As promised here are some more photos from my trip to West Virginia State Penitentiary! It’s a mix of photos from the Twilight Tour and the Day Time Tour. I recommend both if you have the chance!
I don’t think I ever shared my pictures from the San Diego Zoo, well here you go!
You can see the rest here!
I’m still in San Diego as I write this, I return home tomorrow. While I don’t have the time right now to write everything up for my Comic Con blog, I do have the time to share my awesome celebrity encounters with you guys!
The first encounter happened Thursday at the Michael Ausiello party. It was a party for fans and you had to be one of the first 100 to send an email to a special email account. I was lucky enough to win! I wasn’t sure who I’d see there but I knew Zachary Levi (“Chuck”) would be for sure. The party started off slow but then the cast of “Psych” showed up! I was able to meet James Roday, Corbin Bernsen & Timothy Omundson! I blew Timothy Omudson away with my compliments of his episode of “Criminal Minds.” You know that’s right! Then I mentioned to James Roday that I enjoyed his episode of “Fear Itself.” Mind. Blown. That’s just how I roll! Enough chit chat, here’s the photo evidence!
It was awesome. They were all really nice!
Friday involved a few elevator moments. The hotel we’re staying at hosts a number of parties and is the Syfy hotel for San Diego Comic Con. While sitting in the lobby after leaving a party, I saw Eddie McClintock (“Warehouse 13” & “Bones”) and his wife walk through the lobby looking adorable. I casually made my way to the elevators and ended up riding with them and two other guys who Eddie made fun of as soon as they left. He was super nice but before I could really say anything, they got off. On the way back down though, the doors opened on the 4th floor where the party was being held and I saw Danny Devito! If you think he’s short on TV/movies, see him in person! Then, later on, I went down to the 9th floor for ice, only to find out it’s only on our floor. Fail. I waited and waited for the elevator which was full of loud ass people. The doors opened and there was David Zayas (“Dexter”) and C.S. Lee (“Dexter)! The elevator was full and I almost didn’t get on but they waved me on. We joked about my empty ice bucket and then I got off on my floor. That’s when I preceded to run down the hallway and bang on my door at Midnight.
Saturday was the big party. I won access to the NBC FanIt party! It was held at the Hard Rock Hotel and we were treated like royalty. Anything we needed, we got! It was great! I felt like a celebrity! But the fun started before I even got there. I’m a huge fan of “Being Human” on Syfy. Who just happened to be walking down the street in front of our hotel? Sam Witwer! He plays “Aiden” on the show and was on “Dexter” as well! I’m not sure how I held it together but I did. I calmy and nicely asked if he would mind taking a picture and he said of course! Then I asked him a question that I wanted to ask during the panel but wasn’t able to. I asked if he got any inspiration from Michael C. Hall since he’s playing a character who’s trying to be “normal” too and he said yes! Gah!
This honestly made my weekend. You can see I have a little bit of a “deer in the headlights” look on my face. The fact he was just so nice made it even better. I still don’t know how I managed not to freak the fuck out. After this little run in, we made our way down to the Hard Rock. This is where I was able to meet a shitload of people, including Zachary Levi (“Chuck”) who we had seen all weekend, no lie. Dude was everywhere! Since it was a NBC party, it was loaded with their talent. I scored pictures with Chevy Chase (!!!), Anthony Head (“Buffy”), Joel McHale & David Giuntoli who’s in the new show “Grimm.”
RIGHT!? RIIIIGHT?! They were all beyond nice. It was such an awesome experience. I still can’t believe it happened. I’m still on cloud 9 from all of this.
I can’t believe I almost forgot this, but earlier in the day on Saturday we attended a “Destination Truth” meet up that was put on by Amanda who runs a “Destination Truth” fansite and Twitter account. She was really nice and it was great she was able to put this together. Josh Gates was as cool as I expected. He was nice to everyone and made sure we all got pictures with him. Ryder was there as well and was great too.
I had no idea they were that tall! Josh actually bent down a bit for me. How nice eh?
That pretty much rounds it all up in a nice little bubble. I actually saw Seth Green on the street today but he was on a mission. You can’t mistake him though with the ginger beard. Best part? I’m pretty sure I’m taller than him!
This past weekend I went up to Philly with a few friends to check out the Philly Comic Con. That’s how I roll in case you didn’t know. We only went up for the day, Saturday, but turns out that was enough for me to catch the “Con Crud.” I woke up Sunday morning feeling a little crappy but by the end of the day it was full on crappy. I actually stayed home yesterday because my throat was killing me and my ears were itchy. Of course all of this is happening just a few days before I head off to Nashville. Are you kidding me? Hopefully loading myself up with drugs and getting sleep will help it go away by then.
I won’t go in to detail about the Philly Comic Con but I will mention that I got to meet Julie Benz, better known as “Darla” from Buffy/Angel and “Rita” from Dexter. She was very nice and even prettier in person. I had her sign an awesome Dexter poster that I had bought a few months ago. I’m hoping to get more of the cast to sign it. She really liked the poster and asked if I had made it. I explained to her it was created by Ty Mattson and told her about his other Dexter posters. I think she liked signing something different and unique! Anyway, here she is signing it!