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Supernatural in LA, Day 2

SPN, LA Con 2011
Jensen Ackles, Space Pirate Queen, Gizle, and Jared Padalecki

Compared to when we went to the  convention in Vancouver, Los Angeles has proven itself to be a little bit crazier and somewhat more stressful. I missed the laid back atmosphere of Vancouver con! I forgot to mention that on our first day, two of the women that were running the registration/ticket table were incredibly rude and… well, quite bitchy. Their attitude pretty much told us that they may have been taking advantage of the situation to try and make other people feel bad by talking down on them (aka, as we call it, “power trippin'”). Luckily, the woman who I ended up purchasing my tickets from was much nicer than those first two.

Otherwise, the rest of the CreationEnt staff and volunteers we talked to for the rest of the weekend were much nicer, though somewhat more overwhelmed and stressed out by the bigger LA audience. Though I will have to conclude that I had a much better experience at Vancouver Con.

Sunday was the biggest day, much like Vancouver, because it is the day of everything Jared and Jensen related.

The first thing we did in the morning was our “J2 Sandwich” photo op. I admit, much like my first experience, I was extremely  nervous and quietly freaking out while we waited in line. Although, I did manage to look at Jensen directly (I know, it’s pathetic… I’m such a fangirl) and gave him instructions on how we wanted everyone to pose for the photo: FIERCE and FABULOUS! (like Zoolander!). The two actors were in a very playful and good mood that morning. They played along with our request very eagerly. The only unfortunate part of the experience was that by the time they got to us, CreationEnt had decided they needed to start rushing people and “banned” hugs. Which we felt was very much unfair, especially since we had to watch the people in front of us take their time with Jensen and Jared… and everyone paid the same price for this photo op. I understand the actors are on a tight schedule, but they can’t expect attendees to cough up all that money only to have their experience jilted just because they allowed a few people to linger longer than most. It is our money and time too.

Regardless, I got a little brave and gave Jensen a one arm squeeze around his waist before we had to walk away. I even heard Jared delcare, “I was the most fierce!” as I went pass him. I am quite happy with how the photo turned out too!

I have to give props to Chris, the photographer. Although he was much more accommodating when we were in Vancouver, I understood why he seemed less laid back at this convention. He does make sure that the photos are worth it for us paying customers though, which we very much appreciate.

By noon, Jared and Jensen were on stage at the main theatre, followed by a surprise panel with Jim Beaver, and then Brock Kelly at the end.

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Supernatural in LA, Day 1 (part 2)

SPN, LA Con 2011
Richard Speight Jr, Misha Collins, Traci Dinwiddie, Jim Beaver, Mark Sheppard...and us!

I decided to start this post with the magical photo-op we did at the end of Saturday. Instead of paying for individual photos with the Saturday guests, we decided to pool our money into the group photo instead. I forced/bullied/peer pressured Giselle into the hamster kigurumi. Mark Sheppard was most excited and his eyes lit up when he saw me. He said: “Pikachu!!!” I’m guessing his children enjoys the Pokemon. Jim seemed bewildered and Traci was giggling. Misha had already seen kigus in the past, and I am sure Richard has seen weirder things but he was very amused.

Our direction to them for the photo was to pose like we were all about to go into battle. Richard and Jim follows directions well. Traci is ready to kill Jim and Misha. Misha and Mark… well, something happened there that we did not witness. When the photo was done, Mark commented: “That was the most normal thing they’ve asked us to do all day!”

Mark and Misha were the last two panels of the day.

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Supernatural in LA, Day 1 (part 1)

Last August, Gizle and I traveled to Vancouver, Canada and with two of our friends, we attended our first Supernatural convention. Six months later (as in, this past weekend), we went to the local con, investing more money (possibly a couple or so hundred dollars) on tickets and photos with our favorite television stars. That is what you call fandom love… aka, a little bit obsessed. At least we stuck to a pretty reasonable budget and steered clear of the expensive GOLD ($549 per person) and SILVER ($399) passes that Creation Entertainment offered con goers. We are not that hardcore. Or rich. Or crazy. However you want to look at it, I suppose.

On Saturday, day one of the convention, Jim Beaver (Bobby Singer), Richard Speight Jr. (The Trickster/Gabriel), Traci Dinwiddie (Pam), Mark Sheppard (Crowley) and Misha Collins (Castiel) were all present. Each guests were on stage for about an hour, taking questions from the attendees and then off they go to be ushered off to their photo ops and autograph sessions.

It’s going to take me awhile to upload all the photos and videos, so here is the first batch!

Jim Beaver @ SPN LA Con 2011

Richard Speight Jr & Traci Dinwiddie

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