mingmerciless (mingmerciless) wrote,
mingmerciless
mingmerciless

Galactica 3

So, Galactica 3: the event I bailed on the multi-period muster at Kelmarsh for. An inauspicious start: as work had been rather hectic, I'd still not finished packing by Friday evening so I got to Heathrow rather late. Fortunately, the meet and greet was running even later!

Still, overall, a very pleasant, very small (~200 people) event. Something of a surprise: we thought Brian/Wolf Events was giving up running cons but he announced G4 and, lemming that I am, I signed up: I am registrant number 13!

Anyway, highlights:
  • Discovering Leah Cairns was a self-described BSG geek, to the extent of asking if the papers from the BSG conference were available and saying she gave new cast members grief if their knowledge of the programme was lacking!
  • Some very interesting comments from Alessandro Juliani about Gaeta, his "man crush" on Baltar, subsequent disillusionment and sense of betrayal and some interesting hints about his direction for the fourth season
  • Does every cast member do impressions of Edward James Olmos?!
  • An utterly hilarious Who's Line Is It Anyway-style script reading with all four guests
  • Seems like the uniform still attracts a lot of attention but, then again, this was the first actual BSG event I'd worn it to!
  • Shame the uniform buttons I ordered off eBay didn't arrive in time
  • Nick and Rosalind, who I deeply envy for their massive collection of SF military uniforms, were also in BSG uniforms - actually expected more of us. Nick's impression of Bitter Post-New Caprica Tigh, complete with bottle of appalling rotgut whiskey, was superb
  • Got taken to task by a girl who I'd apparently talked to at Collectormania GMEX but needless to say, I had no recollection of this!
  • As Bryan Adams' Summer of 69 started up, another to me: "Oh my God, you're not going to dance to that, are you?" Me: "That's a matter of some debate"
  • Especially great having a long catchup with ysrith
Tags: bsg, cons
Subscribe

  • I'm sure things were supposed to lighten up

    Well, I'm improving, 2 month gap between posts down to about 2 weeks... As it is, looks like I'm on for third month in a row at > 90%…

  • Emerging from seclusion

    Wow. It has been over two months since my last post. It's just been mad with work which is strange as August and September are normally dead…

  • Not old, just older

    Oh man, where's the time going these days? The lyrics of Rush's Time Stand Still which I quoted a while back seem all the more appropriate now.…

  • Post a new comment

    Error

    Anonymous comments are disabled in this journal

    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    Your IP address will be recorded 

  • 0 comments