05 November 2007 @ 06:52 am
It seems that waiting for breakfast becomes my LJ update time. I'm packed and ready to head back to Texas. Next year's con moves to Cherry Hill and I can't say that I'll be sorry to never again stay at this hotel. On the plus side, the elevators worked this time. I have a nice view of the Manhattan skyline and it is particularly convenient to get into the City but Secaucus is not my idea of a great vacation spot.

Random con thoughts:

1. The shortest route between Point A and Point B in Secaucus involves an extended tour of industrial parks and at least one turn into a scary-looking garage.

2. Michael Shanks was early to the breakfast and spent a long time at every table. He wore black leather and black denim. I'm not so clear on what's up with the hair but it was obvious that whatever it was, it was on purpose. I might not be down with it but I was so ridiculously thrilled that he wasn't wearing a baseball cap that I was willing to forgive and forget.

3. Michael Shanks gave us a deliciously evil laugh when we were discussing his casting as Lucifer in the upcoming Rage of Angels. He remains optimistic that the project will be produced.

4. Do not ever get between Jay Acavone and his $150 jar of facial cream.

5. Tony Amendola reads Shakespeare beautifully. The fact that he followed it with a theatrical reading of doggerel and bad internet jokes only proved I'd happily listen to him read anything.

6. Kate Hewlett is an excellent playwright. This was a wonderful discovery last night. She's also a fun guest and clearly enjoyed being onstage.

7. Cliff Simon? He is still incendiary hot. They tailor his wardrobe on the show and it's all real leather. Oh yeah, and since he's "ripped" (his words), they made a decision to remove the sleeves from most of his wardrobe in the forthcoming movie. The guys (MS and RDA?) made sport of him for this while filming.

8. A third movie script is being written. I have no idea if that means we'll *see* a third, but Brad is penning one.

9. Alexis Cruz is still a thoughtful kind of guy but the cabaret act is not one you'd expect from a guy who was on the schmaltzy, Christian-fest Touched by an Angel.

10. Paul McGillion's Scottish accent reasserts itself in direct proportion to the hotness of the woman standing in front of him. :)

11. I'm still sorry that Steve Bacic couldn't make it.

12. Cons are still all about the friends. No surprise that I had fun with the usual suspects ([livejournal.com profile] selmak, [livejournal.com profile] janiekins, [livejournal.com profile] triciabyrne1978) but also with [livejournal.com profile] niamaea, who turns out to be exactly as cool and nice and pretty as I suspected. I got to know a lot of people from Gateworld this time around. I would be willing to wade into the abyss in order to keep up with Dave and Marla, who were just plain wonderful.

13. Meeting [livejournal.com profile] triciabyrne1978's family was...interesting. It's good to know that she comes by her smut gene naturally.

14. The hotel bartender didn't get to us often but he "made up for it" by forgetting to include the mixers. However, a glass of tequila really isn't an improvement over the margarita I ordered. Not that that stopped me from drinking it.

15. Creation Cons are MUCH MUCH MUCH more enjoyable when they're run by a really nice, laid-back guy. With the exception of a few incidences, it was easy to forget that we were at a Creation Con. It was the (mostly) pleasant event that I suspected a con could be. I almost don't feel overcharged. ;)
21 September 2007 @ 02:15 pm
Oct. 26 - Nov. 5: TEN DAYS!!! Woot!

I've bought my tickets and made my hotel reservations. )

My plane tickets cost me $5 since I cashed in a wad of frequent flyer miles. Quite the savings over the nearly $400 it was going to cost otherwise. :)
21 May 2007 @ 01:45 pm
I believe I have at least a few Stargate Atlantis fans on my flist... :)

The second round of [livejournal.com profile] lantis_lims will be starting soon. Sign ups are open but not for much longer: they close this Thursday (24th May), which is also the due date for the first icon. Yipes!

Sign-up thread || Info on winner banner makers and cap collectors || Challenge 1

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Here's the link about the closure:


Beth plans to close down on 12 May 2007 while she finds the site a new, more spacious home. I cannot even begin to imagine how long that site will take to upload in its entirety once she finds a more accommodating web host. *gulp* I certainly hope it's back up quickly.

This is a disaster for me. :( I recently lost a lot of screen caps and now my favorite place to hunt is going to be down for an as yet unspecified period. I've come to rely heavily on this site for excellent caps.

Here's to a speedy transition. I hope it goes quickly and smoothly. In the meantime, I'll be snagging a boatload of pics before they disappear.
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06 April 2007 @ 10:15 am
First, the pimpage:

- [livejournal.com profile] sgdiverse_award -- A place to celebrate non-McShep fic for SGA. I didn't know about it until this morning when [livejournal.com profile] jalabert told me she'd received a notice listing off a bunch of her stories as having been nommed. Yay! Nominations are open until April 15.

- [livejournal.com profile] oneill_icontest -- A GEN challenge community that actually focuses on Jack. Just Jack. 100% Jack love. It manages to bring together Jack fans, Jack/Sam fans, Jack/Daniel fans, and all other Jack/whoever fans over our greatest common denominator: Jack! He's so much fun to play with and there are scads of very talented icon makers there already. Go. Icon. Vote. Enjoy!

Now, the general happiness part:

A day off work is my definition of a Good Friday so it was already good but today brought sunny skies and welcome, much cooler weather. The bluebonnets are blooming, my dogs are happy, Joe is home, we're thinking about catching the Imperial Rome show at the science museum...it's a beautiful day.

I'm grappling with how to post a whole pile of icons that don't fall neatly into tv show categories. I have enough icons to make several big posts at this point so I need to post soon if I'm going to at all. These are the sort of problems I like.
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13 July 2006 @ 08:04 pm
So...the countdown begins. It's just about 24 hours before the premiere of Season 10 of Stargate SG-1. WOOT! If experience is any guide:

  • I expect to be blown away by the season premiere and to find some very interesting story arc possibilities raised in the first 3-4, maybe even 5, episodes.

  • I expect to be in a reinvigorated, "isn't the world sunny?" frame of mind.

  • I expect to pretty much hate what happens afterwards.

Sadly, the intersection between the writers' sphere of interest and mine is so small as to approach zero as the series goes to 10.

Once the salad days of optimism are done and I'm left looking at some fairly unappetizing brown lettuce, here are two relatively new places not everyone may know about yet where I'll be hanging out and chatting:

[livejournal.com profile] gate_crashers: A community dedicated to being a safe place to vent because we know the Stargate shows could be so much more than what often ends up onscreen these days. (OK, for me it's SG-1. I think SGA started crappy and continues crappy but I know there's much fandom love for it.)

So far, it has been a wonderful place to discuss annoyances but that has been balanced by positive topics. That's important for me because I cease having fun as a fan if it's all doom, all gloom, all the time. [livejournal.com profile] moonshayde and I have already agreed that, "Pretty!" is a good catchword for when your favorite actor's looks are the only saving grace in an episode choking on plot absurdities and character assassinations. Sometimes, the only thing keeping me tied to the fandom are the hot new costumes - as well as the occasional lack of a costume altogether. Hey, if they're not going to appeal to my think-y brain, at least they're willing to cater to my other brain. [livejournal.com profile] nialla42 has already made the first "Pretty!" icon and I'm hoping to add a few of my own to the efforts.

[livejournal.com profile] hecateshound: OK, yeah, a brutal tearing apart of my beloved show, SG-1, (Colonel Cupcake is forever etched in my brain) but it's done with such wit that I end up laughing throughout the post.

ETA: I meant to ask for suggestions of other places frequented by fans who love the show and who want it to be so much more than the sometimes disappointing results we get. I could always stand to add a new and witty joint to my f-list.
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