Oh boy - what a day I had yesterday! I went with my family to see Teal'c and it was SO worth the trip. We drove all in all more than 750 kilometers going there and back again, but I'd do it again in a heart beat even if it takes a toll on me. Needless to say, today I'm sprawled on the couch trying to remember my name. *grin*
Teal'c - as in actor Christopher Judge - was so sweet and charming. He seemed really pleased and happy to be in Sweden signing pics and dvd boxes and I lucked out as there seemed to be a moments of stillness when I approached him. I had decided that I was going to give him one of my Sci Fi novels as a thank you for him being there and signing, so I was a bit nervous. I had also promised a friend in South Africa to say hello, and I was internally rehearsing what I was going to say. It all went down something like this.
Gun: Hello, Christopher, my name is Gun, and I'm so pleased to meet you. Thank you for coming to Sweden. My family and I watch Stargate reruns all the time and we just love the show. I have so many friends all over the world who does too, especially my friend in South Africa.
Chris: Hello. Nice to meet you. *shaking hands*
Gun: First of all, I have a present for you. I am a writer, and I write science fiction, so I thought I'd sign a book for you to bring home.
Christ: Really? That's great. *accepts Rebel's Quest and peruses it carefully* Wow, this is fantastic.
Gun: I hope you will enjoy it. And if you could sign this for me, I'd be so grateful. *hands over the Stargate SG1 Continuum DVD which Chris signs "Gun, thank you INDEED. Chris Judge"*
(I'm ready to leap across the table to give him a hug, but restraining myself)
Gun: Thank you so much. Now, tell me, is it true what Amanda Tapping (Samantha Carter) said in an interview online that you're doing another made-for-DVD movie?"
Chris: Yes, we start shooting in December.
Gun: Oh cool! *doing dorky thumbs up* Thank you. I just want to say that you always take such good care of you fans in the Stargate realm. We're grateful about that.
Chris: I'm so glad to hear this. Thank you.
Gun: Thank you. Thank you very much. *wheels off in wheel chair towards Elon who was ready with the camera the whole time* Eeeeeeeeeehhhhhh! *waves DVD box* Look, look, look!
Here is a picture of a ZAT gun - a Goa'uld weapon from Stargate - how cool is this, said the super-SG-geek!
There was such a big crowd it wasn't easy to take any good pictures but we got a few shots of very DIFFERENT things. So, everything from Terminator to Tootsie's dress (you remember the movies with Dustin Hoffman, right?) and a fellow with nails in his head.