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11 July

Posted: July 11th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: News | Tags: , , , , , | 3 Comments »

I  am back home after a great vacation in London.  I prefer hearing the actor’s talk and photo op/autographs second.  Ben is great on stage yet I understand the financial draw of the second. I am surprised at the fans who rate the autograph time highest. I guess I am cynical—even Ben who is very gracious can’t remember every person! Many people I spoke to assumed San Diego Comic Con means photo ops/autographs with all the guests. It is more marketing products than fan interaction. There are signings etc  but nothing like at the smaller comic cons. The talk at the LFCC gave us new info such as Ben attended London Central School of Speech and Drama with Chris Eccleston, the 9th Doctor (and my modern favorite).

Here are Action John’s new  photos:


3 Comments on “11 July”

  1. 1 Rita Lewis said at 10:48 pm on July 11th, 2012:

    I think Collectorama is special because it centers on selling autograph and photo ops and noy on the talks. Fans who grumble are deluding themselves or selfish. It’s a wonder that actors can remember anything in the crowds and pressure of doing so many signatures and 3 second photos.

    If I remember correctly, Fran told a story years ago at on of the creation farscape cons that Ben set her up on a Date with Christopher E. at he time, I barely recognized the name. That class at drama school is amazing — graham norton, Clive Owen, Chris eccelston, Ben, and Fran.

  2. 2 ath389 said at 11:07 pm on July 11th, 2012:

    I only heard positive from fans!I grumble because I prefer panels. This wasn’t Collectormania but a real CC. There are talks and costume contests etc. There were several interesting talks but people wanted the hands on more—just prefence.

  3. 3 Rita said at 12:20 am on July 12th, 2012:

    I like panels better as well. I’m sort of ambivalent about autographs and photos because I love seeing the actors tell stories and they seem to enjoy the fan interaction in an organized and safer setting.

    I’m surprised that they didn’t set up a talk for Ben before the show. On the other hand, they put him with the Stargate folks and captions on pictures I saw labeled him from there and Party of Five. So he seems to have almost slipped through the cracks; which would have been a shame as he is such a terrific presence.

    Thanks for the correction about this con. I was confused.

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