Sunday, 5 October 2003

Collectormania 4 - Take Two

We had to leave at "sparrow's fart" (as Jay likes to say) to get to Milton Keynes in time to get tickets for the hobbits. And... Guess what...

NO TICKETS.

Grah! They were suppose to start giving tickets out at 10am (we left at 7am) but because people were waiting in line at midnight to get them, they started giving them out at 9am instead. It was just as we came through the doors that they announced that the tickets were gone. Ah, bugger.

James and Oliver Phelps

To make matters worse, I got separated from everyone else (Jay, Alun, Duane and Dot) because I had to bolt to the bathroom when we get there. Hey, I have a bladder the size of an acorn and I had two cups of coffee on the way. Gimme a break. Lol. Anyway, after about an hour of me panicing, I finally ran into Alun. They'd separated and started looking for me because Jay knew I'd freak out. :) Bless him.

Matthew Lewis

Anyway, it was a huge disappointment to miss the hobbits but ah well. We could've gone back on Monday and given it another try but we were all dead tired and a third trip to Milton Keynes would've driven us all nuts. Of course, Jay heard from one of his other friends that had gone on Monday that he got tickets right away and only had to wait until 5pm to meet them. Bullocks.

Anthony Head

I had a great time anyway, though. I even got a Count Duckula dvd (£5) and a Fawlty Towers Season 1 DVD (£8) so that helped!

Friday, 3 October 2003

Collectormania 4

My very first convention! (Well, except for Rally but that doesn't really count.)

I was nervous but everything went really well. It was mostly just stars Jay wanted to meet when we went on the Friday so I basically just had to stand there and look pretty. (A task enough for me. Lol.)

Adrian and Neil Rayment

I was really impressed with most of the celebrities that we met. Most everyone seemed polite and eager to talk to you. I even managed to get away without spending any money (that time). Jay wasn't so lucky! Lol. He did get a lot of autographs though. (It sucks that you have to pay for them but I guess the rich and famous have to make their money somehow.)

George Takei

It was funny because while we were waiting to meet guests or what have you, Alun would disappear. Then, he'd turn up awhile later with some fantastic bargain to make Jay jealous. I guess that happens all the time when they go to conventions together. Lol.

Kristanna Loken

I really had a great time and can't wait to go to the next convention!