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Today I have met:

Devon Murray
John Rhys-Davies
Billy Boyd
Tom Felton
Samantha Bond
Andy Serkis
Bruce Hopkins
Sala Baker
Paul McGann
Armin Shimerman
Virginia Hey
(kind of) Daniel Logan and Kenny Baker
David Prowse
Warwick Davis



Everyone was really, really sweet. That's my overriding impression of the whole thing. I met morganmuffle and her uni friends, as arranged, and tagged along with them for the day. We also met up with sparkyred, toft_froggy, ponchki and several others at various points. However, I didn't see angelislington. Sorry, Nevvie! Maybe I can see you off at the airport, or something?

Devon Murray is so cute! We went and talked to him for a few minutes, and he told us he hasn't finished shooting PoA yet, and it'll probably be another few months. Did we take any pictures with him, Sarah? I can't remember...

John Rhys-Davies is a tickle monster. Seriously. Every girl who had her picture taken with him got mercilessly tickled so she'd laugh for the camera. And he wrote on my photo: "Don't tell the Elf! Gimli (with an arrow pointing to Gimli's picture, cos it was the silhouette of the Fellowship), illegible, John Rhys Davies".

Billy Boyd is so lovely. We had to queue for ages to get to see him, but it was totally worth it. I gave him my Bagenders printout, and he read the first page, made some comments (along the lines of what a dirty story it sounded!), put it behind the desk and said he'd read it later. Then we posed for photos (he wanted to get that done all at once because his legs were tired with constantly getting up). And he signed my photo: "Where are we going? Kate, lots of love, Billy Boyd".

Tom Felton seemed a bit tired, and didn't really talk much. To be fair, he had been there for a very long time, poor love, and he is very young. But he signed my picture quickly: "Tom Felton (Malfoy)" and because I asked him to, he wrote "OTP" as well - on a photo of Harry and Draco. He blatantly didn't understand what it meant, and thought it was a bit of a strange request, but he did it anyway. It doesn't quite beat sparkyred's "Guns and Handcuffs", but it's close!

Samantha Bond was very nice, even when morganmuffle and I accidentally knocked her cup of coffee all over the floor. Even after that, she still posed for photos with all of us.

Andy Serkis was nice, and claimed not to be tired at all, when asked. And when the stewards were trying to hurry him up, I saw him making whip-cracking noises at Billy. They were both really relaxed about the time constraints, chatting away quite happily. Andy signed a picture for me as well: "Nice fissssh! Give it to us raw and riggling (sic)! Andy Serkis".

Bruce Hopkins and Sala Baker were both very nice, talked to us and posed for pictures even though we didn't buy autographs from them. Sala Baker's huge! And we saw him again later, walking round the fair, with nobody paying him any attention. Benefits of playing a character where nobody sees your face, I guess...

Paul McGann was very sweet too. I actually went to see him twice, because the first time, he just signed my photo: "To Kate, love Paul McGann", but a bit later when he wasn't doing anything I got him to add "We've come on holiday by mistake". He did this without protest, unless you count him saying that life had just got weirder. If I ever meet Richard E Grant, I'm going to have him sign the same picture with "I demand to have some booze", or some such thing.

The last autograph I bought was from Armin Shimerman, who's not at all Snyder-like. He wrote: "To Kate, cheers! Armin Shimerman".

Virginia Hey now apparently markets her own brand of perfume. After we'd finished taking photos of her, she sprayed us all with some. It smells gorgeous, but unfortunately it was too expensive for us poor starving students!

I only saw Daniel Logan and Kenny Baker very briefly, because they both said they were leaving when I got to them. But I did talk to them both for about a minute...

David Prowse and Warwick Davis both posed for photos with us. Not much to say about them really, except that they were as nice as everybody else.

I will be having all my signed photos framed, and getting copies of most of the pictures morganmuffle took. All in all, although my feet hurt a lot, it was a very successful and enjoyable day!

It's now my mission in life to meet every member of the Fellowship, and many other people from LotR and other films besides, and get their autographs.

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From:hermione_like
Date:May 3rd, 2003 - 02:54 pm
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That's so awesome that you got to meet all those people! Glad you had a great day. :D
From:meloise
Date:May 3rd, 2003 - 05:36 pm
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If I'm not mistaken, thats the Ragnarok Online artwork for an archer.

And if I am, just ignore me. :)
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From:sparkyred
Date:May 3rd, 2003 - 02:56 pm
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Waaah, it wasn't my pic but kazzik's! She's got two, but hush! XD

Am so happy we met you. *Hugs* 'Twas marvellous and WHEEE for letting me join you in the queue for Paul McGann because you have a) made my day, b) made by month and c) made my life. XD *Sigh*

*Grins*
From:paranoidkitten
Date:May 3rd, 2003 - 02:57 pm
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The coolness. :)
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From:eva_c
Date:May 3rd, 2003 - 03:01 pm
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And here I was, thinking that Tom secretly lurked around the dark, smutty bowels of slash...
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From:dancingrain
Date:May 3rd, 2003 - 03:44 pm

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oooh, YAY!
From:burningtoast
Date:May 3rd, 2003 - 04:54 pm
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Okay, I truly am moving to the U.K. now. Unless you live in L.A. or New York, here in the U.S. you've got a snowball's chance in hell of ever meeting that many cool people in one place. Billy, Andy, Paul... my brain fries just considering it. You lucky girl! Congrats!
From:meloise
Date:May 3rd, 2003 - 05:35 pm
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I confess to horrible envy.
From:angelislington
Date:May 3rd, 2003 - 05:58 pm
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Hey you! *hugs*

I was so worried all day about meeting up with you, because my computer wasn't working on friday morning (the hard drive is completely shagged, ugh) and I couldn't even turn it on to email you with my plans or mobile number. I waited in front of Costa from about 1-145pm, but as I didn't even know what you looked like I knew I had little chance of finding you. I've been so anxious that you would think I didn't want to see you and had left you waiting around for me lost and alone. Thank god you came with friends! I don't feel so badly now, although I certainly would have liked to see you!

I thought had seen someone with 'sparkyred' on their arm, but she was gone so quickly...I bet I just missed you guys. Moop.

Your con experience sounds alot better than mine though. *laughs* No one wrote anything special for me, although everyone was exceedingly gracious and kind, especially poor Andy and BILLEH, whom I didn't get to see until almost 6pm, the poor dear. I wish he had written something cute on my picture too, and not just 'All the best'. But at least I got to hug him! *dreamy sigh* :)

I'm so glad you had a good time, and that you weren't cursing my name all day. ;-)
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From:avariel_wings
Date:May 4th, 2003 - 03:16 am

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Yeah, I looked around when we were passing Costa around 1.00, and I probably saw you, but didn't realise it was you.

Maybe we could still meet up at some point before you go?
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From:twelveeyes
Date:May 3rd, 2003 - 06:22 pm

*squawk*

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You are soooo lucky!
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From:isiliel
Date:May 3rd, 2003 - 08:14 pm
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AAGH, the envy consumes me! :D That's great that you got to meet them all and that they were all lovely...lucky lucky girl! Poor Felton though...so many fangirls...so little time...
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From:gracefuless
Date:May 3rd, 2003 - 09:54 pm
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Wow. Just wow.

*dies*
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From:altarica
Date:May 3rd, 2003 - 10:12 pm
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Now there's something to tell the grandkids.
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From:tefkas
Date:May 4th, 2003 - 12:17 am
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Sounds way cool - glad you had a good time!
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From:cohort
Date:May 4th, 2003 - 04:34 am
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lol@Tom, and OTP? I'm confused.

I'm sure it was a groovy experience having met all those people in a day. Wish I'd meet Felton someday, hehe. Dream.
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From:avariel_wings
Date:May 4th, 2003 - 04:44 am

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Harry/Draco picture. One True Pairing. kazzik got him to write "I sailed the Guns and Handcuffs" on hers, and I was dared to ask him for OTP. So I did, and he wrote it!
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From:thieving_gypsy
Date:May 4th, 2003 - 05:23 am

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Okay, everything is beyond all measure of coolness, but Paul McGann!!!

Gah.

GAH!!

*mutters a vaguely coherent something about envy wrath coming to steal your picture grumblesnarl*



But, seriously... wow. The greatness!
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From:sparkyred
Date:May 4th, 2003 - 06:26 am

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Paul McGann is my personal deity now.

*Dies for the 3945873th time*

XD
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From:thieving_gypsy
Date:May 4th, 2003 - 06:28 am

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*mad giggles*

Oh, Lord... your icon is fabulous!
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From:avariel_wings
Date:May 4th, 2003 - 08:17 am

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There's another one in October. Can't guarantee the same guests will be there, but if you're free, you should come down!
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From:morganmuffle
Date:May 4th, 2003 - 06:20 am
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Yes we have pictures of Devon (we have pics of EVERYONE!) I'll send you them as soon as they're developed!
*hovers somewhere around cloud 9*
HE WINKED AT ME, BILLY WINKED AT ME
From:queeniefox
Date:May 4th, 2003 - 06:39 am
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Wah! I so should have gone instead of going to a stupid, boring, really not fun at all birthday party.

Paul McGann! Wah!

I am extremly stupid.
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From:toft_froggy
Date:May 4th, 2003 - 08:35 am
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It was great to meet you and morganmuffle! *sigh* I touched Tom Felton... and BILLEEEE... :D
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From:randomfrog
Date:May 4th, 2003 - 01:26 pm
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Lucky, lucky, lucky, lucky, lucky, lucky wench.

Billy! Devon! Tom! *is a sucker for prettiness*

Must, must move to the UK.