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25 August 2007 @ 09:43 pm
Collectormania Glasgow : Meetup 25th August 2007  

Collectormania Glasgow
Meet-Up : 25 August 07

Well, I thought nothing could top last weekend and the Cardiff Meet-Up, but my gawd people, Collectormania Glasgow sure does give it a run for the title of SQUEE!! XD


L-R: absdax and her "Plus One", joulez217, Me! with the dodgy fringe, _princess_han_, killer_queen87

The day started with a 6am wake up call. Luckily the prospect of the squee woke us right up and we were ready and out the house before you could so much as blink. We arrived a little before 9am, and after a bit of confusion as to where the front doors actually were, we finally found our way inside the Braehead Arena and the Showmasters event.

As I'd had the foresight to prebook tickets for Julie and myself, we got to stand in the 'Early Bird' line, which garunteed us a free autograph from Jimmy Vee (the Moxx of Balhoon)- not someone I'd have gotten one from at all, but pretty glad I did as he was a really sweet kind of guy!

Whilst standing in the queue, waiting to be let in I spotted someone all but bouncing down the hallway towards the event. Something made me raise my arm and wave and upon recieving a returning wave, I immediately recognised her as being absdax- a completely insane fangirl who just rocked my socks XD She brought us the "Save the Welshman, Save the World" t-shirts she'd made up for Julie and myself and we had a good old squee about it! 

We got into the event and headed straight towards the booth giving out tickets for the talks. We got tickets for the Doctor Who, Anthony Head and Paul McGann talks. We had a general roam about the place (as the guests weren't out yet) and over the course of the day came away with loads of little bits and bobs. Julie got a Torchwood poster with Jack on the front and my littlest sister made me buy her a sonic screwdriver. I'm tempted to buy an Ood ://

We bumped into killer_queen87, her little sister, and _princess_han_ not long after. They came up to us after recognising the Ianto Bears :D and we had some general squee. Turns out that pretty much everyone we met that day had seen the Ianto Bear/Jack Bear video. I am mortified. I really am XD but I have to say the fact that Julie showed it to her *parents* tops all else. ::glares at Julie before burying head in sand:: Thankfully, Gareth knows nothing about this! ...not a word Julie!

We went for some refreshments with absdax and three of her friends (I'm sorry, darlings, I can't remember your names :(( !!), and the Ianto Bears decided that they were going to get frisky with each other- paradox be damned! We had a mini!Jack and a not-so-mini!Ten joining in and they had a good ol' gang bang right there in the middle of the food court. We got some seriously odd looks! XD ...mostly from the parents of young children! haha.

(More Pics of their fooling around will be up on ianto_bears at some point tomorrow!)
We got autographs for Jimmy Vee (as mentioned above), Paul McGann (who is SEX ON LEGS and the most gorgeous person you could ever hope to meet. He was totally up for chat and photos and just general fun. Marry me pls?), Nick Briggs (Who does the voice of the Daleks. Best part about meeting him was his mishearing 'Joulez' as 'Jaws' and giving Julie the oddest look when she asked him to address her autograph as such! haha. Bless. But he wasn't the only one- both Paul and later Gareth also heard 'jaws'. Much amusement was had!)

My littlest sister (Kelsey) with Devon Murray ("Seamus Finnigan")
 
Me with Anthony Head :D duude, I look well chuffed! haha.

 
Me with Paul McGann XD I'll maybe post the 'professional' ones at a later date.

Unfortunately, Gareth had missed his plane down (wtf boy?), but he managed to get the train up and we were quoted 3.30pm before he would arrive, which was cool as it gave us plenty of time to get all our talks and squee! in. There was some mutterings of this being a repeat of the last convention he couldn't make but I'd like to let everyone know that WE HAD FAITH IN HIM. And he did eventually arrive :D but more on that in a moment!

The talks were pretty fantastic. Nick Briggs kept changing the voice changer and shouting out "Exterminate!" much to our glee :D; Anthony head is my god HAWTNESS1!1one! a pretty cool guy too, and though I'm not huge on the Buffy squee, I did enjoy his talk XD. Best talk though I feel was Paul McGann, just because the half hour flew by and he still kept going even though the staff were trying to get him off- rock on Paul! He keep looking over towards the 'Coffee Club' crew, as we've dubbed ourselves and making prolonged eye-contact with all of us. This made us squee something aweful! :D

Right after his talk he was doing a photoshoot which absdax and her crew were going to and on the spur of the moment I decided I was going to get one too :D. Man he is just made of the pretty, and makes you feel so comfortable. Death to my fringe however, as it was not playing nice at all today!

After texting indie_fairy to keep her updated on the Gareth situation, we decided to get her an autograph from Paul as well. So after the photoshoot, we rushed over to his stand. When he arrived he looked at me and did a double take:

Paul: I swear I just met your double!
Me: My god, really? Imagine that! ::grins::
Paul: ::indulges me::

He signed a picture for Georgie and I can't really remember what we were saying but I ended up replying with:

Me: Whilst you're at it, why don't you give it a kiss?

And he did! DAMNIT! If I hadn't just had her name put on it, I'd have kept it to myself XD Georgie, you're one lucky bitch you!



There was still lots of time to kill before Gareth was due to arrive so we did some more random wanderings and eventually found a place to sit and brainstorm fic ideas. absdax and me came up with this kick-ass Eigth Doctor/Ianto idea. We kept going between a slash, a general companion, or a father/son combo- but really, I'm easy for whatever XD

Eventually 3.30pm rolled around and bouncing with squee, we made our way towards the photoshoot area as we'd been told he would be doing that before the signings. We were first in the queue and so goddamned hyper XD I'm sure we actually got asked to calm down by one of the staff but we kind of ignored her, lmao. Yeah for teh squee! 

Now, we did some real scary fangirling. There was a black curtain backdrop just behind us, but it had slits down it so you could walk through into the 'backstage bit'. Guess who we saw arriving in the backstage bit? Only Gareth David-Lloyd! We SCREAMED! Six crazy fangirls, all screaming and jumping, and the poor guy looked over and it was another one of those "omg hide your face" moments. haha.

Man, he is gorgeous though. Mmmm. The way he just holds you to him ::dreamy:: Abi and I were all squeeing over the fact that we were wee enough to fit snugly beneath his shoulder. Julie was all "Rock on! I'm taller than him" lolz. We ended up stalking him for the rest of the day, getting loads of photos and autographs and eventually a big group shot of all us crazy "Coffee Club" girls and Gareth :D


He also loved the Ianto Bears (really, how could he not?) and we managed to get him to hold them for a picture! I swear to god, my bear still smells like him. Honest!!


We also asked him loads of questions (well, we kind of made Abi ask him, but they still got asked!)

+ On Jack/Ianto, Gareth said that will be more and that we "won't be disappointed"!
+ He promised that the stopwatch will be making a reappearance!! 
((anyone remember seeing the trailer they showed with James Marsters character attacking Gwen? Anyone else think Ianto was holding a stopwatch in it? Yeah, me too! My theory? There was some kinky Jack/Ianto stopwatch fun going on. James' character caught them and got so pissed off that he wasn't invited that he decided to go scitzo on the rest of the team. Oh you know it's true! ;D))
+ Gareth said that the whole team were angry at Jack for his disappearance. 
((I'd been hearing rumours that apparently everyone was supposed to be all forgiving of him, so yeah!))
+ And on being asked whether he thought Ianto would make a good companion for the Doctor, Gareth said that yeah he did. And that he might actually put that to the writers. We squeed at that point. Alot. And even managed to get him and Paul McGann to stand together for a picture- they had their arms round one another and Gareth blushed! PaulEight/GarethIanto FTW!!!


Oh boys. You are both so pretty. You make me squiggle leik woah! ...and? HAND PORN!? yummy.

Man. So much more happened. I'm probably forgetting a whole load of stuff, but the squee is still strong :D 
The best bit??

WE'RE GOING BACK TOMORROW!!

What!? Gareth and Paul are doing a talk together. How could we miss that?! XD

Overall, fantastic weekend. We met great people. Great Guests. And had a shitload of fun! I couldn't have asked for a better day :D

Also, Julie wanted me to post this for you Shaz:
 
 
 
Georgie: Torchwood - Ianto (stopwatch)indiefairy on August 25th, 2007 10:25 pm (UTC)
OMG!!!! dying from the Squee overload, and I wasn't even there. I blame your phonecall and PAUL MCGANN KISSED MY AUTOGRAPH!!!! You know how much I love you right? XD

So much pretty, and I totally get what you were saying about the zip. I really don't know how you resisted XD

*stares at the pretty some more* Squees about Jack/Ianto and teh stopwatch. Lookie I even broke out one of my stopwatch icons XD

So So jealous! have lots of fun tomorrow hun. Try not to scare Gareth too much XD

*squee* I really am not going to be able to sleep now, and again I wasn't even there.

I want Eight, and Ianto adventures now dammit, they look so good together XD XD
Campaspe: RPS \\ Caspe & Garethcs_whitewolf on August 27th, 2007 11:59 am (UTC)
I'm still on a squee overload. Everytime I think about it I get all bouncy and flail about my room squeeing about the pretty. O_O... I'm totally keeping your autograph. Srsly. It gets lost in the post or something- haha!

I think we traumatised the poor boy. We ended up being scarily stalkerish XD but he was all smiley so I'm sure he didn't mind!

Squee for Eight/Ianto!! I can't decide if I want them slashed or just platonic. I'll just have to try my hand at all possible combinations, eh?

::molests you leik woah::
(no subject) - indiefairy on August 27th, 2007 12:43 pm (UTC) (Expand)
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PK: kolblue - PKpokerkitten on August 25th, 2007 10:35 pm (UTC)
Oh! Just... oh! I'm sure I'd have disgraced myself if I had witnessed teh MCGann/David-Lloyd clinch!). Lovely report and even lovlier pics, thanks so much :)
Campaspe: RPS \\ Gareth David-Lloyd smokecs_whitewolf on August 27th, 2007 12:02 pm (UTC)
It was completely spur of the moment. Both of them were free and I was talking about how awesome it'd be to get them to pose together for a picture and then we asked then and they did and the squee was almost too much! XD

The cutest thing was that Gareth was all gushy for him, they hadn't even been introduced to each other and after their manly holding they shook hands and exchanged names and I was all a flail.

Man. The hotness! heh. Glad you enjoyed my report, I'm happy to spread the loving :D
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conjunkie: Mini Ianto - Coffee Loverconjunkie on August 25th, 2007 10:42 pm (UTC)
oooh I'm so so jealous on three fronts.... yes you heard me three. 1. you got to snuggle with ASH and damn he's looking fine in that pic. You got to snuggle/talk to Paul McGann who has aged really really well, wished he'd had a better script because I loved his performance as the doctor *sigh* Then Gareth and the bears and cuteness overload like WOAH!!!!

oooh Ianto/eight oh yeah I'd read that the hawtness quota alone would be through the roof....

Have fun tomro if you remember ask him about the Risen Mitten *please* oh and more pics too, I'm like georgie so squeeful and I wasn't even there. Thank Joulez for the phone call it made my night. So glad it all worked out for yous

take care
D
Campaspe: Torchwood \\ Man Kissingcs_whitewolf on August 27th, 2007 12:22 pm (UTC)
XD

1. Man, he holds you so close! ::dreamy:: All the other guests keep you at a suitable distance, but Anthony just grabs you and tugs you in close. My god. I may be a little inlove with him now! heh.

2. Paul. God. He's another man I've fallen inlove with over the weekend. A friendlier, more gorgeous person you could never hope to meet. He's so cool with just chatting and stuff and just. Man. Awesome!

3. Gareth. Well, I can only squee incoherantly over this man. And he held the bears! That was a highlight for sure. I still swear my bear smells of him! haha.

There shall be some Eight/Ianto cropping up at some point. Just you wait!

I did ask about the Risen Mitten! Hope you like the answer ;D
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absdax: Jack Giggleabsdax on August 25th, 2007 10:47 pm (UTC)
back tomorrow! oh SQUEEEEEEEEEEEE!
need to hear full report on what happenes tomorrow!
MORE Ianto/8 YEAH"!!!!!!!!!

oh and ask some good questions!
LJ just lost my report so i has to start again! gah i hate LJ sometimes! but all my pics are up - here!!!!!!!!!
enjoy

http://s9.photobucket.com/albums/a91/absdax/Collectormania%20Glasgow%2025%20Aug%2007/
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swearitagain on August 25th, 2007 11:01 pm (UTC)
Hello! I've just randomly come here to have a nose at your report/pictures. OMG.. WOW :O Amazing XD
Campaspe: Torchwood \\ Jack/Iantocs_whitewolf on August 27th, 2007 12:12 pm (UTC)
Thanks for commenting! I felt it was my duty as a fangirl to spread the love ;D it was an AMAZING day!
_stolendreams_ on August 25th, 2007 11:07 pm (UTC)
Firstly Shaz is going to die of squee when she sees that final picture.

Also Gareth and the Bears! FTW! Wow those bears get around.
*squees happily at the Jack/Ianto news*
Campaspe: Torchwood \\ Blond Iantocs_whitewolf on August 27th, 2007 12:23 pm (UTC)
Haha, it's a chance Julie convinced me we had to take ;D

Those bears are no longer allowed to be held by anyone else now! XD swear to god, still smells like Gareth!

::squees along with you::
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Campaspe: Torchwood \\ Ianto with guncs_whitewolf on August 27th, 2007 12:28 pm (UTC)
:D stalking is more than welcomed!

And yeah, more Jack/Ianto! And we can believe him because I went to his talk on the Sunday and he again confirmed this :D

I don't know if you've seen my report of his talk [ here ] but he gives us some pretty squee worthy tidbits about the next series!

Eight/Ianto is so my new OTP! I expect fic shall be springing up from me at some point soon! heh. Both those boys are so very pretty. Yummy!
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Shazdancy_dreamer on August 25th, 2007 11:18 pm (UTC)
*thud*
*picks self up off the floor*
*thud*
*tries again*
*fails*
*talks from the floor*
OH MY GOD!!!!! First off ♥ Antony Head ♥
Paul McGann & Ianto bear FTW!!!!
*thud* GDL! My he looks rather dashing! ..... I'm kinda speechless. And I wasn't even there! You have no idea how jealous I am right now! Grrr why isn't Glasgow closer to Wales? It sounds like such a great day! GDL and the bears *giggle*
Tell Joulez she has no idea how much I love her for getting me that autograph XD You must keep me updated with how it goes tomorrow!!!!!!
Right I'm incredibly jealous ....so I'm going to stare at that picture of Gareth and Paul...........
Shazdancy_dreamer on August 25th, 2007 11:20 pm (UTC)
Did I mention that I'm still squeeing over the Jack/Ianto and stopwatch news! Yes I jumped on a bench like the crazy fangirl I am, poor Emma she thought I'd gone crazy!
*returns to staring*
I'll shut up now!
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Hannah: Doctor Who: David and Martha - In The Arkeiko_kichi on August 25th, 2007 11:20 pm (UTC)
I THINK I ORGASMED OVER GARETH HOLDING THE IANTO BEARS.

SO. JEALOUS.

Have fun tomorrow! :D
Campaspe: Torchwood \\ Save the Welshmancs_whitewolf on August 27th, 2007 12:41 pm (UTC)
YOU ORGASMED!?

YOU CAN IMAGINE WHAT I WAS LIKE THEN!

XD no one is allowed to touch my Ianto Bear anymore now!
absdax: captain jackabsdax on August 26th, 2007 12:52 am (UTC)

finished my report!!!!!!!!!!

cliky

http://absdax.livejournal.com/56620.html
Campaspe: Doctor Who \\ That's sonic bitch!cs_whitewolf on August 27th, 2007 12:41 pm (UTC)
Squee!!
jinx7174: Jack / Ianto Torchwoodjinx7174 on August 26th, 2007 07:40 am (UTC)
OMG!!!!!!!!

That is.... Jesus! *dying*

Anthony Stewart Head, Paul McGann and Gareth!!!!! AWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW!!!!!!!

That's incredible!!!! Jesus Christ!!!!! OMG! And I love the Ianto Bear!

+ On Jack/Ianto, Gareth said that will be more and that we "won't be disappointed"!
+ He promised that the stopwatch will be making a reappearance!!
SQUEEEEEEE!!!! *bounces* OOOOOOHHHHH! This will be soooo good!!! *fans you for the pictures an for just EVERYTHING!!!!*
Campaspe: Torchwood \\ Nobody's Bitchcs_whitewolf on August 27th, 2007 12:44 pm (UTC)
XD

SQUEE! indeed. Such news is promising for us fangirls :D

Man, I couldn't have asked for a better weekend!

All those boys were looking kick-ass gorgeous! And everyone loved the Ianto Bears, heh!
irrlicht74: TW Jack/Iantoirrlicht74 on August 26th, 2007 08:38 am (UTC)
You have no idea how much I wish I could've been there, too. *sighs* He's such a cutie! They both are. I mean, Gareth AND Paul. And Anthony S. Head, of course. ;)

Oh, and I absolutely ADORE the Ianto-Bears. *laughs* Wich I could get me one, but the payment-thing is a bit difficult. *sighs again*

Anyway. I'm happy to hear you guys had (have?) such a blast! Kiss Gareth for me, if you'd get a chance! :) *hugs*
Campaspe: TW \\ Ianto Bears \\ Welsh Iantocs_whitewolf on August 27th, 2007 01:13 pm (UTC)
I'd have done more to him given half the chance ;D but I was on my best behaviour! Didn't want to be thrown out for molesting the guests or anything XD

Both men are just wonderful! I had a blast of a time :D And so did the Ianto Bears!
Dominicdomsy on August 26th, 2007 09:23 am (UTC)
Oh... my... god...

Haha! Cam! That's amazing!

I had a dream about you last night (It wasn't nice :'( ) which made me think to come on here. Wows! What an amazing post! I'm really shocked and am actually squeeing, yes! Lol!

Those bears are fantastic. It's great that Gareth loved them too, and you have a pic of him with them! Haha!

And ooooo... All this yummy info you got about next series, haha! Nice. Stopwatch :D

Hehe. And pretty pictures of you, as always. Your hair looks really long again.

Loves ya Cam! I miss you as well... You have to come online sometime.

Cya!

Domsy
xxxxx
Campaspe: Mood \\ Hugcs_whitewolf on August 27th, 2007 01:21 pm (UTC)
Aww :(( hope it wasn't *too* bad! But I'm fine and full up with squee. Haven't had much time to jump only msn though, but I've been missing you too and hope all is going well??

Gareth was just wonderful, and he gave us some more tidbits of info when he did his talk on the Sunday!

Gah, pictures! my fringe was being odd. I may grow it out again lol. It is getting longer though, which I'm pleased about! heh.

Love you loads, sweetcheeks!
Mwah!
Tessa: KingIantotiggerbrasilf on August 26th, 2007 10:04 am (UTC)
*giggles* that made me smile (: I just thought I'd quickly check my LJ for fun stuff and there it was (:
Campaspe: Original \\ Conversecs_whitewolf on August 27th, 2007 01:22 pm (UTC)
That was handy! Hope your weekend went alright and I'm glad this report made you smile :))

Mwah!
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Crazy Rat Girlsasha_lilyrat on August 26th, 2007 10:35 am (UTC)
OH MY GOD. OH MY GOD. SO JEALOUS!

GDL with the Ianto bears has made my life complete! <3
Campaspe: TW \\ Ianto Bears \\ Jack/Iantocs_whitewolf on August 27th, 2007 01:24 pm (UTC)
OHMIGOD I KNOW RIGHT!?

The squee was just overwhelming when he agreed to hold them. And he was all a-grin over them XD