Oh god, I wish I had the thought to take more photos. But this weekend was so crazy and went by so fast!

Saturday was hectic and ridiculously overcrowded. It was obvious they oversold the con and there wasn't much room for anything. Food lines were an hour long and I didn't get to really take a break at all.


Since March I have been working with the con to get our Trek group being additional escorts for Patrick Stewart - and it happened! I didn't want to tell anyone in case it didn't happen. But it did, so I'm telling you all now! Anytime Patrick needed to move to another room, go to a panel or pee, we were right there with him. He's fantastic and full of jokes.

I wish we could take photos for proof, but part of my job was to say "no photos please" alas, I had to abide by my own rules.

We had dinner in costume at a local Mediterranean grill that night. It was fun to see the confused look on the owners faces. Shawarma, kabob, hummus, mint tea and baklava. mmmmm.

Goofing off with Amber. I helped her with her Trill spots so we could match.
Sunday we took it easy. We showed up in our civvies (normal clothes) and acted as normal con goers. I'm half-way through my "Meet 10 famous people" goal on my 25 before 25 list.
  1. Dave Prowse - Darth Vader
  2. Sir Patrick Stewart - Captain Picard, Prof. Xavier
  3. John De Lancie - Q, Discord
  4. James Marsters - Spike from Buffy
  5. Anne Lockhart - Sheba from the original BSG.

Here are some photos from Sunday:

Even the cops outside wanted to take this bad boy for a spin.
After years and years of trying, I finally got to meet Dave Prowse, the actor who played Darth Vader.
I cried like a baby after this was taken because I was so happy.

I also met some amazing costumers pretending to be celebs.
Quail Man!

The Maul family.
Maria in her amazing Poison Ivy costume.
I want this so bad. Giant Spock vinyl toy. 

We ended the evening with:

What's become our After-Con tradition. 

Home in time to view the Partial Solas Eclipse. It happened just as the sun was hitting the horizon. Absolutely AMAZING!!!

What we got:

2 postcard prints from this lovely artist. The cat reminded us of Minerva and my parents have a Scottie! 2 buttons (a vintage "HALLEY'S COMET WATCHER" and a silly X-MEN Senator Kelly button. Also, I finally got my Scout Trooper Galactic Heroes toy. I've been looking for one of these guys for a long time.

Autographs from John De Lancie (Q, Discord), Dave Prowse (Darth Vader) and Anne Lockhart (Sheba from the original Battlestar Galactica).

About as nerdy as you can get. <3
John De Lancie & Sir Patrick Stewart.

I'll post more about the con as I get tagged in more photos.
We should get the JPEG from the photo we took within a couple of days. <3

<3 Stephanie


  1. I am soooo jealous!!! I wanted to go so badly (to any Con really...) but just couldn't work it out. :[ I really want to go to Dragon Con this year! (especially since Aaron Douglas [Chief Tyrol from BSG] called me through my friend's phone last year and I bawled my eyes out because I wasn't there!!!)

    1. I met Aaron Douglas at WonderCon a few years back... I told him that he was my favorite and that I was almost done with the last season of BSG, and when I asked to take a picture with him, he suggested this: http://sphotos.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash2/26824_1385835598883_1021800008_1162478_4965205_n.jpg

      Which, obviously, if you've seen the last episode of the new BSG (I think it was the last one? Maybe second to last?), is EPIC AND AWESOME and I flipped out when I saw the scene he's referencing. It was brilliant foreshadowing and it made meeting him feel that much more special once I'd finished the series. He's an awesome dude! I hope you get to meet him some day! :)

  2. That is a GREAT pic of you, Jeremy, John De Lancie & Sir Patrick Stewart!!! Frame that biotch for the reception! ^_^

    1. haha I think we might frame a copy. I'd hate for someone to leave it behind! >.<

  3. I am UTTERLY JEALOUS OF YOU. Absolutely, undeniably jealous. On all accounts. Forever.

    It looks like you had the awesomest time! :) The outfits look awesome, and ... have I mentioned my jealousy yet?

    1. I AM UTTERLY JEALOUS THAT YOU GOT TO MEET AARON DOUGLAS!! He's on my wishlist of celebs to meet. <3

  4. WOW THAT IS TOO AWESOME!!!!! So jealous! Nice one Steph!

    1. Thanks!!! I saw so many adorable kids in costumes. If you went, you would have been inspired to dress Maddie up in so many things. ^_^

  5. This looks like so much fun! I'm jealous!!!