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01 June 2009 @ 09:33 pm
{ Asylum3 : The Anti-Squee Side of Things }  

I needed to get all the “negative” stuff about the weekend over and done with first, because I didn’t want to be brooding over it all when I came to write about the “positive” things because I feel I’d probably have ended up overshadowing the good with the bad and no one wants that when I start on the “OMG MISHA COLLINS IS LOVE” parts, right? ;)

 

 

Okay, so… let the bitching commence!

 

 

Friday, 29 May; Registration:

 

Check in was a complete and utter disaster. Not only did it open two hours late, but there was no organisation to it whatsoever. Seriously. There were 1,500people to get through and by the time I got to register (after queuing for something ridiculous like four hours, I was led to AN EMPTY REGISTRATION TABLE WTF!?

 

To better explain, the registration desk was split into three parts, (i.e. 1-500, 500-1000, 1000-1500, or something like that). They then got everyone to queue up (there were like four or five queues throughout the hotel because there were too many of us to stick into one big queue) and, logically, started with the people at the front of the “first” queue and let however many at a time step up to the registration desks, get into the right queues there and get registered. It made sense. It was a great, if somewhat slow, process, but it was working just fine.

 

But… oh wait, what’s this? Oh! They then decided to shout out groups of numbers (ie, anyone with numbers 1-50 please step forward). Confusion, chaos, disorder, people surging forward, queue jumping, general “wtf-ery”. They then had to stop all those numbers surging forward at the one time so they ended up shoving them infront of the “front” of the queue, someone would then should out for a different group of numbers, to which those numbers responded by surging forward and clamouring to get through to the desks and then slotting into the front of the queue and BY GOD ROUGE EVENTS HAVE YOU NOT A SINGLE FUCKEN CLUE ABOUT ANYTHING?!

 

The best part of it, the people not in the “first” queue had no clue what was going on because we were shoved up the back of the hotel, around corners, out back doors, and left in the dark, sweating like pigs in a hotel with inadequate air conditioning and ventilation. How do I know all this was going on? Oh well, I was in a queue right beside the first queue until we got moved to the back of the… third(?) queue. The three people I was with were lucky to have their “groups” of numbers called before me and so go to skip to the front. So I had a front row seat for most of the shenanigans.

 

You want to know what’s even better than the “best part of it”? When I eventually reached the “first queue” my group was called and, oh-oh, wait for it! I was led to that empty table I mentioned earlier! Oh yes, I kid you not, it was an empty table. A table with no one else waiting in line to be registered. A table where the crew manning it were having a great big chat with each other because NO ONE WAS WAITING TO BE REGISTERED AT THEIR TABLE ::facepalm:: FAIL ASYLUM. FAIL.

 

So, things weren’t off to a good start for sure. But you know what? That was okay. Honestly. I understood that there was quite a few people to get through, and that even though their methods were retarded, everyone wanted and would be registered before anything else started and bla-bla. So I was fine. No bitching or moaning on my part (at the time) about it.

 

And then I got my registration pack. Oh look, I appear to have stuff missing! Okay, so what do I do? I checked at the time with the registration people and they were completely clueless about what to do, so I had to move on and let other people get registered. We later found out that EVERYONE was missing something from their packs, namely any "extra" autographs or photographs they'd paid for after the paypal disaster. Again, FAIL. Because this meant, once someone finally decided to let us know what was what, we now had to join ANOTHER queue in order to get all missing items sorted. ::headdesk::

 

I was all “screw this!” to that suggestion, because after being registered I had to join a different queue for the “Friday Autograph Session”. I was of course missing my extra autograph tickets. Humm, what to do? I’d joined up with a friend who was in the autograph session with me (and also missing her extra autograph tickets) and we hunted down a crew member who after telling us that though the Friday autograph people would not be getting priority in the “missing things” queue, we would be able to sort it in the autograph room providing we had proof of purchase to show the girls at the front desk who could then provide us with the “tickets”. Great stuff, that worked for us.

 

 

Friday, 29 May; Friday Autograph Session:

 

We then proceeded join the queue- pretty darn close to the front which was somewhat surprising considering everything- waited in line for a couple more hours. (Made some great new friends I feel inclined to add- nothing brings girls closer than a good ol’ bitching session for sure). The time for the Autograph Session to begin came and went. We waited some more. And then- FINALLY!- we spotted some of the guests (MISHA!!!) heading into the autograph room… and then back out again O_o… (MISHA! COME BACK!!) before things finally got started.

 

Not started in the “you can go into the room and get your autographs” sense. HAHA guys, don’t be so SILLY! Rouge Events wouldn’t dream of making it that simple. Jeez. When I say things got started, I mean they had a crew member run around the queue with post-it notes, taking down everyone’s registration numbers to make sure we were in fact the “300” and not just trying to sneak in early. Which, yes, you’d think was a good idea, except that it wasn’t because instead of just reading out or (better yet) crossing us off the printed list of registration numbers as they let us in, the crew member with the post-it notes would write our number all down. Give the post-its to someone in the autograph room who'd check all the numbers. And then, when they eventually let us into the hall, he'd check them all again as we went in and cross them off. WTF!? FAIL ORGANISATION. FAIL.

 

Now, I would just like to state that here that the Friday Autograph Session in itself was FANTASTIC though. (MISHA!!!) And totally made up for everything. We did miss Jensen and Jared’s autographs because they weren’t in the same room as everyone else and had a whole other queue you were supposed to join and by the time we got out of the first room they’d signed off for the night. Fair enough. It was something ridiculous like 8/9pm by the time we were “done” for the Friday. Decided to skip the “School of Rock” disco (which looked dead anyway) in favour of chilling out and getting some sleep.

 

I told myself the first "day" as it were was bound to be problematic, especially with 1,500 people in attendance. All trying to get registered. All trying to get their missing things sorted. All trying to find out which queue they were meant to be standing in. ETC. Everyone was in the same boat, bla-bla, and it's certainly not Rouge Events fault that their printers failed and so registration was put off for the first two hours of the convention (though, doesn't anyone else think they should have had the basics all done weeks in advance?), etc, etc. It was fine. I could deal with that. I’d told myself that the Saturday was bound to be better.

 

After all I had my “Winchester Squeeze” and Jensen/Jared/Misha photo shoots and the J2 autographs’ to get, and was confident I’d get to see most of the talks. Things were looking up!

 

… Oh, how very wrong I was! Optimism, why have you forsaken me so?!

 

 

Friday, 29 May; The Winchester Squeeze:

 

Now, everyone on my flist knows how damn psyched and excitable I was at the prospect of “The Winchester Squeeze”. Aside from meeting Misha Collins, this was one of my highlights of the convention, one of the things I was most looking forward to.

 

It ended up being the biggest disappointment of the whole convention for me.

 

If I’d known at the time that I would NOT be getting “squeezed” by the boys, or at the very least have Jensen and Jared stand next to me (perhaps an arm around the waist? Is that too much to ask?), I WOULD NEVER HAVE FORKED OUT SIXTY FUCKEN QUID FOR IT.

 

It was false advertising at it's greatest. Not only was there a "no touching" rule imposed, despite Rouge Events stating that they had no such policy in place when people inquired before the event, they had the boys sitting down on chairs which were MILES apart! They boys made brief eye contact with some of the people getting their photos (I thankfully got a smile from Jensen) but it was pretty much- rush in, stand there, smile real quick, rush out. They were rushing as many of us through as possible so most of the time they the boys were faces forward and straining to smile.

 

I did see them share some banter with each other at one point whilst I was in the queue but apart from that it was like… they may as well have been cardboard cut outs. I came out of that room feeling so disappointed and cheated. This was JENSEN AND JARED. I've been dying to meet them for years. To touch them, damnit. I… it just didn't feel like it was real, like they weren't real. Just… it's was such a horrible feeling. :((

 

((Now I did hear the rumours that the boys were sitting because a) standing for everyone would have been too tiring, and b) one of them was molested at a previous con and sitting stopped any of that sort of thing happening again. I’m not contesting either of those points. If the boys are uncomfortable with contact, fine. If they don’t want to stand, fine. But don’t tell me I’ll be getting hugged by them when I damn well won’t be! Don’t get my hopes up, make me pay a ridiculous amount of money for it, and then take it all away from me. I don’t care if I sound like a sulky little brat because I AM SULKING about the whole thing. I wanted what I paid for and I didn’t get it. I’m entitled to be upset about the whole thing!))

 

 

Saturday, 30 May; Jensen and Jared Autographs:

 

These happened at separate times, involved a lot of queuing and rushing as I’d quickly deduced was the norm at a Rouge Events convention.

 

Jared’s autograph went brilliants (got a hand-shake, eye-contact, big grin and got to exchange a few quick words- awesome!)

 

Jensen’s on the other hand was, ugh. Just. There were rushing us so fast through his session that there was a very high possibility many of us would have come out of it with whiplash trying to take a peek of the man himself before we were lobbed back out the doors again. We were even told in the queue we couldn’t talk to him, he had too many people to get through, and were quite understandably upset. We did understand why but it didn’t mean we had to like it. We were being deprived of meeting Jensen Ackles. A man I’ve been half in love with since I first started watching the show years back. And I wasn’t allowed to talk to him. I could have cried right there and then. Thankfully, I’m made of harder stuff.

 

((The reason the guests had so many autographs to do was because what Rogue Events do do is allow everyone to purchase up to a maximum of three autographs each. Which, fair enough, I’m game for that. I got two myself. However, they operate four different event packages two of which get two free autographs included and the other two which only have one. I saw quite a lot of people implementing the “up to three” part of the autographs, if everyone had done that the guests would have had to sign something around 4,500autographs over the course of the weekend. No wonder there wasn’t any damn time! Jeez.))

 

I got to the front of the queue soon enough and there he was! I said hello whilst he signed my picture, but he didn’t even lift his head to look up at me. Thankfully, I was getting another autograph signed and, knowing it was my only chance to get some form of response, I pointed down at the other picture and said, “yeah, that one’s mind too,” and he did look up then and gave me this sheepish grin. I gave him a huge big grin in return (because dude a, it's Jensen Ackles, and b, it so wasn't his fault they were rushing us through like lambs on slaughter day!) He gave me another big smile and a thank you when handing me the second auto back and I grinned like a loon and thanked him very much, I then walked away feeling way better about the whole thing.

 

Seriously though, all we fans want is some eye contact and the opportunity to exchange a few words with these guys if we can summon up the coherency to speak in front of them. We want to feel like we've actually met them, and we were deprived of that over the whole course of the weekend. I still don't feel like the whole experience of meeting J2 was "real" it's like… I dunno, like watching youtube videos of them or seeing pictures, that's what it felt like at the con, like they were not really there because they were too busy to just be themselves and enjoy it :((

 

Sunday, 31 May; General Rant

The Sunday was pretty alright in that I didn’t have to get any autographs or photos done so my only expected queue for the day was the one to get into the main hall where they held the talks.

 

((Because, Rogue Events fail on this point too and I quote “like to have different things going on at the same time”. F---OFF is what I have to say to that. Some people ended up missing ALL the talks because of this as they had to queue for hours getting their other stuff.))

 

Got up at 5.30am, was down for 6am, was in the first fifty of the queue to get into the hall. The plan: the get good seats and not move for the rest of the day. It was a good plan. We got good seats. We were told we could stay in the hall through lunch. We didn’t have to move. Nope. Na-uh. Not one inch.

 

Until they decided that some kind of “technical” fault meant we all had to vacate the room, start another huge-ass queue to get back in and those really good fifth-row from the front seats we had? Yeah, GONE. Like a puff of friggen smoke. Because everyone who was at the back of the hall was now at the front of the queue and just GRRR. I was up at the crack of dawn for good seats, damnit. We ended up somewhere in the middle with like two rows of abnormally tall people in front of us. FAIL.

 

((Because, Rogue Events “do not operate a preferential seating policy”. Which I really think they should, because even through I know I’d have had seats at the back of the room if they did having booked rather late on, at least I’d have known where I was sitting. I’d have been able to sleep in instead of queuing. Have breakfast even, (because lord knows my only proper meal of the day was at dinnertime!) And knowing where you’re sat stops you, and those around you, bitching about everyone who’s pushed in front of you, who has better seats than you, etc-etc.))

 

Also, everything was running behind schedule the whole weekend, so the morning things didn’t start for between half and an hour after they were supposed to, which made everything else run late and just GUH.

 

The whole thing was pretty much a disaster from the word go. And, of course there were highlights, and parts that made even the endless amounts of queuing worth while, and I am glad I got to go and meet these guys because I do love them for the show, but at the same time, too much went wrong-

 

((Something I found out in the queues, this sort of "disorganisation" has happened at the last two Asylum events too. :O Are you shitting me?! You'd think they'd have figured out how to make everything run more smoothly before deciding "oh I know! Lets invite and extra 500people this year!" What could possibly go wrong that hasn't already, right? Maybe if you'd stop seeing money signs for a minute and, I don’t know, planned this whole thing better it'd have run alot more smoothly. Just a thought. Unless, perhaps, they like the chaos? All those grumpy fangirls queueing for hours on end and getting ready to rip them all to shreds. Who knows, eh?))

 

- and, thanks to my experience this weekend, I have no plans to attend another Rogue Events convention. I forked out way too much money for something that kept me disappointed and unhappy more times than it made me squeeful and happy. I reserve the right to change my mind depending on whether Misha Collins returns or not.

 
 
mood: crushedcrushed
 
 
 
Joulez217: SPN-Castiel!joulez217 on June 1st, 2009 08:59 pm (UTC)
That really sucks that all that happened, it sounds a bit like a Wolf Events I did (Stargate Atlantis con I did like three years ago) and they had all stuff happening at the same time and it was so disorganised it was just an awful weekend!

I say we petition Showmasters to do an SPN con, they know how to run a convention!

Again sorry to hear you had a shoddy time, with the few exceptions of course, *hugs* just sit back now, and look forward to either LFCC/Collecto Glasgow/Hub! At least they are ran properly.
Campaspe: Mood \\ Mischeviouscs_whitewolf on June 1st, 2009 09:09 pm (UTC)
Word on that. I would honestly rather fork out and do an American con than have to pay the amount of money I did for that convention. FAIL ROUGE EVENTS!

But yes, lets petition Showmasters! They are by far the best. And anyone who complains about them needs to be sent to the next RE one!

Fingers crossed I can attend LFCC! I'll find out soon enough as it's back to work tomorrow!

(btw, are you attending the con that's happening next weekend?)
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absinthefairy88: black roseabsinthefairy88 on June 1st, 2009 09:09 pm (UTC)
This seems to be a common thing in all the reports I've read - that they FAIL in an epic way when it comes to organising everything. Kinda sucks that their collective cockups put a damper on your weekend

Might I suggest that if Rogue Events don't get their collective arses into gear and actually organise a con the way it should be then we engage a hostile takeover of the lot of them :D
Campaspe: Merlin \\ I shall call you squishycs_whitewolf on June 1st, 2009 09:10 pm (UTC)
Maybe us fangirls should all just band together and run one ;) I'm sure we'd do a better job one way or another! haha.

But yeah, I don't know anyone who actually enjoyed the *whole* weekend. There was always something going on and it sucked!
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Gem: TW : Ten and Jack Teal'c faceiceandlime on June 1st, 2009 09:25 pm (UTC)
See I worried it would be like this, hence not buying a ticket. I just feel bad for everyone who spent all their money to have such a frustrating three days being treated like cattle.

Rogue events couldn't organise a piss up in a brewery. It really goes to show just how good the Showmasters guys are at what they do.
Campaspe: Supernatural \\ Dean; bittercs_whitewolf on June 2nd, 2009 05:40 pm (UTC)
I had no idea it was going to be like that. And finding out the last two were just as disorganised completely shocked me. How on earth can they bring themselves to do another one when they seem incapable of doing it properly? I worry about this "Asylum Europe" one they're planning, with the language barrier that's all they need on top of everything else!

I never have, but after attending the RE con, I will probably never ever complain about a SM run con.
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Zeit: tv | spn | fight for your right to partyzeitheist on June 1st, 2009 09:34 pm (UTC)
It's like I kept telling people: I could handle the fact that there were a few cock-ups with the convention packages (I didn't get any of my pre-booked photos, even the ones I ordered before the Paypal debacle). I could even handle stuff starting late. Shit happens, and that's fine. I don't think I've ever been to a con where everything runs smoothly. But it just turned into such a giant clusterfuck because they just didn't know how to deal with it. I still don't know why the staff didn't have walkie-talkies. (Bless the staff, dude. I have only the utmost respect for most of them, especially the ones who were running on three or four hours of sleep because they'd been up late sorting shit out and up early supervising the queues).

I'm not going to another Rogue Events convention. I decided this on Saturday morning, when I went in to collect my "free 8x10 prints of each guest" and was told that I would have to pay £10 to get prints of Jensen and Jared. I can understand Jared: because, fair play, he was a bonus guest. But Jensen was a guest included in my package. This is on par with my anger that they had the nerve to charge £20 for Genevieve autographs.

But whatever. I said before last year's Asylum that Rogue couldn't organize for shit, and I got told off for it. Notably, they suspected me of pushing the agenda of a rival convention company. Well, they still can't organize for shit, and now I really am supporting a rival convention company. Ha!
Zeit: a | trigun | wolfwoodzeitheist on June 1st, 2009 09:37 pm (UTC)
I forgot to add: you know what really pissed me off beyond belief? I was inside the room for the Jared photoshoot, and security told me to move around a little bit, decided I wasn't shuffling fast enough, and decided to put his hand on the small of my back to move me.

Now, to be fair, he couldn't have known that I have issues being touched by strange people. He didn't know that it gets worse with my back, because I can't see them. He especially didn't know that such things remind me unpleasantly of being sexually assaulted when I was younger. Which is why he shouldn't have fucking touched me.

Ugh.
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ditchwaterrosieditchwaterrosie on June 1st, 2009 09:39 pm (UTC)
Note to self...Rogue events = epic bad times :( *hugs*
Campaspe: Dr Who \\ Jethro; woobie facecs_whitewolf on June 2nd, 2009 05:48 pm (UTC)
WORD. Don't go with them. Not even if they promise you shiny things like Winchester Squeezes BECAUSE THEY LIE!
Moryssa: oh noes!moryssa on June 1st, 2009 10:33 pm (UTC)
You know... I am on staff for a Sci-Fi convention that has 2000 attendees. Granted, it's not a media con, so we don't have quite the big name stars, but still... we've managed to streamline things so that no one has to wait more than 15 minutes to register (and that's only if you register on-site... if you're pre-registered, I'd be surprised if you waited more than 5 minutes).

All of your commentary here just blows my mind away, because I can't understand why it would be THAT difficult to organize things better. o_0
Campaspe: Original \\ Angsting Plot Bunnycs_whitewolf on June 2nd, 2009 05:49 pm (UTC)
Me neither. I mean I've only been too a couple of cons, and most of them are run by the same people, but they always give a good convention and you don't ever feel cheated. Coming out of the RE one that's exactly how I felt, cheated. Like I'd been conned out of my money and my chance to meet the boys I've wanted to meet for like the last four years.
galaxy_song: andygalaxy_song on June 1st, 2009 10:41 pm (UTC)
Oh wow I knew from your twits it was a bit disoranised but jeso what the hell and they can't even make up excuses if it's there 3rd time.

I don't thing I will ever complain about the silly things at SM again.

1st hub tiny Schedules next year they listened and we got HUGE ones.

I would have been so dissapointed about the no squeeze thing they really should have had that info up when you bought it.

But Misha does make up for a bit of it yes?
Campaspe: Mood \\ Oh FFScs_whitewolf on June 2nd, 2009 05:51 pm (UTC)
My phone was on the blink for most of the weekend (really bad signal in there for some reason) otherwise you'd have heard alot more about it for sure!

GRRR.

...but yeah, Misha was my highlight! Him and the other "minor characters" who were so friendly and happy to be there and actually took the time to at least exchange a comment or two with the people getting autographs. Le sigh.
a_starfisha_starfish on June 1st, 2009 11:37 pm (UTC)
ETA: Epic face memory fail on my part. I believe it may have been absdax I talked to *facepalm*

I was always puzzled why they sold the Jared and Jensen photo as the 'Winchester Squeeze' given that it implies it's a hug/touching (in a way 95% of everyone who buys one really wants) and not them being sat on stalls miles apart. Granted, from what I hear (third or fourth hand) I don't think it was a decision much before the con to have them sitting rather than standing. They shouldn't have marketed it as that though in the first place.


Maybe if you'd stop seeing money signs for a minute and, I don’t know, planned this whole thing better it'd have run alot more smoothly. Just a thought.
This is the point where I'd really like to see a decent sized not for profit convention so that the costs were to cover hiring/guests/staff and there was none of the over selling of tickets as a last minute money grab that seems to have happened here.

I saw quite a lot of people implementing the “up to three” part of the autographs, if everyone had done that the guests would have had to sign something around 4,500autographs over the course of the weekend. No wonder there wasn’t any damn time! Jeez
Yeah, poor guy trying to sign so many things. His queue never seemed to go down when I was in there.

I have no plans to attend another Rogue Events convention
This is the same thing quite a few people I've spoken to have said.

Edited at 2009-06-02 12:16 am (UTC)
Campaspe: Mood \\ DieDieDie!cs_whitewolf on June 2nd, 2009 05:56 pm (UTC)
heh, I was wondering there! But yes, it was probably absdax :) ...nice to meet you now anyway!

If RE weren't sure the boys would be willing to give hugs, they should have damn well phoned them up to check before selling the tickets. The whole thing was a shambles from start to finish with only momentary highlights that stopped me from completely hulking out whilst there.

There was no way they were ever going to give 1,500people everything they wanted over the weekend. They just got so famn greedy and I hate that it seems to have been a money making scheme on their part.

I heard that some people had even managed to cheat the system (thanks to RE's cockups with extra autographs) and were getting more than three auto's per person. WTF!?
_stolendreams_ on June 2nd, 2009 12:23 am (UTC)
...wow. I'll read the squee filled post in a minute but... wow.

Serious organisation problems going on there.

Do they have a feedback type thing, or an email address or something because some of your points should probably be made to them. Chances are if the same things have happened in the past then they prob won't listen but at least you'd get to say your bit.

The Winchester Squeeze thing was really really bad. At the very least surely they could have sat them closer together and had you guys stand or sit in the middle? At least then you wouldn't have felt quite so weird. It may have been out of their control after what happened at a previous con but Rouge Events should have apologised for it and explained why not left you guys to figure it out based on talking to other fans etc.

I'm so glad SM do their seating the way they do. I know that it means that I can't sit in the first few rows because I'm not paying for the top price tickets, but I don't have to start queuing at insane hours and like you, I'd rather be sitting at the back and know that I'll be sitting at the back than give up sleep or time to eat etc to fight for a place at the front.

*hugs* Still I'm glad at least some of your weekend was good. And you got to meet Misha which is obviously incredibly awesome and totally worth the confusion and disorganisation. Plus you'll appreciate the organisation at the Hub so much more now ;)
_stolendreams_ on June 2nd, 2009 12:28 am (UTC)
Also (knew I'd forgotten something) the way they're doing the extra autographs sounds a bit mad. No wonder poor Jensen was signing so many.
And I'm with you on the whole meeting and exchanging a quick word and at the very least a smile and eye contact from the actors being the point. The autographs are great but well there are other ways to get them than pay all that money and do all that queuing. You're doing all that because you want to meet them. Okay sometimes the actor will be having a bad day or just not be the friendliest of people ever, and that's just life and you have to accept that, but when it's the convention organisers making it impossible that's just unfair on everyone.
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waitin' round the bendir0nically_no on June 2nd, 2009 02:05 am (UTC)
WORD.


Luckily, at the moment I actually have nothing but good memories of the con, purely due to the fact that in my brain, Asylum 3 = Misha.

That being said, I too have sworn off RE conventions. The amount of money I spent (and God did I spend a lot of money) and all of the difficulties and problems and general clusterfuck-ness of the weekend are just... it's not worth it. Misha (along with Gabe and Malik) saved that weekend for me and honestly, without them, I would have very few truly happy, squeeful memories of it. Or at least, not enough to cancel out the disappointment.
Campaspe: Merlin \\ Arthur; in the dungeonscs_whitewolf on June 2nd, 2009 06:04 pm (UTC)
I wrote this up because I really needed to get it out of my system before I started on my "OMG HOW AWESOME IS MISHA!?" post. XD

Yeah, I speant way too much money and if it hadn't been for Misha, and Gabe and Malik too!, then it would have been so much worse. I'd either have hulked out or broken down, neither of which would have been pleasant for anyone around me.

::snugs:: THANK GOD WE SURVIVED IT!!!
absdaxabsdax on June 2nd, 2009 02:32 am (UTC)
i has sworn off RE too!!!!

but misha=awesome

as i said to ir0nically_no

any room with misha in it is a room worth being in!!!

i wants to go to the Hub!!!!!

doubt i'll get to Spock this weekend (grr) bu tam deffo really wanting to go to London on to stalk 8th Doc!!!
Campaspe: Star Trek \\ Spock; choke-a-bitchcs_whitewolf on June 2nd, 2009 06:06 pm (UTC)
Misha IS awesome personified. For srys.

The Hub is run so much better. I honesly cannot wait for it in the sense that I know it'll be run the way a con is expected/should be run.

Me neither :( but hopefully I can manage LFCC!
(Anonymous) on June 2nd, 2009 03:52 am (UTC)
Yes. All that. Jared not bothering to turn up for the closing do was also disappointing, and the GC autograph thing just finished it off for me.
It was like 'screw the fangirls for every penny they have' whilst treating us like garbage.

Agree with the mishmish love! Enjoyed his panel the most

And what was with Jason Manns being on stage every 5minutes. What was his role in Supernatural again?
demon_snfan on June 2nd, 2009 02:14 pm (UTC)
Jason was funnier than Misha? Atleast what he said was relevant.
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caz76 on June 2nd, 2009 11:51 am (UTC)
Agreed! Too tired and pissed off to even type any further moans so *hands a stiff drink to you for saying it for me*!
Campaspe: Dr Who \\ Jethro; EMOBOYcs_whitewolf on June 2nd, 2009 06:10 pm (UTC)
::glugs drink::

Thanks! I just couldn't say nothing at all. And I knew if I started trying to recap the weekend, even the good parts would have come out sounding rubbish, so yeah. Needed it out of my system.
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demon_snfan on June 2nd, 2009 02:11 pm (UTC)
Oh I really felt for you what with meeting or not meeting Jensen and Jared. I've heard that a bit now and even though for me just looking at those two would be enough. (I'm a chicken, I think I would pass out if I was allowed to touch) I'm a strong person, but even thinking about that makes my palm sweet. But I digress, I just felt you squee! being crushed. I'm glad you got a smile from Jensen anyhow, you can take that with you. If it helps, I'm jealous of you even being in the same room as them.
Campaspe: Wolf \\ Grrrcs_whitewolf on June 2nd, 2009 06:14 pm (UTC)
If RE had not invited the extra 500people they did I'm sure everthing would have run better. The autographs at least would have been more relaxed. And I know the boys were doing their best for us and that it's not their fault things went the way they did, I can't help feeling cheated by RE for it. The "Winchester Squeeze" was my biggest disappointment. They could have just sold it as a picture with both the boys instead of telling us we'd get held by them.

Looking back and having had a day or two to recover, I am glad I went and got to meet them (or at least see them in the flesh!). It's unlikely I ever will again.
(Anonymous) on June 2nd, 2009 02:17 pm (UTC)
What is with all this Misha talk. The boys (J2) worked really hard. Jared was obviously exhausted and Jensen worked his butt off especially missing the last panel, which he was obviously stressed about. Looking at the schedule in the first place I thought it was insane. The boys where funny and witty and entertained and peoples highlight was Misha. You've watched these boys for 4 years, you'd think your highlight would be seeing them no matter what.
Campaspecs_whitewolf on June 2nd, 2009 06:20 pm (UTC)
I'm not saying that J2 didn't work hard at all. They both worked their arses off at the weekend and I certainly don't blame them for being stressed and overworked. And don't get me wrong I'm glad to have seen them in the flesh but at the same time I was denied "meeting" them. I mean the whole "you can't talk to them?" even you must think that's not right.

Their panels were amusing, I enjoyed them and I loved hearing them answer questions. It just so happened that some of the other panels were better. Misha's was the best, in my opinion, because he made me laugh and forget just how bad everything else was being run. Malik and Gabe's too were more entertaining. Fredrick was a better storyteller too. Everyone had their perks. I just found some better than others.

And if I'd just wanted to "see" them, I'd have followed the con from hom. I wanted to "meet" them, which I wasn't allowed to. This is my opinion on things. Yours clearly differ. I'm not having a dig at any of the guests. I'm having a dig at Rouge Events and how they handled everything. I still love J2, there was never going to be any question of that.
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