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Yeah. I think I'm going to pass out now. 
19th-Apr-2008 03:05 pm
ZQ lips
You know what the cutest thing in the world is? 

You know that geeky glasses-pushing-up thing he does on Heroes?  That's not a characterization - that's just Masi.  I can't count how many times he did it in the 30 minutes he was on stage.   I'll have to sort through to see if I have some better pics; I was actually quite far away from the stage and my hands were unsteady, and they bounced around a lot, so it was very hard to get focused pictures of them.

Also cute?  When someone asked if he could be any other character on Heroes, who would he be...and after thinking a bit, he decided he'd like to be Sylar, and even mimed cutting people's heads off with a katana.  

And speaking of Sylar, there is one other thing I've seen today that might have been cuter...

Go ahead and make fun of me, but this is the first big-time actor I've ever met (I'm from Ohio and I live in Minnesota, the only big-time person we have is The Purple One).  I barely spoke to him because once I got close enough to hear his voice, I started shaking like a 14-year-old girl, and I knew if I started babbling and said something to embarrass myself, I'd come back to the hotel room and curl up under the pillows and not come out again till my plane left.  

But, seriously, he is absolutely adorable.  He's intent yet sweet, if that makes sense.  He's very serious about saying hi to everyone and shaking your hand.  I had him sign a pic for someone else and then when he went to sign my DVD, I had to prompt him on my name again and he was incredibly apologetic about how he'd just gotten off a plane and wasn't settled down yet.

Also, right after he signed for me, a camera crew from the con came up and wanted to film him a bit, and he gave a look down the lines of people still waiting and then looked back at them like, "WTF?  Do you not see all these people who've paid to get my autograph?"

I'm trying to decide if it would look totally psycho if I went back and got another autograph tomorrow.  I think tomorrow, I could actually speak to him.  Right now, though, I'm so keyed up that I can't even eat my lunch.

Anyway.  I've missed the first 15 minutes of the Festival of Kot'Baval!  And at 3 pm in the Superheroes room, they are supposed to be screening Heroes episodes with Nichelle and Zach, and I do need to eat something before that.

Wish I had better pics.  But the lighting was awful in the main event hall, no matter what setting I used on the camera, and the light from the windows in the signing area was falling oddly and making it hard for the camera to figure out what to focus on.

19th-Apr-2008 09:13 pm (UTC)

19th-Apr-2008 10:38 pm (UTC)
I KNOW. I was standing next to some Trekkies who were bitching that between the hat and the glasses, they couldn't decide if he'd make a good Spock or not. ('Cuz, you know, looks are the ONLY thing that matters. Screw acting ability.) The eyebrows are still not in good shape, but they're coming back.

I went back and stalked him at the end of his second autograph session, when there were hardly any other people around. He was still being really nice to everyone, despite having spent 3 hours surrounded by us crazy people - he even took a cell phone from a guy and left a voicemail for one of the guy's friends who's a fan. I got better pictures, though! I shall try to put them up tomorrow.
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19th-Apr-2008 10:50 pm (UTC)
Zachary really does seem nice. Who knows, he could secretly be hating every minute of this...but I got the impression that he genuinely appreciates the fact that people are fans of what he's done, and that he's happy to make us happy. In fact, the staff were trying to shoo everyone away so that they could set up for Adam Baldwin, but someone walked up with a ticket and he signed for her anyway even though the woman was like "He's done! Come back tomorrow!"

OMG, Masi seems great, too. He and Nate Torrence were hilarious. I intend to write more about them when I have more time, but at one point they were asked what actor they'd most like to meet, and after talking a bit about how the Get Smart movie led them to rub elbows with some people who they had to restrain themselves around so that they didn't come across as crazy fans (hee!), somehow....well, I don't know what happened exactly, but the moment ended with the two of them holding each others' hands and staring deeeeeeeply into each other's eyes. It was a very Petrelli brother moment, if the Petrelli brothers were plump geeks. ;0)
19th-Apr-2008 11:31 pm (UTC)
the staff were trying to shoo everyone away so that they could set up for Adam Baldwin, but someone walked up with a ticket and he signed for her anyway even though the woman was like "He's done! Come back tomorrow!"

OMG!! I just want to eat him up! That's so nice!!!

And LOL at Masi and Nate Torrence! That's so random and awesome and just *flails* frickin HILARIOUS!! XD I wanna see Masi have a full-on geek!out someday! *bounce*
20th-Apr-2008 10:12 pm (UTC)
Dude...I think I would go to a con just to see Masi, at this point. He was really fun to listen to. The best moment with him? Before they brought Masi and Nate out, they told the audience, "Masi's here to talk about Get Smart, not Heroes, and he knows nothing about the third season of Heroes, so don't ask, 'kay?" So what does the very first person at the mic ask him about? Yep, that's right: "what's gonna happen in S3 of Heroes?"

But what was GREAT was that Masi told her, "Don't know, haven't seen the scripts" and then he turned to look at Nate (which meant he was looking in my direction) and did this wonderful WTF? facial expression, accompanied by a little shake of his shoulders. It was so great. I wanted to kiss him right at that moment. I may have to go get some Masi icons.
19th-Apr-2008 10:02 pm (UTC)
Aaaahhhh!!! I'm so excited for you. That's so awesome. Zach is the nicest guy. He's just so sweet and awesome. Yay, you got an autograph! Did you get a picture with him? Maybe tomorrow, huh? Yay, again!!!

19th-Apr-2008 11:01 pm (UTC)
I didn't get a picture with him, though the girl I rode with on the shuttle bus here happened to be in line next to me and is trying desperately to talk me into it. But my curly hair hasn't recovered from the winter frizzes, and I've been sucking cough drops non-stop for this cold & the sugar has made my face break out...I'm afraid the picture will be depressing rather than cool.

He really does seem incredibly sweet, which was what I'd heard from everyone else, but it's still nice to have it confirmed in person. I'm frankly thankful that I didn't pass out in front of the table! :0)
19th-Apr-2008 11:03 pm (UTC)

It's good to see that fashion sense intact.
20th-Apr-2008 09:47 pm (UTC)
He wore that damn hat all weekend. He had another autograph/photo session at 9 am this morning, and the hat was omnipresent. I'm not sure if he's trying to make a fashion statement, or if he's still not happy with the state of his hair.
19th-Apr-2008 11:14 pm (UTC)
Ahhh, that is awesome. I am so jealous. Truly. You lucky bitch LOL.

I can't wait to see the rest of your pics!
20th-Apr-2008 09:49 pm (UTC)
Neener neener neener! :P

I am quite depressed as the vast majority of the ones I took during his Q&A aren't worth keeping (I knew they wouldn't be, as the lighting was baaaaad and I didn't have anything to rest my arms on to keep them steady). Also? He would not hold still. But there are a couple of decent ones I'm going to reduce and post later.
20th-Apr-2008 05:55 am (UTC)
Oh wow, I can't wait to hear more about your con experience. You already have pictures of Masi and Zach! And I doubt going back for another autograph would qualify as making you a psycho. There's probably people who go back way more than two times. This might be the only time you'll get to meet him. Go for it. :)
20th-Apr-2008 09:55 pm (UTC)
I did go back - they shifted his autograph session today to 9 am, when most people were still unconscious. I walked by and there were only 3 or 4 people there, and they were chatting with him. But of course, the instant I got up there, a big group of people came up behind me and I had to move along without getting to talk to him. I did sit on a bench at the end of the hallway and watch him sign autographs for another half-hour, like a good little stalker. :P
20th-Apr-2008 08:53 am (UTC)
WOOOOOW. It doesn't matter you couldn't think of anything to say, YOU WERE IN THE LIGHT OF AWESOME.

That is why the queue is so long. To think of things to say. And cement them in your brain so they don't immediately flee out of your head at the sight of Sendhil's arms in a tight white T-shirt... but those are my own issues.

20th-Apr-2008 09:58 pm (UTC)
I did go back for another autograph. I didn't get to chat with him. But that's OK. I got to see him, up close and adorable.

What's really funny is that my RLBF was all, "Eh, Sendhil's the one you ought to be going to see". But then I texted her to say I AM SITTING 50 FEET AWAY FROM ZACHARY QUINTO RIGHT NOW, and she started burning up the phone asking me how many autographs I got and did he talk about Star Trek (she doesn't even watch Star Trek!) and did he say anything about the next season of Heroes...
20th-Apr-2008 09:17 am (UTC)
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20th-Apr-2008 10:02 pm (UTC)

I can't tell if he was trying to make a fashion statement, or if his hair is still too weird to suit him; I think he was even wearing it for the photos.

All I know is, when he stares really intently at you and says, "Thanks so much for coming today" and shakes your hand, you start thinking, "Don't pass out...don't pass out..."
21st-Apr-2008 06:24 am (UTC)
I read he's growing his hair longer to get it all cut at once (so he can get rid of the Spock hair) so I assume he was just having a bad hair weekend, lol

And dude I know asdhagdlhasgd;ashgdgdaskdg;jhafa I am still shocked I never did pass out, but that's probably because I met him before I became obsessed (it's probably what got me obsessed) lol
20th-Apr-2008 12:17 pm (UTC)
I'm glad you're having a good time! Cons and ZQ bring out the squeeing 14-year-old in all of us!
20th-Apr-2008 10:02 pm (UTC)
Even the non-Zachary-and-Masi parts have been quite fun! And...I think I managed to not embarrass myself. I hope... :0)
20th-Apr-2008 10:17 pm (UTC)
That's the key.... to keep the flailing on the inside. :)
21st-Apr-2008 12:09 am (UTC)
With me, though, there's also the danger of nervous babbling that makes me look like a total fool. I think I kept that to a minimum, though. I'd rather be an anonymous face in the crowd than have him say afterwards "I can't believe that freak with the blue glasses!"
20th-Apr-2008 02:38 pm (UTC)
Oh wow, thanks for the pics:) Everything I've heard about this cast and the fans has been pretty positive, Zachary and Masi are so adorable!!
20th-Apr-2008 10:08 pm (UTC)
You're welcome! I'm hoping to post some more in the next day or two. Nothing earth-shatteringly gorgeous, but since it's going to be a while before new photo ops with the cast, I figure shaky pics taken by an amateur are better than nothing.

Actually, I hate to be all depressing, but the last question he got asked by a fan at his Q&A was about the potential actors' guild strike. And he was quite honest about it: he said that even though the writers are back at work, studios aren't making script deals because if they can't finish a movie by June 30th, they do not want to start it, so there continue to be economic problems in the industry. He said that they start filming Heroes again in just over a week; I don't know how many episodes they can finish in two months, though. Point of this being, if the actors do go on strike, there will continue to be a dearth of pretty pictures...
21st-Apr-2008 12:18 am (UTC)
Wow, that does suck. I didn't even know about the potential actor's strike, thanks for the info.
21st-Apr-2008 12:30 am (UTC)
I knew that their contracts were up soon and that they have the same issues as the writers (actually, I thought the contracts were up at the end of May, but Zachary said the end of June). I think the media is just not talking about it, because after the disruption of the writer's strike, they don't want to face the possiblity of an actor's strike. Though I think the actors would have a better chance of ending any strike quickly; writers are anonymous, but if you thought fans organized campaigns for shows that were on the bubble, imagine what they'll do when they KNOW their show has been renewed and scripts have been written, but they can't get new episodes because the obscenely-wealthy executives at GE and Sony are arguing about paying talented actors a few percent for online work.

But yeah, I had no idea that studios were not considering any new deals until they know whether there will be a strike. But then I tend to be more TV-oriented than movie-oriented (and I've even been very BBC-oriented lately).
21st-Apr-2008 02:20 am (UTC)
OMG! You got to see Zach and Masi! That is so, so awesome :D They both look SO adorable in those pictures. Thanks for sharing your experiences with us! I hope there's more to come...
21st-Apr-2008 01:32 pm (UTC)
Masi is too cute for his own good. Love him. As usual, ZQ's style is... unique, but he looked very sweet, too. Lucky you!
23rd-Apr-2008 08:54 am (UTC)
Oh my god, I didn't even know there was a con, let alone that you were going. Can't wait for the full report! XD
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