I got back from my fourth (!) Dragon Con adventure on Monday morning, and I basically just woke up. ;) On the one hand, the Con FLEW by this year, and I'm still dealing with the fact that it's over. On the other hand, I'm not sure my health could stand it more than once a year. Though this year I managed to get more sleep than usual, thanks to the discovery that Advil PM counteracts my normal tendency to wake up excitedly at 6:30 even when I was up until 4 a.m. talking about BSG, politics, and how gorgeous Tricia Helfer really is.
1. Really, the main attraction of Dragon Con for me is that it's essentially a four-night pajama party with your flist. It was just incredibly incredible to see many of you again and to meet some of you for the first time. Now, if only I could put the rest of you non-convention goers in my pocket and bring you along, my life would be complete. :D
2. I feel the need to mention the two BSG panels I went to somewhere near the top, as they are my ostensible reason for going? Mary McDonnell and Tricia Helfer are lovely, Mary gave a great answer to nicole_anell
's* question about female relationships on the show, and Tricia and James used to drink whiskey together before their more intense sex scenes. Kevin Grazier was wankily defensive about "smart-ass fanboys" who insist that Cylon physiology doesn't make sense (DUDE... never mind), Hatch and Olmos were the usual, and Tahmoh is pretty much the nicest guy ever.
* though Nicole refused to take credit for the actual question; I can't remember whose it originally was
3. We all managed to get into a Saturday night screening of the new Doctor Who, which was amazing, if only a little
less awesome than last year's screening of The Plan. Now I want to watch every Who episode with a room full of 700 extremely over-excited fans.
4. Even though I'm not into comics, I tagged along with emmiere
to a panel on comics and feminism, which turned out to be both enlightening and heartening as to the extent the panelists and the audience seemed to *get it.* Well, the panelists and most
of the audience; there were a couple of "what about the MEN" questions which were effectively dealt with by the panelists, to widespread applause. And someone brought up the Batgirl fiasco
, and a (male!) audience member yelled out "that woman is a hero," and the crowd went wild. Granted, it was a self-selected audience at this panel to begin with, but at least it was standing room only? ( Collapse )