Sonntag, 17. Mai 2009

"You Rock!" a.k.a. FedCon Signatures

Since the flatmate and the Final-Episode-Avoider have already covered lots of the last FedCon-Event (plus, I kinda lack time for it) I'll stick to putting just a few comments on how my works were recieved.

First one was Mark Sheppard signing my "Backup"-Galactica from last year. "Great Work!" I felt a little sorry that I hadn't have the time to do a more special work for him and couldn't give him a copy. Especially since he was in a talkative mood and told me that he was in Berlin once and what he did there and stuff.

Richard Hatch seemed to be a little confused by the motive. (The one I did last year for him and Jamie Bamber). He started to sign it without a word and stopped midway through, reading the taglines he was signing on. He probably thought it was an illegal bootleg copy of a real comic book and didn't want to embarass me ;).

I don't really know whether Edward James Olmos liked his picture. He accepted his copy but didn't seem too overly impressed. Not sure whether he kept it. At least he wrote a complete novel ;).

Michael Hogan seemed more impressed. Olmos "warned" the fans in his panel the day before that Hogan never accepted Tigh being a Cylon and doesn't like it to be called one. So, uhm... yeah. Look at the right ;). "I'm very sorry for that headline... but you know how tabloids are... I'll give you your own copy to tear apart, if you like." He laughed and gratefully put his copy away. Maybe this one really liked his present.

When my work - wrapped in a neat wallpaper - was shown at his panel later on, fans shouted at him to turn around. "Hah, I signed one of those!" he remembered :). Thanks to the Final-Episode-Avoider for the following snapshots.

As you can see, the Callis one was shown as well (in fact, I've seen all three BSG-ones at the panels, thanks to the tech-guys), though he didn't see it on the screen. Nonetheless, he's the one responsible for the title of this post - he seemed really impressed by my work (resulting in his words on his signature - I never got a thank you on one of those before ;) ). "I will take that home with me, that's some great work - thank you very much!" PRIDE! :)

Getting his signature was quite an adventure by the way. Due to our lots of acquaintances even in the Con-Staff we knew that Callis would be gone on Sunday so we tried really hard to get his signature on Saturday. Trial one failed epicly when he had to leave for his photo-session 6 frakkin' people in the line before us. After one hour of waiting. Hmpfzt. Trial two was much easier because we were granted an exceptional visit to the official autograph session later on (as all "only-James-Callis-signature-Collectors" were). Lucky us, lots of fans didn't know and missed his signature.

Last one was Summer Glau, who still fought with a mean cold. She signed my work a little tired but seemed honestly surprised when I told her that's my work. So I'm too good now, my work isn't recognized as such anymore... ;). I gave her a copy, but I'm not sure whether she kept it.

As soon as I can decide about some neat gallery tool, I'll put HQ-Versions without the signatures there. Maybe even the whole panorama which was greatly enhanced due to the new background the Final-Episode-Avoider made for me. Thanks alot :).

Before someone asks: I copied the signatures from the prints into the digital works for better quality. Since Summer's was very hard to scan I had to trace her writing digitally - it's a little spidery now, the original isn't.


Finale-Episode-Avoider hat gesagt…

Wohoo! You've got some great memories to go along with your artwork, simply amazing!

I am a little jealous you got to chat with Romo, but I am trying to get that under control :D It's nice that some of the actors really appreciated your work for what it is and that Hogan and Callis were sincerely interested in copies.

Thanks for clarifying the signature thing. When I was looking at the Summer Glau autogragraph, I was worried that she might have been lots sicker than I thought, considering the shaky lines :D

Anyway, great great work and I can't wait to see the final image with my oh-so-great background ;) If you need advise on gallery tools, drop me a line or call; I am familiar with many scripts and plugins now because of a current project.

Batch, you rock!

Anonym hat gesagt…

Regarding the gallery thing: I like gallery2, I use it for my personal photo stuff, has some very nice features, loads of plugins for even more features, and some very nice themes out there if you care for looks.

Peter Pan / Jan hat gesagt…

Hi Batch. Callis hat völlig Recht. Das ist mittlerweile erschreckend professionell. Man kommt nicht erst drauf, dass ein normaler Fan und nicht ein Profi wie der David Messina, der beim neuen ST Comic mitgemacht hat, dass gemacht hat. Sehr schön zu lesen, dass sie alle so gut angekommen sind. Besonders die Reaktionen von Michael, James und Mark. Und der Roman von EJO ist ja klasse. Viel besser als die normalen 0815 Vorlagen. Michael hat ja sein Motiv wieder erkannt. Sahen aber auch frakking geil aus auf der Leinwand. Und was für ein Spoiler. :) Genial. Vielen, vielen Dank fürs Teilen. LG!