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At least in my opinion.  Of course, I have relatively little experience with conventions, but honestly, LA was just fantastic.   Even before the actual convention started, we had so much fun!  I actually slept most of Thursday (I know, BORing, but man I needed it.  30 hours of work in two days to get ready for the con, plus staying up all night Wed catching up with Sandra on top of just coming back from Eyecon....yeah, I was beat :) 

Word of warning: Obviously, the guests are much cooler and funnier than I am.  Any lameness you encounter after this point is entirely my fault, because they were all AWESOME!  Also, there is rampant and terrible abuse of exclamation points, capital letters and LOL in this post.  Just so you know.

My friends Sandra and Carollee and I went down to the Santa Monica Pier on Friday, which was great, and I finally got to see the Pacific Ocean :)  It was freezing cold--I couldn't believe there were people actually submersing themselves in the water.  I put my feet in for about two seconds and that was plenty for me lol.  I'll take the Gulf of Mexico any day!  And watching Thursday's episode with other fans was a treat--I love my husband dearly, but he just doesn't GET it sometimes. 

And then the convention started.  I had never heard Richard speak before, so I enjoyed every minute.  He was funny, and smart, and his Band of Brothers stories were very touching.  And he seemed kind of taken aback by the whole fandom thing--like, why do these people want to see ME?  Which I thought was sort of endearing, since the Trickster is one of my favorite villains and I was thrilled to get my picture with him, even though I had to rush out and buy a pair of flats because I forgot and only brought heels with me lol.  And I got to ask him a question, which he apparently liked since he mentioned it in our photo op.  That made me grin like an idiot (as opposed to smiling), so I look completely terrible in our picture, but I'm hoping he makes it to Vancouver or Chicago so I can try again :)  Oh, and his jacket was so soft!  I kind of wanted to pet it, but I restrained myself.  Good practice for Jared and Jensen lol. 

Malik was fun too, though his panel was a little odd because he hardly ever actually answered a question.  He made a real effort to turn every question into a sort of motivational speech, including what really sounded like a plug for sexual abstinence!  I was sort of floored by that one.  It was cool that he obviously wanted to help and inspire people in any way that he could, but sometimes I was just sort of scratching my head and wondering how he got THERE.  On the other hand, whenever he did manage to stay on topic, it was great.  OMG the toilet story--He was like, a toilet?  Really?  Are you sure?  He had heard that Jared and Jensen liked to play pranks, so when he heard that he was having his head dunked in a toilet, he stood by and watched every drop of water that went in.  He specifically wanted to make sure he wouldn't open his eyes to see corn lol!  And he somehow missed that he was going to die in Jus in Bello.  His script ended with "White Light" and he didn't quite get the significance of that lol.  Then when they called him back for the angry ghosts episode, he was like, But isn't Henricksen dead?  Like that's an issue on Supernatural lol!

The cocktail party was sort of.....boring.  And long.  The pie was really good, but they didn't provide anything to drink except from the bar and a can of soda was FOUR DOLLARS!  However, meeting Richard and Misha made up for it.  Richard did a knock-knock joke about my pecan pie (insert eyeroll here lol) and told me to "pecan" someone my own size, which is privately amusing because he IS my size.  Pretty much exactly.  Which was why I had to buy new shoes (that's what I'm telling my husband anyway lol).  And then came Misha, which was sort of disconcerting, because he kept staring at me.  No, seriously.  At first I thought it was because I was staring at HIM, but then he was like, I know you, haven't we met before?  And I, being a complete idiot, just sort of stammered something negative, and he went on, I'm sure I know you, did we meet in New Jersey?  I just shook my head and muttered something about how people are always thinking that they know me (which is true).  I was horribly embarrassed and felt like a complete idiot, esp since HE WOULDN"T STOP LOOKING AT ME.  I always thought it would be kind of cool to have one of the stars actually SEE me, but now I know otherwise.  I am perfectly happy being just another face in the crowd and I don't want any of them to remember me (real or imagined) EVER AGAIN.

Hmm, I actually already knew that from when Gabe caught me crocheting during his q&a and pointed it out to EVERYONE.  I definitely want to be ignored from now on, sigh.

TO BE CONTINUED......

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