Arrived about 10am expecting that to be too late to get a decent virtual queue ticket and then I would be stuck there for hours waiting and waiting for my autos... I was half wrong.
My first quest of the day was Finn Jones from game of thrones a very friendly chat and a good Start to the day.
For a Saturday event this was very quiet open queues for most guests already so I stopped on my Jason momoa line to get my game of thrones Blu ray signed having met him previously I expected a nice warm reception to which he has always been with fans before as, the queue moved steadily I realised I couldn't hear him talking much as I approached I got my autos and tried to make conversation but he just wasn't really playing ball, was friendly enough but not a great meet, there was a no posed sign up but you know me always break the rules.
Next was on to Brandon routh who I also met before and again was a friendly nice guy- we discussed his character in chuck and how was annoyed they made him evil as a cop out - he agreed but was happy he got to play him with all the different range this time there was no sign regarding posed photos so I asked as I had worn my nerd herd T shirt especially buy he advised he wasn't allowed and photos only when he was signing. A Shame and a practice getting more and more frequent.
Michael dorn next who again met before so wasn't expecting alot as he cane across grumpy before and this time was no exception a quick hello signed my pix and refused a photo again no sign so embarrassing had to be rejected.
Passing the tables I saw that most he quests were empty queue and this was not even 11am so met the warden from Alcatraz who was nice but not really seen the show so couldn't chat for long.
As I left him I noticed phil lamarr sitting next to him - have met him before but didn't realise he was in transformers animated so I had to stop for a chat and auto.
Next up was caitlin Blackwood from dr who - usually I not get autos from people younger the me but she was quiet and still looks like she did in the show always hate meeting someone who you remember one way but when meet them they so diff looking. She was nice but very quick meet as she was running off for photo shoot.
My final auto of the morning was from the lovely Lena headly she was so sweet and funny and really cane across well. Was a pleasurable meet.
As most of the guests had now gone for lunch and photos I walked around the dealers room- the only warm place in the who stadium- though there wasn't much there for me. After a spot of lunch was time for my photo shoot with lena was nice and rushed but the photo came out ok.
The last autograph of the day for me was dead like me's callum blue who was so genuine nice and fun guy- telling me how much he enjoyed dead like me and how though the wrap up movie was good but with recasts etc was missing something. He told of how he didn't like his time on the tudars as he was ment to have a large part but due to a broken elbow - he showed us the scar- he had to drop out of filming. Discussed the film frenemy and how they missold it on zack galifinikas fame even though he in one scene. Really fun guy and best meet at this event.
My friend Luke wanted to meet lance henrickson and get a severed hand prosthetic signed so along I went for photo. lance found it very funny and loved it. As i passed to auto line again i saw that Sophie Woo was sitting alone looking bored so i went over for a chat/flirt and photo with.
My friend Emma recently at Inva2ion dressed as a steam punk Samwise from Lord Of The Rings so we went to meet samwise himself Sean Astin to get his auto show off a photo of her in costume. He was so nice loved the costume and even signed her Hobbit feet for free and with that i was done. just had to wait for my lena photo shoot to return it had been about 2 hours should be back by now shouldnt it?....No so what to do to spend the time other then walk around and around i got a photo shoot with brandon routh. This turned out to be a nightmare as they were delayed but didnt tell us till been queuing for a while then they kept moving us due to colour tickets after leaving us for ages. finally went through and photo taken. I then spent the next 2 hours plus killing time for my photo shoots to return - i finally got my lena at half 5 and gave up waiitng for my brandon one and will have to wait for it to be posted.
Other then the long wait for photo shoots today was good but a few issues i had
The Venue- its open planned football stadium its cold all the guests were complaining about it and had extra layers on.
The Guests had open queues and yet still no photos at desk and no signs to say anything so made to look a fool when ask and get rejected.
The photo shoot lines and distribution were all over the place and noone had any info to help they were mostly going by guess work.