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I just realized that I never finished posting my pictures from the Hub 7 Torchwood con back in 2011. The first time I met John Barrowman. And we flew to London only two weeks after we had been in Cardiff for the John Barrowman concert. No, I am not crazy, I am completely normal, why do you ask? LOL

Previous posts:

Just to get my name in lights - selfmade picture

Daniele Favilli (Angelo)

Picture with John Barrowman - still one of my favorites

Story about how John Barrowman caught the thief in the hotel at 2 AM


But I also met Kai Owen there - actually for the second time, the first time had been a year before in Germany, picture here

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And Joseph Lidster, who is not an actor but an author:

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Actually also "Gwen's parents" (from "Miracle Day") were there but I forgot to go there when the time for the photo was and was not that much bothered about them.
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Ah well, why wait a whole day - here, have some more. Group pictures time!
Last year, they did it with the chairs and it was very stiff. So I was very happy when the chairs were gone later (also, Kai loved my shirt)

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The past weekend was full of laughter, and I managed quite some wonderful pictures. Will post them in the order the were done ;)

Here's the first one - Kai Owen. He obliged when I asked if he could pick me up. He also liked my shirt and asked where to get it (but it had been only available for one day):

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Oh my goodness. I have my ticket for Miracle Day 2 in London in May for months already, since we had such a blast last year (check out my report here: http://dieastra.livejournal.com/104806.html

But we all wished for John Barrowman to join us this year, as he is of course the icing on all cakes. Although the cast so far was not bad either, we have Eve Myles, James Marsters, Gareth-David Lloyd, Naoko Mori, Kai Owen and Owen Teale - and just now this got announced:

https://twitter.com/starfuryevents/status/557275554211442688

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Even though John was asked about this con at the stage door in Glasgow and said no European cons this year ;) So this is quite unexpected! Now I only hope they will choose my script and John will read what I have written for Jack. That would make my year. I made sure to put some whumping in, he acts pain so well ;)

So, please excuse me, but I have to have a little SQUEEEEEEEEEEEE
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I am so excited it is official! John already told a small group of fans at the stage door but we were asked to keep quiet for the moment. Today it is official, he chose the convention in Pasadena with lots of journalists to reveal that new Torchwood radio plays will be made, with the whole old team! I can't wait to listen to it.

So, let's spread the word, tweet it, share it, let them know we fans are still here and want more - and who knoes, one day we might even get the series back. There is always a way if you really want it.

Here's the link: http://communityvoices.post-gazette.com/arts-entertainment-living/tuned-in/item/38693-press-tour-more-torchwood-in-the-works

http://metro.co.uk/2015/01/15/torchwood-returning-as-radio-plays-bring-it-on-5022553/

http://www.radiotimes.com/news/2015-01-15/john-barrowman-working-on-torchwood-radio-plays-for-bbc
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Link to part 1 - Friday

Link to part 2 - Saturday

Link to part 3 - Costume contest on Saturday evening

Part 4/4 - Sunday

On Sunday, we went to get our autographs first thing in the morning. While waiting for the stars to arrive who were running a bit late, we chatted with one of the volunteers. He told us a fun story about another Starfury convention which was madness. As soon as he would stop walking just to catch his breath, a line would form behind him and then people would ask: “What are we queuing for?” – “Don’t know, I am just standing here!” LOL

When we finally were allowed into the room, as a nice extra we got a Torchwood poster which you could use to get signed. I always let the pictures I take with them signed though and got some funny comments about the poses.

Then it was time for the “Lust for Love” screening. Before and after Dichen talked a bit about the movie. Poor girl was so cold, she was wearing her coat on stage. )

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The End

Many thanks to Antje and Julia for allowing me to use their pictures for this report.
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Link to part 1 - Friday

Link to part 2 - Saturday

Part 3/4 - Costume contest on Saturday evening

I always love costume contests. Fans can be so creative to make those things. Click the LJ cut to see all the awesome costumes!

Lots of pictures behind this cut )

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To be continued in part 4 Link to part 4 - Sunday
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Part 2/4

So, on to the next part. At first I have to apologize, I forgot some funny detail in my first part about Friday here. When Gareth was supposed to come to the stage, at first he was not visible, made only ghost-like noises and we should all help with making him visible again. We tried hard, and it worked, and out he came ;)

On Saturday, there were the photosessions in the morning. See my pictures here and here and here. Then we were waiting what would happen next. While we did so, suddenly this guy – Ian – came to the stage and took a picture with Gwen, dressed as Gwen. He got quite a loud cheer for it! And he did look really good.

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At noon, a new programme part had been included. The Torchwood episode “Countryside” was shown, and the actors gave their running comments with it. And at least half the people in the room had shown up in their pyjamas, as requested by Eve.

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If you remember the episode, it starts with the team driving in the SUV through the – well, countryside, and Owen comments on the smell. Then John aka Jack is shown on the wheel, and Gareth chanted “Gay – gay – gay – gay – gay…” Next we heard, was Owen’s “It’s disgusting.” I’m the last person to make any bad jokes about sexual orientation, but this was pretty funny as it was really right on the beat. And it got only worse from there. Sadly (or maybe luckily?) I didn’t understand some of the things they said ;) And I actually don’t remember much of the rest, except for that story about John and his hangover and that he said they should not film any close-ups of his face. Eve said he literally had just taken the sunglasses off (the scene where they go into the house).

They also informed us in every scene when John had been farting... )


To be continued in part 3 Link to part 3 - Costume contest on Saturday evening
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You saw the picture with Gareth David-Lloyd I did... I had intended the same pose with Kai Owen but something he must have understood wrong with "hug me from behind". I had no idea where to put my hands so put them both on his arm. Now it looks like he is throttling me LOL

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One or two days before the „Miracle Day“ Convention John Barrowman announced on his Twitter that he had unexpectedly a weekend off, and would be found at the Hollywood convention.

I guess, that is in Hollywood.

I admit, it made me quite sad. I mean, technically I had known there was no chance he would be in Birmingham anyway, as he is one, in the US at the moment and two, shooting more “Arrow” but for me he still clearly was at the wrong convention.

But you know what? It was still great fun! I had two friends with me for whom it was the first time to see all those Torchwood stars, and it couldn’t have been a better introduction. A nice small familiar event, around 300 fans I think, and with Kai Owen, Gareth David-Lloyd, Naoko Mori, Dichen Lachman and of course Eve Myles, who had initiated the whole thing, on stage together, it was expected to be a blast.

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We should have probably been warned about what was to come at Friday evening at the opening ceremony. Sean, head of Starfury events, tried to do a speech and introduce them but was interrupted by shenanigans going on backstage. You know, the screen they had put up to show what’s happening on stage to the people in the back rows, worked both ways. So we saw some shadowy figures, having fun with bananas or trying to pick Sean’s nose on the screen.

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He was at a loss for words, and he admitted that was a first in the past 15 years of doing conventions. And he ended with the now famous “Thank God John Barrowman isn’t here!”

Well, in the end he was with us in spirit, as he got mentioned from those on stage quite a few times. Or at least his balls. But more about that later.

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After the opening ceremony we went straight to the room... )


To be continued in part 2 Link to part 2 - Saturday
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I just realized I never showed the rest of my pictures from Peterborough back in May 2012. It was the convention that had the complete "Torchwood" cast, something which might never ever happen again. I already had posted the pictures of me with hugging John Barrowman, Gareth David-Lloyd and Kai Owen, as well as the Torchwood group picture. Here is a report with lots more pictures from the convention, also me and JB in the "Back to the future" car (not at the same time sadly), me touching JB's bum (on his request), me wearing JB's hat ... you get the picture *g*

Detailed Report "Greatest Show in the Galaxy" May 2012 Peterborough

Here are finally me with...

Eve Myles (picture 5):

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Naoko Mori (picture 6):

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and Burn Gorman (picture 7):

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Someone had given him this tinsel right before me and that's why he is looking like a Christmas tree LOL
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Oops, there are still pictures left of the Torchwood stars I met in Peterborough, so I just post another one. Today we have Kai Owen. I've already met him at a very small German convention - we were only 50 people there! And he is such a lovely guy. Very nice evening.

And then we met again at Hub 7 . There, when I went to his signing table, I still was putting away the picture with "Just to get my name in lights" . I didn't mean to show it to him, but he was very impressed and wanted a closer look.

The week after Peterborough he would come to a huge German convention (which I didn't plan to go to), so when I left the photostudio I told him my friends wished he would pack John Barrowman into his bag and bring him with him to Dusseldorf *g*

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Just a quick hello from London! In the morning today I got my autograph of John Barrowman and then a cuddle for the picture - even two because the first one was not good enough. Later we will have the stage panels, he is still writing autographs at the moment, long line. The hotel is very nice but expensive, luckily there is a McDonalds nearby. Yesterday evening we ate Indian.

Tomorrow I have to fly home already :(

Will show pictures when I get home. Kai Owen is also very cuddly, by the way :) And let's not forget Daniele Favilli, of course.
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I still haven't looked at the ones I took, so they come later, but my picture with Kai arrived today and I think it is very nice!



I also collected some links for you. Usually I don't take many pictures anyway, since others have far better equipment and outcome. This is the page of the official photographer with lots of pictures of the evening, even of the food and the beer and the booze we drank together:

http://www.brueckl-photos.de/kai_owen/index.html

Video of Kai singing "I am Barrowman"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xEOjiFFjaNs

Video of Kai drinking beer and saying "Prost":
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_43lb6G_Zj4

related links:
my detailed report of the evening with all questions and answers

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I'm back from a nice weekend. Yesterday I was at my first Torchwood convention. Only about 50 fans and one actor. But a very cute one - Kai Owen, who plays Rhys, the husband of Gwen. He beat Gareth David-Lloyd in being the first TW star who has come to Germany (Gareth will be at the Fedcon at the end of April)

So, I met a lot of new friends, put some faces to online names and overall had a good time. Before the official event begun, our forum members even had the possibility of meeting Kai in an even smaller circle, which also was very nice. When he was on stage later he was an entertainer, always asking for questions, especially the quiet people. One teenage girl won his heart with asking the most questions, he even called her "darling".

He also had learnt some German expressions, like "Guten Abend" (Good evening), "Ich freue mich hier zu sein" (I'm happy to be here) and "Ausziehen" (take off clothes). He said this and opened his shirt, and of course we did not complain ;)

He doesn't know anything about a new Torchwood seriesread on in all details under the cut )

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