MegaCon 2018 – Autograph Session – Lucy Lawless

Lucy Lawless

So I have to admit this next autograph session was a big deal for me. I discovered Xena when I was about 12 or 13 and I had this huge crush on Lucy Lawless. She was Xena: Warrior Princess, and I was just this closeted preteen who had to pretend to be looking at Hercules instead of Xena. Anyway this was a huge deal for me and for the first time I was kind of nervous.

I nervously picked my 8×10 picture and of course it was one with Xena and Gabrielle because of course I totally shipped them! Anyway, when it was my turn, Lucy was extremely nice and said hello as I slid my autograph over to her. We chatted casually about Xena before my moment of truth. Do I tell this woman the huge crush that I had on her as a teenager or do I keep it to myself out of fear I’d like weirding her out. I decided to go for it. It could have been the exhaustion of attending a convention for 4 days or it could have been the heavy dosage of antibiotics I was taking, but I leaned in a little close and said to her as she was signing my autograph that I had a huge crush on her while she was on Xena. She stopped signing and this was my oh shit moment, because I didn’t know what to expect and I certainly didn’t expect her to look at me smiling and ask who my TV crush was now. A little shell shocked at first, my mouth might have dropped open a little, just a little, before I responded, “well of course you are. Look how beautiful you still look.” This got a nice smile out of Lucy Lawless and the information that I was about to be hugged. I if course accepted the hug and can now say that I was hugged by Lucy Lawless! Dreams do come true people.

After she finished the autograph I thanked her again and was on my happy way with a skip in my step. Here’s a bonus too because she totally remembered me by name for the photo-op. This wasn’t right after I met her either. This was hours later, after she met a bunch of other people and even did a Q&A panel! I have to say that Lucy Lawless is an amazing woman and I was so glad to be able to meet her. She totally made my MegaCon and I’ll be talking about this meet and greet until the end of time.

Lucy Lawless

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The Countdown to MegaCon 2018 – Part 5

The last time I left this blog, I was feeling a little eh about the whole MegaCon experience because there weren’t a lot of people that I wanted to go see. I just felt like last year was so huge and it was just such an amazing experience that I wanted that experience to happen again this year. Anyway, I did say that I would follow up and write a little bit more when more people were announced or something super exciting was announced. So this is kind of a both situation here, more people were announced and something super exciting was announced so let’s get into it.

We left of last time with the announcement of the Black Lightning cast and not too far off from that, there was another announcement that came with its own teaser that had me shrugging my shoulders. This usually means because I have no idea who the hell they’re going to be announcing. Anyway, this time it turns out that it was none other than Karl Urban.

Karl Urban

I know he’s been in a lot of movies and all and he is especially known for Star Trek, but I’m just not a fan so this is a skip for me and it was a little bit of a bummer when it was revealed and I just went on my way with a shrug of my shoulders. It’s not like I got the teaser anyway.

I’m really liking these teaser posts that MegaCon is doing on their Instagram page, especially if I know it and just a few days later another teaser was posted. All it said was “The Truth is Out There.” I totally knew that one and became super hyped because could it be true that X-Files stars David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson were going to be at MegaCon? Unfortunately the answer is no and instead, X-Files stars Mitch Pileggi, Annabeth Gish, and William B. Davis are going to be at MegaCon.

Mitch Pileggi Annabeth Gish William B. Davis

So while I was never really a huge X-Files fan, I catch the re-runs when I can now a days, I would have totally went to meet David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson, but these three guests I’ll pass on.

Next up was a Lord of the Rings teaser on Instagram, which of course I didn’t get. I hate when I don’t get the teasers. I like them when I can get them and get a little frustrated when I can’t, it’s just a thing. Anyway, a short while after the teaser was posted, it was announced that Elijah Wood would be at MegaCon.

Elijah Wood

Not being a Lord of the Rings fan, you think this one would be a skip for me, but it’s totally not. Shocker right? Anyway, this isn’t a skip because Elijah Wood is in this really great little video game called Broken Age where he voices Shay. It just happens that I really like Broken Age and it’ll be great being able to meet someone from the game, although I’ve met Jennifer Hale on multiple occasions but usually get caught up in the whole Mass Effect thing when I finally go up to meet her and forget that she’s been in 300 other things. Anyway, I’m always excited to meet voice actors from games I’ve enjoyed.

The next person was just thrown out there and apparently didn’t deserve a teaser because of reasons and was just announced. It was like one of those surprise type of announcements, and that was fine with me because when they announced this next guest I really had no idea who she was. I really hate saying this because it sucks when I don’t know the people they announce, but in my defense she is staring in a show that I haven’t watched. Anyway, it’s Gifted star Amy Acker.

Amy Acker

After reading her biography a little more, I noticed that she was in Cabin in the Woods, which is a great movie and you should go see it, but it just didn’t get me excited enough to actually want to go meet her, so of course I am excited for the people who do want to meet her, but it’ll be a pass for me.

Remember when I said that there would have to be something huge for me to make another post or just a lot of guest announcements? While I have listed off a bunch of people, it’s not an insane amount, but this announcement was worth writing about because I do love cast reunions and I loved this show. I loved it so much that in my little closeted teenage mind I secretly wished for the two main characters to get together. They had so much chemistry! If I was seeing it, wasn’t the rest of the world? Anyway, the teaser of Warrior and a tiara were enough to get me cautiously excited because the X-Files teaser kind of turned out to be a bust, but this one wasn’t and it was announced that both Lucy Lawless and Renee O’Connor would be a MegaCon representing Xena: Warrior Princess.

Lucy Lawless Renee O'Conner

Oh My God! I was totally excited and did a little happy dance in my head when I seen the announcement because I was never able to make it to any of the Xena conventions and I always wanted to go. Now I finally get my chance to meet the stars and I’m just over the moon. This is a big one for me and I think that both actresses are great, so yeah I’m totally fangirling out over here.

The MegaCon Chair!

MegaCon Chair

My chair has grown once more, my Jurassic Park t-shirt finally came in and I was super excited when it did. Along with that I’ve added a Broken Age giclée for Elijah Wood to sign as well as a Broken Age shirt for the photo-op. What would you think about a photo-op that with Elijah Wood that recreates the Broken Age image of the two characters sitting back to back? I don’t know, I thought it would be a cool idea to toss out there, but I hate asking for anything special in the photo-ops. We’ll see if I can be outgoing enough. I also added a new Xena poster to be signed, but I’m still waiting for my SwanQueen shirt, which should be done soon, and my Xena shirt to come in. Once they do they’ll be added to the chair.

And that’s it for now. I’m back on the excited train at the moment for MegaCon which is a good thing. I’ll update this blog again when there are more announcements made or something huge is announced like the whole Xena thing. Anyway, if you’re attending MegaCon this year, drop me a line in the comments section below and let me know what you think about the guest list so far.

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