As Andrew said in the last post, I’m attending what should have been Flanvention 2. I’m sure that most of you are now very aware that the organizors, Booster Events, took the decision to cancel the convention on Thursday – less than 24 hours from when it was due to start.
Instead of doing nothing, the Californian Browncoats stepped into the breach and have allowed us all to have a simply fucking fantastic time. All of us currently attending the “Browncoat Backup Bash” owe a HUGE thanks to all Browncoats who have made a cash donation. If you wish to support the Californian Browncoats, go to their site and I believe there is a link there. Adam and his team, and all Browncoats who have made donations – you are OUR BDHs; it is as simple as that.
There are other thanks to make: Adam Baldwin who came to the Hilton on Thursday night for a couple of hours; Mark Sheppard who came to see us on Friday morning and stayed most of the day; Brett Matthews, who also spent time with us on Friday afternoon; Alan Tudyk (who delayed his flight back to the “3:10 TO YUMA” set), Nathan Fillion, Jonathan Woodward and Christina Hendricks who came to the Hilton on Friday night; Greg Edmondson and Robert Lee for joining us on Saturday; Claire Kramer, who especially opened her and her husband’s new restaurant (they had painted the walls and decored the place that day, brought their WONDERFUL staff in specially and didn’t know if the computerized tills were going to work!) for us on Saturday night. Again, thanks to Mark Sheppard, Nathan Fillion, Greg Edmondson, Jonathan Woodward, Jan Feldman, Michael Muhney, Christina Hendricks, James Leary, Camden Toy, Ron Glass, Morena Baccarin, Robert Lee and Michael Fairman for taking the time to be there. Lastly, today (Sunday), we were joined by Tim Minear, who amongst showing us some fab stuff (his title!), also gave a live commetary to the episode, “Ariel”. Unfortunately I can’t go into much detail, but, believe me, we are all going to want to see his new TV show, “Drive” when it airs next year. Shawna Tripcic also spoke to us very briefly and Jonathan Woodward rounded off the day. We have been entertained throughout the weekend by the Bedlam Bards – Cedric and Hawke, hats off to you, sirs. We have also had the opportunity to see some “Firefly” costumes, including the “Hero” browncoat – thanks to Tammy and all Browncoats for organising this.
Thanks to all of you that has made this weekend into something extraordinary.
“Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in awhile; you could miss it.” Ferris Bueller
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