How could I ask such a thing of you?
So heavenreturned asked me if I was getting excited about convention.
Isn't that a silly question?
HELL TO THE YES!
I've had like two convention dreams a week for the last month now. Last night it was a boring one though - I was just packing my bags and all my jeans looked the same and I couldn't figure out which one was the pair that fit me best. Not nearly as good as the one where there was a world wide plague apocalypse going on and my whole family was in the hospital, but I went to Con anyway, cuz CON! (For the record, I would NOT do that.) Or the one where I went to Con and The Humane Society was there with puppies and all the Orlando Bloom autographs were sold out. I kept asking people why Orlando was even at a SPN convention and they were all like, "Uh, duh, because Dominic Monaghan and Billy Boyd canceled at the last minute." Or the one where Matt Cohen was dressed up like Adam Lambert (which is weird cuz the extent of what I know about Adam Lambert comes from other people's LJ icons.)
Then yesterday I saw my grandma and she told me to have fun on my trip and not to get picked up by any guys. Now anyone who knows me even a little bit, knows that my first thought was, "But I want Jared to pick me up. I can climb him like a tree." - And then I realized she meant, you know, hit on me and take me back to their rooms. Not pick me up off the ground and like, carry me around. And my thought was, "All the good ones are married. But AJ Buckely isn't. Mmmm, AJ Buckley."
Everyone in my family thinks these things are giant orgies. Or that there are like Men at these things. Seriouly, it's like 98.7% women <--like how I just made that number up? The men-folk who are there are mostly the actors and good lord, let them hit on me all they want. And also, I am not a person who is opposed to orgies anyway, at least on a thereotical level, but seriously...where do they all think we are going? The Cousin's dad was convinced that she would get kidnapped or that men would be inappropriate towards her. I said, "What men? She's more likely to get kidnapped at The Mall," which probably wasn't a good argument in hindsight. I mean, a father of a teenage girl should worry about those things, but no more at a convention than at any other time she is out of his sight, honestly. Where do they think I'm taking her? What do they think goes on at these things?
Now the good stuff...I made autograph pictures. I like to bring something a little original. (Ever since the first time I got an autograph in person when I had a wallpaper printed out that I made of Frodo and Sam and Sean Astin said, "Where did you get this? It's cool." I was all, "I made it." And he goes, "You made it? Wow. That's awesome." Which was awesome.)
So I made quite a few, I maybe got a little carried away. But I have decided what to print for each person...except Brock Kelly and Matt Cohen. I can't decide. I've gotten a few opinions, now I want yours.
So, here, look at my options and tell me which you like best. Colin Ford is NOT going to be there, but I am always prepared for the future, and I love the Little Winchester Brothers. But then I realized the odds of me ever getting Colin's autograph is like 100 to 1, so that seems silly, even though the pictures look really awesome.
(Also, if you are going to Chicago Con, don't forget to bring something for the food drive! Thanks!)