Arriving by Thursday afternoon allowed us to get our rooms and badges in record time. (Walked right up to pre-registration booths, took less than 5 minutes! It was awesome.) We ended up back in our room wondering what we were going to do for the rest of the afternoon. We decided to go on an adventure - we fought demons, wandered lonely streets, climbed unimaginable heights, traveled to the end of the universe and, of course, saved the world, twice.
For celebrities I was able to make it to a Jason Momoa and a LOTR Panel and watched a Stargate and BSG panel on DCTV. I also made a few SF literature and writing panels. A good mix of the fun and the cerebral.
My Battlestar Boys - Michael Trucco, Jamie Bamber and James Callis. This Dragon*Con - a celebration of beauty.
Cliff Simon - Ba'al from Stargate. He was super nice, very good at his panels and works with a pitbull rescue - signature and picture monies went as donations. He showed us pics of his most recent adopted pit/boxer mix and it was fricken' adorable. Also, his voice is amazing...also, the rest of him too. #totalpackage
Grant Imahara, Mythbusters - also super nice. He emceed the Masquerade costume contest and did a marvelous job. Showed he was just as much a geek and a fan as the rest of us. Woot for awesome people.
Felicia Day is wonderfully kind and smart and the whole Guild is a great group. Good people doing good things in the grand land of geekdom.
I met LeVar Burton...but don't take my word for it.
Rikki Simons - voice of Gir, Invader Zim
Aaron Ashmore - Smallville, Lost Girl, Warehouse 13
Saul Rubinek - Warehouse 13
Katee Sackhoff might have jumped up and squeed excitedly when she saw my dress and then immediately took a picture to send to her brother because she thought he would get a kick out of it. She then might have said she was going to get vintage Star Wars sheets for her guest bedroom. It might have made me smile the rest of the day.
Craig Parker - LoTR, Haldir - super nice, liked the dress, commented on having had the sheets as a kid. I might have offered to let him sleep on them again, you know, just for nostalgia's sake.
Lee Arenberg - Pirates of the Caribbean "ello, poppet", Once upon a Time - Grumpy