Saturday, August 23, 2008

Pathetic Fangirl needs advice

Ok, first of all, I need to confess that I have spent the last three days researching everything I can find on Dragon*Con. I found several schedules, maps of hotels, individual websites for the different tracks, and a couple forums. I have created a spread sheet listing the panels and activities we MOST want to see, when they are, and where they are. I found out how the whole autograph thing works, and the photo ops (sadly, I can't find out the WHEN for these until I get there). I'd also like to point out now that if my sister were going to this (which, she never would), she would think I was a total and complete moron for doing all this research and planning. She would just show up, not knowing where or when anything was, and wing it. And she would think that that is the absolute right way to do it. If I tried to do that, I'd end up sobbing and possibly sucking my thumb in one of the hotel lobbys. I am most definately a planner.

Anyway, I am trying to decide what to have autographed, and I need some feedback, please. I was thinking of having Alan Tudyk sign my Death at a Funeral DVD (the paper cover, under the plastic), and having Nathan Fillion sign my Slither DVD the same way. Is this too weird? I think I prefer it over a photograph, because, well, what am I going to do with a photograph? A DVD will sit on my DVD shelf with all my other DVDs, and when I take it out to play it, I will see the autograph. *sigh*

Also, I wanted to get Morena Baccarin and Jewel Staite's autographs, too. At first I was thinking I'd like everyone's together on something Firefly. But I realized that none of my Firefly or Serenity DVDs have Morena or Jewel's picture on it. I could still do one of them, but then I'd have to get Alan and Nathan to sign it, too, and I think I really want their autographs on the other DVDs I mentioned above.

So here's my next idea: I already have a Serenity comic book signed by Alan and Nathan that I got on Ebay.
I could have Morena and Jewel sign it, and then if I ever have autograph opportunities with any others from the cast, I can have them sign it too. Problem with that is, again, neither Morena or Jewel is on the cover. I also have the Serenity comic with Morena on the cover,
and (of course) the third with Jewel on the cover.

So my decision has come to this: 1) have Morena and Jewel sign the cover already signed by Alan and Nathan OR 2) have Morena and Jewel each sign the comic with their own picture on it.

I think I am leaning toward option one, but is it weird to have someone autograph something that their picture isn't even on?

And also, how much of a major fucking geek am I? But I am spending a whole boat-load of money that I really do not even have to do all this, and I want to get the most bang for my buck. Hence, the organizing. I am rather concerned that when I do get face-to-face with these people, that I am going to totally melt down into a squealing fangirl. Seriously, what am I going to say to these people? I've already warned The Boy that he is under no circumstances allowed to tell Alan Tudyk that I want to have his redheaded babies.

Edited to add:

The Boy walked into the room and I gave him a pop quiz:

Me: So what are we NOT going to say to Alan Tudyk when we meet him?
Boy: That you want his seed.



Annika said...

I think I would have them sign the comics their pictures are on. I doubt they'd mind signing the other one, but I would want to spread the autographs out so that no matter what comic I was reading, a cast member has signed it.

Anonymous said...

I have no insight to offer regarding autographs. I just wanted to say that your organization skills boggle my mind. Come live with me and keep me on track. Please?

Eileen said...

I also have no insight to offer, I just wanted to say that your son is The Best!

Katy said...

What Eileen said. Your son rocks!

CosmicAvatar said...

Wot Annika said.

Also, your son's wit just cracks me up. Heee!

Katy said...

Also, and I don't mean to be pushy here, really I don't, but your schedule doesn't seem to mention the part where you find Tahmoh Penikett and wrap him up and send him over to England to me. I'm sure there's a logical explanation for this omission...


Lolly said...

I didn't want that part mentioned in the public forum, for legal reasons. You understand. ;)

Amanda said...

What bettie said. Wouldn't it be totally awesome if you eventually got everyone's signatures? Then I would totally have a custom-made frame to show off the mural aspect of the covers and hang it in a place of honor in the living room.