The opening ceremony was already a lot of fun. I won't get into anyone else, but it seemed all the stars were in a good mood and looking forward to the convention. MS was first of the SG-1 guys and he was in his typical show-on-hiatus look. Scruffy and long hair. He was also wearing that really nice leather jacket... and that awful hat he already wore in Calgary "g"
He came on stage and his first words were: “I brought Richard Dean Anderson's hair with me.”
Amanda was next and they hugged and kissed and giggled and then RDA came on stage and – I don't know what's that about, but MS has the tendency to crack up from just looking at him, which is hilarious. So RDA came on stage, goofing around, and MS started laughing and AT started laughing and well, there were hugs and stuff and somehow RDA and MS got into some animated conversation about something (maybe the hockey game, but I have no clue) and then there was a lot of partying and the opening ceremony went on and MS and AT danced, which was cute.
Nichelle Nicholes, who was the oldest star of the con sang and everyone gave her a standing ovation. She's 82 and such a darling and while she had to take many breaks during her autograph hours I think she gave everything she could. I am pulling my hat for her traveling this far at her age to see the fans and have panels. I know that Bill Shatner is her age as well and that Walter Koenig is not healthy and that both of them have been over here, too, two years ago. So I'm saluting to my beloved ST-there-can-be-only-one-original-crew actors for still coming over here and entertaining the fans.
Right after the opening ceremony RDA's first (and only) alone panel started and I have some excerpts for you. But please bear with me because some of it I just didn't get and some of it was hard to understand and some of the questions were even harder to understand... :)
RDA wore a red shirt and dark pants and I thought he looked great. I think he lost some weight and he cut his hair - I have a thing for his hair and it was just ohhhhhhhhh myyyyyyyyyy gooooooood, being able to see him (with his hair) up and close. 'ehm'
Anyway... he kept up with most of the questions and if he couldn't he just entertained us with his charming, goofy self. He fiddled a lot with his hair and pulled at his shirt and, well, we all know he can't stand still for five minute, so he was all over the stage and hard to pin down for pictures. I loved every minute of the panel even though the trio panels were my favorites.
( Thursday Panel RDA )