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It’s been a bit of a frustrating and doom and gloom day in Jooles Towers, but I am bored of whinging, so let’s celebrate some completely random, utterly useless in real life, but happy-making stuff.

Most of my flist have a common connection, which is being part of fandom of one type or another, at one time or another. Share with me, and the group, your best and/or most embarrassing fandom moments. And take that anyway you will! A brilliant fic you have read, an amazing comment you’ve been given if you write, someone you have met, whatever.


For my part, other than the fantastic friends I have made through fandom, the highlight of my fandom career is without doubt being clever at Ben Miller last year in a Q&A about his film Huge. As well as wanting to lick him, I really respect his talent and his intelligence and holding my own in a conversation about film theory – my subject – with him was just brilliant.

My most embarrassing is quite a recent one. A couple of weeks ago I met Drew-Ashlyn Cunningham from My Transsexual Summer and was so utterly taken with her that I just gibbered. Complete incoherent mess. I was supposed to be interviewing her, but that went out of the window as I lost the ability to talk like a human being. Most of it centred around her being an inspiration and the phrase “I think you’re amazing” was uttered an embarrassing number of times. I also told her I loved her legs. Thankfully she was incredibly sweet, called me lovely and gave me a big hug. And her Q&A had been so comprehensive I didn’t have any other questions for her anyway.

Any takers to liven a dreary Monday?


Date: 2012-02-20 06:01 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] angelkitty101.livejournal.com
Hummm, best fandom moment.....possibly the fabulous comments people have made about my fic, and meeting James Marsters (finally). And meeting the fabulous people that I have met through fandom, obviously *grin*

The most embarrassing.......take your pick, announcing loudly that 'John Barrowman likes COCK!' as James walked out to his car, 'Gayest man EVER!' again loudly to Gabby as GDL looked over, any interaction with GDL for that matter, or JM! *is rubbish*

Date: 2012-02-20 06:43 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] aeron-lanart.livejournal.com
I've had some wonderful fandom moments but I think my fave most recent one was at Vampire Ball 2... it was during that spell of really hot weather at the end of September last year and the main hall for the talks was pretty damn hot, even worse on stage. I was on stewarding duties at the time but I could tell that Nick Brendon was really suffering with the heat even from the back of the room so I asked my steward partner to excuse me for a minute.

I toddles up to ask a question... "Nick, would you like to borrow my fan?" his answer was something along the lines of "Oh god, yes please!" so I lent him my super duper wafty black fan for which he was eternally grateful (and apparently told me I was brilliant but as I wasn't facing him at the time I didn't hear that).

Never going anywhere without a fan has stood me in good stead on a number of occasions (I lent a fan to Katy Wix one Hub too) but that's my bestest fan moment.

Embarrassing? Apart from random drunk moments I don't think I have any. Telling GDL to shift his arse out me way was funny rather than embarrassing due to other people's double takes - Gareth moved of course, and laughed at me in the process while complaining about bloody scousers.

I bumped into Drew in Illamasqua in Leeds when ooing and ahhing over pale foundation that didn't make me look orange - she laughingly commented about loving looking orange, was rather funny.
Edited Date: 2012-02-20 06:49 pm (UTC)

Date: 2012-02-20 09:32 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] angelkitty101.livejournal.com
I never go anywhere without a fan either. It's been an utter godsend I can tell you!

Date: 2012-02-21 04:51 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] aeron-lanart.livejournal.com
I am the 'official #1 fan' of a number of bands too, now...

Maybe I should make myself a new icon.

Date: 2012-02-20 06:54 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] thrace-adams.livejournal.com
Best fandom moment by far is meeting all the friends I've met through fandom.

Worst fandom moment - hmm...not really sure tbh.

Date: 2012-02-20 07:08 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] emyrldlady.livejournal.com
*looks at icon* I was very very VERY drunk here. It was my second meeting with GDL and my cleavage was pouring out and he made note of it. In front of his, at the time, fiancee.

Also it's hard to remember how much older I am than him, and well, most of the men in my fandom (I'm even older than JB) and that I sort of end up looking just plain creepy sometimes.

I do believe there is another potentially embarrassing situation brewing. This past weekend at Gally a friend (a man) spoke quite at length to Danielle about my love for him and that he should be very flattered to have a woman like me fawning over him and that he should definitely go to HW to meet me and quote Shakespeare in Italian to me to make me melt.
*hides in corner* How the hell am I supposed to act professional at HW with THAT hanging over me?

Date: 2012-02-21 01:41 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] stargazer60.livejournal.com
I'm older than everyone in the fandoms I follow. Ah well...I still just go with it.

Date: 2012-02-20 07:10 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jcad6169.livejournal.com
Most embarrassing fan moment, I left Missouri for the first time in my life to go to Comic Con to see/meet John Barrowman. I was terrified he would not be the nice person he seemed to be in interviews. When I made it there through the line and was standing in from of him I just froze, couldn't move or speak. Fortunately he IS the nice person he seems to be and gently got me through the moment.

There are so many wonderful things that have happened to me through fandom the greatest being all the supportive, intelligent and funny people I have gotten to know.

One of the coolest things to happen was my last visit to comic con with the quilt I made with beautiful pics of JB contributed by many fans, most from @susiebantam and getting John' signiture on it, his picture with it and a surprise hug from him!

Date: 2012-02-20 07:41 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] deinonychus-1.livejournal.com
Best fangirly moment has to be meeting Ben Mansfield last year. I've never, ever stage-doored anyone in my entire life, so when he came out I just sort of panicked and blurted something like, "Excuse me, can we have your autograph please?"

After he'd looked slightly startled for a moment, he insisted on shaking hands and said, "Hi, I'm Ben."

AS IF WE DIDN'T KNOW WHO HE WAS! As if we hadn't travelled all the way to Bath and sat through two hours of Shakespeare and waited at the stage-door for twenty minutes solely to see him, he still felt the need to properly introduce himself. It was quite surreal. And also muchly of the squee-making, due to him being the most friendly, polite, and generally adorable man ever.

I think that's actually about it for my fangirly moments. I've never really gone to cons or stage-doored actors prior to Primeval, so it's all rather new. And to be honest, it's probably a good thing I've never met A-LP. I have this vague suspicion I might just squeak incoherently and flail at him, which would just be embarassing...

Yey for this post. Just remembering that moment has made me all happy and smiley :-)

Date: 2012-02-20 07:47 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sariagray.livejournal.com
Oh god. ALL of my fandom moments are a trifle embarrassing, really. But, over a year ago, I met both GDL and Kai Owen. After having driven 14 hours straight, no sleep, to meet them, I had the lack of filter of the exceptionally drunk with the additional boon of looking like the walking dead.

Surprisingly, I was slightly less embarrassing with GDL. No, Mr. Owen received all of my ridiculousness.

Pictures with him also included Ian McNeice and Tommy Knight. I didn't particularly care about them much, so I asked one of the handlers/organizers if I could have a picture with "just Kai, please?"

I asked very very quietly, so as not to cause a scene. And then this woman says, "I don't know. I need to ask Pat." So she goes to ask Pat, who has to ask Harrison, who has to ask Clark Kent (can you tell I don't remember these people's names?), who has to shout across the room, "Can this girl take a picture with Kai? Is that allowed?"

Meanwhile, Kai is laughing and winking at me, Tommy Knight had this bemused smile on his face, and Ian McNeice proceeds to make fun of me for the rest of the convention, every time I see him.

The next day, I accidentally followed Kai out of the hotel, because I wanted a cigarette, and said the thing I usually say when I get behind someone I've seen over the course of a short period of time: "Oh, I'm following you!" I was...mortified.

I also demanded poetry from both of them. And played pterodactyl catch. And told Kai he threw like a girl in front of a large audience of people. I have no idea.

One of the best fandom moments, I think, is a sort of montage of all of the fandom people I've met in the US. Hell, I took my first plane ride ever across the country to meet one. :D Just the support of people has been great, both in writing and RL stuff. It's absolutely brilliant! :D

Date: 2012-02-20 08:18 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] emyrldlady.livejournal.com
I was there, he did throw like a girl. We gave him Twinkies.

Date: 2012-02-20 08:20 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sariagray.livejournal.com
HA! Oh, now I feel famous. Poor pterodactyl didn't come remotely close to me! And YOU'RE the reason for the Twinkie obsession!? <3

Date: 2012-02-20 08:30 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] emyrldlady.livejournal.com
uh..... yeah that was our fault. At the breakfast with Kai we were talking about junk food. He was talking about deep fried mars bars. We mentioned deep fried twinkies, he'd never had them. So my roommate Linda ran to WalMart to get a box. Hey, it was entertaining.

Date: 2012-02-20 08:22 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] chamilet
Best fangirl moment: I threw a purple rose onstage to Nick Rhodes during the Pop Trash tour and he not only caught it but took it out of its plastic to smell it.

Most embarrassing: Same tour, in an elevator when Warren Cucarrulo walks in (substandard replacement for original guitarist Andy Taylor) and I'm wearing a Duran Duran shirt that basically says "loyal to the original crew" or some such. Luckily I was dumbstruck for the whole ride down or it could've been worse.

Date: 2012-02-20 08:43 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] kelticbanshee
Oh gosh, that's a hard one. Best fandom moment, I think I'm going to have to go with walking into the photoshoot with James Marsters, last December, and being looked up and down before James said "you look fabulous". Seriously, I love that corset :D

Most embarassing moment... Ahm... Other than utter silences when getting signatures, so far *touches wood* I've managed not to trip, fall, say something inappropriate or any of my other "fears related to being in public", so I'm going to count myself lucky.

Funniest one, still goes to GDL, on a Sunday morning. I produced my photo, with post-it with my name on it. He proceeded to move post-it out of the way and stare at me with a smile and say something along the lines of "who do I make it to?". I smiled back, pointed at post-it he had just moved. He laughed, and said something along the lines of "third time I've done that, and it's not even ten in the morning". I managed (barely) not to say anything regarding the difficulties of keeping a working brain when one has been up till the morning in the bar...

Date: 2012-02-20 08:49 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jaynedoll.livejournal.com
Best fangirl moment - I sent a fanzine containing Metallica slash to Pansy Division without realising they knew Kirk and they told me they'd forwarded it onto him.
Also the 1st time I met Richey & Nicky from the Manics.
Meeting Amanda/Brian from The Dresden Dolls.
Being sexually propositioned by a member of Guns N' Roses (the original line-up) & turning him down.
Meeting Harrison Ford who was lovely.
Getting tweets off Primeval cast members *g*

Most embarrassing/worst moment - that would be a very long list. Manics fandom was like the fandom equivalent of 10 tours of duty of Vietnam.
It's embarrassing when you try to talk to someone you admire and find some sort of common ground and they just blank you/act like you're a crazed stalker or groupie.

Date: 2012-02-21 01:48 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] stargazer60.livejournal.com
I still like to tell the story of how I practially propositioned former Doctor Who producer Phil Colliston at the Gallifrey con in 2009. In line for autographs, when it was my turn, he said, "What can I get you, what can I do for you?" and I said "What you can get and what you can do are two different things." He cracked up (thankfully!). Said to the volunteer next to him, "Did you hear what she just said?" I just said "I can't believe I just said that!" Oh and I also groped his thigh during the photo session. He put his arm around me quickly and my arm/hand had nowhere to go but down on his though. I laugh every time I look at that photo.

I don't know what category that falls into!

And like everyone else I've met a lot of amazing people through fandom.

Oh, and then there was the time in Boston at a con when my friend and I were at the public computer in the hotel looking at my Lj (remember when I had all those pictures on the sidebar) and GDL and Gemma were standing right behind us. I um-hmmm-ed to my friend and we turned and Gareth said something about the printer. Um...yeah...

And then there was the time Jared Leto called me an Old Timer and had the nerve to ask me how old I was. I just told him "let's just say older than you..."
Edited Date: 2012-02-21 01:48 am (UTC)

Date: 2012-02-21 03:17 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] owensheart.livejournal.com
Best fandom moment, all the wonderful new friends I have met on this sight. some have become really good frieds with and one of them I skype with regularly.

this websight has also helped me cope with all the stresss of moving to a whole new country, Its my escape.

Date: 2012-02-21 08:47 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ebonyfeather.livejournal.com
Some of my favourite fangirl moments-
Meeting James Marsters at a signing session in a little comic shop near where I work in Leeds. He was so lovely.
Meeting Ben Mansfield in Bath- gorgeous, and completely adorable!
Meeting the other primeval_denial folks on the various meetups.

And a comment left on my journal: she said that she loved my fic and it was the whole reason she'd joined livejournal in the first place! I thought that was so sweet.

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