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11 July 2011 @ 04:52 pm
NJ Con Wrapup Post - Friday - Pic Heavy!  
So the con was fabulous. As cons always are. Super mega fabulous.

Got there at about 11 a.m. Friday. Hooked up immediately with jabber_moose, got our stuff to our room, came back down and got registered - ran into lovedlea and Sascha, our mutual RP mate who came all the way from Australia to meet her and come to the con. They were both adorable. Everyone was adorable tho. So many hugs and smiles and yays. At about 1:30 I got a chance to meet about 20 folks from twitter and tumblr and LJ. I was stunned at the turnout.

Outside the dealers room there was a giant poster of the Impala. Apparently there was a real Impala outside, too, but I just got my jollies posing for animal crackers in front of the poster....

The con proper started at 2. The host was the same guy from last time, Adam Malin. I have a kind of bizarre crush on him, despite the fact that he's a 50-year-old sleaze ball who gouges young college kids out of their last thousand dollars.)

He introduced Gabriel Tigerman, who played Andy Gallagher. Gabriel was so adorable! Here were my tweets about his panel:

* Gabriel Tigerman on stage vogueing. #NJCon
* "I kind of went out like a bitch." "Andy needs payback." #NJCon
* Gabriel says he would shoot gay porn into Misha's head but just when he's shooting. #NJCon
* @GabrielTigerman is Doing a @ChadLindberg impression. "Gabe. You GOTTA join Twitter." #NJCon
* If you are a @GabrielTigerman follower from now on you're one of "Gabey's babies" #NJcon
* @GabrielTigerman wants you to follow his wife on Twiiter @katfiore13 (sp?)
* @GabrielTigerman has a crush on Michael c. Hall #NJCon
* He once went all fangirly when Michael C. hall showed up. #NJCon
* . @GabrielTigerman says he was born to play Jimmy Olsen. #NJCon

After that, Kim Rhodes, who played Jody Mills. She was way younger than she looked on camera, and stunningly beautiful! And this girl kicked serious ass. She relished the idea of a Bobby/Jody romance and said [[[SPOILER, highlight to view]]]Jody Mills would be back in Season 7.[[END SPOILER.]]]

Tweets from Kim's panel:
* Kim Rhodes is onstage. She is so adorable and younger than I thought! #njcon
* SPN was the first show she ever asked to come back to! #njcon
* Jensen as a director is "really, really good, and I'm not just saying that."
* Kim Rhodes on @jumblejim "For a young guy he's been around forever." his daughter was a fan of suite life #njcon
* J2 were screwing around on minibikes while she was trying to cry in a scene. But they sobered up and Jared said "What do you need?" #njcon
* She heaps praise on J2 says she would do anything for them. #njcon
* She did a flirtier take with Bobby but it didn't make the cut. "He needs a woman who can handle a gun on their own." #njcon
* If she has to die on SPN she wants it with blood, some of it not hers. #njcon
* She just gave a beautiful explanation of film, TV and stage acting. She has a lot of love for the craft. #njcon
(a random observation not related to Kim specifically) * Cons are like comedy clubs but prettier. These people are all born entertainers. Charismatic and funny. #njcon
* She has a peeve about girls not knowing how to handle guns in media so she had shotgun training #njcon
* She hates tearjerkers. Feels manipulated. She likes Terry pratchett #njcon

After that I went and got my photo op with Gabriel. He was a good sport and Jedi mind tricked me good! :D

After that was Corin Nemec's panel. Corin had sort of a different feel than the others. He was talking a lot about doing film overseas and sort of went on a bit. You got the feeling that he was a little more Hollywood than the other two. But his hir was a tad bit poofy, completely different than Christian's slick-back. And when I did the photo-op with him, I asked if he would honor me by synchronizing swatches with me, a la Parker Lewis.

Tweets from Corin's panel:

* Omg Corin is adorable. #NJCon
* Con host is monopolizing the mike even tho there are ppl lined up, WTF? #NJCon
* He's talking about Stephen king and working on The Stand. #NJCon
* Everyone asking Corin about his other credits. Hope someone asks about Christian... #NJCon
* Talking about j2 being tall. "They're monsters, man!" #NJCon
* Christian was just sticking up for himself, he wasn't mean, says Corin #NJCon
* They didn't tell him anything about his character's arc. #NJCon
* Corin saw photos on J2's cell phones he'd rather not see #NJCon (Note, when someone asked Jared about this later, he said, "Oh, it must be the one with the rash." But then he said it wasn't really a rash... so who the hell knows??/)

After that we waited for autographs. The thing about autographs with these cons is that each row takes about 15 minutes to get through, which doesn't sound like a lot until you're like us in Row D and have to wait an hour. And there were a good 40 rows. XD So there's a lot of line-waiting, but if you have something you want to say to the actor, they have time to hear it.

Personally, I was just stoked to see their reaction to the awesome fanart that HannahBag on Twitter had made for the con. To which the almost universal reaction was a blank stare, followed by the slow eruption o f a huge smile and an utterance of "Awesome!" (Misha is the only one who is utterly immune to cute fanart. He never mentions it. Not last year, not this year.)

Corin Nemec wrote an obscenity on it. You'll see.

After autographs we grabbed a nap in the room and then went out for sushi with lovedlea and Sascha. There is this great Japanese restaurant just on the other side of the highway called Nikko. We took moorishflower there last year, so while we were there this tmie, we called her to tell her we wished she was here with us. She, lovedlea, Sascha and I have done four-way RPs together. We had a terrific, fun dynamic, and we'd done RPs in any number of configurations and subsets, too. So I'm happy to at least have the four of us connect via voice.

Unfortunately the sushi also got me very sick Friday night. But that's neither here nor there.

We came back for the end of the Brian Buckley Band concert which, quite frankly, was pretty awful. The guitarist was pretty good, but I found the songs flat and the vocals uninspired. I know, Jared can pound me into a fine dust for saying so, but they didn't do it for me by any stretch of the imagination.


This was the absolute high point of the whole convention. Especially for me as you will see shortly. But from the start it was amazing. They brought out Gabriel first, and Adam joked that he was going to do the entire karaoke party solo. And then he said, "I'm just kidding, let's bring out Richard Speight Jr.!"

And Richard jogged out. And all of a sudden THE ENTIRE ROOM REVOLVED AROUND HIM.

You have no idea. I've heard tales of Bill Clinton's legendary presence - how the minute he enters a room he is the center of gravity and everyone just spontaneously panty-melts in his presence. It was the exact same thing with Richard. He jogged out and down the aisle like a star on his victory lap, dragged the whole back of the room up front, and declared, this isn't a show, it's a party! Then out came Matt Cohen, looking scruffy and delicious, and more spontaneous panty combustion occurred. Out came Kim and Corin too, and they sort of shifted on and off stage all night. Only Richard pretty continuously stayed onstage .

But everyone was on stage for my debut. :D

Now Richard and Matt had joked that they got gay married while they were flying over New York and that NJCon was their honeymoon. So some folks gave them wedding presents, including a very comprehensive gift bag including a feather duster, a vibrator and some Magnum XL condoms. Remember these last two, they will matter later.

Kim read out my name. "I'm looking for tiptoe, to sing santa b... no, santa Gabe-y?"

Both Richard's and Gabriel's eyes bugged out. I got on stage with the Santa hat and pased out copies of the lyrics. Richard ask, "so is this Gabriel Tigerman Gabe or my gabe?" I pointed at him. Gabriel looked all distresssed.

I told him not to worry, I would write him a song next year.

I handed Richard my Santa hat (it's my husband's, he wears it every year around that time). He put his own hat on Gabriel. And the music started up and well here watch it yourself :DDDDDD

(THIS IS wolfling's video - she has amazing vids and pictures. THANK YOU BABY <3 <3 <3)

Afterward, he gave me a huge hug and said, that was really special. Then he took the mike and said, "I think tiptoe deserves a reward for that." And he handed me the vibrator! XD I was so excited. I waved it up and said, "My husband's out there somewhere. Oh honey, look what we're doing."

And Richard was all "Where's the husband? Raise your hand husband." And when my husband did he said "Good on you, man," and tossed him the magnum XL condoms!!!!!

I jogged off stage giving high fives like a freaking football player. It was like the greatest moment ever. EVER.


We stayed for the whole karaoke party and just had a freaking blast. It was such a great way to start the con.

Here are pics of Richard and Matt out in the audience during "Carry On Wayward Son":

Some random tweets from the karaoke party:

* Omg Richard is amazing #NJCon
* Guys I can't. This cast. Matt did the jerk. Dying. #NJCon
* If someone doesn't film this it is a travesty of justice. Omg. #NJCon
* Matt Cohen what are youDOING. #NJCon
* Richard just rifled thru some girls purse. #NJCon
* Someone got them a wedding present! #NJCon
* Matt: "Richard is the most beautiful bride I ever saw" #NJCon
* I left the Santa hat onstage and they just used it to mop up Matt's sweat. Never washing it again. (Never washed it before, either!) #NJCon
* Gabriel Tigerman KILLING Proud Mary! #NJCon
* Richard in the back using mike as drumsticks #NJCon
* I saw it... @dicksp8jr's hat hair lol #NJCon
* Richard waving a lighter probably breaking fire codes... Now everyone lighting up #NJCon
* Rickroll #NJCon Matt singing it from the heart!!
* @GabrielTigerman singing 500 miles in a Scottish accent #NJCon
* Richard is doing suspicious things behind matt's back #NJCon
rowdy_missusrowdy_missus on July 11th, 2011 09:33 pm (UTC)
Tiptoe39tiptoe39 on July 11th, 2011 09:34 pm (UTC)
well. Considering they received it onstage about 10 minutes before they gave it to me, that'd be hard to fit into continuity XD
beatlemaniac9: Gabriel beatlemaniac9 on July 12th, 2011 09:30 am (UTC)
If you went under the assumption that Richard was really Gabriel, or angelic in his own right, you could have them snap away and then come back to the exact moment they left. No one would ever have known!!!!!!!
Kevin Jonesmulder200 on July 11th, 2011 09:35 pm (UTC)
And Richard was all "Where's the husband? Raise your hand husband." And when my husband did he said "Good on you, man," and tossed him the magnum XL condoms!!!!!

I jogged off stage giving high fives like a freaking football player. It was like the greatest moment ever. EVER.


LMAO! GO You! That is so awesome!
Tiptoe39tiptoe39 on July 11th, 2011 10:18 pm (UTC)
i knooooooooooooow riiiiiiiiiiiight? XDDDDDDDDD so much funnn <3
Chaos, Panic, Pandemonium – my work here is done.: supernatural--richard singsriveroceansea on July 12th, 2011 12:55 am (UTC)

And Richard jogged out. And all of a sudden THE ENTIRE ROOM REVOLVED AROUND HIM.

It's so true! He has an awesome personality and tells a great story.

I saw the 'Santa Gaby' vid before you posted. I had tears rolling down my face from laughing so hard. Epic, m'dear!

Tiptoe39tiptoe39 on July 12th, 2011 01:38 am (UTC)
Thank you!!! I am so freaking lucky to have had the opportunity to do that. You have NO IDEA.
Wolfling: gabriel I am the tricksterwolfling on July 12th, 2011 01:06 am (UTC)
Seriously, Santa Gabe-y was the highlight of the karaoke. :D I'm so happy I managed to record it, I have the feeling it's going on my list of things to watch when I need cheering up. It was just one of those perfect moments. :D

(Also, am really happy I got to meet you too!)
Tiptoe39tiptoe39 on July 12th, 2011 01:39 am (UTC)
I am super happy I got to meet you!!! you were so sweet and wonderful. <3 <3 hopefully next time i see you we'll both be VIPing it! :DDDDD
Xarixianxarixian on July 12th, 2011 01:07 am (UTC)
Oh man, that's just amazing! Hah, I watched the video of you singing and yeah, I was squeeing and clapping a little, so what? :P
Tiptoe39tiptoe39 on July 12th, 2011 01:39 am (UTC)
I'm sooooooooooooooo glad!!! :DDD *hugs*
holliemke: Kissing cousinsholliemke on July 12th, 2011 03:53 am (UTC)
Thanks for the pics and the tweets. I was really bummed about not being able to go this past weekend so it was great to be able to keep up with things through the joy of Twitter. (I'm hollieajohnson by the way)