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So, I just finished watching the documentary FANomenon on Hulu and I'm an emotional wreck.

It's a really cool documentary. It's about fangirls in general, and one in specific - a woman who writes SGA fanfic and is a big John Sheppard fangirl. I didn't expect that to hit me as hard as it did, but I just kept wishing that could be me. Not just getting to meet the actors that brought my favorite characters to life, but meeting some of the people I've gotten really close to online.

Someday.

In the meantime, you really should watch this. Lots of Joe Flanigan sweetness, and interesting interviews with other scifi actors who weigh in on the fan phenomenon.

Date: 2015-08-26 01:58 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] bghost.livejournal.com
OOOOH!

Okay, I am going to watch it this very week. I have to see this.

That is all.

Date: 2015-08-26 02:00 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] brumeier.livejournal.com
You totally do! ::nods enthusiastically::

Date: 2015-08-26 02:20 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] popkin16
Oh man. I remember watching this, and I think this is the video where David talks about how weird it is that people like his eyelashes xD This really was a fantastic documentary. Joe is such as sweet, kind person. I love when he talks about how odd it is for people to be nervous meeting him, because he's just a guy, even though he recognizes that other people view him as sort of The Guy.

God, I really wish I could watch Martin Firrell's science fiction project. I bought it via itunes, but it's only available as an itunes app, so you need an ipad or an iphone to watch - so I spent money for nothing~

Date: 2015-08-26 02:30 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] brumeier.livejournal.com
LOL! Yes, David mentioned the eyelash thing. I really liked what Colin Ferguson said, about how the actors at a con were just window dressing, and it was really all about networking with the fan community and meeting up with friends.

My new life goal is to save up money (ha ha) so I can go to the very last Stargate con next year in Chicago. My first con could be the last one. Irony.

Stupid iTunes. That's why I don't like Apple. Such a pain.

Date: 2015-08-27 12:45 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] popkin16
lol that's what I remember best: David talking about his eyelashes. That's the great thing about conventions, the way the actors can actually meet the fans that support their shows. I also really like that it's a great way for the actors to have reunions :) I know while working the Atlantis cast felt like family, so I imagine it must be nice to see everyone again.

Oh god, I would love to go to the Chicago Stargate Con. I got offered a ticket, but it was so last minute there is no way I'd have gotten the time off work. You could always go to Dragon*Con and Chicago Comic*Con - sometimes Stargate actors go there. It wouldn't be Stargate-centric, obviously, but it'd be something~

RIGHT? Stupid Apple. Martin Firrel's science fiction project interviews a bunch of Stargate, Star Trek, Farscape, Firefly, etc. actors and actresses. I WANT TO SEE IT. GIVE IT TO ME, APPLE. Firrel did say he planned to release it for Androids and stuff, but he's certainly taking his sweet time...

Date: 2015-08-27 01:17 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] brumeier.livejournal.com
I told my son we're skipping the next two Christmases and I'll be selling one of his kidneys so that I can make it to Chicago next year. ::grins:: I'm really determined. I wonder if I know anyone who lives in the area. Hmm.

Martin Firrell's thing sounds cool. I hope he releases it in another format.

Documentary

Date: 2015-08-27 03:34 am (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] squidgiepdx.livejournal.com
So I just watched it - and I really liked it! And what they expressed was so very, very true... It's NOT about meeting Joe and David or whomever. It's about meeting up with your friends. Honestly, I could have gone to Chicago, talked to David Blue, and then just hung out with all my friends. Because if there's anyone in this world that gets you, it's your fandom friends. :)

Re: Documentary

Date: 2015-08-27 03:40 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] brumeier.livejournal.com
No friends like fandom friends. ::grins:: That's the part that made me cry, when Suzy got to meet her online BFF.

I've decided that I'm going to do everything in my power to get to the very last Stargate con next August. I've never been to a con (not for me, anyway) and I'd love to have that experience. Especially with all the SGA and SG1 peeps. I WANT IT ALL!

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