Mark Sheppard panel
This was brilliant, have never met Mark before and was stunned at how nice he is! can only remember bits of the talk but what stands out was a running gag (at least I hope it was a gag) about Crowley being dead. 'so yeah, I've just got back from Canada and being dead... am I dead? did I die? [a handful of 'no's from us] ...oh.' he'd hint that Crowley was dead and ask if we'd seen him die, or something, and end with a cheeky and short '...oh' like he knew something we didn't and realised he'd given something away. Like I said I hope it was just a gag as I want more Crowley :) Talking about his hellhound littlehollyleaf asked what his name was and Mark said "Steve" and all dogs should be called Steve or Dave or Ruby or Meg :)
With prop from halloween party nicknamed "Jared"
Mark and friend.
Talking about kissing the banker and Bobby "It would have been fine if he hadn't slipped me the tongue!" he says Jim Beaver keeps grouching about all the years of acting and he is going to be remembered for "kissing Mark Bloody Sheppard!"
On his first onscreen male-male kiss (my brain isn't working any more, was that with Jared?), "I was the only middle-aged actor they could find who was willing to kiss another guy on camera. He was really big and really nervous - especially after I said 'Pucker up, Buttercup'! so his neck was really sweaty - Compared with that, Jim was easy!"
Hardly surprising that he made the convention for me!
Mark and Aldis Panel
Have to start watching Leverage!
Mark tells of Christian Kane throwing him through a real table not a prop during a scene! everyone was panicking and he was on the floor laughing saying all was fine.
Mark gets Aldis to show his abs
Aldis gets mark to show his tattoos
I cry as my camera is not fast enough to catch it!
Aldis on a Leverage/SPN crossover: We should steal Hell! Mark: I already did! XD
Mark blames Alan Rickman for all Brits being bad guys. Aldis thinks we just sound better/more sinister.
Mark 'Misha wasn't with THE Queen, he was with A Queen.'
|Mark and Aldis|
The only reason Misha's talk and jakes comes anywhere near this and Marks in term of enjoyment is how close I was to the things that happened. In no particular order synchronous pointing from hils and I at katie_f_thomas during Jake's panel and littlehollyleaf offereing to strip for Misha!
Jake Abel's panel
Jake was the replacement for Richard Speight and was adorable, (I wasn't expecting to like him but really so sweet!) in fact when he was talking about hoping to be invited to another convention not just as a substitute I piped up "with we want you back for you" and "we love you for you!" he then told me that he loved me for me too *blush*
Now I had missed Aldis's panel where he had started hugging all the questioners and Jake followed this. katie_f_thomas wanted to ask what his favoursite word was but was too shy so littlehollyleaf went up again and started the question with 'this is from my friend Kate, but she's too scared to ask herself,' which of course led Jake to ask where Kate was Holly pointed to her seat at the front and hils and I both pointed at Kate simultaneously, while Kate pointed at Hils. Lol! Jake saw through the ruse, though, and went to sit in Holly's seat next to Kate so she could ask her question and he could hug her. Turns out his favourite word is 'double-entendre'
littlehollyleaf 's words again :)
As some people may remember, at the last con in Birmingham, Roadhouse, indehed and I went to a coffee lounge with Rob Benedict, where he told a delightful story about Misha taking him and Julie to a strip club in Australia :p I figured other people deserved to hear about the story too, so when it came to my question (I was totally first this time!) I explained how Rob had mentioned that Misha had taken him to a strip club and asked if there was anything he could tell us about the experience :p Hee!
Misha was all smiling about it and kind of rolling his eyes that it had come up. He then proceeded to say that it was true and joked that Julie had had the best time of it because he'd bought her a lap dance and she'd really enjoyed it, enough that when Misha bought Julie's finance (now husband) a dance too Julie had stolen the girl away from him :p
He was about to leave it there, though, and I felt we needed more, so I followed up by saying that Rob had told us Misha had convinced one of the girls to strip completely for them when it wasn't actually allowed, and was that true?
Misha protested ignorance at the convincing, claiming he wouldn't know how to convince someone out of their clothes. But he did admit that one of the girls did get naked, but that's what you'd expect from a strip club.
He then turned to the person at the other microphone and asked for next question, like he was embarrassed by the topic and wanted to end the conversation, and I left my microphone smiling and happy with the response, thinking we were done.
The next girl was just a few words into her question when Misha turned back to my side and said 'Wait, wait - so what's your price? How much would it take to get you to take your clothes off?'
Did I mention I'm shameless?
I went right back and said 'For you? Nothing.'
I think there was laughter, but I was on a bit of a high by that point and all awareness of anything except Misha and the spotlight on me was lost, ESPECIALLY when he followed up by saying 'so if I asked you, right now, you'd do it?' I think that isn't the right phrasing, but I wasn't really paying attention, I just said 'YES' as soon as he finished asking, and guys, GUYS! I don't know how it was for you, but there was this little pause where Misha was looking at me and I was looking back and no one was saying anything and I was CONVINCED he was GENUINELY CONSIDERING asking me to strip for real and GUYS! I TOTALLY WOULD HAVE DONE IT! OMG! I NOT EVEN JOKING!
Thank GOD he backed off with a joke and said 'wow, we could change the whole tone of the convention right here... but maybe not, okay -' and moved on to the next question.
I think the awesome of this moment blocked it out for me for a while after that, because it wasn't until hours later when the whole con was over and I was chilling in the bar with Ally and Kate that it hit me and I blurted out 'I've just remembered that I told Misha I'd strip for him, oh my god!' And I must have sounded really traumatised or something because Ally practically screamed with laughter :p
Oh god, and it'll be on the DVD! I TOLD MISHA I'D STRIP FOR HIM ON CAMERA! WHUT?!
I guess my insanity is official...
I was sitting there ans swear Holly was seconds away from stripping and Misha was seconds away from asking her! brilliant!
Now my photo with Mark and Aldis,
I was nervious (slightly!) and becoming more migrainey so not at my best. I wanted something sort of Leverage like so decided to ask for them to look over my shoulder and try to take my phone off me, except I was shaking so much that I couldn't get them to understand. Now Aldis had put his arm around me almost immediatly which wasn't helping and having Mark that close and looking at me didn't help either! Eventually we got a photo. Mark said after the shoot that as long as I got what I wanted all was well, well I got more than I wanted ;)
Now I realised after the event that it looks basically like they are looking down my top! Two attractive men looking at my cleavage a win win situation yes?
As an addedham Ian said he dreamt Sunday that I ran away with someone and he was chasing after us in the car then lost us, I asked who and my brain stopped when he said "Mark"! Now he meant a guy from work whose marriage we had been to but still my heart skipped a few beats!!
All in all a absolutly wonderful weekend! Again many many thanks to hils , littlehollyleaf anda katie_f_thomas also Lucy Mary Roger for being a wonderful room mate and friend over the weekend. Thanks Guys XXX