This morning both Doc and I agreed that it would have been really nice to take today off to recover from our long weekend, and get some sleep. We are both exhausted today, but we have tea and some chocolate biscuits to keep us going until dinner.
In the mean time I promised the re-cap of Monday at Dragon Con. This was perhaps the most exhausting of all, because we were in such a rush to get to the last available "Battlestar Gallactica" photo opportunity that we skipped breakfast. The important thing was that we got there in time to sign up for a photo with Edward James Olmos, an actor with a long and illustrious career, but who Doc and I love best in his role of Commander Bill Adama. We only had to wait in a queue for about twenty minutes before Eddie arrived, and then we were whisked in, posed with Eddie and out the door again. It took perhaps 30 seconds, but Eddie was very friendly and the picture we have is of him with an arm around each of us. Squee! Adama hugged us! So then we went to the "Battlestar Galactica" panel (Edward James Olmos, Dean Stockwell and Richard Hatch) which was mainly a Q&A with the audience.
After that we hung out for a while and looked at the photos waiting to be collected. They were great! There were dozens of science fiction stars at the conference, and several of them had posed for photos with fans; some clearly more happily than others. Out of all of them I have to say that Eddie McClintockdeserves a special mention, because in all of the pictures he looked as though he was having a great time. I already liked "Warehouse Thirteen", but now I am all the more charmed.
The final thing before we left was a quick return run to the trading hall, because I wanted to buy a piece of jewelry that I had seen the day before and realised that I needed to own.
Is it not the most magnificent thing you have ever seen? It can really only be described as a Star Trek Drag Queen accessory, and was (according to the nice man who sold it to me) designed by Majel Rodenberry; who apparently was as much of a magpie as I am.
We had also intended to pick up a couple of t-shirts, but the very last morning of a convention is not a good time to find clothes in a specific size.
I very very nearly almost bought this for my Mum though: