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SFX!!! [Aug. 23rd, 2008|07:17 pm]
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It was a great day! Michael arrived for his autograph signing right on time....



He looks great! I was too nervous to stutter out much more than "Hi" and then "thank you!"


Dazed, I walked off without my photo ticket...he pretended to pass it to me, then faked me out at the last minute - twice! Cheeky thing. drusplace will have some cool pics and a very cool "signing" story.



He was brilliant in the photo sessions, finding ways to make everyone at ease. A woman ahead of me was called Maria; this naturally prompted Michael to sing a bit of "West Side Story". The guy ahead of me went up and Michael said "this guy is the biggest "Sorority Boys" fan!" so I guess he remembered him from the signing. The guy was hugely pleased. As for me, once again, I lamely just said "hi" but when he put his arm around me, I summoned the nerve to put my arm around him. Needless to say, it felt nice!

There was a Wes Craven Q & A before the Smallville Q & A. drusplace and I decided to attend the Wes Craven session in order to be well placed to obtain good seats for Michael and LV. Our cunning plot worked - we were second row centre!


Michael & Laura clearly get on very well: her parents were there and Michael kept running over to see them - he'd just met them backstage and seemed fascinated by them. Laura said repeatedly how much fun Michael is to act with - they have a lovely joking rapport:


Ass shot!


The Q & A ended with an auction to benefit a Toronto hospital. The mystery item Tom donated....was Clark's red jacket! Michael signed it "underneath Clark's heart" and bid on it himself, threatening to "do bad things in it", in order to drive up the bids. It sold for $2000 to a friendly fan dressed as naked Spock. (Ears and a speedo basically!)

I managed to film most of the session and to my amazement, my little camera captured decent audio! So I will post the film clips when I've uploaded them. Of course, Michael is utterly compelling and I was also charmed by Laura V. (she called Michael "Rosey Bum" at one point!)

More to come tomorrow....Michael is signing more autographs so this time I will try and tell him how much I admire his work, rather than just staring at him like a startled antelope on the Serengeti.
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[User Picture]From: herohunter
2008-08-24 12:57 am (UTC)
EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!
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[User Picture]From: herohunter
2008-08-24 01:26 am (UTC)
Okay, now that I've recovered slightly, THANKS for posting these pics, babe! I'm looking forward to more like WHOA!!

*teary-eyed-sigh*
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[User Picture]From: cheerful_earl
2008-08-24 12:58 am (UTC)
He has such an awesome smile! And, well, everything else. But the smile is what I am fangirling in particular today.

He and Laura look really adorable together. She seems like a sweetheart.

Thanks for posting your pics! I look forward to the video! I love the fake-out story. Hee! I'm sure I would just stare too; it's a perfectly natural reaction to the Sexy. :D
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[User Picture]From: tasabian
2008-08-24 01:37 am (UTC)
Laura seems like a great girl! She got a kiss on the cheek from Michael at one point. They both said what a friendly place the SV set is.

I love the fake-out story. Hee! I'm sure I would just stare too; it's a perfectly natural reaction to the Sexy. :D
It's hard when he's right there, not to have the knees go weak a bit!
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[User Picture]From: tariel22
2008-08-24 01:10 am (UTC)
Yay!! Fabulous pics, he looks amazing! Thanks so much for sharing them, and for telling us all about everything. You had your arm around Michael! He had his arm around you! Squeeeeee!! And before that, you had an actual moment with him. That you'll probably remember forever. How awesome is he to do this for his fans?

I love the story about the jacket. Michael is so deliciously wicked! That is so cool that they raised that much money for charity, and I think it must have been well worth the money to the lucky fan. THRJ certainly stands out as a symbol of Smallville, and with the autographs of both boys? Pretty much priceless.

I can't wait to see your clips! Thanks again for letting all of us share in the fun!

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[User Picture]From: tasabian
2008-08-24 01:40 am (UTC)
I love the story about the jacket. Michael is so deliciously wicked! That is so cool that they raised that much money for charity, and I think it must have been well worth the money to the lucky fan. THRJ certainly stands out as a symbol of Smallville, and with the autographs of both boys? Pretty much priceless.
Michael also claimed to have worn the jacket "down by the river....I got cold and Clark wrapped me in it..." (I think he's thinking of the red blanket from The Pilot!)

I can't wait to see your clips! Thanks again for letting all of us share in the fun!
You're very welcome - it's much more fun for me to have a f-list to share them with!
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[User Picture]From: yamair
2008-08-24 01:20 am (UTC)
Oh my god! I'm so happy for you. The pictures are great! He looks good, so does LV. I can't wait to see the videos.
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[User Picture]From: tasabian
2008-08-24 01:41 am (UTC)
Thanks, hon! It was so much fun and Michael and Laura were a delight!
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[User Picture]From: lexalicious70
2008-08-24 01:31 am (UTC)
*FLAIL FLAIL FLAIL*


I can't . . . oh.

*Wanders off in a HUGE daze*

Can't wait for more!!!!
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[User Picture]From: tasabian
2008-08-24 01:43 am (UTC)
Michael was asked a "Zoe" question and I thought of you right away! A guy asked when the show would be out on DVD. Michael said: "You like that show? You </i>liked</i> "Zoe"? (pause) "So did I! We should have a beer and cry about it!"

I caught that part on vid....should have it up soon.
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[User Picture]From: jh_july001
2008-08-24 02:22 am (UTC)
These pics are so great!!
He looks sooooo good!:D Thank you so much for sharing!
can't wait for more!
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[User Picture]From: tasabian
2008-08-24 02:34 am (UTC)
Thank you! It's hard to take a bad picture of Michael!
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[User Picture]From: acampbell
2008-08-24 02:29 am (UTC)
Continue having a terrific time! You deserve it! and thanks for the report and the pix!

So, he bid on Clark's jacket, huh? That's love!!!

Edited at 2008-08-24 02:30 am (UTC)
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[User Picture]From: tasabian
2008-08-24 02:32 am (UTC)
Thanks! It's been wonderfully fun so far :)
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[User Picture]From: rosy5000
2008-08-24 02:44 am (UTC)
You lucky, lucky, lucky girl you!

My reaction to meeting him would probably be the same as yours. lol His smile would leave me too stunned to do anything. hehe

lol Love the story about Clark's jacket. *giggles*
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[User Picture]From: tasabian
2008-08-24 05:11 am (UTC)
Love the story about Clark's jacket. *giggles*
I was hoping Michael would end up winning it and wear it for the rest of the weekend: hot!

My reaction to meeting him would probably be the same as yours. lol His smile would leave me too stunned to do anything.
The smile + the eye contact rendered me mute (but happy!)
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[User Picture]From: tasabian
2008-08-24 05:10 am (UTC)
I definitely think he likes to tease us!

I guess he's just making it clear who HE thinks the show was all about. ;)
And I agree with him 100%!

You are so very fortunate to have met him. I can only hope he'll continue to do cons despite being done with SV...and maybe someday, I'll get the chance to meet him, too. :)
I was very lucky he came to my part of Canada...he seems to enjoy Cons so I'm sure he'll come by your way in the future!
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[User Picture]From: drusplace
2008-08-24 03:21 am (UTC)
Totally awesome hanging out with you today!

EEEEEEEEeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!
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[User Picture]From: tasabian
2008-08-24 05:08 am (UTC)
Wasn't it a great day? And you are the perfect convention-buddy!
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[User Picture]From: jeannev
2008-08-24 03:23 am (UTC)
Sounds like you had a wonderful time. So excited for you *smile* I've been to events like this in the past, in a different fandom, and its so much fun, and cool, to see someone you really like and be totally impressed with them in person. Michael is always awesome, and Laura seems very cool herself.

And OMG, THRJ!! Well, one of them anyway. How cool is that? I would definitely have bid on that, and gone higher then 2 grand. ;)
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[User Picture]From: tasabian
2008-08-24 05:07 am (UTC)
Sounds like you had a wonderful time. So excited for you
Aw, thanks :) It was super fun: you'll see in my vid post that MR and LV talked a lot about Tom! They were a fun pair onstage.

And OMG, THRJ!! Well, one of them anyway. How cool is that? I would definitely have bid on that, and gone higher then 2 grand. ;)
Before the Q & A began, a stagehand came out and draped the jacket over the lectern and everyone got excited!



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[User Picture]From: morganlilah
2008-08-24 03:29 am (UTC)
Whee! Michael's smile is so engaging that I didn't even get peeved over that superfluous apostrophe on the sign. :P

I'm glad you're having lots of fun. But more importantly, where's the photo of nekkidSpock? *weg*


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[User Picture]From: tasabian
2008-08-24 05:03 am (UTC)
I don't have a great pic of Nekkid!Spock....but rest assured, about a thousand people jumped up and took his picture so we should see more soon! Anyway here's my blurry one:
http://s101.photobucket.com/albums/m68/elongate/?action=view¤t=IMG_0338.jpg

Whee! Michael's smile is so engaging that I didn't even get peeved over that superfluous apostrophe on the sign.
Hee, you're right! I'm going to be fixated on that sign in line tomorrow!
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[User Picture]From: tasabian
2008-08-24 04:59 am (UTC)
Lovely to meet you too - I thought your question to Laura was great!

Thanks for the explanation of "Naked Spock"!
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[User Picture]From: eeyore1017
2008-08-24 07:03 am (UTC)
I'm so jealous (but in a good way)! :-) Thanks for all the info and pictures and videos, etc... It's the next best thing to being there! :-)
As far as THRJ, I would have wanted to bid on it, but $2000 is a lot of money in eeyore-land! Did TW and MR sign the jacket on the inside or outside of it?
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[User Picture]From: tasabian
2008-08-24 07:56 pm (UTC)
As far as THRJ, I would have wanted to bid on it, but $2000 is a lot of money in eeyore-land! Did TW and MR sign the jacket on the inside or outside of it?
I believe it was signed above the right outside pocket - Laura signed it was well.

I'm so jealous (but in a good way)! :-) Thanks for all the info and pictures and videos, etc... It's the next best thing to being there! :-)
You're welcome! Part of the fun of going is sharing the pics afterwards!
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[User Picture]From: lapetite_kiki
2008-08-24 12:05 pm (UTC)
Hee!!!
Have a great day! :-)
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[User Picture]From: tasabian
2008-08-24 07:54 pm (UTC)
Thanks, Kiki! It was awesome!
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