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01 June 2009 @ 08:58 pm
I'm back and safe and...  

I'm back from Asylum, my first Convention ever and maybe my last one... Yeah WHAT A MESS !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Sorry to start with the negative part, but it's hard to forget THAT part 'cause seriously it kinda ruined the fun. Let's do the maths :
- 3 hours to queue for registration (who told me again that it was gonna be very fast and last only a few minutes ??)
- 1,5 hours for my J2 squeeze
- 2 more hours to queue to get things that were supposed to be in our "packs" but were not 'cause nothing has been prepared before...

And that's only for the first day... I'm not talking here about the 2 hours queuing for each autograph (that makes 4 hours for 2 autos...) and blablabla !!!!!

BUT !!!
The guests were fantastics on stage they were hilarious. Misha is my new best friend since he made me laugh to tears on his last panel on Sunday evening. Jensen and Jared were very nice as usual, Jensen was very relaxed on stage Saturday morning even if the rest of the time they seemed kinda lost in front of ALL these fans.
That's my feeling about the con, because there were WAY TOO MANY people, everything had to happen very very fast, so I felt like a number, a piece of meat and nothing else. Jensen and Jared were still looking at you in the eyes when they were saying "thank you" or whatever but it was still pretty rushed.

So as for my own experience, for the J2 squeeze, I had the chance to talk to them a little bit. When I entered the room, the first thing that caught my eyes was Jensen's eyes ! They were all red and tired (and not just because of his surgery). He was dead on his feet. So when it was my turn, the photographer had to stop for 30 seconds to do I don't know what and I said to Jensen and Jared : "Don't worry, the queue is not that long anymore". Then Jensen looked at me and said with a very big smile "Oh Yeah ???" and he said "How many ? Like 20, 30 people ??" (hoping for 20) and I said "Uh no, more like 70 to 100" (we were 600 to have photos for that J2 squeeze to give you an idea) and he called Jared and said "OMG Jared did you hear that ? 100 people to come again" then Jared laughed like he does with all his body and then Jensen said something like "I'm never gonna be able to do that" and then it was time for the photo which took me by surprise and so I ended glued to Jensen and Jared is so far away from me on that pic that it's like he's not even on the pic !! Ah ah I'll post my pics later when I'll have the scans. Then I left put my hand on Jensen's shoulder and said "good luck" and he said pretty loudly (cause I was leaving the room) "thanks for the update". And yep that's it, first connection with the boys done !!

Then on Saturday my luck left me and in that huge huge mess I missed my photo shoots that were supposed to happen that day : jensen, jared and Misha. I only got the photo group shot and my autograph with jensen. There I gave my guitar picks to Jensen and he thought that it was a pretty cool gift and he was still saying that to the guy from the staff next to him when I left the room.
Sunday : got all my photoshoots done finally and I gave myself priority this time. If that's the game they want to play, I'll play, I'll play... So yeah I was almost first for everything. Everything happened very fast. Same thing happened for Jared's auto, he really liked the guitar picks ;o).
I was able to pass through security miraculously just after Jason Mann's concert and gave him personally the guitar pick too. He was happy with it and said he really appreciate it. I'm kinda proud of myself for this one, 'cause if I didn't try to pass through security I would not have that luck.

All in all it all end well with everything I wanted (even if I just hate my face on quite all my photoshoots), but will I go to Asylum next year ?? THE ANSWER IS NO !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! NO WAY EVER EVEN IF THEY PAY ME !!!!! I'm sorry for those who will say "oh yeah it was a mess but we had so much fun and we got to see the boys". Well for me the HUGE MESS ruined everything. I hate fighting to get something I paid. They canceled the end of the goup photo shoot (luckily I got mine) 'cause they didn't have time anymore to do it and people will get refund. Well, hello ??? I'm not here to get refunds, I'm here to get my photos !!! So that's why the next day, I fought like every one else to be the first to all my photoshoots. Before that I was a nice little girl listening to what the staff was telling her, and I didn't get my photos, so the next day, I was a warrior !! ;o) No joking, I hate having to fight for something that's due to you cause you paid it !!!
So yeah no, I won't go back to Asylum, I still wanna go to a con in the US, maybe Chicago 2010.

I'm sure I have so many things to say about that con, but right now I'm gonna try to find some pics and videos from the best moments of this con ;o) I'll post more tomorrow I guess !!!

blackbirdj2: Dean winkblackbirdj2 on June 1st, 2009 08:34 pm (UTC)
Hey girl, nice to meet you even if it was only for a very short time. ;) And thank you for the guitar pick, I love it. I don't really know how to play with picks, but I'm going to try. Cool that J2 also liked it. :D
witchy78witchy78 on June 1st, 2009 08:54 pm (UTC)
Hey are you back home ? It was really nice meeting you. I can't believe we managed this in this hectic schedule ;o)
I had hard times playing with guitar picks before, but then I kinda forced myself to do it and now I can't play without them ;o)
Hope you enjoyed the con and can't wait to read reports from you ;o) (and see pics cause you were very close from the stage : I can't believe you got up so early to get in the room... What was the problem about how they let people in ?).
blackbirdj2blackbirdj2 on June 1st, 2009 09:09 pm (UTC)
They said they would only open the door where we were standing (the one that was opened at all times, closest to the lobby) but as they were opening our door, we saw that they were opening the door near the stage too, and people who were at the back of the queue got in before us (who were waiting the longest). Totally unfair. But oh well, I still had a nice spot.

And Sunday I was in the 3rd and 2nd row too (don't ask how I/we did it) so I could take good pics (I hope) and I have one long video of Misha auctioning off the script of Lazarus Rising. ;)
witchy78witchy78 on June 1st, 2009 09:17 pm (UTC)
Jeez, that MISHA is amazing, like I said in my "report" he made me laugh so hard, I was crying. Luckily he was here on stage to take some of my stress off ! He makes fun of people without people knowing they are making fun off, that is so hilarious to see ;o) Can't wait for all your goodies.
blackbirdj2: Jensen fanboyblackbirdj2 on June 1st, 2009 09:20 pm (UTC)
Misha's was the only panel that made me cry from laughing as well. OMG. I had to wipe the tears out of my eyes.

Dreamcatcher8dreamcatcher8 on June 1st, 2009 11:36 pm (UTC)

Back in the South. Safe.

The pictures of the guests I took suck. I'll try to post the absolute best. But the photos of us girls are great.

Talk to you later. I'm wiped.
witchy78witchy78 on June 2nd, 2009 06:57 am (UTC)
Hey I'm glad you're back home safe. It sucks for your pics. I didn't check mine...
I checked the internet to read reports and see pics. I'm still doing this.
Life is going back to normal (well except for the mess in my house !!).
Have a good day.
talk to you soon.
ckllckll on June 2nd, 2009 04:59 am (UTC)
I;m glad you went sweetie and you met the boys, you were there in the same room with them, that counts the most.
I won't say for the rest because you saw how awful this Con is but you met some friends and can't wait to see your pics :D
(Have you heard Jensen saying anything about...gf love?)
witchy78witchy78 on June 2nd, 2009 06:55 am (UTC)
For the G/F thing here is what I can tell you. I was not there when Jensen talked about Danneel but yeah he talked about her on stage. My friends were there and they now I love the girl so they told me about that. (I was one again queuing.................). He said what you heard : she bought a dog, that's very little and blablabla. Jared also said in his coffee lounge that he names the dog iki instead of icarius and that the dog jumps very high every time he sees jensen. Well I think that's all that been said.
I've seen her on saturday night at the Jason Mann's concert. She was with Genevieve. They were talking to the staff. Genevieve was smiling all the time and enjoying herself. I tried to get a pic with danneel but they didn't let me in, which sucks cause the staff were doing pics with her... not fair ! Anyway, that's all I saw and heard ;o)
ckllckll on June 2nd, 2009 06:59 am (UTC)
At least Gen doesn't behave like diva and she smiles
witchy78witchy78 on June 2nd, 2009 07:11 am (UTC)
Yeah she seemed really happy to be there.
demon_snfan on June 2nd, 2009 03:04 pm (UTC)
Well atleast you got to talk to the boys in the J2 squeeze. Your the first one I've read that got to do that. I love hearing what the guys do with each other in the photoshoot, so thanks.

And the guitar pics..Great Idea! Well done for thinking of it. They could just take it home in their own bags, really, nice one, and they seemed happy. The schedule did look quite insane...too many cross overs and people seemed to miss out on panels, cause they paid for autos and photos, thats not right.

Anyway thanks for your story, it was cute.
witchy78witchy78 on June 2nd, 2009 03:35 pm (UTC)
Yeah I know I was lucky the photographer had to stop. Jensen seemed depressed when he heard "the news" and Jared couldn't do anything than laugh ;o) If I didn't have that moment, I don't know if they have seen me, cause we were arriving from the back so if they didn't turn their heads they didn't even know there was someone between them.
But because of that interaction, I missed my photo op, oh well, I'm glad I could talk to both ;o)
thanks for commenting.
nachekana: Dragon Samnachekana on June 4th, 2009 01:44 am (UTC)
You know, you could have just written "OMG, I got to meet NATACHA, OMG!!!!!", that would have been enough. :P

I don't understand why you don't want to go back. It was so lovely! The organisation was so smooth! The boys weren't exploited at all!!!

I'll try to write my review tomorrow. But as you see, it's almost 4AM and I'm still not in bed, so, who knows in what state I'll be tomorrow....
witchy78witchy78 on June 4th, 2009 05:48 am (UTC)
Yeah you're going back to your old and bad habits... How was your trip by the way ?
dandies4everdandies4ever on June 6th, 2009 10:43 pm (UTC)
Yikes, sorry to hear the con was crazy! At least you got to meet and talk to the guys.
witchy78: Me and the boys at Asylumwitchy78 on June 7th, 2009 08:14 am (UTC)
Absolutly and that's why now I'm concentrating on the good memories only... ;o)
suziQqueensuzi on October 31st, 2009 12:04 am (UTC)
Hi! I hipe you dont mind, I added you as a friend. I am a HUGE supernatural and Sons of Anarchy fan!
I love Dean, swoon.....
witchy78: concert steve/chris/jensenwitchy78 on October 31st, 2009 11:12 am (UTC)
No problem ;o) I'm kinda new in the SOA fandom. I'm looking for fics (hurt!jax) but for the moment it's not as developed as it is for SPN ;o). I'll add you too.
suziQqueensuzi on November 2nd, 2009 12:49 pm (UTC)
My journal is mostly me bitching about one thing or another. I use LJ alot for trying to find fics.
I try not to complain since I am not a writer, but I want someone to get on with writing SOA! LOL
I am pretty new to SOA fanfic too, I have been watching it since it started but this year really grabbed me.
I LOVE LOVE LOVE Dean fics. I never realized there was so much/comfort until this weekend! I like dean/oc or any dean that has a girl and romance :)
I am having a hard time finding any good fic at the moment. What is it with SPN that inspires so many wincest???? Well, I can see the "why" part of it, they are both super hot, but of all the fanfic, SPN seems to have the most!
I started with buffy fanfic. I like SPN/Buffy crossovers too. Buffy, Firefly, Dark Blue and SOA are my favorites. I love long stories that people actually finish too :)
I love your sidebar. I was trying to find vidoes of him playing the guitar, where is that from?
witchy78: concert steve/chris/jensenwitchy78 on November 2nd, 2009 05:36 pm (UTC)
Yeah I know ! Wincest ! the only kinda fics I don't read ! lol !! Lots of my friends adoooooore them but I just can't ! It's not natural and as much as I can read J2 fics a lot, I cannot hurt the characters of SPN. I don't wanna watch the show only thinking about wincest, and not supernatural anymore ;o))
Hurt/comfort is MY FAVORITE kind of fics. I love hurt!jensen (or hurt-sick!dean) and sick!jensen to death ;o) If you like that kind you can check out my memories you'll find your pleasure there.
As for Gen SPN, you can check out this site : http://www.fanfiction.net/communities/tv/Supernatural/
There is no wincest there (not that I know), so it's pretty safe ! lol !!
Yeah I would love to have some more SOA fics. I asked in a previous post I made to the SOA community but didn't get a lot of answers simply because it's not very developed yet.
As for my Jensen's pics with his guitar, it was like 2 years ago at a party with his friend Steve Carlson. There is no vids of that night, just pics. I play guitar myself (I have some vids on youtube) and when I saw those pics I totally melted. I even offered Jensen and Jared some customized guitar pics at Asylum. They loved them ;o)