Over the next couple of days I’ll be sharing a few fun stories from Comic Con. But I thought I should lead with my best one. Heads up long post ahead.
This is a twofold story. It’s a story of how I helped accidentally summon two actors for the Hall H Disability Line. And how an extremely sweet actor might have just indirectly convinced me to give The Following a shot.
Some people might have seen leading where I just wasn’t happy with the Sunday Hall H schedule before we knew the full outline. Concerning The Following being right after Supernatural. This was nothing against the show itself per say. It was more to do with poor moderator management with last years panel. And then some poor fan behavior at the end of the panel. Overall I just found it a bad panel. A good panel can convince you convince to watch a show, this one did nothing in that favor.
Saturday night/Sunday morning of Comic Con saw Misha and Jared visiting the Hall H line. However as far as I can tell they stuck to the outer edge of the line. So for thus of us in the ADA line who were on the opposite of where they were visiting. We had no chance at getting to see them. And by the time those of us could move and maybe figure out where they were they were gone. So we missed that little session.
So fast forwarding a couple hours after that. I was tired and a little frustrated I was checking twitter again. I noticed two things 1) Osric was in the area but at this point I couldn’t figure out if he was visiting all the tents or doing what Jared and Misha had done with the fly by and 2) Sam Underwood was in the area having just tweeted about visiting the tents. Seeing the tweet, I sent a quick reply asking him if he would come by? (see both tweets in first pic above)
I mentioned to the people around me what I was doing. And someone else pulled up their twitter to try and assist. There’s a bit of back and forth about who I’m trying to summon as it all goes on. Now whether or not that tweet got sent I don’t know because during the midst of this all of sudden I hear ‘Whose texting me? A stargirl11?’
I look up and by some sheer coincidence not only is he here but he is with Valorie Curry (-scratches head- I didn’t get one with her). And to top it off by some sheer coincidence he has come to a stop right in front of my things.
It took about a minute to get my mouth and brain to start working. I think the first thing I did was look at the rest of people in line to make sure they were seeing this and that I wasn’t either dreaming/imagining this. In the meantime everyone who was awake in the line is just kind of amazed that this is happening.
When I finally get my brain and mouth working I scramble to my feet. I introduce myself. And we spend the next good five minutes just talking. He asks about the whole camping out thing. How many nights I’ve done it, other details like that. He was so sweet.
I actually ended the conversation by asking for a photo. Mainly because I was sure the rest of the line wanting a chance to meet him. Valorie takes the photo above. And then he goes off to talk with everyone else. In the meantime I am just kind of in a stupor.
Until I realize that somehow in the meantime Osric (possibly having seen the tweets?) has now shown up. And is now kind of hanging on the edge of the group. So after someone finishes getting their photo I get someone to take my photo with him.
And that’s the story of how I accidentally summoned two actors to the ADA line for Hall H. And might have had a hand in Osric coming to say hi to us?