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Again late to the comment party, because Outlook decides for me what is SPAM and what is not, grrr. Anyways. I've been citing you as a role model on how to treat fans to Meaghan Rath, a very talented young actress from my neck of the wood. So of course, as serendipity would have it, she was sitting right beside you at Dragon*Con. Here words were "he is fantatic with his fans". So thank you for not making me lie ;) Oh, and she got sick :(
Toggle Commented Sep 19, 2011 on My Dragon*Con Schedule at WWdN: In Exile
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Segue to a follow up on an old story about 2 dicks. One of my colleagues happens to be the father of Meaghan Rath, a promising young actress. He was telling me that she was going to her first convention, so I told him about my experience. He relayed the story to her, and I'm very proud to say she really took it to heart. She will be at Comicon in San Diego and I told her to look you up. Say hi for me, I wish I could be there!
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New fan from Montreal here too. My first impression was very similar to Saraah, except for one small detail... I was expecting Ryan StarR!! doh! I saw the name, thought David Cook, American Idol...Had never heard of Ryan Star, so I figured opening act was the chick from the first AI season. I thought it was a pretty odd choice, but didn't question it. No need to say I was pretty confused when Ryan came on stage, but the confusion was quickly replaced by delight:) Stopped by at the end of the show to buy all available material and had the pleasure to chat with Ryan a bit. I might be late on the train, but I'm making up for lost time!
Toggle Commented Oct 13, 2009 on My Fans Rock at Ryan Star
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I thought you might enjoy this: http://ars.userfriendly.org/cartoons/?id=20090510
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Mr MrSpock and I picked up Rock Band on Friday, based on your advise only, because I thought it looked pretty damn lame just looking at it, I must admit. So of course, I have to say the words any woman dread to say: You were right. Hell yeah! I'm quitting my day job and leaving on tour with my new band! That's if I ever make it passed easy level on *any* song... Yeah, I suck, but I have fun at it, so that counts for something, right? BTW, according to the Rock Band Gods, our band name wasn't "classy" enough, doh!
Toggle Commented Mar 24, 2008 on rock band gets more awesome at WWdN: In Exile
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To go with today's theme I suggest the wonderful Life of Pi by fellow Montrealer Yann Martel. Happy π day!
Toggle Commented Mar 15, 2008 on when come back, bring π at WWdN: In Exile
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Her name tag said “Destiny.” Indeed.
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I finally got a chance to stop at the neighbourhood comic store tonight, and guess what? They didn't have it. Worse: They didn't even know the manga existed. At least the comic guy looked properly embarrassed and promised to try to get it. Not sure I can wait though...
Toggle Commented Sep 28, 2007 on a bite at the golden apple at WWdN: In Exile
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So if you want a discussion, you're going to have to invite a few *AA peeps, or you'll end up with a collection of "word!". C'mon guys, we know you're here, hiding behind the potted plants! Let's hear what you have to say!
Toggle Commented Sep 12, 2007 on Geek in Review: Brave New World at WWdN: In Exile
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Add me to the "I hate textspeak" Team. I'm not sure it has only to do with age, although I will admit to be old enough to remember when cell phones didn't exist. I guess I put a lot of energy to learn English as a second language, I just hate to see it butchered like that. On a totally different but related topic, I got this (old but always fascinating) email the other day. Let's see if most of you can read this better than textspeak: The phaonmneal pweor of the hmuan mnid: Aoccdrnig to a rscheearch at Cmabrigde Uinervtisy, it dseno't mtaetr in waht oerdr the ltteres in a wrod are , the olny iproamtnt tihng is taht the frsit and lsat ltteer be in the rghit pclae. The rset can be a taotl mses and you can sitll raed it whotuit a pboerlm. Tihs is bcuseae the huamn mnid deos not raed ervey lteter by istlef, but the wrod as a wlohe.
Toggle Commented Sep 12, 2007 on ill communication at WWdN: In Exile
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My condolences to you Wil, and all of Adam's friends and family. It's always a shock to hear stories like this, as it could happen to anyone. I didn't know him at all, but I'll make sure to go read his work.
Toggle Commented Sep 10, 2007 on rest in peace, Adam at WWdN: In Exile
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Yeah, Wil on my nightstand is great, but Wil on my nightstand AND on my telly is awsome. I wish we could tell those ignoramuses that we want to see more of you. Mr. MrSpock and I bought every single movie or TV show you've been on (yes, we even have a copy of JWIS&T and Python. Not sure which is scarier). I just don't know how else I can make my vote count.
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Joyeux Anniversaire Nolan from le Canada Français!
Toggle Commented Aug 19, 2007 on happy birthday, nolan! at WWdN: In Exile
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An extra note on rule #4: For the celebrity signing autographs, meeting with a fan is just a few minutes in a long and sometimes grueling day, but for the fan, it's *the* 5 minutes of the day that they will remember for a long, long time, be it positive or negative. LV being our first con together, my husband and I decided to go all out and get our picture taken with WFS and Nimoy. It was to be my Birthday present. I went in with very low expectations: A careless hi from the actors, say cheese, and off you go. But I guess my expectations were not low enough, because even then I was dissapointed. We got there, Shatner and Nimoy were chatting away together. They never even acknowledged our presence. We had 5 seconds to get behind them. The photographer didn't even wait for us to be ready, and never warned us, so my husband and I aren't even looking at the camera on the picture. All that for 200 bucks. $200 for 15 seconds. Gee, thanks guys. I'll be doing that again soon. Not. Thankfully, other celebrities more than made up for our dissapointment. Wil of course, Vaughn Armstrong and Casey Biggs were super cool, and Anthony Montgomery, who was shamelessly pimping his CD, but that was OK because he gave his time and attention freely doing so.
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Barely got back from the con, all four days, thankyouverymuch, and I must say, after seeing ALL of the acts of ALL four day (well, except Braga. I still have *some* standards), Wil was the best, hands down. And I'm not just sayin that to suck up, no Sir. I'll even say that not even a handful came even close to be as entertaining. Wil was prepared, unlike 99% of the other acts, he had material, and he owned it. I must say I was pretty upset when I saw where and when Wil was scheduled, and although I still think the time sucked, I think the secondary room turned out to be a good thing. For those of you not familiar with the settings at the convention, you have a "main room", that holds 3666 seats (yes, I counted them), about 2/3 of which are reserved. So unless you're a Star Trek icon like The Shat or Nimoy, there's always at least half the seats empty. You can have an audience of 1000+, but if they're all scattered, it still looks empty. However, the secondary room was smaller and "general admission", so real fans like iamturok could get good seats if they showed up early. Anyways, I can't believe Creation didn't notice you, with a full house for your talk and a constant traffic jam in front of your table. Thanks again for the great time. Honestly, it was my first con, and will probably be the last. We had a good time, but too much of it felt like people were just out to get my money, and I'm not just talking about Creation. So you and a handful others made the whole thing worthwhile.
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You may not have feuds, but you have minions. Monkey minions. The worst kind. Oh and yeah, your blog kicks Rosie's blog's ass any day.
Toggle Commented Jun 3, 2007 on for your consideration . . . at WWdN: In Exile
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Well no allergies for me for now, cause guess what? It's fucking snowing! Mid-April and 3 inches of fresh snow on the ground. Of course it means there's no such thing as global warming. This sucks. PS: Who the Hell is Ross the Intern?
Toggle Commented Apr 12, 2007 on this blows at WWdN: In Exile
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YAY! I haven't followed any ST conventions in 15 years, but when I saw your post I checked it out and signed up. Talk about impulse buying! My husband and I had been discussing a trip for our 10th wedding anniversary, and since we actually met in a Star Trek chat room, it seemed appropriate. And the first day of the convention is my birthday! Thanks for the tip, Wil. Hope to get a chance to say hi. Hubby missed you back in Montreal because he was stuck in traffic...
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I'm glad that the way "they" are treating you doesn't bother you anymore, but it still bothers me greatly. And to think the writers would give Wesley shitty lines because they didn't like you, well that's so mindbogglingly unprofessional. Whew, alright, got that out of my system. Thanks for the review, it made me want to see The Naked Now again. Looking forward to the next one.
Toggle Commented Sep 9, 2006 on Happy 40th Birthday, Star Trek at WWdN: In Exile
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I got confirmation from Le Mélange Magique that they will have both of Wil's books for sale. I wonder if Wil would sign my copy of Python...
Toggle Commented Jun 19, 2006 on Montreal CONFIRMED! June 22nd at WWdN: In Exile
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I'll be there as soon as I can break the chains tying me to my work desk. Which will probably *not* be 1PM, unfortunately. You'll stick around until 5PM, right? For those of you visiting, don't worry too much about getting lost. Downtown Montreal and old Montreal are not very big and at a walking distance. Just walk into any subway station and ask for a map (they're free too). The only thing I don't recommend is DRIVING. This is Formula 1 weekend, so parking will be even more hellish than usual, and all the road signs are in French :D
Toggle Commented Jun 19, 2006 on Montreal CONFIRMED! June 22nd at WWdN: In Exile
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