Aug. 12th, 2017 07:21 am
ailurophile6: (benedict)
So, yes, I booked a last minute trip to LFCC when Benedict was added for Saturday.

I bought his Diamond Pass (#30!), which got me a guaranteed photo and autograph. I was also able to buy 3 more autographs.

That was one of the things I liked about LFCC, but like all cons, it had its issues.

I also got Andrew Robinson's autograph, one of the few DS9 actors I had not met.

Saturday morning we got in a huge line of people trying to gain entrance. We were NOT all in the door by 9:30 as promised, but I did get to Benedict's photo op in time for the DP, around 10 am.

He liked my shirt, and told me to 'have a great time today'. Very friendly, much different than the first time I saw him :)

Then it was off to meet Andrew Robinson.

After the scheduled lunch (really?!) was Benedict's panel. It was fine, no big revelations, and he was lovely. Loved his answer to someone asking about being a father: "It's great, and it's private". YES, STOP ASKING. What a wasted question.

Then I went to Benedict Wong's photo op:

And then to Benedict's autograph line, where we talked about Hamlet, as he had mentioned Andrew Scott's production during his panel, and I had seen it Friday night. Andrew's is very low key compared to Ben's high energy Hamlet, but both were great.

Then I had Matt Lucas' photo op (Nardole on Dr. Who):

Then off to wait for Mads Mikkelsen's photo op. During his photo op, they actually stopped Mads and had John Cleese come over to our photo area to finish since Cleese was running behind. We had to wait AN HOUR to get our Mads photos. UNBELIEVABLY RUDE to us and to Mads. Wow, I have NEVER had such a thing happen in 30 YEARS of going to cons.

He was lovely about it, and I got to take 2 pics since I blinked in the first one.

LFCC is run by the same people who do Sherlocked. They are idiots who cannot take any criticism.

I could not find ANY volunteers who knew ANYTHING. There were no signs telling you where the Main Stage was; I had to get another attendee to help me find it.

The layout was HORRIBLE. You had to wade through hundreds of people in the autograph lines to get to the main stage and 3 of the photo areas. SO STUPID.

But I got what I paid for and am so happy to meet Benedict again when he is more relaxed around his fans :)

I'm going to Birmingham for Sherlocked in October. No lead guests announced yet. Ridiculous. They'd better add some people soon. I for one do not want autos or photos with the 3 children from season 4 (it's not appropriate, imo). So that leaves Sian and a couple minor character actors.

We shall see.

Next up is WW Chicago for one day, to meet John Cusack and Paul Bettany, and then Dragon Con for 2 days, to meet the cast of Reign and see some Stargate and Star Trek people :)


Aug. 30th, 2015 08:26 am
ailurophile6: (xfiles)
So, this year I was originally slated to attend 8 cons.

Cleveland WW was cancelled due to weather. I did go to Sherlocked. Star Trek in June was cancelled because Karl Urban cancelled and Colm Meaney was appearing too late on Sunday evening (my flight home was at the same time and would have cost $400 to change).

I went to Shore Leave and Stargate Chicago. I did not go to WW Chicago because Matt Ryan and Arthur Darville cancelled :(

Dragon Con is coming up this weekend. Really looking forward to seeing John Noble, Tom Mison and Nicole Beharie from Sleepy Hollow, as well as my favorite person, DAVID HEWLETT :D

Then, more disappointment, because Colm Meaney cancelled his appearance at WW Pittsburgh....


They added Mitch Pileggi and David Duchovny!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Seriously, this is the best news :D I can't wait!

And in October, it's off to London to see Benedict in Hamlet (twice), Mark Gatiss in Two Days in the Country, and John Finnemore's Souvenir Cabin!! Also Madame Tussauds, London Eye, Speedy's and Stonehenge are on the must do list. And the National Gallery to see any Van Gogh they have, and the Celtic exhibit at the British Museum.

P.S. So happy with the Cumberbaby info: Christopher Carlton Cumberbatch, born 6/1/15 \o/ LOVE the alliteration, the use of Ben and his dad's middle name, and the connection Christopher has to Ben's career. Perfect choice :)

This is my favorite time of year. Football season is underway, hockey is not far behind, the weather is perfect.

I am still working on home renovation. Finally got a decent quote for flooring, now I just have to find time to have it installed, lol. Kitchen cabinets and bathroom vanity are next on the list.

So, what are you all up to?!
ailurophile6: (ben is sexy)
A beautiful, talented man.



ailurophile6: (sherlock season three)
more btc )
ailurophile6: (earth)

I don't really celebrate Easter. Today, I get to visit my sister in the hospital and then my parents and I are going to dinner.

My sister recently moved to a new group home, and started 'acting up' so now she's in the pysch unit and frankly, not doing well. Her brain has been destroyed by 25 years of medication (for schizophrenia) and she isn't recognizable as my sister anymore. They'll adjust her meds and the downhill cycle will continue :(

In addition, a couple weeks ago, when I was with her, my mom had a TIA. Scared the hell out of me. She's been fine since, and all her tests are coming back ok, but listening to someone spout gibberish as they think they are making perfect sense is creepy. She turns 80 tomorrow.

We're in the middle of planning an 80th birthday party for her and my dad, to be held next month. I hope they're both up to it!

We went to see Barry Manilow last week. As awesome as ever!

Next weekend I'm meeting Noah Wyle! I'll post my pics :) Really glad The Librarians got a second season, as I loved the first one. And of course, he's in Falling Skies!!

Less than 3 weeks until the Sherlock Con. In addition to autographs and photo ops with SIXTEEN guests!!!! I have a GROUP PHOTO with the main attending cast on the 221B set! I might just keel over after that one, lol. I can't wait to meet them all, especially BENEDICT OMG.

And one of my 13 year old cats went missing for a day and a half. Turns out he snuck into the garage and then hid from me. He finally decided he'd had enough and asked to be let back into the house, lol. But I was relieved to find him, I'd looked everywhere.

The Pens are playing so badly they might not even make the playoffs. Unbelievable! We have the 2 best players in the world. The new coach is a huge disappointment.

So that's what's been going on with me recently. What are you all up to? No one seems to be on lj anymore :(


Feb. 15th, 2015 08:14 am
ailurophile6: (i am sherlocked)
I just found out that Sasha Roiz cancelled for Cleveland this coming weekend :( but they added Adrian Paul! So, we're going just Saturday now (it's a short drive) to see Adrian, Karen Gillan, and Shatner.

This saves me from a hotel charge and I can use the money for Sherlocked: The Event!!!!!!!!

YES, I AM GOING to the first Sherlock con. London, April 24th-26th. (Happy Birthday to me!)

AND I BOUGHT THE PLATINUM TICKET! This means in person autographs from and photo ops with all guests. Benedict is going to be there!!! Also Moffat and Gatiss, and I can't wait to see who else they add.

(And congrats to Ben and Sophie on their marriage yesterday!)

I also get a photo on the set (TBD) and a seat in the front. I'm so excited!! If they announce one in the states I'm going to that one too, I can afford it.

I'm still going to see Hamlet in October, too, because that ticket is non refundable.

Nathan Fillion was announced for Wizard World Pittsburgh \o/ He was in Toronto a few years ago when I was there, but his lines were way too long. I'm hoping to get to meet him here :)

It snowed all day yesterday so I just cleaned and did laundry and cleared out the DVR, lol. Today I get to shovel the driveway and watch hockey :)

Hope you're all having a warm and fun weekend!!
ailurophile6: (holmes/watson acd era)
Seems like no one is around these days. I'm here every day, posting to [livejournal.com profile] hewlett_daily if nothing else....

Finally caught up on everything on my DVR yesterday, lol. With hockey season in full swing, I record almost everything I want to watch.

Today I'm going to see my nephew E play in his third consecutive PIHL All Star Game. He's a senior, so this will be his last (high school) all star game. GO E! \o/

Tomorrow I'll be trying to get a ticket to Sherlock: The Event in London April 24-26th!! I'm going all out on this (happy bday to me!) so wish me luck! However, this is only happening if they have Ben and/or Martin signed on.

Believe it or not, they are not announcing any guests until the tickets go on sale! Crazy London people!! :/

I'm still going in October too, but probably not for a whole week.

Julian continues to keep my old cats on their toes! He and Jack have a great time playing every morning. Amazingly, they haven't broken anything! lol

In 2 weeks I'm going to Cleveland to see Sasha Roiz (Renard on Grimm) and some hobbits and dwarves ;)

In mid April, Steel City Con here in Pgh has NOAH WYLE!!!! I'm doing the photo op and autograph. LOVE Falling Skies and The Librarians :)

Also going to Chicago in August for Stargate (no DHew makes me sad) and Dragon Con in September.

Wizard World is having a con here in Pgh the weekend after DC. Can't wait to see who they get!

And I've seen 7 of the 8 movies nominated for Best Picture. Boyhood better not win, it's the worst of them. I still say The Imitation Game should win simply for the entertainment factor and terrific performances. Or The Grand Budapest Hotel, which is a great movie! I know Benedict is not going to win, but Michael Keaton BETTER WIN best actor; he gave the performance of his life in Birdman!

So, what are you all up to? What do you think of the Oscar race?!

And if anyone is ever coming to Pgh, or wants to go to a con here, please let me know!
ailurophile6: (ben scruffy)
Just got back from seeing "Birdman" starring hometown boy Michael Keaton, who I hope is going to win an Oscar (sorry Benedict!). Odd movie (still better than the dreary Boyhood) and Michael was awesome!!

This is happening:

Theatre Details

Your Theatre Booking Reference is

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Should you have any queries please contact our helpdesk on 020 7492 0845 or email us at

Lead Passenger: SH (me!)
Show: Hamlet
Theatre Venue: Barbican Theatre
Silk Street, London
United Kingdom
Show Date: Monday 12 Oct 2015
Performance: Evening
Seat Block: O/S RIGHT
Seat Numbers: H6
Start Time: 19:15
Number of Tickets Included: 1

YES! I am going to London for a week, and I am going to see Benedict Cumberbatch in Hamlet! OMG. I can't wait.

[livejournal.com profile] duckyone will be there at the same time, and we are going to Speedy's for lunch, and to Bletchley Park, and maybe even Madame Tussaud's!!!

And an old friend lives in Swindon, hoping I'll see her too!


And Pitt just upset Notre Dame!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! \o/ (love Pitt basketball!)
ailurophile6: (ben profile)
Last night I was lucky enough to see The Imitation Game presented by the Three Rivers Film Festival.

It was wonderful. Benedict was perfection. It was funny and suspenseful and heartbreaking. I cannot recommend it more highly; go see it when it's released. I will definitely be seeing it again!

A powerful film with a message that the world needs to hear.

And now I'm going to watch the Steelers beat the Jets to remain in first place in the AFC North :D

Of course, the Steelers lost to the worst team in the NFL. Typical. Inconsistent as always :/


Nov. 5th, 2014 11:08 am
ailurophile6: (ben is sexy)

I hope he has lots of babies, lol, and they are very happy together!
ailurophile6: (ben scruffy)
I followed a link about Sherlock season four, but the story was about Benedict's supposed upcoming engagement to his girlfriend of 4 months, Sophie Turner. If it's true, good for them, I hope they're happy and Benedict gets the children he wants so much!

He's all over the news and magazines these days, promoting The Imitation Game and his wax figure at Madame Tussaud's :) He's also filming Richard III for the BBC. Here are some new pics:




So gorgeous and awesome. Can't wait to see TIG next month!


Oct. 12th, 2014 09:09 am
ailurophile6: (holmes and watson bw)
As a treat to myself because my new job is going so well and I'm making so much more money now than I have for 3 years, I bought these:



Ridiculously expensive and unfortunately not the signed versions that are sold out, but awesome \o/

I also preordered the box set of Blu Rays/DVDs with the busts, lol.

I'm just a little obsessed :)

I've also been spending a little here and there on practical items, like new dishes and flatware, cookware, bedding, towels, etc that were sorely needed but I just didn't want to spend money on. I'm saving a lot too, so I can get some new flooring and doors (thanks to my cats who have scratched the hell out of my interior doors). Can't do that stuff until I'm able to take time off next year. My six months probation is up in January, and I've already been told to fill out the health insurance paperwork asap so it will go into effect in January (guess that means I get to stay, lol), so I'll be able to take a couple vacation days to have workers at my house.

I reconnected with some high school friends this week, which was very nice. Spent yesterday at an outdoor craft show (my feet are killing me! lol) and today will be spent watching football \o/

How are all of you?!
ailurophile6: (ben b/w)
He's absolutely gorgeous



Aug. 25th, 2014 09:23 pm
ailurophile6: (i am sherlocked)


BENEDICT WINS AN EMMY FOR SHERLOCK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Well deserved recognition for a fabulous show!!!!
ailurophile6: (ben b/w)
I have to post a beautiful new pic of Ben on his birthday!


This is a still for his new movie, The Imitation Game (based on the life of Alan Turing).
ailurophile6: (defiance)
Season premiere tonight at 8 pm EST on SyFy, followed by the series premiere of Dominion.

(For those, like me, who cannot keep track of all of the 'summer series premieres'!)

Also, the Critic's Choice awards are on the CW tonight. Sherlock, Benedict, Martin and Fargo are all nominated :)
ailurophile6: (ben waving)
So adorable!Bn_tTjAIcAAAvup
ailurophile6: (johnlock wedding default)
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ailurophile6: (ben is sexy)
Benedict Cumberbatch (by Colin Firth)



Apr. 7th, 2014 12:50 pm
ailurophile6: (sherlock season three)
Haven't posted any for a while, even though I do participate in a few challenges.

[livejournal.com profile] benedict_stills can always use more voters, so please watch and vote if you like looking at pretty icons of Benedict :)

[livejournal.com profile] reignstills also needs more members and voters (current challenge is here)

Benedict, Karl Urban, Reign icons... )

Take, edit, no credit needed. Thanks.


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