tardis_stowaway: TARDIS under a starry sky and dark tree (companions)
I have been super lazy and have yet to post my photos or thoughts about Gallifrey One.  (Or anything else, for that matter.  Sorry, dear LJ.)  This is still not a con report, because I'm going contra dancing tonight and don't have the time just now.

This is just a post to let you know that if there is any chance you can come to Gallifrey One next February, membership sales are open and going fast.  Here's the link to register!  Sales opened yesterday at noon Pacific time.  Out of the cap of 3200 memberships, just 729 are left as of the typing of this entry.  If you buy one and then decide you can't make it after all, membership transfers are allowed, and you shouldn't have any trouble finding a buyer.

This con is wonderful.  Everyone is so friendly, the guest list is always excellent, and it's generally quite well-run.  I would love to see more of my LJ flist there.  So if you want to hang out with sexy people like this:(a very Sexy (but safe for work) picture) )

then please COME TO GALLIFREY!

Also, while I'm pimping stuff, it's Fandom March Madness time.  Right now it's time to bet on your suspected winners in the office pool, then they duke it out in LJ poll form.  It's highly entertaining, though unfortunately there are a number of people in the comments section whose idea of entertainment seems to be slinging the maximum amount of shit.  A thick skin is necessary for the comment participation. (Many, perhaps most, of the other comments are hilarious in a good way or thoughtful or otherwise worthwhile.) 
tardis_stowaway: TARDIS under a starry sky and dark tree (winning everything)
This is a drive-by post from Gallifrey One.  A full con report will follow, but I need to file a quick report on my moment of great fandom winning today. 

As I mentioned in my previous post, I came with "I believe in Sherlock Holmes" badge ribbons.  I've now used 124 of the 125 I brought.  Of those, 122 are on the badges of assorted wonderful Doctor Who fans (and it was LOVELY to add to their happy ribbon collections and share the cross-fandom love) and one is on my badge.  The remaining one I handed to Toby Haynes, who directed "The Reichenbach Fall"!  He knew about the "believe in Sherlock" movement and seemed to approve.

After he finished doing a live commentary on the DW episode "Day of the Moon," I went to the front of the room, where several other fans had already accosted him to discuss Sherlock, including the Believe in Sherlock post-its that some other person had been sticking around the con.  I was fortunate to have such a handy opening to overcome my normal awkwardness around famous people (one reason I usually avoid the autograph lines and such at cons).  All I had to do was pull out the baggie of ribbons and ask who wanted one. He took one (as did the other excited fans), then I lurked while other people talked for a minute before I ran away.  Suave it was not, but the mission was accomplished.

I see taking the ribbon as proof that the director of the episode that broke Sherlock fandom's heart believes in Sherlock Holmes and the fandom.  (Also, on  a side note, Toby Haynes is really distractingly attractive. I would usually be awkward starting a conversation with someone that hot even if he hadn't directed an episode of a TV show that I am rather obsessed with.)  We certainly don't need the validation of the Powers That Be for fandom movements like this, but it's great to have it anyway.

This con has been so much fun.  Previously, I'd been falling maybe a teensy bit out of love with Doctor Who because of the problems with S6 and the way Sherlock took over my brain, but right now I am so full of love for my show about a madman, the blue box who stole him, and the amazing people who travel with them.  I just want to hug everyone in this fandom right now.

Now time to stop lurking in my room blogging and go back to lobbycon. 
tardis_stowaway: TARDIS under a starry sky and dark tree (prepare for awesomeness)
Gallifrey One is coming up this weekend!  I am bursting with excitement at getting to spend all weekend with fantastic Whovians.  One of the fun traditions at the con is giving or trading ribbons with slogans that people hang from their con badges (frequently in long trains).  This year I've ordered a stack of my own for a bit of fandom collision.



I'm very pleased with my shock blanket orange "I believe in Sherlock Holmes" ribbons.  The samples are posed with Jack Harkness, my copy of the canon Holmes stories (plus Chicks Dig Timelords and other contents of my bookshelf), and the sonic screwdriver.  Because if I'm going to do something quite as ridiculous as taking a photo of the ribbons I'm taking to a con, I'm going to go all the way with geekiness in the photo.
tardis_stowaway: TARDIS under a starry sky and dark tree (badass geek)
I'm at Gallifrey!  (The convention, not the planet.)  Driving here yesterday, a trip that should have taken maybe 4.5 hours, instead took close to 7 due to pouring rain and heavy traffic.  That really sucked, but now I am surrounded by people who speak my particular dialect of geek language.  I had fun confusing the people running the blood drive with my fem raggedy Doctor costume.  Anyone else on the f-list here? 

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