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30 December 2007 @ 08:59 pm
FX Show - 2008; Happy New Year!  
I've been meaning to post about this for the last few days, but have been a little busy.  Since I actually went online today and bought a 3-day pass for myself and a 1-day ticket for my dad, I figured I should get around to confirming that I'll be going to the 2008 FX Show, after I had an amazing time there this past January - including my best day ever.

Last week, I had already decided to go when I learned that Nicholas Brendon was signed on as a guest.  Seeing as how Xander Harris is tops in last summer's list of my 20 favorite TV characters of all time, I could not miss the chance to meet the man himself.  Plus, I've heard he's great to (and grateful to) his fans, so getting a signed pic - and possibly a portrait with - would be sweet.

A list of the whole lineup for the weekend - January 25-27 at the Orange County Convention Center, here in Orlando - as well as the link for ticket-purchasing, can be found from the FX International home page, HERE. Other guests listed that are possibly potential draws for me include Greg Grunberg, George Takei, Stephen Tobolowski, Laura Vandervoort, Helen Slater, and Elisabeth Rohm.

However, the guest-list was made infinitely more geek-gasm worthy with the addition of NATHAN-fucking-FILLION. That's right, Captain Malcolm Reynolds himself will be there - also on my fav. characters list, of course.  Apparently there was an inadvertant scheduling mix-up, since Nathan had a verbal agreement to be at some other charity event scheduled for the same weekend in Phoenix, but the FX Show was a signed contract that he had lined up first.  It was confirmed at Whedonesque on Friday that he's gonna be here in Orlando that weekend.  Needless to say, this is HUGE for fanboys and fangirls alike, especially with how awesome he always is to his fans. While not quite as excitedly nervous as I was for Kristen Bell last year (c'mon, it's KBell - whaddya expect from me?), I'm definitely stoked. My dad's going to be out of town most of the weekend, but still requested the one-day pass for Sunday - when he should be back in town - in order to hopefully meet Nathan, too.  So even my dad has his fanboy moments.

I'll bring along my camera like I did last year, but won't get my hopes up, since the FX staff were pretty rigid overall about enforcing the 'no photo' rule, in order to sell the professional studio portraits with the celebs. But we'll see.

And I know some of my flisters had brief rundowns of the loot they scored for Christmas this year. Since I didn't ask for a whole lot (I pretty much buy all the crap I want myself), I'll just mention that my favorite gift came from my parents, as they actually got me The Complete Calvin and Hobbes collection that I had been eyeing for the last couple of months.  I actually didn't expect this from them at all, planning on probably getting it myself sometime in January, so this was a nice surprise.  Oh, and  _cinjudes_ came through with an offical 'Panther Football' team practice shirt from Friday Night Lights - also totally unexpected - so *smooches* to her for that, as well.

And that's about all that may be even remotely interesting I've got right now. No big plans for new year's celebrations this year - will probably stay with the folks since my mom's birthday is the 1st.  For everyone else that does have a life, have fun and be safe - and may 2008 bring even more good stuff than 2007. 

Happy New Year!

Kristen Bell is awesome.
~ CinJudes ~: ff - cast - the message - funeral fun_cinjudes_ on December 31st, 2007 03:10 pm (UTC)
OMFG!!! *falls over dead*

.... five minutes later ....


Did you say NATHAN. As in MY FUCKING NATHAN?!? This isn't right. We are supposed to meet him together. Fuck me! Why didn't you call me and boast? Were you afraid of my reaction? *spits*

I MUST have signed stuff. A picture most definately. I must pick out the picture I want you to print out myself. I must - shit, I can't even think.

You will not believe this but I told Ben this weekend as a follow up to another conversation we had last week because he turned 35 yesterday, about the fact that I literally couldn't remember my 30th birthday. All I know is that I was pissed and in denial and shit. From 31 on I've been with you or the like, but 30 - I'm a complete blank. I repressed it or something because I never forget anything. ANYWAY... I told him that next year (as in 2009) when you turn 30 I was thinking of telling you I was going to take vacay early in January for you b-day and either come there and hit the con with you OR we could go somewhere like really vacationy. That my Bad Daddy wouldn't forget his 30th if you had anything to say about it - and it wouldn't be bitter. And now I frakkin wish it was '09 already. *sob*

Give me my picture parameters and we must confab about what you are taking as a representive of me. Because I love him. Like, almost as much as Edward Cullen. Like more than Michael Vaughn or Dr. Carter - and let me tell you, that is L O V E. He is my absolute FAVORITE real live person, not to mention the man you played my favorite character, like ever. But then again, you know all this - so I'll just shut up.

When can we talk? How is your New Years Day? Or this coming weekend? We must start planning!

I still can't believe you didn't call me. *pouts*

Edited at 2007-12-31 03:20 pm (UTC)
Jeff: Serenity - shieldj_mac179 on December 31st, 2007 06:01 pm (UTC)
LMFAO! I was actually tempted to almost call you Saturday or Sunday night, but I got a little busy, and knew we would end up chatting for a few hours. Plus, I kinda like breaking this news to you this way, so you can vent and squee and get all excited for all to see... then think about what you want signed and stuff. ;P

I also need to pick out a good pic or two of Mal for me and my dad to have signed, and I may bring along my Firefly DVD set for him to sign, too.

I may be too busy today to chat (FSU's bowl game is this afternoon, and I still need to get a gift for my mom's birthday tomorrow), but I may have some time tomorrow evening. So expect a call perhaps sometime tomorrow.

Gotta get out and shop some real quick. Think about what you want Nathan to sign... and yes I know you're crazy envious and wish you could come - I know.
~ CinJudes ~: ff - text - special hell_cinjudes_ on December 31st, 2007 06:37 pm (UTC)
Frakker. You just like it when I freak the fuck out on your lj, admit it. :p

I'm still in a state of shock. I must think up giftage! I must pick pictures. I must plot your photo-op with him to include me in some way. Guh! I haven't been this jealous of you in a verrrrry long time, so expect snippish behavior when we do talk, then again, what else is new?

Whenever you can call is great, I'm off tomorrow.

(Anonymous) on January 13th, 2008 10:24 pm (UTC)
I love you all!
Make love, not war!