The only thing that separates us from the animals is our ability to accessorize.-Steel Magnolias

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Dragon*Con 2011, Friday

 **WARNING** Very long, picture heavy post ahead!!

It's been a long 2 days. If I've walked 10 steps, I've walked 10 miles. I've walked so much that I can hardly move!! Ben actually threw his back out this morning!

But oh, has it been fun.

We started the day in street clothes.  I wanted to get some pics with some people and didn't want to be in costume when I did.
You might be a geek if you steal your son's Transformers
shirt to wear to Dragon*Con!

We went to a panel with Christopher Lloyd and James Tolkan (Doc Brown and Principal Strickland of Back to the Future) first thing that morning.  They were pretty entertaining.  We wondered if we'd get in as we were in the back of a very long line....which ended up only getting longer and going downstairs!
That was the beginning of the line a long way away.  That's the thing about DC.  There's a lot of hurry up and waiting going on.

After that, we headed to the Walk of Fame.  We talked to Michael Rosenbaum, Lex Luther on Smallville. We couldn't get a pic with him unless we did it later, at a shoot, for $50.  Not happening.  But, and here's where Matilda Joyce gets jealous, I did get a picture with Colin Ferguson. And just as Ben was taking the picture, the camera turned off and he had to turn it back on. So I got a few more seconds with Colin's arm around me!!( And I told him that Matilda Joyce asked me to get a pic for my blog! ;) LOL)

Ben and both got into a picture with Beau Bridges.  He was wonderful! Had wonderful things to say about past co stars and just very genuine. He even made us check the camera and make sure the picture was good before we left!

We also got a picture with Johnny Fever, himself, Howard Hesseman.  He and Ben talked music, which greatly excited Ben. (You can see Loni's lips behind us.  Holy plastic surgery Batman!)
 I also got a picture with Eddie McClintock from Warehouse 13. He is so cute and so very nice. And he appreciates hearing that WE appreciate that WH13 is a show we can watch with the kids.

We ended our night by getting ready to go to the masked ball.  Well, we couldn't get in because there were so many people. After almost an hour, we gave up and went to a party at the Hard Rock. Matilda Joyce, this is where you hate me!! I got to party with Colin Ferguson!! (And Louis Ferreia and David Blue of  Stargate Universe. Amy from Ghost Hunter, Michael Rosenbaum and Laura Vandervoot of Smallville.  It was way better than the masked ball!!
 This dress is a Ralph Lauren I found for $5 at Goodwill!! 
I have on the rhinestone sandals that B gave me
And Ben has on tuxedo pants and vest that we got for $1 each 
at the Habitat store.  He already had the shirt, tie, shoes and hat and wig. 
Between us, we have about $30 total in the outfits, including the masks!

I have tons more to tell you but this post is extremely long!!  I also have tons of pictures.  Here's a link to my Dragon*Con set on Flickr.  I'll do another long post tomorrow!!


  1. I cannot BELIEVE Michael is charging $50 per photo. I'm sooo going to ask his mom about this tomorrow. That's insane! I'll send you an autographed pic for joke.

  2. You look so fantastic in your costume! Love all your pics, they are bringing back fond memories. : >

    Patti @ NotDeadYet Style


    Seriously, so excited you had such an awesome time! Love the pics!!! Love the experience! Also love WH 13 and am excited you got to meet Eddie McClintock, who is almost as cute as Colin!!!

    Will go through everything in detail and comment again, have been out all weekend.

  4. You look fabulous and it looks like you had a total blast!

  5. You look great! It's obvious that you were having a great time!