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Another cool thing...

...that I just noticed: if you look back at the photo I posted of the Six-in-blue-coat-from-the-audios cosplayer, in the background, you can see Naoko Mori.

That was another very cool thing about the con: the celebrities were just walking around like real people. Let me qualify that quickly. Of course, for them to get between venues, they had to walk from one to the next. At the Wizard World con, they were always accompanied by their handlers, often three or four of them, who were getting them from point A to point B as quickly as possible and heading off the fans. Of course, they want to make sure that their guests are not harassed by the crowds, but they equally wanted to make sure that any contact a fan has with a guest was paid for.

At Gallifrey One, the celebrities might have handlers, but were just as likely to be walking around alone. I got the feeling that they felt safe, that they knew the fans would be respectful. When it was obvious that they were heading somewhere, people didn't bother them, but I did see some stopping to talk and meet people outside of their sessions. I ate the same restaurant with Colin Baker, Ian McNeice, Andrew Hayden-Smith, Nicola Bryant, and Nev Fountain. And I shared an elevator with Sir John Hurt.

Have I said how much I loved the atmosphere at Gallifrey One?



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Feb. 23rd, 2016 05:15 am (UTC)
A relaxed atmosphere like that...ohhh, it sounds lovely!

Feb. 23rd, 2016 05:51 am (UTC)
Some of the bigger names might really love that atmosphere. Hope to see more come through. :) And AWESOME about those encounters!
Feb. 24th, 2016 11:53 am (UTC)
Oh wow to be that close to Sir John Hurt! I'm so envious right now (I've admired him since my teens, you see) that you saw him and Colin Baker in particular.
Feb. 25th, 2016 07:07 pm (UTC)
I have to admit, I giggled like a schoolgirl after he stepped off the lift. :D
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