In which Dragon*Con sucked me in
DragonCon, oh DragonCon. How you do suck people in! So where was I from yesterday’s post? (See here). Oh yeah, so we met Katee Sackhoff and the plan was to meet up with some “fangirls” that I knew from online.
What are fangirls you say? People who like the same things you like which in this case, was the Apollo/Starbuck pairing in Battlestar Galactica (Sorry Michael Trucco … to be fair we didn’t know what a charming guy you would turn on to be!)
At any rate, the plan was to meet up with the other gals around 7:30. Keely, Kathleen and I decided to have a quick bite to eat first (never drink on an empty stomach people) and the evening began. I think a list is in order:
We decided to BYOB
In this case it was BYOGG … or bring your own Gray Goose
We had a small dinner
It was awful
But we added a LOT of vodka
No, not to the dinner
To the drinks
So then the dinner didn’t seem so bad after all
We went to the Westin Bar
And met Tara and Heather and Susan and Becca and Karin and Emily and Bee and … well you get the point. We met a LOT of gals
And we had more drinks and more vodka and more drinks with vodka and I was actually feeling pretty good and having a great time
Keely and Kathleen suggested drinking games but people wisely said no
Half of us headed back to the Marriott, which was mayhem, and the other half went to check out this huge dance party at the Hyatt … I was in the Hyatt half
Somehow we ended up dancing and I looked up and Keely and Kathleen were on the stage (this wasn’t great for Keely but she wasn’t listening to me)
Then someone got a text and we all took off
I didn’t know why …
Or where we were going …
Or why …
But we got to the bar High Velocity in the Marriott and there were Jamie Bamber and Michael Trucco, two stars from BSG
All the gals were in awe but I grabbed Keely and went up to them
I apologized for interrupting and then explained to Jamie that Keely (and kind of me) had sent them Duke t-shirts and “The Phantom Tollbooth” (read this book immediately if you haven’t done so yet)
He said he knew it and we proceed to hang out with them for a bit
Keely said I was wasted and kept thanking him profusely, petted him (Jamie Bamber that is) and then lectured him for not reading the book. I think she’s exaggerating. I was just being a mom. Note to reader: ignore Keely.
Meanwhile, Keely was inviting Michael Trucco to be the star of a script that we’re writing and he was all like “what?” and “sure” and “ok” until Kathleen spilled her entire drink on his chair.
After explaining that she was in Med School hahaha
Yeah, that happened.
He said, “that’s fine, I’ll just stand all night” and it was hilarious
The entire thing was fabulous and ridiculous and mortifyingly embarrassing
Then we decided to leave them alone
Although by now people were accosting them left and right
Especially this one chick who talked to them for 45 minutes
But we went to the table
And Kathleen sent over a round of drinks in apology
Although she forgot to include her name
So Jamie and Michael didn’t know they were from her
Ah, the young kids of today
And then Michael came to the back and I gave him my business card
Yeah, the ALL FOOKED UP one
Which he liked
I know cuz when I was leaving he told me
So yeah, that was Friday night
And Saturday was Kathleen in bed hung over all day
But Keely and I went to the BSG panel and Michael recognized us
So that was an awesome day.
I am now a huge Michael Trucco fan
I already was a Jamie Bamber fan
Who knew I was that type of person?
No, not the stalkerish type … the fannish type!
We then went out to a quiet, non-alcoholic dinner because our livers demanded that we do so.
So, that was basically DAY Two at Dragon*Con. Pretty amazing huh???? Of course, Keely was busy spilling our secret which is ok in my mind.
That’s about it. Hope you guys all stay tuned for the next bit.