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Creation Grand Slam
Pasadena, CA
March 28, 2004

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The Stargate Panel -- Continued

Near the end of the Michael and Amanda panel, Tony Amendola (Bra’tac) came out on stage to join them. Unfortunately, he wasn’t really there for very long and he didn’t get many questions asked of him, but he did interact with Michael and Amanda (as you can see) and all three were adorable together. Sadly, the panel was over all-too-soon. They let it run a little bit late since they had started late, but they had to move along to autographs and photos with the actors!

Michael was signing autographs first and when he saw Leah’s cartoon (see below), he immediately said “Oh, is this a new one?” After he read it, he said “Has Rick ever seen these?” I told him, “Not unless you’ve shown them to him!” He made a pouty face (I swear) and said “I don’t own that many – don’t you have a website?” Leah ran away at about that point (coward) but I stood there and actually wrote down the website address so Michael Shanks could show Richard Dean Anderson the cartoon site. Good lord. What was I thinking? LOL.

After the autographs, it was on to the photo ops with Michael. The line was already starting up about an hour or so in advance, so we got in it and waited. And waited. And waited. Because his autographs ran really late. And his photo op line was really long. I heard later on that they actually had to go and bring in extra tables to hold all of his photos when they came back. You go, Michael! It’s just too bad that the Creation Con banner made everyone fade into the background of the photos. Ugh! But Michael is always cute, damn his eyes. Well, actually, we couldn’t see his eyes because he’d managed to poke himself in the eye again (apparently with a piece of rope or something on set – or so he told DJ at the brunch) and he was wearing shades all day. Anyway … on to the photos.

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Amanda’s comment about Leah’s cartoons as they shoved us through the autograph line quickly was “Oh my gosh, these are so hilarious!” Michael just wanted to show the one above to Richard Dean Anderson. As you can see, he’s still trying to put Leah out of work by drawing his own cartoons on pictures now.

The Buffy/Angel & Enterprise Panels

We missed most of the Buffy/Angel panel but we managed to catch the tail end of it. I was thrilled and surprised to see Julie Benz (Darla) there, having never been privileged to see her at a convention before. The lady who played Jenny Calendar was also present as well as The Grusilug. I’ve probably spelled the names wrong. All of the other guests were people we’d send before such as Andy Hallett (who is always delightful and charming), Mercedes McNab, and a few others.

They were followed by Anthony Montgomery, Dominic Keating and Connor Trinneer from Star Trek: Enterprise. I’m really glad we got to see them because they were an absolute hoot! I wish I could remember the details of their talk but really all I recall is a lot of laughing and Connor going on about signing Dominic’s *ass* in the autograph line and Anthony begging everyone not to ever ask him to sign Dominic’s ass. Honestly. The whole panel was like that.

 

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General Hospital & Hollywood

Early Monday morning, after the convention was over, bright and early, we were at Prospect Studios (formerly ABC Studios) where General Hospital is filmed. We were given an awesome behind-the-scenes tour, introduced to many of the behind-the-scenes people such as the cameramen and stage manager, and when filming began at 8:30 am we were right there watching. We were privileged to watch seven scenes filmed and got to see some of our favorite actors on the show and were further honored to personally meet and talk with Anthony Geary (Luke Spencer) and Tyler Christopher (Nikolas Cassadine), two of our all-time favorites. Both men were incredibly gracious and I have to say Tony Geary was an absolute hoot to talk to. Exactly like I always imagined him and yet … better. So, you can see Leah and Annie in the photos below with these two gentlemen. Alas, the producers of GH have asked me not to publicly share the photos I took of the studio and sets. I was told that it was okay to show the photos of us with the actors since the actors had given their permission.

After a lovely lunch in the commissary and more backstage touring, we drove down Hollywood Blvd. and parked near the Chinese Theater. We spent the afternoon shopping through the script and photo stores and had dinner at the famous Hamburger Hamlet which had been recommended to us by our friend Cathy (thanks, Cathy!). Everyone we asked about the place immediately said “fantastic food!” so we knew it was going to be good. We had a red-eye flight home that night, so we knew we’d better eat good and we did. We found a ton of fantastic photos to order from slides all along the boulevard as well as a treasure trove of Stargate movie stills and lobby cards to add to our collection. You can see a photo of the inside of the Hamburger Hamlet below with a fantastic Indiana Jones mural as well as some photos of the outside of the Chinese Theater. They were setting up the red carpets and stuff for the premiere of The Rock’s big movie later that evening.

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Huntington Collection & Gardens

Backtracking slightly, we spent the day on Saturday touring the Huntington Collection and Gardens just down the road from the convention center in Pasadena. It was recommended to us as a lovely place to visit and indeed it was, as you can see from my photos. We spent most of our visit in the gardens since I love to take photos of flowers. They have an absolutely stunning desert garden there and we wandered through it for hours (or hobbled, in my case) and ended up at some gorgeous lily ponds full of giant goldfish, turtles and ducks. You can also see some bold lizards from the desert sections below. Then we wandered upwards through a jungle garden to the rose gardens and herb gardens to the tea room.

We’d been warned that the buffet brunch at the tea room was enormously popular and we needed reservations. We’d tried to call ahead and their recording said the tea room was only open Tuesday through Friday, which seemed rather strange. A local friend had called and been told the tea room was “sold out” all weekend. Well, the tea room *was* open. There was a steady stream of people filing into the restaurant … and right back out again as they were told there were no tables available. We went in anyway. We ended up in a long conversation with a very nice hostess. We explained that we’d tried to get reservations ahead of time but their phones kept telling us they weren’t even open on the weekends. She thanked me for letting her know of the error. She did tell us they had actually been sold out for ten days in advance! We must have looked really sincere or something, though, because she suddenly waved us into a back room where there were a few large parties and another buffet and sat us at a table for two with a smile and a wink!

Then things got really weird. The large party were singing Happy Birthday to someone. Then they started singing a special song of “My Favorite Things” to her. One of her favorite things was apparently James Spader! We burst out laughing and said “yeah! James Spader!” So they all started to laugh, too, and began talking to us. The birthday lady was a huge James Spader fan and it turned out she had worked for a pediatrician and Spader used to bring his children into her office! Her friends had given her a signed photo of Spader as one of her birthday gifts. We ended up chatting with her and her friends about “The Practice” and the upcoming spin-off show … and then other people in the restaurant began coming up to us and asking us questions about James Spader and wanting to know what show he was on now and the spin-off … and even when we left the restaurant, people were still coming up to us outside and asking us questions about James Spader! Those Daniel Jacksons! There’s just something about them!

So, afterwards, we wandered through the rest of the rose gardens and the wisteria and then headed over to see the famous Blue Boy and Pinkie paintings as well as quite a few others. After that we were pretty well done in, so we headed back to the hotel to get ready for the Our Stargate dinner that evening.

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