted a picture of himself with our calendar! Yay! https://twitter.com/Team_Barrowman/status/412226439862575104

The Facebook group Torchwood4fans has done a pretty nice gift for John: 36 little boxes, filled with little trinkets and sweets from fans from all over the world.

He is supposed to open one before each pantomime, which starts today. Hope he can contain himself ;) And you can bet that I am going to ask him what he thought about the Eastern German present.

You can see pictures of all the gifts, as well as John receiving it yesterday evening, here in this folder: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=oa.681150305252543&type=1

And here is my gift and also my artwork for the cubes. My gift is a little car for John's toy car collection - I'm pretty sure he does not have a "Trabbi" (Trabant) yet!

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And since he knows me and my action figures, of course my artwork for the box (see the above link for all the other pics) needed to be with them as well. I'll post the pictures in an extra entry and also their counterpart of the "real" John and Scott. They were having fun in Vancouver, that's where the totem pole, the suspension bridge and the scooters are from. The fourth is them singing "Rhinestone Cowboy" at the concert stage in Cardiff.

Enjoy!

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Edit: John posted a picture of himself with our calendar! Yay! https://twitter.com/Team_Barrowman/status/412226439862575104

The Facebook group Torchwood4fans has done a pretty nice gift for John: 36 little boxes, filled with little trinkets and sweets from fans from all over the world.

He is supposed to open one before each pantomime, which starts today. Hope he can contain himself ;) And you can bet that I am going to ask him what he thought about the Eastern German present.

You can see pictures of all the gifts, as well as John receiving it yesterday evening, here in this folder: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=oa.681150305252543&type=1

And here is my gift and also my artwork for the cubes. My gift is a little car for John's toy car collection - I'm pretty sure he does not have a "Trabbi" (Trabant) yet!

 photo PA050008600x450.jpg

And since he knows me and my action figures, of course my artwork for the box (see the above link for all the other pics) needed to be with them as well. I'll post the pictures in an extra entry and also their counterpart of the "real" John and Scott. They were having fun in Vancouver, that's where the totem pole, the suspension bridge and the scooters are from. The fourth is them singing "Rhinestone Cowboy" at the concert stage in Cardiff.

Enjoy!

 photo Astra_final700x700.jpg

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