With both feet back on solid ground, back home, but with my head still in the clouds. Not ready for the rest of the week, not ready for a new episode, not ready to leave Asylum 13 behind. :’)
Thought I’d at least post the autographs. Not really because of the autographs, but the drawings, because during signing I asked all of the guests if they could draw a portrait of themselves for me. All of them did it and I ADORE every single one.
So here they are. Coming with some really very small “stories” from the signing.
1) Jim Beaver: He is just so relaxed at all times. He was awesome and we talked a bit about traveling and where in germany he has been to and of course. i had to ask if he knew about my hometown’s legend and if he had been there, because it’s a beautiful city. ;)
2) Adam Rose: He is so freaking amazing. Really, I am repeating myslef, because basically all of them are. It was really cool to see he remembered me from the day before and our photo op together. When. I showed it to him, he was like: “OMG this is awesome we look like we are doing a buddy comedy or something like Doctor Who”. He didn’t really want to draw, because he said he can’t draw (which basically all of them said - I think all of the portraits turned out very cool), but did it nontheless and he was basically talking about what he was doing the entire time. Like when he drew his eyes and nose he said “oh and ai have big goggles eyes and a jewish nose”. He didn’t want to give it back before writing a terrible next to his artwork. I think it’s adorable, not terrible. :)
3) Theo Devaney: He is just such a sweetheart and almost a bit shy. He actually didn’t dare to draw and had someone from the staff draw at first until he took over and added a microphone and some hair. He remembered me from Karaoke as well and said he really enjoyed it and that he thinks I rocked. :’) So that’s what he wrote down as well. :’)
4) Timothy Omundson: He looked so wonderul artistic and intellectual during signing with his long hair and his glasses. :))) After I got him to sign @lost-shoes art, I asked him to draw himself. Which he did, and which if I am allowed to say so, is pretty great. I am actually so taken aback by how all of them were so easy and actually liked the request even if somewhat self conscious about their drawing skills. I think you really recognize him in the drawing. After i thanked him he said that this was probably the best drawing he ever did. :D
5) Gil McKinney: He was pretty calm and polite and very nice as well. I talked about his singing for a bit. It’s somewhat unsettling that he didn’t give himself legs and feet. ;)
6) DJ Qualls: Now he was just so… hyped, like talking a lot and all. He described his drawing as Picasso-esque and a mixture of elephant and alien, which is how he sees himself as well. lol.
7) Amy Gumenick: Didn’t have much time to talk to her about anything other than the karaoke night, because I had to hurry to a coffee lounge, but she was very sweet.
8) Lindsey McKeon: With her it was similar as with Amy. Not much time. She said she drew herself very long legs cause she’s so small.
9) Richard Speight Jr: He is just such a great person. He remembered me from karaoke as well and thanked me for particiting (him thanking me and telling me that it was really good! *dies all over again*) and chatted about how I liked the con and everything else. And all of that was genuine and truly interested in what you had to say. :’) He then asked if he would see me again at some other con to which I said yes, if he was at JIB next year. He said he was and then went on to say: “Then it’s a date.” You can’t take the trickster out of him either. :)
10) Matt Cohen: Now there is basically nothing I could say about. matt that I didn’t already say in my type up of his coffee lounge, so I’ll cut this short. He was already done with his drawing and I was making to leave when he took it back saying something important was missing: his abs. :D So he penciled them in, smiled another gorgeous smile and waved goodbye.
Still sad I didn’t get the chance to get Nicki Aycox’ autograph, but I am reallly happy with all the small portraits I got.
…when you see the security walking by armed from head to toe.
Similar to Tim’s coffee lounge Matt was quite a bit behind on the schedule. He did his best though to make up for lost time and in the end tried to get a couple more minutes even when the stewards were basically dragging him away to the next appointment.
That being said - and I am lucky enough to say I met him a handful of times by now - Matt is one of the nicest guys I ever came across… Celebrity or not. He always has a smile on his face (and not the fake kind, but the genuine kind) and truly is a kid trapped in a man’s body. Even more so - since he said he loves the Disney princess movies - to me he will always be the perfect cast for Prince Eric or really any Disney Prince. ;)
What was special about Matt’s coffee lounge is that it wasn’t the typical: Ask a question and get a reply-thing (kind of like in the panels, but with a smaller audience), but a conversation and even more so it was Matt asking us the questions.
So he lead into those 45 minutes of conversation with: Tell me who you are, where you are from, what you do and what is your spirit animal.
And so it started going around, every single one saying something about themselves and then Matt who was sitting on the floor in the middle really kind of only concentrated I that person and asked questions and seemed genuinely interested and like he had a great time.
There were some shenanigans going on with him sort of acting out what kind of student he was when someone said that they were training to be a teacher. To cut it short: Matt seemed to have been a little comedian in class, who drove his teachers insane. :)
It really was a wonderful nice getting-to-know-each-other with him with lots of interesting stuff you got to know about him as well as the other ripple in the room without it being or feeling prying. I really liked that.
One thing that certainly provided a lot of interesting stuff to talk about were spirit animals. A couple of peeps chose dragons, so Matt wanted to know what kind of dragon, because his dragon would basically be Toothless from “How to train your dragon”. A favourite movie of his btw.
Another kind of funny moment was when he thought to sisters were the same age though they were 7 years apart. He always tried to make it better, but only dug him in deeper. :) It was great because at some point he was trying to lift up the carpet in order to bury himself underneath in shame. :) It was very cute, because he was blushing SO much.
I basically don’t remember all that much else, because it was so much different stuff that was said, so this is what stuck.
I don’t want to leave! 😰 And I wish some memories would just always remain as fresh as they were when they happened and never fade.
I had one of the best weekends of my life hands down. 😂
I am going to preface this by saying I am probably forgetting tons of things that were talked about in the coffee lounge as well (really, it’s freaking horrible how spotty your memory gets after those 45 minutes of pure chatting is over). These are basically only the things I remember.
First of all. Timothy was late for the coffee lounge (which sort of still makes me a bit sad, because if we had known that I still would have had the possibility to get Nicki Aycox autograph), but extremely laid back - quite possibly really tired - when he arrived. He was wearing the most amazing boots and jeans jacket btw.
In general Tim (I’m gonna call him like that since he only ever referred to himself as Tim all weekend) was talking a lot about Psych and how much the show meant to him and how much of a family they have had become over time. He was asked about his favourite episodes and named a few. One of them being a complete re-shooting of an episode from the first season as well as an episode (it might have been the same one) in which they had all their favourite actors play the part of the usual cast.
Aside from Psych another quite big part of the conversation circled around Tim’s new show “Galavant”. Which if I can say so myself looks pretty freaking amazing and which he described as “fairytale meets musical meets comedy”. It’s made by ABC and Disney and he sings in it and dances. I tell you it’s perfection, because we were shown a trailer. :)
So while talking about the making of that show he talked about how Richard (they went to college together and are old friends - more stories on that I’ll share in the Richard coffee lounge write up) said this role is basically the kind of role he has been preparing for all his life. In relation to how it is possible this show might really take off and be a hit, he talked about how we were meeting him at an interesting time in his life, because that show HAS the potential to change and have major influence on the rest of his life. For example he shared that his agents told him to drop out of public listings of his address and house, because he might be followed around more then to which he only said it’s not what he wants. A friend of his for example has their house stacked with cameras, but that is something he just doesn’t want his life to be like and wants his kids to grow up like. In that regard he also talked about how he can run around and live fairly unrecognized. He said if he went to a mall with 100-1000 people there are maybe 10, who recognize him.
Talking about fame and getting recognized the conversation sort of shifted to the topic of popularity and if he minds people approaching him when out and about. And he said that he has no problem with it, it comes with the job description after all and that it comes down to HOW you approach him and that somedays are just better than others and some are worse and that he - like every single one of us - has bad days at times. In general though he said he absolutely likes to talk and connect with people, which is why he comes to conventions. The Asylum one was the first SPN con for him and he emphasized multiple times - and quite convincingly - that none of the actors, wether lead or minor character, would come to cons of they didn’t want to be there and that it has nothing to do with money. He thinks many a tots spore I are these kinds of meeting between fans and actors, because an interaction like that mostly only is possible when doing theatre, but that’s only a small percentage of actors getting to do that. With movie and tv series he says it’s hard to get a direct connection from the audience - despite social media - that is why many actors cherish the moment of being able to meet the people they are doing the show for and who are the reason for the show to still be on air.
Then the conversation kind of drifted off to how making television is very different to shooting movies. He said he would love to do more movies, because you get more time while on television you often only have one take to get it right, which sometimes is hard on him, because he is a perfectionist and would love to repeat scenes until he personally thinks he really got it right. Due to time problems it’s not possible that often though. Based on that I *cue my breath getting caught in my throat and getting really nervous when he is leaning in and really looks you in the eye to get what you are saying* asked if then there are things he would do different now if he could re-shoot “First Born”. And he basically just said: YES, absolutely. But that it’s not because he is dissatisfied with what he did, but because he would have love to try different things and different options. That’s basically how he likes to operate: Shoot a scene multiple times, so that the director could just pick a favourite.
That’s basically all I remember at the moment. We also talked about his beard-growing-skills again, but I will include it in the Richard coffee lounge wrote up, because he talked a lot about it.
In general Tim was really calm and attentive during the whole coffee lounge and took time to really think about his answers.
He looked great btw: Beanie, long hair, coffee in hand.
That’s all that is coming to mind right now.
…because it’s driving me insane.
Too many emotions at play at the moment, just… Feels.
I had an amazing time. Still cannot believe even just half of the things happened that happened. It just feels so surreal and exciting and beautiful. I know I am repeating myself and probably annoying every single one of you, but it’s all of them together, that make me love Supernatural as a show.
Sharing a small story from Timothy’s signing. This is mostly for the lovely @lost-shoe, who drew one of my all time favourite pieces of SPN art: The gorgeous piece you see above^^^, which I think Timothy def needed to see. Since she unfortunately couldn’t join my friends and me this time (next time, dear!!!!), I printed it to get it signed for her, which - as you can see - worked. :)
So here goes the small story about this moment he shared with @lost-shoes drawing.
Let’s start with a little description of him (probably not going to post my photo ops before I am back home to scan them properly). So he was sitting there, completely relaxed with his almost shoulder long hair, full beard (more on his beard btw in my write up on his coffee lounge) and glasses. He looked REALLY nice and really - and I know this is going to sound stupid - ~intellectual.
He took his time while signing to talk to every single one of us and so I told him my friend couldn’t be here, but that I thought he should see her art, because it’s amazing. So he took the drawing and looked at it in depth and after a couple of seconds said “Wow, this is awesome, she is very talented”, which I could only agreed to.
So he proceeded to start to sign the drawing for her as really took his time to thin what to write. In the end - in case you can’t read it well - he settled for:
On his half: “I like the left side of this a lot!”
And on Jensen’s half: “This side… not so much.”
And a: “Thank you” + he not only signed it with Timothy, but with Cain as well. :)
He was seriously amazing, calm and just so attentive.
So Kim, this one is for you!!! I hope you’ll love it and it can make up for you not having been here in person. Next time, dear, next time!!!
…I will try and type up some of what’s been said in the coffee lounges I attended (tonight and tomorrow already), which was one with Richard Speight Jr., one with Timothy Omundson, one with Matt Cohen and one with Adam Rose (and sort of Theo Devaney). I actually had one with Lindsey McKeon as well but the scheduling was out of control and I missed it. ;__; That being said as a sort of preface: They all were freaking amazing. Most fun might have been Adam Rose’s and Theo Devaney’s though. For now I am only going to say: “Everybody loves bacon” and “Kumba ya my lord”. ;)