I am an Anglophile stuck in America. I cope through Doctor Who cosplay(River specifically). I also cosplay other things british like Being Human and Misfits. Enjoy!
Top five? Oh there are so many. But let’s get started.
5. Meeting John Barrowman at Dragon*Con
So basically I had this idea for a photo. And when me and my husband finally get up there, we shake hands and I say “So I had this idea that you’re dip…” I barely got the word dip out, he already has his arm behind my back and is insisting for my leg. He pulls me in tight and away we go. Lovely photo. Here’s it is, it explains it best. Later at his table, I got to say “Hello Sweetie” to him and call him out for getting Alex drunk the night before she had to read lines for Eternity Clock.
4. First time we put up the TARDIS with full sound and lights at Hurricane Who
We got her down there and we were all a bit jet lagged from the overnight drive. We hadn’t even tested the sound really. Especially this new sound I got from BBC. It was the TARDIS hum. We thought hmm nice sound to leave running all the time. Little did we know the effect of surface transducers and that sound what it would produce. We turned it on and you felt the air change. She came alive, and when you placed a hand on her anywhere, it felt as if she was breathing. Just as Ian described so long ago in that junkyard. We all looked at each other and we knew everything had changed. It was more than just a prop. It was going to mean so much more to people. And she has over the year since then. It will be a moment I remember the rest of my life.
3.Anything that happens at Hurricane Who after the con day is over.
Guests and con goers hang out. I have literally sat around and drank with Tony Lee, Paul Bradford, Daphane Ashbrook, Aron Eisenberg, Andrew Beech(BBC archivist and DW experience curator), Terrance Dicks, Frazier Hines and Colin Baker. This con my friends is special. I love it to pieces. This year 17 of us tried to played Cards Against Humanity at once. It was a lovely disaster.
2. Meeting my best friend and Amy Pond(and my Idris too)
So first dragon*con and we go up after the parade to do the collective Doctor Who gathering and shoot. Its there I meet Moonflowerlights having cosplay admired her on live journal. We hit it off immediately, and she and Tara(our Idris) fell asleep on my leg within like ten-15 minutes of meeting me.The next day I got to hang out with Rachael again while waiting for Mark Sheppard photo. I remember hugging her. We started talking to each other through Facebook and texts and haven’t stopped. if a day goes by we don’t talk its rare. We somehow just know each other so well. I even call her mum for fun :) We have gone through a lot these last few years and I am so glad we met. My life would be totally different(and much sadder) without her.
1. Meeting Alex Kingston
Ok it wasn’t a full con. It was a one night event done by Hurricane Who Convention. But I was hell bent to go despite only going to be able to be in Orlando for 24 hours. I can keep a very cool head around celebrities but apparently I was obviously nervous around her. But I am not kidding you, she is literally the definition of stunning in person. Film and photos do not do her justice. I was dressed in Day of the Moon, full SA(minus wrong color boots), and when she was going into the room for photos, she stopped, wide eyed and pointed at me and my outfits. I barely got my composure back when I went to go up for my photo when she called me River. I got it back a second, long enough to tell her how i wanted the photo to be and she had to ask for direction twice because it was then I realized our arms were touching and God she smelled so good and was stunning as I said. So survived that (barely) and eventually went to go get autograph, bumbled through that she continued to just call me River despite knowing my name now, and God I hope I meet her again so I can try to me a normal damn person.
There are so many more and so many more friends and even memories I can’t share. Spoilers!
I AM EXCITED
I go on tumblr, like things and never reblog them. That is what I do now. I am quality am I not?
So yeah…haven’t posted to tumblr since before d*con…it’s been some good shit. Y’all won’t even know what to do when I post it all.
I have to work and I am sore and so tired from bootcamp this morning.
But…ONLY 15 DAYS UNTIL DRAGON*CON!!!!!
Matt Smith at the Doctor Who panel in Hall H (via doctorwho)
Hmmm more like “If the whole world were like Dragon*Con it would be a better place.” Yep, fixed it. Now you just need to go and confirm it Matt.