I was meetiing my friend Wendy, who was catching the train from Antwerp to come to the con, and we were sharing a room over the weekend. Wendy had a VIP pass which meant she was going to be here there and everywhere during the day and in evening activities too, and I had a Demon pass, so I knew was going to spend the majority of the weekend alone - or as alone as you can be at a con.
On the Friday night, the organisers had somehow got permssion to show the season Finale, so everyone sat in the panel hall together and watched itt. Even though I'd already watched it that morning, it was great to watch it again in a group, and see the reactions of the other attendees. After we watched the episode, Matt and Richard hosted a karaoke party which, of course, we rounded off with Eye of the Tiger and Carry On My Wayward Son!
You're never very alone at a con and, true to form, within two hours of sitting down in the panel room on the Saturday morning, I had met two lovely ladies - Mieke from the Netherlands and Mouna from Paris, and we ended up spending a large part of the weekend together.
There was a great line-up of guests, and they were all brilliant fun. I particularly gravitated towards David Haydn-Jones and Adam Ferguson (otherwise kown as the British Men of Letters) because I luvs them!!!
I dont kow whether to be flattered or concerned by my stalkerish tendencies that they both greeted me as an old friend, and Adam even remembered me by name!!
I had meet and greets with them both, and they both talked about how much they loved doing the conventions and how grateful they were to the fans. David thought that Mr Ketch was the best character he'd ever played, and both of them hoped their caracters could come back for show's final season! We all agreed that we hoped they would too.
One of the highlights of the weekend was a surprise appearance by Baby - I've never seen an underground carpark so popular!
So, all in all, a great weekend. Here are the mugshots:
Plushie Sam and Dean just had to go and greet her
With the two lovely ladies who shared my weekend!
I pick the music, Mieke shuts her cakehole!
She's a beauty
She's wondering why that dopey British bint is sitting on her hood!
Hear her purr ...
Lovely Rob and Rich!
Getting my St Paddy's Day boppers out of Mothballs for Adam
Messing about wth Sebastian
I didn't even have time to ask for a pose - Matt just reeled me in ... and this is the result!
Not that I'm complaining, mind...
Poor David< really threw himself into it, and I completely buggered up this selfie pose because I looked at the photographer and not at my phone ...duh!
Plushie Sam and Dean did NOT enjoy meeting the British Men of Letters
When Wendy and I went to the Spartacus con in October, we took photos of everything - except each other! So we made a point of rectifying the situation this time!
Plushie Sam was thrilled to find his shoe ...
(I didn't have the heart to tell him it might not fit!)