Well it's over and done. Did anyone else go? I had a ball.
I sort of cheated and went to see some SG cast members:Joe Flanigan and Michael Shanks, also Dan Shea the stunt coordinator who is a riot.Lots of funny anecdotes for Gaters.Also Elisha from Dollhouse , Brian and Elyse from SGU. Moreena and Sean of Firefly came to breakfast.
Special fun for me. Ben came to or breakie table and I asked him "Are you glad you opted out of Hellcats?" Ans. Hell yeah. I read the script and it was kind of quirky so I thought why not? Went up to film the pilot and I'm saying to myself, what amI doing here,The guy they want for this part is in his 20s! Also talked about coaching. One of his senior boys has jumped 14 ft plus and earned a scholarship to Yale. He is so proud. Plans to keep coaching track for now.
A t Q&A no real answers. Freezeframe is pushed back because the producer or director is pregnant with thwins. Naught for Hire still needs funding. Ditto for webisodes. Talked about being a bad year with his Dad dying "My son and I got to walk him into the hospital the last time because he didn't want the wheelchair, so that was good" Then his agent/manager Hank McCann died(I guess unexpectedly) about two months later. He says he can't even write anything he likes right now.Just tears it up.
Fran came to breakfast and I asked her how school was going. She says it's hard.I asked if any of the work she did at London Drama counted as college credit and she said "No that was considered professional training." Doesn't even transfer as electives. At Q&A she talked about prosthetics and how six men were at her feet operating M'Lee's spines etc. She would like to play a Farscape part where you can see here but would revive Ahkna in a heartbeat. She said the Browder family took a road trip last summer looking at colleges for their daughter. They especially loved Colo. and spent extra days in Boulder. They think they might like to move there when the son is thru highschool. Twently mjiles down the road from my son.....o please do!
The Friday night Cabaret featured Dan Shea. He calls RDA Big Boy and says he used to stand in for him but "since he gained 864 pounds " I can't look like him anymore.
Raelee had videoed herself singing with a trio, then dubbed her voice out so she sang to their accompaniment live. David did a great funny set. He has his green card now. Good luck Dave and thanks for the kiss and hug.
Virginia,Paul,Johnathon,Bianca and Froon were all appreciated as always.Next year another triple con moved two weeks to Nov 18 -20, a little too close to Thanksgiving travel, but we'll see.
Sorry, Jean. Saw you booking on down the hall several times but as per request didn't stop you as you were no doubt working.
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