Random Life of Dragon*Con 2010

SpaceGypsy1 September 10, 2010 1 Comment »

While we await the SpaceGypsies videos from Dragon*Con 2010 panels to be uploaded, I thought I’d give you a ‘day in the life’ random Dragon*Con experience (s).

My favorites:

Thursday, my first night, meeting Gil Gerard at the Dragon*Con Media Relations Press Party and chatting about the original Buck Rogers series.   After leaving and riding down the 47 stories…the elevator door opens and there stands Morena Baccarin.(Firefly, Stargate SG 1 and V).  So me…I flashed her the V (peace sign) as she got on and I got off.  She grinned.  What a cutie!

A day or so later, I’m grumbling because of how crowded the skybridge between two hotels is… when I was pushed and pressed up against a tall guy in front of me by the movement of the crowd. He sorta half turned… Er… Yikes…it was Jason Momoa. OMFG,!  I think, okay, more pushing would be greatly appreciated.

Exhausted and waiting to meet up with someone, I slid down the wall to sit on the floor right at the opening to the area that housed the two Walk of Fame’s. I sat there actually making notes of certain costumes I recognized (Like the Eureka sheriff’s uniform completely authentic looking) when all of a sudden Jewel Staite (Firefly, Stargate Atlantis) walks by, smiles down at me and nods.

Okay, that was cool.

Within the next ten minutes here’s who dashed by me within 3 feet. Denise Crosby (ST:TNG), obviously late as she was nearly running. Jonathan Frakes (ST:TNG), Dave Tango (Ghost Hunters), Marina Sirtis (ST:TNG), and Neil Grayston (Eureka).

It’s amazing the number of actors you run into. Again…Jason Momoa enters my life, late one evening as he was standing one person away at the bar. And Brent Spiner nearly ran into me in the Walk of Fame, grabbed my elbow with a grin and a ‘sorry’ and dashed away.  (There were 400 actors, writers, artists there, so I can’t list all the ones I snatched a quick look at across a room, or the ones that were at the panels, but they are all still listed on the Dragon*Con site.

Speaking of costumes… I love the Jayne (Firefly) hats. I love the simplicity and the way they cross gender lines. Also the fact that they are subtle and there are literally thousands of people casually walking around in them.

Oh! And kilts! I so love kilts and they are – I believe – the unofficial Dragon*Con uniform. They, of course, greatly outnumber the Jayne hats.

Dragon*Con is something everyone needs to be a part of at some point in their lives.   This SpaceGypsy strongly suggests you start planning for Dragon*Con 2011… like right now!

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  1. CasualCostumerNo Gravatar September 17, 2010 at 5:37 pm - Reply

    I don’t know most of the celebrities at Dragon*Con, but I do know Firefly. And I LOVE LOVE LOVE anything to do with Whedonverse. On Sunday I was walking to room 308 to tape an interview and wasn’t really paying attention. A guy ran past me in the hall and looked right at me – we were the only two in the hall. By the time my brain registered “Sean Maher!” he was already past me, and I turned and watched him run away … everyone has experiences like this at D*C, and every one of them is super neat!

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