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12 August 2017 @ 01:49 am
VanCon 2017: Friday  
Gotta type this all out now before I forget anything. Sure, it's only 1 in the morning, but this is important!

Rich and Rob kicked things off in their usual hilarious style, with Rich saying Canada is a city. :P
Kinda missed the old Rules & Regulation song, but I guess there's so many now that it would take too long to sing? Our first guests were Alaina Huffman and Gil McKinney. Great to see these two beautiful people on stage.

Right after their panel I got a photo-op with Alaina & Gil and wouldn't you know...Gil remembered me yet again! Even with him not being at last year's VanCon! Amazing! He must really have a memory for people. So that was pretty sweet. I chose to get my solo photo-op with Gil on Saturday (spreading out the Gil love *g*).

Next was another enjoyable Quoncert with Jason Manns. He answered a few questions, but mostly sang songs. I got most of them on video, including part of the song he sang with Rob Benedict at the start of the panel. Oh! And they sang "Hallelujah" at the end. Gorgeous!!!! :D

Then we had a nice panel with the lovely Samantha Smith (so happy Mary's still alive - and kicking ass in the Alt Universe).

Then they had a Stump The Experts game and the first question was about Bugs - What was the name of the housing development? The experts didn't know, but I did - Oasis Plains! I got it right and was the first to choose from the table of merchandise they had set out! I picked out a SPN red cup and a cool canvas bag. Free goodies!!!! :D

The last panel of the day was with our new guest, Emily Swallow and favorite, Briana Buckmaster. So much fun! I also got a photo-op with Emily.

Then it was time for autographs. Gold got 5: Rich, Samantha, Emily, Alaina, and Briana.
I asked Rich about the location for that slow walking shot from his ep "Stuck in the Middle (With You)" and he couldn't really remember, but he did inform me that the house was built by the production (which I didn't know) and the interiors were on the soundstage (which I did know). He thought it was all filmed by a college and a lake, but couldn't place it and suggested I ask Location Manager, Russ Hamilton, if he shows up this weekend. Then Rich said he was curious himself where it was filmed at! I understood it was asking a bit for him to remember, since it was many months ago and thanked him anyway.

With Samantha, I brought up my disappointment that Mary never baked Dean a pie when he was a child. It kinda burst my bubble to learn that last season. She said Mary just didn't have the time. lol

I asked Emily what it was like to wear that black dress all the time. She said at least she didn't have to go in for a bunch of costume fittings, though it did get uncomfortable in the cold weather, but she liked having a nice dress to wear the entire time.

I mentioned to Alaina that Abaddon should totally be brought back in the Alternate Universe and she, of course, agreed. :)

I thanked Briana (and Kim) for their Facebook videos and that I hoped they'd be doing more. She thanked me and said they do hope to film more of them, but they're just a little overwhelmed with work (on the SPN spinoff) but that they'd definitely do more of them in the future. :)

Autos done, I had a chance for a quick supper before heading back for Karaoke!
I'll admit, things started a little slow, but they really picked up at the end. We got a lot of surprise guests: Rich's "Band Of Brothers" actors, the guy who played Ramiel, Carrie Genzel, Erica Carroll, Rick Worthy, Guy Bee, and Osric Chau! When Rich brought Osric out, he had a backpack with him and Rich decided we'd sing the song "Sweet Caroline" but instead sing "Sweet Osric Chau". So we did! And then Emily and Jason started going through Osric's backpack...and they found some underwear....which Jason balled up and then tossed into the crowd...and I caught them! LOL It was a freak one-handed catch, as I was filming video with my camera. I handed them over to a gal standing next to me, but another gal (assuming she was volunteer) quickly came to retrieve the grey pair of undies. Ah, well...as the gal next to me said, at least we got to touch them. :P

Crazy, crazy stuff! Oh, and the narwhal was there! So much fun.

Well, my feet and my back are killing me and it's time to quickly post this and get some sleep for day two.

Current Location: going to bed - in VanLand
Current Mood: exhaustedexhausted
Hermine Kurotowaherminekurotowa on August 12th, 2017 10:01 am (UTC)
What a great day you had! LOL at touching Osric's underwear, that's more than a usual fangirl gets!
supernutjapansupernutjapan on August 12th, 2017 01:41 pm (UTC)
Sounds like an awesome time! Being remembered, getting free goods from winning a quiz and even catching the pair of undies! :D
borgmama1of5borgmama1of5 on August 12th, 2017 03:13 pm (UTC)
Such fun to hear of your adventures! And nice job on stumping the experts!
jennyjennygeee on August 12th, 2017 09:50 pm (UTC)
Sounds like an amazing first day!!
milly_galmilly_gal on August 14th, 2017 01:10 pm (UTC)
What a fucking fabulous time, thank you so SO much for sharing it with us :D ♥♥♥