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26 August 2007 @ 08:58 pm
Collectormania : Gareth David-Lloyd Talk  
Collectormania Glasgow : 26th August 07
Gareth David-Lloyd Talk
 
So, after the explosive squee that was Collectormania yesterday, Julie and myself of course decided to do it all again today ::grin::
 
It was actually the news that Paul McGann and Gareth David-Lloyd would be doing a talk together that swayed us. Those two boys are just the hottest lovemuffins!
 
We got into the event a little before midday and managed a walk around before heading for the talk area. Unfortunately Paul and Gareth had decided not to share their time slot and so were instead doing separate talks.
 
But that was okay! We didn’t mind having to linger around Collectormania for Gareth’s talk ;) Paul’s was just as awesome as yesterday. Lots more people asking questions this time which was good.
 
The main event however was of course Gareth’s talk. We’d managed to catch the end of Nick Brigg’s talk as we waited in the queue (first in line!) when these mad crazy fangirls ;) came up to us asking if we were off LJ by chance! Of course we were and we all quickly introduced ourselves and then proceeded to gear ourselves up for the squee.
 
I swear to god we were just as bad as the ‘Coffee Club’ yesterday XD
 
We got the front row seats and waited in eager anticipation for the man of the moment to arrive. There was much teasing from the man who introduces all the guests- he recognised Julie and me from yesterday and was convinced we were going to flash Gareth. And not with our cameras ;D
 
Then, Gareth arrived! Before I start with my recollection of the talk, I’d just like to take a moment to inform everyone that Gareth was at the height of sexiness today. He wasn’t wearing his hat and he had this lovely red t-shirt beneath the jumper he wore yesterday. Julie assures me his jeans and shoes were different too XD we’re not stalkers or anything, honest!
 
And now, onto the talk, everything listed was said by Gareth. Anything in “speech quotes” are direct quotes from the man himself!
 
What was it like kissing John Barrowman?
+ desertrose9 started us off by asking about his snogging of John Barrowman. Gareth made a quip about never being asked that before telling us (with this cute little smile on his face) that it was “fine” and that John was “very professional” about it which made it that much easier for him as a straight guy to do. Bless him!
 
Will we be seeing more Jack/Ianto next series?
+ Gareth assured us that the Jack/Ianto relationship would be developed. And that us fangirls wouldn’t be disappointed. (He’d told the ‘Coffee Club’ this yesterday, so it was good to hear it being told to a wider audience today!)
 
Is it true Ianto is getting a boyfriend next series?
+ I got Julie to ask him if it was true Ianto was getting a boyfriend this series (we’d heard mention it was either a boy or a girlfriend). Gareth hesitated upon answering, smiled and had to think of how to form his words. When he did answer he said that Ianto will develop a relationship with a “person”, which was nice and ambiguous, lol.
 
Will Ianto get more screen time?
+ Yes! Ianto gets more lines, more action and more screen time- whoot! Gareth told us that the writers have really developed his character this series, and taken him to a place he (Gareth) is comfortable with to play, and that there will be more back story revealed.
 
When is Ianto’s birthday?
+ I asked Gareth when Ianto’s birthday was. He gave this adorably thoughtful look before admitting that he didn’t actually know. He did say that he’d guess Ianto was a Leo, because as an Ares man himself he’s nowhere near as in control as Ianto is. He also gave us an estimate of Ianto’s age saying he was around 23/24 years old.
 
How does everyone get on with Martha?
+ He was asked about Martha joining the team and Gareth admitted that the girls were a bit wary/jealous of her, that the boys were a bit attracted to her, that nobody really trusts her, but by the time she’s due to leave they’ve all grown to like her.
 
Where does Ianto live?
+ Between us we vaguely remembered someone wanting to know the answer to this. Unfortunately Gareth couldn’t answer as he said he didn’t know. Sorry!
 
Will the Risen Mitten be making a reappearance?
+ I told Gareth that I’d been in Cardiff the previous weekend and that we’d noticed the Risen Mitten was missing from its display case. I asked him whether we would be seeing its reappearance next series and he said it was very likely to make a reappearance but that he couldn’t confirm it for the next series. So who knows ;)
 
Will you rap the Coffee Song for us?
+ Gareth gave us this wide-eyed look when asked this. He’d been talking about it, saying the video of it had somehow ended up on the internet. We took great pleasure in informing him that it was also at the end of the DVDs now- to which he admitted he’d no idea about! He then (after much fangirl persuasion) caved in and RAPPED FOR US!
 
“I want a cup of coffee in a proper coffee cup,
If I can’t get a cup of coffee in a proper coffee cup,
Then I’ll have a cup of tea.”

That’s all I can remember from it, but the squee when he was done was pretty deafening XD Gareth you own us all!

"All I want is a proper cup of coffee, made in a proper copper coffee pot,
I may be off my dot, but I want a proper coffee in a proper copper pot.
Iron coffee pots and tin coffee pots, they are no use to me!
If I can't have a proper cup of coffee in a proper copper coffee pot, I'll have a cup of tea!?" (See EDT2)

EDT: Link to the rap found on the Torchwood DVDs can be found [ here ] thanks to galaxy_songfor that! Upon watching it however, we've noticed that it is not the same coffee song! Think that means there will be another one to look out for in the boxset??
EDT 2gritsinmiseryhas found the correct lyrics to Gareth's rap [ here ] and a fanvid where you can hear the song in all its glory [ here ] (not by Gareth I hasten to add!). Have I mentioned how impressed I am that he didn't get tongue-tied!? 
EDT 3nuptsehas the lyrics to the coffee song Gareth raps on the Torchwood DVDs [ here ].
 
Was anyone, aside from John likely to show their arse on the show/Dr Who?
+ He laughed and said not that he knew of. He said he’d certainly not been asked but confessed that he was “gagging” to show his on screen. He failed to heed our cries for him to do that then and there however XD
 
Can you speak Welsh for us?
+ Gareth admitted that he didn’t actually speak too much Welsh and that he only knew a few phrases. “Are you ready”, “Shower”, and “Shut up”, which he deemed as being the essentials. We deemed them as being worthy of fanfic. How much more Welsh do you really need to know? ;)
 
If you could play any character in anything, which would you play?
+ Macbeth! He answered. There were a few superstitious kinds saying he shouldn’t say the name whilst on stage, so he did this cute little twirl to counter any bad luck, haha. But yes, he said he’d love to play Macbeth- “that Scottish guy”.
 
Where does Ianto get his suits?
+ He named this upper class place Ianto’s suits would be coming from this second series, claiming Ianto was going a bit more “up market” and stuff, but told us that last series many of his suits came from places like Zara and River Island. Gareth told us that he paid a percentage of the cost for the suits and that allowed him to take them home. When asked why he didn’t wear them, he said that he isn’t recognised out on the street when he isn’t in suits and he kind of likes it that way! But that he does where them on occasion. Sweet!
 
Did you enjoy punching John Barrowman?
+ Yes! And when asked why when he hits John he leaves a bigger bruise than anyone else in team who also hit him, Gareth replied with “because I’m harder”. Take from that what you will!
 
How is James Marsters (as a character)?
+ Gareth mentioned that James was a great actor and that they’d become rather close. He talked about being at one of James’ gigs and getting on stage to sing. We told him we’d heard (as there are videos online). He’s very pretty when he blushes. XD
 
Who is your inspiration as an actor?
+ Gareth mentioned three people here, but the only one I can recall is the one he named as his number one inspiration- Gary Oldman. To which much squee was had by us GO fangirls in the audience.
 
Does Gwen improve as a character?
+ Okay, so he was really asked if she was going to stop being such a bitch jerk this series. Gareth said he wouldn’t be repeating that to Eve when he got back but did say she becomes like a second in command and that she loses the wide-eyed outlook she has about aliens/etc. He failed to mention whether or not she’ll redeem herself next series however.
 
Will you make me a cup of coffee?
+ Someone asked him if he’d make a cup of coffee for them, to which he replied (in his Ianto voice I might add) “Coming right up, sir!” We squeed hard.

What's the best gift you've recieved from a fan? (thanks for the reminder galaxy_song!)
+ Gareth said it had to be the alarm clock he'd recieved the day before by some people who went to the Bad Wolf Comm he'd missed. On the clock was written something along the lines of "Conventions = £££ = booze". He promised he'd be using it. XD
 
 
Um, that’s all I can remember from the talk, guys! But there are lots of squee worthy things of note that I hope will help keep us fangirls going till the series starts again!
 
If there is anything anyone who attended remembers, please let me know so that I can add it up! Thanks.
 
 
mood: ecstaticsquee!
music: Watching Cyberwoman
 
 
 
Casey: random (garfield squee)casey_bee on August 26th, 2007 08:09 pm (UTC)
*grin*
Campaspe: Doctor Who \\ Write me porn!cs_whitewolf on August 27th, 2007 01:52 pm (UTC)
XD
slapdash.: John Barrowman.pinkamethyst on August 26th, 2007 08:15 pm (UTC)
*squee!* I have so much actual love for Gareth. He's adorable!
Campaspe: RPS \\ John/Scott - support boy kissing!cs_whitewolf on August 27th, 2007 01:53 pm (UTC)
Gosh, you and me both!

::squees along with you::
Georgie: Torchwood - Jack/Ianto (ani kiss 2)indiefairy on August 26th, 2007 08:17 pm (UTC)
I've been waiting for this XD

Great report hun, no need to say how jealous I am, because hey you already know that. Still on a squee high from the Jack/Ianto info XD and I'm glad Ianto is getting more screentime and development next series, cos he needs it, and more Ianto is always a good thing XD

*Squee* and *hugs*
Campaspe: Torchwood \\ Jack/Iantocs_whitewolf on August 27th, 2007 01:55 pm (UTC)
XD haha, I'll bet you were!

Very psyched the info is to your liking, it certainly was to mine! So much more Ianto(/Jack) is just such a fangirly dream :D and makes me go splody with teh squee.

::smishes tight::
desertrose9desertrose9 on August 26th, 2007 08:23 pm (UTC)
Yes, I found you!

Hello!*waves*

Today was pure awesome! Was lovely meeting you and the rest of the gang, if you like.

I soo need one of those tee's!!!

*huggles Gareth* such a doll!
desertrose9desertrose9 on August 26th, 2007 08:27 pm (UTC)
Did I mention it's my fault the flashing not with the cameras started?

All me:D During Nicholas Briggs' talk I totally thought something else. You lot got dragged with me:D

Sorry, I just feel so proud over that!
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Ruth: Steve Carell Hand in Hair <3mondeo on August 26th, 2007 08:32 pm (UTC)
Aww, Gareth sounds so adorable! And most of the spoilers sound promising :D
Campaspe: Torchwood \\ Tosh Bringing The Smexycs_whitewolf on August 27th, 2007 01:57 pm (UTC)
He is :D very much so!

I can't wait for the start of the next series now, as if all the promo shots weren't enough of a squee already! heh.
Crazy Rat Girlsasha_lilyrat on August 26th, 2007 08:34 pm (UTC)
Oh my god, the Gwen question is awesome! Straight to the point - will she stop being such a bitch? XD Who asked that? Very much win. <3 (I do feel bad for Eve though. She's lovely, it's just Gwen who's teh suck.)

I wish someone had filmed the rapping! I am so jealous! You lucky, lucky people. :D
Campaspe: Torchwood \\ That's my Ianto!cs_whitewolf on August 27th, 2007 01:59 pm (UTC)
Haha, some guy in the audience. He started to say bitch but managed to hold the word back (there were kiddies around) and ended up finishing with 'jerk'. Everyone laughed, knowing full well what he'd meant to say!

Eve is lovely, yeah. I have no problems with her. Gwen however? Needs to be slapped with a large dose of reality and moral values!

Goddamned, I wish someone had too! It was fucken amazing XD and we all screamed our delight at the end!
killer_queen87killer_queen87 on August 26th, 2007 08:43 pm (UTC)
aw that sounds like such fun it made me smile! dam us not gettin a talk yesterday =( but who needs one when u can tell us what happens =D thankies for this
Campaspe: Torchwood \\ Vaguely Threateningcs_whitewolf on August 27th, 2007 02:01 pm (UTC)
:D glad this report could make up for you missing it, if even a little! But gosh, to have been there- front row seats with him close enough to smell? Priceless! haha.
Sam: hugs (TW)samantharichter on August 26th, 2007 08:46 pm (UTC)
*envies you like crazy* I know how much fun going to cons can be, meeting the people, talking to the actors, being the squeeing fangirls that we are, as I'm going to Ring*Con for the 6th year in a row this year. But concidering I'm far more interested in Doctor Who and Torchwood atm, going to anything conish to do with that would be even more brilliant. *sigh* Wish I could afford a trip to the UK, as I don't think the actors would come to Germany for my conviance. Especially concidering not even Doctor Who aired here yet... :(

Anyway, squee for you meeting Gareth and another squee for more screentime for Gareth. *dances around* My hope for series two just went up a few notches. Also, Jack/Ianto. Uhm, yes please! *g* Though if Ianto needs to have a relationship with someone else, could it please be a boyfriend? *crosses fingers* Though I'm sure Gareth would prefer it if he had to kiss a girl next time... *g*

uhm, anyway, thanks a lot for writing all these questions and answers down! I'll refrain from commenting on them all. :P

Though I wished someone had asked him, how come that except for Starbucks, the Hub is a coffee-free-zone after Ep7... Like did the others piss Ianto off, so they are all on instant? ;)

Well, that's it. [/ fangirl-mode]

PS.: Coffee-Song? Never heard of that.
tigercheetahtigercheetah on August 26th, 2007 08:53 pm (UTC)
I sure Gareth *would* prefere to kiss a woman rather than a man. Maybe he'll get to do both - Jack and whoever!
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Shazdancy_dreamer on August 26th, 2007 08:47 pm (UTC)
*squee*
hehe rapping Gareth FTW!

He sounds so lovely!

I think I need to give him lessons in the language of our! As a fellow Newport-born I feel it my duty XD

*laughs at Gwen question*
Campaspe: Torchwood \\ Pretty Please?cs_whitewolf on August 27th, 2007 02:13 pm (UTC)
I still can't believe we managed to convince him to rap! After he finished he was all like "Right, if there are no more questions I'm going to go crawl under a rock" XD bless him!

The three Welsh things he can say he said were pretty much the "essentials". Essentials for a porny fic for sure!

::laughs at Gwen question with you::
I'm so glad someone asked it!
kiltfriction on August 26th, 2007 08:49 pm (UTC)
Gwen as second in command? Oh god no!

Still Jack/Ianto and the thought of GDL's bum :D Thanks for posting.
Campaspe: Torchwood \\ Not just a Teaboycs_whitewolf on August 27th, 2007 02:27 pm (UTC)
Gwen as second in command? Oh god no!

Our thoughts exactly! There was much groaning from the croud which bemused him a bit.

The knowledge that we'll be getting more Jack/Ianto (and omg please arse shots!) however shall keep me from taking a hissy fit over the Gwen stuff XD
galaxy_song: docgalaxy_song on August 26th, 2007 08:53 pm (UTC)
:)The rapping was the high light of my weekend it made my year. I think we had to be the loudest crowd from the entire weekend.I hope he wanst to scared and comes back next year to Glasgow. Oh didn't some one ask whats the best gift he has ever gotten from a fan, and he said it was the alarm clock he got yesterday from 2 girls that said Convention=££s=booze.
Campaspe: Torchwood \\ Red Tie Cheeky Grincs_whitewolf on August 27th, 2007 02:30 pm (UTC)
Oh gosh yes! I'd forgotten about that bit. Shall add it in when I get a chance. Bless him. I do hope he meant it when he said he'd be using it, haha.

We were definitely the loudest! Muha!
absdax: Gareth DavidLloyd with Cpt Jackabsdax on August 26th, 2007 09:14 pm (UTC)
where is this coffee rap???? i havent heard of it before?????
and i cant believe i missed today, it sounds fantastic!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
did ya get any more pics???????????
galaxy_songgalaxy_song on August 26th, 2007 09:35 pm (UTC)
It's in the Captains Log on the DVD but here is link to it on youtube.

http://youtube.com/watch?v=GbNdpsECJtg
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thank you for posting this. Gareth is so lovely!

and seems the talk was lots of fun.

Not happy with the bit about Gwen being second in command because... well, why?

But otherwise, everything sounds brilliant and promising.

More Jack/Ianto and such... such a fangirl's dream :)
Campaspe: Torchwood \\ Jack/Iantocs_whitewolf on August 27th, 2007 03:03 pm (UTC)
I don't think anyone is happy with the idea of Gwen being second in command. There are more qualified members of the Torchwood team for that position for a start!

Everyone at the talk groaned aloud when he mentioned that. Bless him. He was quite a bit bemused by our reaction!

Glad you enjoyed reading about the meet. It was a pretty great event :D especially for hearing about the Jack/Ianto side of things! heh.
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gemstar69 on August 26th, 2007 09:29 pm (UTC)
He failed to mention whether or not she’ll redeem herself next series however.

Bwahahahahahahahahahahaha. Okay, okay, I still don't really have many feelings over Ianto, but I now LOVE Gareth.

Love him.
Campaspe: Hannibal Rising \\ Toastcs_whitewolf on August 27th, 2007 03:09 pm (UTC)
I suppose I can live with you never feeling the Ianto love, but I'm infinitely pleased that you've got some for Gareth- he is just adorable!



And HEEEEY!!! HOW ARE YOU!?
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irrlicht74irrlicht74 on August 26th, 2007 09:43 pm (UTC)
Is it true Ianto is getting a boyfriend next series?
+ I got Julie to ask him if it was true Ianto was getting a boyfriend this series (we’d heard mention it was either a boy or a girlfriend). Gareth hesitated upon answering, smiled and had to think of how to form his words. When he did answer he said that Ianto will develop a relationship with a “person”, which was nice and ambiguous, lol.


Erm... Okay, but... Didn't he say, too, that his and Jack's relationship will develop? In which way, when there'll be someone else? Do I have to fear for my fav pairing? Plus, I heard that Eve Myles had said that maybe Gwen starts something with Jack as well. I dearly hope that I don't have to abandon one of my favourite fandoms, because the writers screw it up - AGAIN! They did this to so many TV shows it hurts. And I'm so fed up with it. Hmpf. Well, not abandon hope, isn't that what they say? *sighs*
Campaspe: Torchwood \\ Tosh Bringing The Smexycs_whitewolf on August 27th, 2007 03:16 pm (UTC)
Well that's the thing! He's confirmed more Jack/Ianto and Ianto/??. It could be that Ianto is involved with someone whilst Jack is away and then goes back to Jack. Or things with Jack don't work out and he finds someone else.

Who know? We can only cross our fingers and hope our OTP survives! :D

I tell you, Gwen had better keep her paws to herself! The last thing Eve's character needs is another affair!
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