mirnell: (Default)
Sunday, March 6th, 2011 10:38 pm
So I'm not as late as I thought I would end up being with this thing, but it definitely took longer than I would have liked. Anyways, here is my convention report from Gallifrey One: Catch 22. I didn't take as many pictures as I usually do at conventions, but it seems I made up for it in exactly how much rambling I've done. Certain parts were written on various planes and in various stages of awakeness and drunken memories, so it may not always make sense.

I hope ya'll enjoy reading it though!

Warning for massive rambling ahead...

Wednesday )

Thursday )

Friday )

Saturday )

Sunday )

Monday )
mirnell: (Geek Power)
Wednesday, December 15th, 2010 02:07 pm
Okay, making an attempt to start my Chicago Tardis convention report, rather than paying attention to class. I've already talked about the totally bizarre lack of stress on Wednesday, so I'll move on to Thursday now.

Warning: Lots (LOTS) of rambling about Chicago Tardis )
mirnell: (Naughty Forever)
Monday, November 29th, 2010 05:14 pm
Just wanted to let everyone know I'm home from Chicago Tardis, I had an absolutely fantastic time, and while I didn't take as many pictures as I usually do, there will be pictures and a convention report coming, um, sometime soon. I hope.

Needless to say, have I got stories this time!
mirnell: (Jammies)
Thursday, November 25th, 2010 10:44 am
In an attempt to sort of keep up with my convention report this time, I'm going to at least post about the day of traveling while I have the time. My flight out to Chicago was on Wednesday at about 11:30am. I was fully expecting insanity at the airport the day before Thanksgiving, so I got on a train that would get me there just about 2 1/2 hours before my flight. I wasn't didn't check luggage, which meant that I could avoid the first line of madness, but I knew that security was going to be a nightmare. And I have a rough time with security on a good day. I inherently end up either having my bags searched, me getting patted down, or the agents questioning me about all sorts of stuff. Well, I got to the security line, and thought I was in the wrong place. There were so few people there. I put my bags on the scanner and waited for the inevitable TSA horror story grope pat down. And what happened? I walked through the metal detector, the guy said, "Have a happy Thanksgiving," grabbed my stuff, and was done.  On the worst travel day of the year, I had no problems whatsoever. Which never happens to me! And they completely ignored my trio of sonic screwdrivers, my flask, and the pair of scissors that I fully expected them to confiscate. Where was my craziness?

So I ended up killing a lot more time in the airport than I had expected, got on the plane, and next thing I know, I'm in Chicago! Where I managed to find Maureen and Linda almost immediately (and if you know O'Hare, that's an accomplishment!) and then found Carole and MJ and went to the hotel to drop off our stuff. On our way down to meet up with Jen and MJ in their room, we ran into and possibly horrified Tommy Knight, and started one of what will probably be weekend long jokes. And no, I'm not explaining on here, cause type just won't do it justice! Anyway, we finally headed out to get dinner at a fantastic Japanese buffet, sat in traffic for ages, and eventually made it to the liquor store. Where I proceeded to spend way too much money on alcohol, all of which will be worth it. One bottle of whiskey, a 12 pack of Heinekin, a baby bottle each of Rumpleminz and Goldschlager, and a bottle of Absinthe. Yum.

Then we went to see Harry Potter, which I enjoyed, but not nearly as much as everyone else has, it seems. Granted, I only saw the first two movies, and I don't really remember the books all that well, but it was still fun. Finally we stopped at Meijer on the way back to the hotel, to pick up miscellaneous little things that we'd forgotten or chosen not to bring. And then I collapsed into the bed. And now it's Thursday, and we're ready to go! Bring on Chicago Tardis please!
mirnell: (Plotting world domination)
Monday, October 11th, 2010 05:11 pm
I'm going to try to do an actual convention report, with some of the pictures I took, later this week (possibly tomorrow), but for now all I'm going to say is BEST WEEKEND EVER!
mirnell: (Not Up to Anything)
Thursday, July 15th, 2010 05:54 pm
Someday I might actually get convention reports done within a, I don't know, month of the con happening, but for now, they'll continue to be stupidly delayed. Anyways, here is not too much of me babbling, but lots of pictures from Philadelphia Comic Con (of whatever its actually called) from mid-last month.

Saturday - James Marsters, Delorean, costumes, dinner )

Sunday - Batmobile, Delorean again, Patrick Stewart )
mirnell: (Default)
Wednesday, June 30th, 2010 10:43 pm
Better late than never, I suppose. Its taken a while, but I was unwilling to give up on posting my report of MediaWest Con from May, since a lot of it was written as I went along.

MediaWest 2010

Friday )

Door decorations )

Saturday )

Sunday )

Monday )

Tuesday )
mirnell: (Default)
Friday, May 28th, 2010 09:39 am
Figured I'd do a pre-convention post, while waiting for registration to open. We left Pennsylvania about 4:30 yesterday morning, and got to Lansing about 5:30pm. Not a bad drive, it went pretty quickly with good company.

Managed to get the welcome to Ohio sign as we left Pennsylvania, and yes, I was driving, and was still the person who managed to snag the shot.


After we got to the hotel, we put our door together. Not everything quite fit on it, but I really like the way it came out. The pictures we left off weren't absolutely necessary anyway. I'd have liked to have them there, but its okay.


It has the potential to be incredibly offensive and controversial, which could be a very good thing. Or at the least, an interesting one.

After putting up the door, we met up with a friend of mine, awent to the restaurant for dinner, and then did some limited hall crawling. I'm hoping there will be more of a crowd today, as more local people arrive.

And now I'm just hanging out in the lobby, awaiting registration. Then on to panels, dealer's room, and general fantastic fandom times!
mirnell: (Geek Power)
Wednesday, March 3rd, 2010 07:01 pm
I survived Gallifrey! Thank you to everyone who pointed me towards people who might be willing to help out with Wednesday night, it was much appreciated even though I walked in the door of the hotel and immediately saw people I knew! Anyways, I am working on my report, and will eventually have it posted.  There is a slight possibility it might be up before the Who York event on Sunday, but I doubt it. I may work on it on the train though.
mirnell: (Gareth David-Lloyd)
Saturday, December 26th, 2009 09:31 am
I'm only a month and a half behind on this one, so I guess I'm getting a little quicker at con reviews and pictures. I swore I'd have it done before the end of the year though, so here it is.

And so begins another con report. This one is all about New England Fan Experience in Boston, MA.

En route to Boston )

Friday: Registation tedium )

Saturday: Photo Ops, Leonard Nimoy, Gareth David-Lloyd )

Sunday: Breakfast, Corin Nemec, Gareth David-Lloyd, John de Lancie )
mirnell: (Gareth x2)
Sunday, November 8th, 2009 05:40 pm
Next up, organising and posting the pictures from John Barrowman's book signing, the La Cage stage door, and the Girl Number 9 launch at Forbidden Planet. Then, I think, I might be caught up!

Hub 3 - Sunday )
mirnell: (Gareth x2)
Saturday, November 7th, 2009 07:58 pm
I meant to have this done last week, but it just didn't happen. Now my goal is to get everything written up before New England Fan Experience, which is this coming weekend.

Hub 3 - Friday and Saturday )
mirnell: (Naughty Forever)
Sunday, July 26th, 2009 09:08 am
Uploaded just the kiss between David Tennant and John Barrowman to youtube. Still not my video, all I did was cut it to these 45 seconds.

mirnell: (John Barrowman Smirk)
Sunday, June 21st, 2009 11:52 am
When I started typing this up, I was a week late, now I'm closer to two, but I am finally getting to my review and pictures from Torchsong. I will say right up front, yes, I was extremely disappointed that John Barrowman was not able to attend in person. And no, I was not happy with how the organizers handled things. And that will be all I say on the topic. I had a truly wonderful time, saw friends I haven't seen in a while, and met some incredible new ones.
Stories and Stuff )

Pictures )
mirnell: (JB Glasses Porn)
Thursday, June 11th, 2009 07:10 pm
This is still not my review of Torchsong or my pictures from it, or the rather bizarre story of getting home.  What it is, is the realization that I take too many pictures, particularly at conventions.  I've just finished going through the weekend's photos and deleting out the bad ones. Now take a guess at how many are left? No, no guess?  Nine hundred and sixty six.  That is a shit-ton of pictures.  And I got rid of just over half of the ones that I took. So in two days, I somehow managed to take two thousand pictures. Yikes.

And yes, I will be going through those pictures for the best ones to post!  Sooner or later. Hopefully over the weekend.
mirnell: (Good Day)
Saturday, June 6th, 2009 08:23 am
Well, this has been an interesting event so far.  For anyone who doesn't know, John Barrowman is not here, due to having torn a massive amounts of ligaments in his ankle.  Kai Owen is not here for personal reasons. And just to top it off, Tom Price got hit by a bike and broke his arm yesterday. He, however, is still here, looking adorable.

But the cocktail party, at least to me, was a great success.  Completely disorganized, but I still had an absolute blast! And the winner of the most awesome person here... Peter Wingfield, who they got in last minute, and who is absolutely amazing.  We had a ten minute one on one conversation last night about tattoos. And nobody interrupted us, and he didn't even look at anyone else as he was talking to me.  Winner, total winner. And he's not someone I thought I'd ever meet.  Now I'm not sure why not.  Need more of him.  Love.

Oh, also, ran into Gareth last night while outside having a smoke.  And I didn't realized he was even there until [livejournal.com profile] broksgurl717  said hi, and I looked up.  Fun and awesome.

Okay, time to put the computer away so I can head to today's activities.  More later!

mirnell: (Plotting world domination)
Tuesday, April 28th, 2009 09:20 am
[livejournal.com profile] akina16, now you have no choice about MediaWest, I just got your membership!

[livejournal.com profile] eafm, poke, poke, poke...
mirnell: (So Not Insane)
Sunday, April 19th, 2009 06:55 pm
Howdy! I am home from [livejournal.com profile] tribalforces, and had a wonderful time! I'm absolutely wiped right now, so don't expect too much coherency. I managed to get about eight hours of sleep in two nights combined, so not really awake.  Anyways, I got to see people that I haven't seen since last year, and got to talk to people who I'm honestly not sure I ever have before! I even went to a few panels, which often doesn't actually happen.  Since I'm trying to save money for the rest of this year's cons, I successfully didn't buy anything except for food! And a book at Borders this afternoon, but since that was post-con, it doesn't really count. Um, I should stop now, while I still sort of make sense, and give my brain a break.

34 days til the next one!
mirnell: (Jack in uniform)
Monday, April 6th, 2009 02:46 pm
I've been glancing at the Torchsong website when I get home from work every day, just to see if anyone knew has shown up.  Well, today I looked, and there is Gareth's face staring at me!!