Well,yesterday was a day of extremes.
First up, it was Alex Kingston Day. This part of the day was very good.
I arrived early to get in line for Alex Kingston’s Photo session.
That took 2 hours.
Then it was time to get ready for her panel at Noon.
Then after that, the autograph signing.
I showed her the picture of the poster that I got in the Charity Auction (that she signed).
All in all, 6 1/2 hours of queuing and viewing.
Then I decided to get Tony Todd’s autograph. His line was small and I was tired.
Very nice man.
That was the good part.
Then the bureaucrats went nuts.
I am part of the Local Star Trek Club here in Phoenix as well. We had our TOS transporter on display.
The Con was over at 5pm.
It was time to pack up and go home.
Not so fast.
WE get out onto the Convention Loading dock in 112 degree heat to be told that the pass we had was not valid and our truck driver had to drive several miles to another location to get the right one (where he got a lot of crap because we were a comp (complimentary) all-volunteer exhibitor and we had no paperwork. We had none, because we weren’t given any to begin with.
But that never stops bureaucrats.
2 Hours later and serious dehydration…We load the truck and I got home at 7:45pm.
But it was all worth it in end. As it always is.
I just have to go buy a frame now so I can put Karen, Arthure and Alex all in the same frame. Frame my Lee Majors and Lindsay Wagner . A frame for Tony Todd. The Auction autograph piece.
And enough wall space to hang it all…