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You didn't think I was finished, did you? Not by a long shot. Pic number 3 - I had left after the first two (threatening: "I'll be back!" to which he laughed), and went back to the end of line (which sadly was not very long). Now it was another two solo pictures and then my friend and I had planned some special double pictures, and we did not want to hold up the line so we waited for the end.

I chose this one to let it be signed as it's quite lovely.

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You didn't think I was finished, did you? Not by a long shot. Pic number 3 - I had left after the first two (threatening: "I'll be back!" to which he laughed), and went back to the end of line (which sadly was not very long). Now it was another two solo pictures and then my friend and I had planned some special double pictures, and we did not want to hold up the line so we waited for the end.

I chose this one to let it be signed as it's quite lovely.

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Another one for the "I'm famous" tag :)

A 30 minutes long video of Fedcon, showing lots of fans in costume as well as the stars on stage, and a really lovely and long interview with Vic Mignogna. But the most important bit - at 16:00 you'll see one of my action figure pictures. I had put some of my Star Trek Comics into the art gallery. I feel very honored!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=We5ObzHSgb4

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Another one for the "I'm famous" tag :)

A 30 minutes long video of Fedcon, showing lots of fans in costume as well as the stars on stage, and a really lovely and long interview with Vic Mignogna. But the most important bit - at 16:00 you'll see one of my action figure pictures. I had put some of my Star Trek Comics into the art gallery. I feel very honored!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=We5ObzHSgb4

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Fun pic with Vic part 2!

Before the con, I looked through the internet, trying to find any "different" pictures, to see whether he was a good sport. We are quite spoiled through John Barrowman, one may not expect that with everyone. I mostly only could find hugs Vic gives fans at the convention floor, hardly a posed photosession pic.

But I was determined to ask anyway. He giggled about our suggestions, but willingly did everything we asked.

This is my new trademark pose now with guys that have a biceps to show off! See for comparison me checking John Barrowman's a year ago: http://dieastra.livejournal.com/137444.html

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Fun pic with Vic part 2!

Before the con, I looked through the internet, trying to find any "different" pictures, to see whether he was a good sport. We are quite spoiled through John Barrowman, one may not expect that with everyone. I mostly only could find hugs Vic gives fans at the convention floor, hardly a posed photosession pic.

But I was determined to ask anyway. He giggled about our suggestions, but willingly did everything we asked.

This is my new trademark pose now with guys that have a biceps to show off! See for comparison me checking John Barrowman's a year ago: http://dieastra.dreamwidth.org/129280.html

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Okay, let's begin with the real fun, and the reason why I bought my Fedcon ticket. Seriously. Now that we have Karl Urban and William Shatner out of the way ;)

When I came with 100 Euro to the desk to buy pictures, the lady said "But it's not William Shatner's turn yet" LOL

This is the first of many I did with Vic. Before it got snapped, I said to him "I want to give you a hug because I know the past months have not been good for you" (look up "lawsuit against fanfilm" if you want to know why - I'd hate that one person who is not playing by the rules could end things for all the others as well, and it must be a heavy burden to not know what happens next) and he hugged me back and quietly said "Thank you." The photographer patiently waited until we were done, the line was not very long.

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Okay, let's begin with the real fun, and the reason why I bought my Fedcon ticket. Seriously. Now that we have Karl Urban and William Shatner out of the way ;)

When I came with 100 Euro to the desk to buy pictures, the lady said "But it's not William Shatner's turn yet" LOL

This is the first of many I did with Vic. Before it got snapped, I said to him "I want to give you a hug because I know the past months have not been good for you" (look up "lawsuit against fanfilm" if you want to know why - I'd hate that one person who is not playing by the rules could end things for all the others as well, and it must be a heavy burden to not know what happens next) and he hugged me back and quietly said "Thank you." The photographer patiently waited until we were done, the line was not very long.

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Man, am I glad I started to watch Star Trek just in time for the big 50th anniversary celebrations! Imagine what I would have missed if I had come too late, as I usually do.

Look, it's a smiling William Shatner! I am seriously happy about this picture. I admit I had been worried a bit, seeing recent pictures of other events, where he often looked a bit sullen. With the young Kirk, I always had liked that slight smirk he has even in serious scenes. Also, since the guy is 84 already, he is not standing, but sitting and there is a "don't touch" rule. Lots of pictures have people standing next to him with their arms at the side like a tin soldier. I didn't want that either.

With pictures like this the line moves fast, so you also have to worry to stand in the right place and not have your eyes closed when the pic is taken. But as you can see, I managed that all. And then I totally screwed up at the autograph session.

While waiting in line, we were told "Don't engage him into a conversation, move fast" etc. But when approaching his table, we were surprised to find that he even did name dedications, which apparently he does not very often. So, here is how I screwed up: My friend who was before me, said her name and the handler next to him wrote it down, to show him how it's spelled. He repeated the name (and also said he liked her shirt which actually was mine that I had lent to her).

But I, always trying to be more perfect than others, couldn't do it like everyone else, now could I? No, always being the well prepared fan that I am, I had a sticky post-it note in my folder, with my name, which I usually stick to pictures. So I got it out, stuck it onto the edge of the picture (I am pretty certain about that, as I wanted to leave enough room for the signature) and gave it to the handler. What I didn't realize that somehow on its way from the handler to Bill the handler had taken it off and put it on again, but a lot higher than it had been. And so poor Bill barely had enough room above the note but under his face.

Ah well. It's special and unique I guess (I also have ordered a JPG of this picture to have it signature free)

When I walked away, he even said "Dankeschön" to me. I seriously don't get why everyone says he is difficult. He was totally relaxed and in a good mood, and the panels were hilarious. We wondered whether he had had a clown for breakfast. I didn't write anything down, and there were some stories we had heard before. The nicest moment was when a young man asked for his mother that he would say his catchphrase "Denny Crane" from "Boston Legal". He said that he never does this, as he does not want to be a monkey or parrot, but this was such a nice request, and he let the mother come forward, bent down and said it to her.

Video of William Shatner coming out for his second panel and commenting on my Holzmichel video that was on screen before: https://www.facebook.com/unconventionaltheshow/videos/1725718174365830/


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Man, am I glad I started to watch Star Trek just in time for the big 50th anniversary celebrations! Imagine what I would have missed if I had come too late, as I usually do.

Look, it's a smiling William Shatner! I am seriously happy about this picture. I admit I had been worried a bit, seeing recent pictures of other events, where he often looked a bit sullen. With the young Kirk, I always had liked that slight smirk he has even in serious scenes. Also, since the guy is 84 already, he is not standing, but sitting and there is a "don't touch" rule. Lots of pictures have people standing next to him with their arms at the side like a tin soldier. I didn't want that either.

With pictures like this the line moves fast, so you also have to worry to stand in the right place and not have your eyes closed when the pic is taken. But as you can see, I managed that all. And then I totally screwed up at the autograph session.

While waiting in line, we were told "Don't engage him into a conversation, move fast" etc. But when approaching his table, we were surprised to find that he even did name dedications, which apparently he does not very often. So, here is how I screwed up: My friend who was before me, said her name and the handler next to him wrote it down, to show him how it's spelled. He repeated the name (and also said he liked her shirt which actually was mine that I had lent to her).

But I, always trying to be more perfect than others, couldn't do it like everyone else, now could I? No, always being the well prepared fan that I am, I had a sticky post-it note in my folder, with my name, which I usually stick to pictures. So I got it out, stuck it onto the edge of the picture (I am pretty certain about that, as I wanted to leave enough room for the signature) and gave it to the handler. What I didn't realize that somehow on its way from the handler to Bill the handler had taken it off and put it on again, but a lot higher than it had been. And so poor Bill barely had enough room above the note but under his face.

Ah well. It's special and unique I guess (I also have ordered a JPG of this picture to have it signature free)

When I walked away, he even said "Dankeschön" to me. I seriously don't get why everyone says he is difficult. He was totally relaxed and in a good mood, and the panels were hilarious. We wondered whether he had had a clown for breakfast. I didn't write anything down, and there were some stories we had heard before. The nicest moment was when a young man asked for his mother that he would say his catchphrase "Denny Crane" from "Boston Legal". He said that he never does this, as he does not want to be a monkey or parrot, but this was such a nice request, and he let the mother come forward, bent down and said it to her.

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Okay, let's start at the beginning. The first picture I took, with Karl Urban. Somehow I managed to not be aware of him until about a year ago, when I started to watch the new Star Trek movies. Didn't take long for me to succumb to his rough charm. I loved especially the sadly very short lived series "Almost Human". I haven't yet watched "Lord of the Rings", still thinking about whether it will be worth it. One day.

I seriously have no idea why so many are complaining about him. Not everyone is a stage hog.

I loved his panel, great questions, very charming answers, we laughed a lot. At the autograph table, I asked whether he could say something in German to me and got a "Bis später!" (till later).

I only regret that I totally forgot to mention my tweet he had liked a week ago. That may have been a conversation starter!

Poor guy apparently had jet-lag (flew in from New Zealand to Germany), hay fever and also apparently his suitcase got lost. I hope he gets it back. The first panel right after the opening ceremony was cancelled sadly.

A few bits and pieces of the panel we got: He knows a bit of German and used it with "Guten Abend" (Good evening) und "Wie geht's" (How are you). He told us that there had been only one unit for "Almost Human" instead of the usual two, that meant 17 hour days for six months and as sad as it is for the fans who wanted more of this wonderful series, he is glad he doesn't have to do it anymore.

A quote about "The Loft", where one day he filmed all the sex scenes with different women they brought to him: "I felt very cheap but enjoyed the day".

He told a funny story how JJ Abrams went to the set towards Leonard Nimoy but stopped in the middle of his way, turned and went back. Later Karl asked him: "Did you really just go and wanted to give Leonard Nimoy directions on how to play Spock?" LOL Apparenlty Leonard Nimoy also told him that he cried when he first saw his Bones on screen, as it reminded him of his lost friend.

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Okay, let's start at the beginning. The first picture I took, with Karl Urban. Somehow I managed to not be aware of him until about a year ago, when I started to watch the new Star Trek movies. Didn't take long for me to succumb to his rough charm. I loved especially the sadly very short lived series "Almost Human". I haven't yet watched "Lord of the Rings", still thinking about whether it will be worth it. One day.

I seriously have no idea why so many are complaining about him. Not everyone is a stage hog.

I loved his panel, great questions, very charming answers, we laughed a lot. At the autograph table, I asked whether he could say something in German to me and got a "Bis später!" (till later).

I only regret that I totally forgot to mention my tweet he had liked a week ago. That may have been a conversation starter!

Poor guy apparently had jet-lag (flew in from New Zealand to Germany), hay fever and also apparently his suitcase got lost. I hope he gets it back. The first panel right after the opening ceremony was cancelled sadly.

A few bits and pieces of the panel we got: He knows a bit of German and used it with "Guten Abend" (Good evening) und "Wie geht's" (How are you). He told us that there had been only one unit for "Almost Human" instead of the usual two, that meant 17 hour days for six months and as sad as it is for the fans who wanted more of this wonderful series, he is glad he doesn't have to do it anymore.

A quote about "The Loft", where one day he filmed all the sex scenes with different women they brought to him: "I felt very cheap but enjoyed the day".

He told a funny story how JJ Abrams went to the set towards Leonard Nimoy but stopped in the middle of his way, turned and went back. Later Karl asked him: "Did you really just go and wanted to give Leonard Nimoy directions on how to play Spock?" LOL Apparenlty Leonard Nimoy also told him that he cried when he first saw his Bones on screen, as it reminded him of his lost friend.

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Look who I found at Fedcon ;)

He said I should snuggle close to him - and then was surprised when I did just that! And it's the current version too, from season 4, with naked arms. Incredible costume.

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Look who I found at Fedcon ;)

He said I should snuggle close to him - and then was surprised when I did just that! And it's the current version too, from season 4, with naked arms. Incredible costume.

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I won't be back to work until next week and only then can scan my photo sessions. So have some Vic pictures I took instead. It's not really a picspam, only four pics. He is as hard to photograph as John Barrowman, never standing still.

Vic was my original reason for going to this convention (William Shatner and Karl Urban got added later) and he was the highlight of the weekend for me. He told us he had been quite afraid that nobody would be interested in him (there was a huge line-up of famous Star Trek actors from all series, including George Takei and Walter Koenig). I read yesterday that in America at animé conventions people have to wait three hours for his autograph and he is considered as big as William Shatner there. But of course not here in Germany.

We had a lot of time to talk to him at the autograph table, and he willingly did all my crazy photo ideas. He knows and loves John, and even wrote so on my picture. I did not get an answer to my question whether his phone number was in his address book for a possible Star Trek Continues guest spot. But he took out his phone to show us a picture of himself with John, and while we were at it, I also asked to see the famous bruise he had gotten while doing a stunt for "Lolani". He said it looks like Texas, and that nobody ever sees it so we were really lucky ;)

But my highlight was the piano song he played just for me, while looking into my eyes. I'll never forget that. More on that when I can show the video.

I also managed to give him an album with my action figure pictures and he really liked it. He even took a picture of me with it. He said "You're my kind of girl" after I also showed him the Captain Kirk with ripped shirt and the 3D chess I had customized, and he said that he had done an animated video with animé figures. Guess that's my next goal then ;)

He even took a picture of me with the album as a memory, he says he always does that. He also asked me to sign it but I already had ;)

Not sure if anyone would be interested in hearing more about the panels. It was just nice seeing his enthusiasm for Star Trek Continues and how he made his dream come true. He showed us some clips of him doing the first movies at just 11 years old, he had learnt how to use the sewing machine from his mom to make uniforms and Tribbles, hundred of them. He even was tearing up a little bit once.

He even told us a secret about the new set for episode 7 but I will honor him and not repeat it. He said he was editing the episode on his laptop on the way over the ocean and we should please not break into his hotel room LOL He is just so excited and it must be hard keeping secrets. He also introduced and then watched episode 6 with us, and when he was going back on stage again I could see him wipe his eyes. It was a quite emotional episode.

Those that gave money already got a link to watch it, the rest has to wait till May 28th when it's the official premiere.

So, I am still on cloud nine. Please don't get me down!

Three more pics )

Look at that tight shirt and those pants. This is what he looked like in the photosession. You could feel every muscle when putting your arms around him ;)

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[livejournal.com profile] x_erikah_x I'll tag you in all my Vic posts so you won't miss them okay? Sorry, totally forgot to give him your greetings, even though there would have been plenty of time :( I only realized too late and he had to leave early so I did not get another chance. Next time!
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I won't be back to work until next week and only then can scan my photo sessions. So have some Vic pictures I took instead. It's not really a picspam, only four pics. He is as hard to photograph as John Barrowman, never standing still.

Vic was my original reason for going to this convention (William Shatner and Karl Urban got added later) and he was the highlight of the weekend for me. He told us he had been quite afraid that nobody would be interested in him (there was a huge line-up of famous Star Trek actors from all series, including George Takei and Walter Koenig). I read yesterday that in America at animé conventions people have to wait three hours for his autograph and he is considered as big as William Shatner there. But of course not here in Germany.

We had a lot of time to talk to him at the autograph table, and he willingly did all my crazy photo ideas. He knows and loves John, and even wrote so on my picture. I did not get an answer to my question whether his phone number was in his address book for a possible Star Trek Continues guest spot. But he took out his phone to show us a picture of himself with John, and while we were at it, I also asked to see the famous bruise he had gotten while doing a stunt for "Lolani". He said it looks like Texas, and that nobody ever sees it so we were really lucky ;)

But my highlight was the piano song he played just for me, while looking into my eyes. I'll never forget that. More on that when I can show the video.

I also managed to give him an album with my action figure pictures and he really liked it. He even took a picture of me with it. He said "You're my kind of girl" after I also showed him the Captain Kirk with ripped shirt and the 3D chess I had customized, and he said that he had done an animated video with animé figures. Guess that's my next goal then ;)

Not sure if anyone would be interested in hearing more about the panels. It was just nice seeing his enthusiasm for Star Trek Continues and how he made his dream come true. He showed us some clips of him doing the first movies at just 11 years old, he had learnt how to use the sewing machine from his mom to make uniforms and Tribbles, hundred of them. He even was tearing up a little bit once.

He even told us a secret about the new set for episode 7 but I will honor him and not repeat it. He said he was editing the episode on his laptop on the way over the ocean and we should please not break into his hotel room LOL He is just so excited and it must be hard keeping secrets. He also introduced and then watched episode 6 with us, and when he was going back on stage again I could see him wipe his eyes. It was a quite emotional episode.

Those that gave money already got a link to watch it, the rest has to wait till May 28th when it's the official premiere.

So, I am still on cloud nine. Please don't get me down!

Three more pics )

Look at that tight shirt and those pants. This is what he looked like in the photosession. You could feel every muscle when putting your arms around him ;)

 photo DSC02020-1 483 x 600.jpg

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