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Hm, I was going to say this is too late, but of course, Mr. Tennant is in New York right now, so it's not! Happy birthday, David Tennant!

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dm12
Apr. 19th, 2016 02:27 am (UTC)
Not too late yet for him, and I can't believe this is the first posting about it.

I'll add my wishes.... Happy Birthday, David Tennant!!!
shivver13
Apr. 19th, 2016 05:59 am (UTC)
I actually completely forgot until I saw alumfelga's post. I'm usually much better about birthdays than this. I guess I've just been distracted lately. :)
alumfelga
Apr. 19th, 2016 04:42 pm (UTC)
I'm glad I could be of help :)
tkel_paris
Apr. 19th, 2016 04:51 am (UTC)
Everyone else must be too distracted with life. Or... in two cases I know... too exhausted from flying to see him in NYC.

(BTW... my mag copy arrived! Wish the whole thing had been all about the pair of them. :D)
shivver13
Apr. 19th, 2016 06:01 am (UTC)
Lucky, lucky people, your two friends. :)

I actually haven't read anything in the magazine other than the DT/CT stuff. Well, I haven't read the episode previews for the TDAs, because I don't want anything that might resemble a spoiler. I'll read them after. :) I used to have an online subscription to DWM for a year, but I found it to be rather uninteresting, sadly.
tkel_paris
Apr. 19th, 2016 06:06 am (UTC)
I know. I so wish I could've been with them. They not only saw him and Matt Smith at a con, but saw Richard II. Double lucky!
cynthia2015
Apr. 19th, 2016 06:41 am (UTC)
We share the same star sign. But I know DT hates astrology.
shyfoxling
Apr. 19th, 2016 06:31 pm (UTC)
Typical Aries ;)
cynthia2015
Apr. 19th, 2016 10:23 pm (UTC)
We can be stubborn. But doesn't everyone have the capacity to do that?
Stubborn isn't necessarily a bad trait?.:D
shyfoxling
Apr. 19th, 2016 10:58 pm (UTC)
My Moon in Taurus agrees with you. ;) But I was trying to quote Catherine Tate on that episode of Never Mind the Buzzcocks. Perhaps it was too brief to recognize, heh. (At least, I think it was "Typical Aries" she responded with when David said he "wouldn't dirty his mouth" with astrology questions.)

Edited at 2016-04-19 10:58 pm (UTC)
cynthia2015
Apr. 19th, 2016 11:52 pm (UTC)
I know. Jo Whiley was so jealous of her. In turn, Catherine mocks David for his love of Sci-Fi. They have a beautiful friendship.:D
shyfoxling
Apr. 19th, 2016 06:31 pm (UTC)
Dear east coast: QUIT HOGGING ALL THE TENNANT. YOU HAVE HAD QUITE ENOUGH I THINK.
dm12
Apr. 19th, 2016 07:30 pm (UTC)
Ya think? One can never get enough, no matter what coast you're on, or if you're in the middle!
shyfoxling
Apr. 19th, 2016 07:37 pm (UTC)
Yeah, but other than filming Gracepoint a few years ago, I don't know that he's even been on the west coast, much less in California where I am, since SDCC back in 2009. I'm not sure he's even been west of the Mississippi in that timeframe.
shivver13
Apr. 19th, 2016 07:44 pm (UTC)
I ABSOLUTELY AND COMPLETELY AGREE! I had to schlep all the way to Raleigh to meet him, and people there were like, "You traveled 2400 miles for this?" Damn straight I did! (And I'm glad, as that appearance was cheaper than the ones he's made since, and he wasn't paired with someone else, so I didn't have to share his time.) I'm just very, very lucky to be able to afford doing that.

Technically, he's been west of the Mississippi, as St. Louis is on the west bank of the river. (You may now slap me for being pedantic.) But he really needs to come to the West Coast or the mountain states. I keep hoping beyond hope that he'll come to Gallifrey One, but I know that will never happen - Gally can't afford him.

(I'm not even sure he's done any cons since he left DW until he did the Raleigh con last year. I'm glad that he's getting back out to meet his fans.)

Edited at 2016-04-19 07:44 pm (UTC)
tkel_paris
Apr. 20th, 2016 06:21 am (UTC)
Maybe he'll hear about how much fun Gally is, and agree to do it anyway. He's a huge fanboy, after all. But if he and CT do one together in the states I'm getting time off to go, no matter where it is!

(I wondered if he stopped partly because of some fangirls getting too rabid. Thankfully it sounds like the law took care of them, and he has other things to promote. GOOD things.)
shivver13
Apr. 21st, 2016 12:15 am (UTC)
I sure hope so! It seems to me that the stars have as much fun at Gally as we do. Certainly, the atmosphere is so relaxing and the attendees treat the stars with such respect.

Well, it could be that he stopped because he's just been soooo busy. But I have another theory. I believe his daughter was born in 2010, or right around then anyway, and I think he chose to stay home for her.

Edited at 2016-04-21 12:16 am (UTC)
shyfoxling
Apr. 21st, 2016 06:14 pm (UTC)
Technically, he's been west of the Mississippi, as St. Louis is on the west bank of the river. (You may now slap me for being pedantic.)

Can I applaud you for being pedantic instead? XD

Every time I see he's gone on the schedule for one of these events I debate with myself. It's not so much the distance, though the plane fare tends to be ridiculous; but then besides the cost of the signing/photo (which is, well, you know *whistles*), there's a hotel room which is always another hundred dollars or more for probably multiple nights since the travel time to the east coast means needing to add an extra day on either end, and hey, food, and the fact that I am probably interested at nothing else at this con so now I've spent a lot of money on what, exactly? and in the end I wind up concluding I just can't conscience spending $1000 or more on this kind of thing. Being at least west of the Plains somewhere would mitigate several of these factors.
shivver13
Apr. 21st, 2016 07:11 pm (UTC)
Well, thank you! My husband usually just glares at me when I do things like that. :D

I completely agree! I had the same reservations about going to Raleigh. When they announced he'd be there, it was two weeks before the event, which meant the airfare was even more expensive than usual and I had no idea if I'd be able to get a hotel anywhere near the con - and that would have added either car rental or taxi fees. (Luckily, I got a hotel right across the street.) Then I would have get days off from work. Considering all that, there was no way I was going to do it and I was very disappointed, but I tried to hide it. However, I am very blessed first, to have disposable income and second, to have a husband who, when I mentioned in passing that DT was doing a con, immediately told me that I was going to go and he wasn't hearing otherwise. I told him I wasn't and detailed all the reasons against it (not to mention, jeez, stalk much??) and he just said, "You're going. Go make the reservations now." He is the best husband in the world.

I absolutely loved getting to meet DT (he is honestly the sweetest man), but you're very right about the con having nothing else for me. With the huge lines for getting into the DT events, I didn't have the time to attend any other panel or event, but there actually wasn't a single one that I was interested in. The only things I ended up doing at the con was walking through the dealer room and taking pictures of cosplayers. I also just didn't like the atmosphere of the con, with them just basically herding us through the lines and events. "VIP Experience", my denim-clad butt! I do highly recommend going to subject-focused cons, though, like Harry Potter or Doctor Who. I went to Gallifrey One this past February for the first time, and every second of it was wonderful.

The other DT thing I did was go to Victoria when he was filming Gracepoint, and though I didn't get to meet him there, that was far more rewarding than the Raleigh con. It took quite a bit for me to track down where the filming was and I was very lucky - he happened to filming an outdoor scene the day I was there, so I got to see him pass by dressed as Emmett Carver and watch the actual filming - but the rest of it, visiting Victoria and getting to know the town, was just wonderful.

Edited at 2016-04-21 07:11 pm (UTC)
dm12
Apr. 19th, 2016 07:59 pm (UTC)
It's a big country, and he's only one person... and it seems he's busy working, which is good for us all!

Still, you're right, he needs to see the rest of the country, including the Midwest and further west! Although he just recently was in St. Louis and Madison, a good start...

Edited at 2016-04-19 08:00 pm (UTC)
shyfoxling
Apr. 21st, 2016 06:10 pm (UTC)
True, true. I hope it's just scheduling and it's not that he actively doesn't want to come out here for some reason.
doctorxdonna
Apr. 21st, 2016 03:09 am (UTC)
I just got back from seeing him in New York! I went to Richard II on Tuesday, and got to briefly meet him after the show. I got to wish him a happy birthday and give him a scarf I'd knitted for him, and we took a picture together (which unfortunately came out blurry, but omg I got to half-hug him!). He was so tall and very sweet and adorably Scottish. I'm still floating on cloud 10. ;)

Edited at 2016-04-21 03:17 am (UTC)
shivver13
Apr. 21st, 2016 05:46 am (UTC)
Oh, that's wonderful! I'm so happy for you! Isn't he just the sweetest man? He is so attentive to everyone he talks to, and makes you feel so special. *cheers for you!*


Edited at 2016-04-21 05:47 am (UTC)
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