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  • Looney
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    That was wonderful! Oh how I wish I could have been there. It was also revealing. I've never heard any of Team Lantern City specifically single out a movie.

    Thanks Jan. Hope you are home safe & sound - and on the road to recovery.

    And where did I miss that news about Peter Jurasik? Really weird. I just watched The Very Long Night of Londo Mollari last night.
    Last edited by Looney; 07-14-2015, 07:26 AM.

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  • Jan
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    I'm working on my report of JMS' spotlight, honest!

    Here's a nice semi-transcript of the B5 'Babble-On' panel, though. Mine was the question about magazine covers/action figures.

    http://scifipulse.net/?p=9804

    Jan

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  • Jan
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    Okay, here's everything I could find on who's going to be where.

    Sense8: Friday July 10, 2015 4:45pm - 5:45pm
    Room 6A - this room holds about 1,040 people

    JMS Spotlight: Saturday July 11, 2015 5:00pm - 6:00pm
    Room 29AB - this room holds about 350 people

    Babble on with the B5 cast (Bruce Boxleitner, Mira Furlan, Claudia Christian, Jerry Doyle, Bill Mumy, Stephen Furst, Patricia Tallman and Robin Atkin Downes): Saturday July 11, 2015 2:00pm - 3:00pm
    Horton Grand Theatre - this is off-site and the theater holds 250 people. You'll need a separate ticket to attend.

    B5 group signing: Saturday July 11, 2015 4:30pm - 5:30pm Sails Pavillion AA08

    Patricia Tallman signing:
    Thursday July 9, 2015 10:00am - 2:30pm
    Friday July 10, 2015 2:30pm - 7:00pm
    Sunday July 12, 2015 1:30pm - 5:00pm

    Also, for fans of Lantern City, Bruce Boxleitner and Mira Furlan will be appearing Sat, 7/11 from 1-2pm Booth #2229.

    And there's always *plenty* of other stuff going on in and out of the convention center.

    I promise to swing by and post any news as soon as I can, whether it's B5 related or other new projects.

    Jan

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  • Jan
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    BTW, I may have linked to this before but Pat wrote a great chapter in her book about appearing at conventions. It's worth taking a look at.

    http://patriciatallman.us/2012/patri...n/conventions/

    Jan

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  • Jan
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    I'm not a big one for autograph collecting but I do like to support the actors coming to cons. I'm probably going to take one of the Lost Tales mini-comics with me and ask Pat if I can have all of them sign that for the same price. It's the sort of thing I save up until there's something I want to fund raise for, whether it be for myself or a good cause.

    Thanks for the info on the line for Horton, Lee. That's good to know. And yeah, that article is spot on.

    Jan

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  • Ubik
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    Originally posted by Jan View Post
    Pat Tallman posted info on a limited photo that will be available even if you can't make it to the con. With autographs going for $30-$40 these days, $200 (plus postage) is a steal.

    https://www.facebook.com/PatriciaTal...type=1&theater

    Folks are leaving their emails on the thread for Pat to send a PayPal invoice to.

    Jan
    Wow. I always balk at the prices for autographs. It seems like an alien concept at most comic cons I go to in the UK. I've never had a comic book artist charge for a signature. Only for a detailed sketch that took them 20 mins, or a watercolour A4, yes, but never a signature.

    I can understand the situation with actors though, it's the only real commodity they have to 'sell' at a con. Whilst I appreciate what Pat is offering is cheap, it still sounds like a LOT of money to me!

    Ah well. I never did care too much for having things signed.

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  • sftv
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    Some SDCC Notes

    In regards to the hoop jumping, this Io9 article covers a lot of it.

    http://io9.com/the-crazy-lengths-peo...con-1715847049

    However, they don't really go into details on tickets for autographs or (starting last year) panels at the Horton Grand Theatre (which is where the B5 panel is).

    Last year was the first year they did panels at the Horton Grand, and I went to the John Scalzi one. However, the tickets are handed out as part of the massive line in the morning where everyone is in line trying to get a ticket for one of the limited autograph sessions. A few of the Horton panels did get rid of all their tickets when processing the line, but not all of them. So, if you go through the line (or miss the line) and don't get a ticket for the panel, check at the autograph booth in the Sails pavilion once they are done, which is how I got a ticket for Scalzi. Hopefully they are a bit more organized with them this year. If you still don't get a ticket, It is possible that some people won't show up and you can get in as stand by outside the theatre. I'm pretty sure that there will be more people wanting to get into the panel than it can seat, but it being offsite and requiring the ticket hoop jumping may mean not all of them will try to go.

    The reality is that the majority of the people in the ticket line are trying to get tickets for the Big Bang Theory cast or some other limited celebrity signing. But it is still yet another massive line to wait in.

    Keep an eye on Pat's facebook page, maybe she'll have some extra tickets to hand out. I got into a George Martin line last year (one for the Game of Throne Calendar) because the calendar artist also had some tickets to hand out. Much easier than taking my chances in the massive line.

    A couple of other notes:

    The MaryJane's cafe at the Hard Rock Hotel is The Expanse Cafe this year, to promote the new series The Expanse starting this fall on SyFy. Definitely try to get into the panel for that if it doesn't conflict with anything else. Pictures up on the sdccblog website: http://sdccblog.com/2015/07/syfys-th...rd-rock-hotel/

    Lee Whiteside
    (who will not be there this year).

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  • sarthaz
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    Pat's awesome. I love the way she uses Facebook for her fans.

    The way they superimposed Robin and Jerry onto the 20th Anniversary photo is a little hilarious, though.

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  • Jan
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    Pat Tallman posted info on a limited photo that will be available even if you can't make it to the con. With autographs going for $30-$40 these days, $200 (plus postage) is a steal.

    Originally posted by Patricia Tallman

    This limited edition photo will be available at our group signing on Saturday at ‪#‎SDCC‬ at 4:30. Only $200 full autographed! And you get to be in a photo with all of us afterwards. Only 50 available then gone forever. I can take pre-orders. Let me know if you want one!
    ‪#‎babylon5‬ ‪#‎WeAreStillHere
    If you would like one but cannot attend, I will have it signed for you, personalized if you like and paypal invoice you for $200 plus shipping. I need to have the $ before Thursday, Ok? Please email me your mailing addy and paypal email at [email protected]. #Loveyoumeanit!
    https://www.facebook.com/PatriciaTal...type=1&theater

    Folks are leaving their emails on the thread for Pat to send a PayPal invoice to.

    Jan

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  • Jan
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    Originally posted by B5-Stefan View Post
    fyi
    Bad planning:
    B5 Cast Group signing is colliding with JMS Spotlight: Sat. 4:30-5:30pm.

    Stefan
    They probably weren't given a choice. Though if all one's interested in is autographs, it works. JMS is at 3 and the cast at 4:30. It could still work out since there's just a generic panel in the room where JMS' spotlight is. Trouble is, that room is way smaller than he usually gets. And while he hasn't had a lot of comics come out the last few months, I'm betting that a bunch of the Sense8 fans will be vying for space.

    Jan

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  • B5-Stefan
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    B5 Cast Group signing

    fyi
    Bad planning:
    B5 Cast Group signing is colliding with JMS Spotlight: Sat. 4:30-5:30pm.

    Stefan

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  • Jan
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    Looney, here's a sampling of just how surreal the SDCC ticketing is. As you know, SDCC 2015 is a week away. I just got this in my email:

    Attendee Preregistration for Comic-Con 2016 will occur online sometime after Comic-Con 2015. There will be no onsite preregistration. Only those who purchased a Comic-Con 2015 attendee badge and retain their actual badge will be eligible to participate in Attendee Preregistration.
    Yep, way before 2015 happens, they're gearing up for 2016.

    Used to be you could buy tickets for the next year's con at the current year's con but a few years ago that got to the point where it overwhelmed their system so they had to stop.

    Since I've got a badge for this year, I'll have an extra chance to get 2016 tickets but there's no guarantee. And that chance is valuable! I turned down free passes as a panelist in 2014 in order to keep my eligibility for the 2015 pre-sale.

    SDCC isn't something you can do on impulse anymore, that's for sure. On the other hand, if you manage to be bored there, you'd really have to work at it!

    Jan

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  • Jan
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    Thanks, Dan. But I pretty much never have trouble sleeping almost any time, any where. My flight even gets me home at a reasonable hour on Sunday so I should actually be fine for work the next day.

    As for the room size, I really hope that both are changed to bigger rooms but I'm an experienced 'room surfer' in order to get just the seat I want (end of the row nearest the microphone for the sake of my recording).

    Funny note - the room that JMS is in for his Spotlight is the same as my #FreeBabylon5 panel last year. Well, I was in half of it. And it's WAY out of the way, not along the main corridor at all.

    Jan

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  • Dan Dassow
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    Originally posted by Jan View Post
    Alas, while all of you shower me with love, that's not quite the same as showering me with the sheckles I need for my food/clothing/shelter addiction.
    Until we evolve into incorporeal beings, we will continue to require sheckles to accommodate our addition for food, clothing and shelter.

    Originally posted by Jan View Post
    I don't know how jet lag's supposed to work but I always seem to have more trouble after coming back East than I do going West. Thankfully, I've also conditioned myself to sleep on planes so that the time difference doesn't really affect me much.
    I always have more trouble traveling East than West in large part because I get an extra hour or two of sleep traveling west.

    As our representative at ComicCon, it behooves us to have you alert as possible during the proceedings.

    According to:
    http://sleepfoundation.org/sleep-top...-lag-and-sleep

    TREATMENT:

    Some simple behavioral adjustments before, during and after arrival at your destination can help minimize some of the side effects of jet lag.
    • Select a flight that allows early evening arrival and stay up until 10 p.m. local time. (If you must sleep during the day, take a short nap in the early afternoon, but no longer than two hours. Set an alarm to be sure not to over sleep.)
    • Anticipate the time change for trips by getting up and going to bed earlier several days prior to an eastward trip and later for a westward trip.
    • Upon boarding the plane, change your watch to the destination time zone.
    • Avoid alcohol or caffeine at least three to four hours before bedtime. Both act as "stimulants" and prevent sleep.
    • Upon arrival at a destination, avoid heavy meals (a snack—not chocolate—is okay).
    • Avoid any heavy exercise close to bedtime. (Light exercise earlier in the day is fine.)
    • Bring earplugs and blindfolds to help dampen noise and block out unwanted light while sleeping.
    • Try to get outside in the sunlight whenever possible. Daylight is a powerful stimulant for regulating the biological clock. (Staying indoors worsens jet lag.)
    • Contrary to popular belief, the type of foods we eat have no effect on minimizing jet lag.


    Try these tips on you next trip to help avoid travel-related stress and subsequent sleeplessness.
    • Bring elements or objects from home like a picture of the family, favorite pillow, blanket or even a coffee mug) to ease the feeling of being in a new environment.
    • Check with the hotel to see if voice mail services are available to guests. Then, whenever possible, have your calls handled by the service.
    • Check your room for potential sleep disturbances that may be avoided; e.g., light shining through the drapes, unwanted in-room noise, etc.
    • Request two wake-up calls in case you miss the first one.


    Originally posted by Jan View Post
    Meanwhile...I groused about the room sizes on JMS' FB page and he commented that the new room was supposed to hold 1000. So far no room change is indicated on the schedule so I'll be on the lookout.

    Jan
    Where there is life, there is hope.
    Last edited by Dan Dassow; 07-01-2015, 01:58 PM. Reason: post munched

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  • Jan
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    Originally posted by Nastastu View Post
    and here I thought this was your job.
    Alas, while all of you shower me with love, that's not quite the same as showering me with the sheckles I need for my food/clothing/shelter addiction.

    Originally posted by Dan Dassow View Post
    Jan,

    Think of the bright side; you will have time to recover from jet lag and be able to enjoy Joe's panel even more.
    I don't know how jet lag's supposed to work but I always seem to have more trouble after coming back East than I do going West. Thankfully, I've also conditioned myself to sleep on planes so that the time difference doesn't really affect me much.

    Meanwhile...I groused about the room sizes on JMS' FB page and he commented that the new room was supposed to hold 1000. So far no room change is indicated on the schedule so I'll be on the lookout.

    Jan

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