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This is the best day I can ever remember.

So I would've posted sooner, but I couldn't do this con report without a really good Jewel Staite icon, so in the search for that I wound up with a whole lot more. I think I have a problem with eljay icons. But hey, I'd rather pay $10 and not have to make any decisions, seriously.

So this past weekend was one of the best weekends of my life because I got to breathe the same air as Jewel Staite!!! *SQUEEE* Okay, let me start from the beginning because that's the easiest...

So we arrive at United Fan Con (UFC) on Saturday morning and foreverseenstar gets to go right in because she purchased her ticket ahead of time. Meanwhile Gaz and I get to stand in line for centuries waiting for our ticket because of course they only have ONE PERSON doing registration. (PS - This is one of the least efficient cons I've ever seen.) So after about half an hour of standing in line we finally get registered and make it in for about the last 10 or 15 minutes of David Nykl and the bald dude from SG-1's talk and meet up with Courtney. After that Courtney and David's whole fandom went over and squeeed at him and gave him all of that chibi stuff. It was pretty cool how excited he was about all of it, and he signed all of their chibi badges for free, so in my book he's a stand up guy. He also was nice enough to do a video message for lyndasty. Super nice guy, that's all I really have to say about that since I don't even watch Stargate Atlantis or anything (yet).

So we're chilling in the lobby after The Nykl Squee trying to figure out our next move and that's when I see her across the room and absolutely flip out. I turned away quickly and started *bawling*. Everyone around me, including strangers, were like "Omigod, are you okay??" And foreverseenstar was like "She's fine. She just saw Jewel." It definitely took me a few minutes to collect myself. I'd be like, "I'm okay" and take two steps and then start crying again. I finally decided to go over to Peter David and he immediately was like, "HEY! Did you see Jewel yet??" And I of course start crying again. And being the father that he is he's like, "Oh here, let me take you over to her."

So Peter brings me over and is like, "Jewel I'd like you to meet Catalina." And I'm all *nervous smile* and *tremble* and *fidget* and *trying not to cry*. And Jewel was like, "Oh I noticed her! I've never seen a Catalina before. You are the first I've ever seen." Peter explained that I was nervous and she was like, "Oh you don't have to be afraid of me!" And I just couldn't really speak... But so Peter left and since we were totally cutting in line, I shrunk back and went over to talk to Peter again to collect myself. I was seriously shaking like a leaf. Eventually I was able to go over and get her autograph, of course I made foreverseenstar go first. And she was so nice and so freakin' beautiful. I still can't get over how beautiful she was. I almost passed out after the interaction, but managed to hold it together, shaking for at least fifteen minutes afterward.

After that we poked around in the dealer room and eventually went to settle in for Linda Blair's talk. Two words: HUGE BITCH. She was sooo freakin' arrogant and full of herself. She like didn't want to talk about the Exorcist stuff, even though that's all anybody knows her for. And flipped out when she thought someone was filming her. And all she did was talk about how her foundation to help animals and veganism. She became a vegan for like the worst reason ever, too! Acid rain! All the pollutants contaminate the meat and give you cancer... of course the vegetables that we eat aren't effected. How about 'I don't eat meat because it's cruel'?? Acid rain *psssh*. She's a whore. About half of our conversation for the rest of the convention was different ways we could coldcock Linda Blair. Gaz: "I'm going to throw a chicken in her face. Rotisserie style bitch." I wish I could've gotten a video of her just so I could put it on youtube to piss her off. Bitch. After her was Claudia Christian who was entertaining as usual. She even took a picture with me even though she totally wasn't supposed to because of the photo session. *squee* She's awesome. Makes me want to continue watching more Babylon 5... which by the way... here's some good news for Babylon 5 fans.

Sooo after grabbing some lunch I had my photo session with Jewel. There was like no line or anything which seemed weird, but she was totally gorgeous. Absolutely beautiful. And everyone in the photosession was all omg! about my rainbow wig. But she had her arm around me and looked totally beautiful and I shudder to think how I looked in comparison, but I still can't wait to get my pictures. It will be totally priceless to have a picture of me dressed as Catalina with Jewel.

After the photo session we went to Peter David's talk and he talked about upcoming projects and told more interesting anecdotes about his children. More dealer room after that and I ran into Claudia Christian in the bathroom which was interesting. After that was David Nykl's photo session and Gaz and I waited in the hallway outside while foreverseenstar and the rest of Nykl's fan club got their picture taken and OMG WE SAW WILLIAM SHATNER! Okay, only for like 2.5 seconds but OMG IT WAS THE SHAT! I just stood there with my hand over my mouth like *gasp*. And the girl standing waiting for the elevator was like, "What? You guys have never seen William Shatner before?" Which somehow lead to jokes about William Shatner masturbating.... ahem. Anyway, that was pretty much our day one. I regret now not going to the Cabaret, but maybe some other time. We will have the full fledged con experience at Dragon Con. No skimping.

foreverseenstar and I went back on Sunday and got there a little before 2:00. I went to the ATM and bought a new Jewel Staite picture for her to sign, but no offense she had like the worst pictures at her table. There was one b&w photo and the rest were of her all dirty from being Kaylee and in most of them she had unhappy faces on. So I decided I wanted to get her to sign a better picture. And I also thought I would get a Space Cases script from Peter and have her sign that, too, but of course when we got to the Ballroom area we realize like everyone is gone and packed up. I managed to say goodbye to Peter just as he was leaving but seriously the only person left was the random dude from the X-Files. So I was like "grrrr UFC" and foreverseenstar filled out a scathing review while we were waiting for Grace Park's (skinniest human on the planet) talk to get out.

Jewel's talk was after Grace's and she was hilarious. Very entertaining. I'm glad I've started watching Firefly because it definitely wouldn't have been as good. Flash Forward and Space Cases got mentioned and received cheers from people in the audience aside from the two of us. She told interesting stories like the whole story about Nathan Fillion fingering her (not that kind of fingering!), Summer "Glum" and blaming her for everything that goes wrong ever, and how she watches Lost ("Matthew Fox and I belong together. On screen. What, I said on screen!"), and how she peed on her big cupcake dress, and omg she was just wonderful, and I was so sad when her talk ended.

After her talk I went up for my other photo session. Yes, I decided to get a second photo session because I wanted one with her where I'm not in costume. And it was soooo worth the extra money. She totally recognized me even without the wig. I went up to her to get my picture taken and she was like, "Omigod, look at how long your hair is!" and she touched my hair and I was like *melt*. And I asked her for a hug and *SQUEEEEEEE* I got to HUG JEWEL STAITE! EEEEE! Omigod, she is so beautiful!!! But as I was leaving I noticed that people were talking about getting autographs so I managed to convince the guy to make an exception for me, too, and get an autograph as well, so I had her sign the better picture I bought of her and I had her sign it "PS - Suzee says hi!" hehehehe So I told her to have a safe trip home when really I meant "I love you and if ever you want to break up with Matty I will have your babies". And then I went out and was like bouncing at foreverseenstar for a good five minutes before we went home... and watched Firefly. :)

And here I am now... back in reality. And it blows. Work was seriously painful today. I am crashing hard from my fangirl high and I hate it. Is it August yet? Okay, I'll settle for Friday. Anyway, sorry so long but that was my fangirl rant about how JEWEL STAITE IS THE MOST BEAUTIFUL HUMAN BEING ON THE PLANET. Okay I need to exercise or do some homework or watch Heroes. Later, skaterz.


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Nov. 14th, 2006 03:17 am (UTC)
oh man, that's awesome! XD Go you!
Nov. 14th, 2006 04:57 am (UTC)
OMG That's an awesome adventure! I'm so happy for you. And jealous. (here from rigelianculture) ^_^ The "PS- Suzee says hi!" is the cutest thing ever. Also, pictures are a must.
Nov. 14th, 2006 01:35 pm (UTC)
Oh there will definitely be pictures.

I am going to fangirl all over again when they come in the mail. And if there is so much as a scratch on them, people will be injured. Severely.
Nov. 16th, 2006 09:15 am (UTC)
Nov. 14th, 2006 08:15 am (UTC)
Sounds like you guys had an AMAZING time at UFC!! :) And just wait until y'all come down to DragonCon next year...I'll make sure we have a BLAST!! :D

And thank you for being foreverseenstar's partner in crime in getting me my David Nykl video. I absolutely adore it! :D
Nov. 14th, 2006 01:26 pm (UTC)
I can't wait for Dragon*Con! It's going to be awesome!

And no problem! I'm glad it's helping you get through all of this right now. I hope your fiance makes a speedy recovery!!
Nov. 14th, 2006 05:49 pm (UTC)
DragonCon is really going to rock! I can't wait!

Aww..thank you for the thoughts. He's getting better...it just takes time. *grin*
Nov. 16th, 2006 12:47 am (UTC)
Wow, so you saw William Shatner? I was the first in line for David's photo op on Saturday and there were probably a dozen of us, and we found out that Shatner was coming up - so the con staff shoved us into the photo op room (once they got a room key - no one had one!) as, well, I have no idea why. It wasn't like we'd do anything silly.

And yes, the registration line was painfully slow! If you click on my name, I put up a write-up of David Nykl's (and Gary Jones') talk so you might be able to pick up on something you missed while you stood in line.
Nov. 16th, 2006 02:57 pm (UTC)
Thanks! Nice pictures, you must've been up close. I think his sweater probably looks a different color because they had all those crazy lights on the stage.

I think I need to go rent Snakehead Terror now. ;-)
Nov. 16th, 2006 11:57 pm (UTC)
Actually, I was in the cheaper seats off to the side, but the digital camera has a 12x zoom and I used it as best I could considering the lighting. And yeah, those lights were odd, but thank god there were lights, no matter what color.

Snakehead Terror is a hoot; one of the better done ones, but DN's Pterdactyl is better. Wonder if that's on DVD?
Nov. 26th, 2006 12:57 pm (UTC)
Yay, you met Jewel! Fantastic!
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