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We actually weren't gonna go to this one but at some point in late November/early December, I started missing conventions, so I convinced my mom to come with me again. And I am so glad I did. It was probably the greatest one yet, and I'm so sad that they're apparently not planning on having one this year. :(

Even though technically nothing worked out the way it was supposed to work out, it was a really great experience, and we enjoyed it a lot.

The guests they had announced at first were...

Tyler Hoechlin, Ian Bohen, JR Bourne, Max Carver, Charlie Carver, Melissa Ponzio, Cody Christian

Then... less than two weeks before the con, there were cancellations. JR cancelled, then Melissa and Cody only a few days before the convention. I wasn't that sad about Cody and Melissa (even though I would've liked to see Melissa), but JR not being there did make me a little sad. But they ended up getting a replacement, so in the end, the guest list looked like this:

Tyler Hoechlin
Ian Bohen
JR Bourne
Max Carver
Charlie Carver
Melissa Ponzio
Cody Christian
+ Daniel Sharman

So, in the end, even though there were only 5 guests instead of the promised minimum of 5, it was an amazing con. So let me tell you about it. Or at least what I still remember about it... :D



FRIDAY


We drove to Düsseldorf on Friday evening, and got there in time to collect our tickets. Except, with those last-minute cancellations, no one really knew what was going on with the photo ops and autographs included in the ticket prices - but in the end, we got everything we were supposed to get, and all was well. We ended up not leaving the hotel for the entire time were there LOL It was cold as fuck and the weather was shit, so... :D

SATURDAY


So... even though, chronologically, the pictures were taken first, and the panels were later - I'll start with the panels.

PANEL: Max & Charlie Carver

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I still feel bad for ever thinking I wouldn't like them. I fell in love with them in Paris, and they were again really really great at this con too. I was so wrong about them!

And yes, that is them reenacting the scene from Titanic.

PANEL: Ian Bohen

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Siiiiiiiiiiigh. <3

PANEL: Tyler Hoechlin & Daniel Sharman

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LET ME TELL YOU A THING ABOUT THOSE CHAIRS. I hate those chairs. They kept spinning around on them and making it impossible for me to take decent pictures, grrrr! And just when they managed to sit still for a second, they burst into giggles and again, made my photos shaky. Not that I mind giggles. Look at that adorable little face. ♥

Anyway, after those panels, there was something called a Raffle with Ian. Which... ended up being a pretty amazing experience for me! Let me tell you why. :D

RAFFLE WITH IAN

So basically, Ian and the moderator (don't get me started about that guy, honestly) basically had a bunch of signed art by an amazing fanartist, and a few extras (photo ops, autographs, m&gs, etc.) that you could win with one of the tickets you had in your envelope.

And Ian was the one who pulled the numbers out of the bowl and handed over the prices. Like so.

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So there were a few pieces of art of the other cast members, and then, they got to the one of Ian.

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This is him being like, "oh look, it's me!"

Precious dork. <3 Anyway, then he pulled out the number of the person who'd win the art, announced it...

And I died beCAUSE IT WAS MINE! I've never won anything before! I was so excited! So I shove everything I had on my lap at my mum, walked up to the stage and got up, and then Ian held the art in front of me and was like, "do you want this, or do you want me?"

And I was like, "uh... both?"

And then he laughed, hUGGED ME AND KISSED MY CHEEK. I just about died. And the people from convention actually posted this picture on their Facebook a few weeks ago, and I'm so glad that someone captured this moment cause I still can't really believe it happened! :D



Heeeeeeeh. So yeah, now I have a pretty artwork, signed by Ian Bohen, on top of this amazing moment to remember. :)))

Anyway, on to the next day!

SUNDAY


PANEL: Max & Charlie Carver

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PANEL: Ian Bohen, Tyler Hoechlin & Daniel Sharman

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The panels were amazing, and there were so so so so so SO many moments I wish I could've captured on film, but filming was very strictly forbidden, and they kept walking around, checking if people were filming, so I didn't have the balls to try it anyway. It's sad, though, because there will be no DVD or anything, and... sighhhh. Sad.

Anyway, the autographs were great too because you actually had a little time to interact with the guests. Not that I did much of that because I'm still shy as fuck and don't know what to tell them, but... it was a little more than just the basic, "hi, how are you, thank you".

So... on to the photos! :D I love these. The photographer team they hired this year and the last is AMAZING. I don't know what they do differently but their photos are always amazingly good. So... here they are!










GREETINGS FROM MR. AND MRS. IAN BOHEN.

LOL That picture cracks me up. We look like a suburban couple or something. Best picture with him yet. :D

And finally, our awesome group photos...







So, yeah. It was a fantastic experience, and dammit, writing this post makes me want to start planning my next con. They need to announce their guests. Now.

If you want to see all the pictures I took - they're HERE on Flickr. :)

December 2015 - Lunar Eclipse 2 Convention

Date: 2016-02-11 12:29 pm (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] koshweasley.livejournal.com
Oh wow. I'm so jealous. I want to go to a Lunar convention. This photos are amazing, and yea! you won great signed art. The photo opts are awesome. Love the silly one.

I wish I had their hair stylist on a daily basis. It's too bad the others had to cancel that would have been wonderful to have those too.

The only conventions I've been to, were Supernatural, twice. Once in Orlando and the other in LA. Like you say, there are so many little moments that make such great memories, you just can't get them on photo. You rely just on memory. I'm so glad for you.

And it's nice to put a face to a name :D

Re: December 2015 - Lunar Eclipse 2 Convention

Date: 2016-02-11 04:46 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] thilia.livejournal.com
It was sooo great! I've been to 4 now, and it's so addictive! If they were all closer to me and wouldn't cost so damn much, I'd be at each and every single one of them, haha.

Cool! I've never been to a Supernatural one, and... I'm kind of in an on/off relationship with SPN, and not quite as obsessed with it as I am with Teen Wolf, so I doubt I'll ever go to one (not that there are many in Europe, I think? Idk), but I can imagine that was fun too! Which guests were at the ones you went to? :D Orlando and LA sound like they would be bigger events and they probably had some of the main actors, right?

Yeah, exactly. I would record the whole thing if it was allowed (and possible), hehe. :D

Re: December 2015 - Lunar Eclipse 2 Convention

Date: 2016-02-12 10:47 am (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] koshweasley.livejournal.com
I want to go to a Teen Wolf and a Spartacus convention but I've not seen them here in Florida. :(

In Orlando we got to meet Jensen, Jared, Samantha Ferris, Jim Beaver, Alona Tal, Chad Lindberg, Gabriel Tigerman, and Sandra McCoy.

In LA in 2010 we met Jensen and Jared, Jim Beaver, Misha Collins, Rob Benedict, Richard Speight Jr., A.J.Buckley, Travis Wester, Kurt Fuller and Mark Pellegrino.

Both were incredible times, and we met up with other LJ'ers at both venues some for the first time. Expensive as all get out, but worth it.

Now here's to Teen Wolf coming to SW. Florida :D

Re: December 2015 - Lunar Eclipse 2 Convention

Date: 2016-02-12 12:34 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] thilia.livejournal.com
No, I don't think I've heard of any... I don't think you guys have that many Teen Wolf convention options over there, unfortunately. I know there's HowlerCon in New Jersey, and the cast always goes to Comic Con too, but other than that... I don't think there even is another one this year. Those are the only ones I've come across during my "convention research". I think there were more of them at the beginning of the show. :/

But wow, awesome! That's an impressive group! :D Especially the second one. I love that the SPN cast seems to love doing conventions so much; they seem to have Jared and Jensen and Misha at pretty much all of them. :D

Well, good luck then, I hope the TW cast does come somewhere near you at some point, or that you get the opportunity to see them elsewhere at some point! :))

Date: 2016-02-12 10:29 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mariesen.livejournal.com
The pictures are super great and I think it might be partly due to the dark background :)

You've gotten quite addicted to conventions, haven't you?
I swear it's like an addiction, once you go to one you want to go to 20 XD

Date: 2016-02-12 12:39 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] thilia.livejournal.com
Right? That's quality! :) They're also on really HQ kind of thick matte paper with a pretty white border around them - the ones from Paris and Brussels are glossy and the paper is kind of thin. Either way, I think the photographers did a fantastic job. They were also super nice! For some reason, one of my pictures didn't get printed, and when we went to ask them about it, they looked for it right away and printed it out for us. ♥

Yessssssss. It's bad. I need them every once in a while now. It's so bad. I don't know what I'm gonna do when they stop having them! :D

I'm so lucky that a lot of them seem to be in my "neighbourhood" too. Paris was the farthest away (2 and a half hours by TGV; would've been a 4-5 hour drive or so), but Düsseldorf and Brussels are both just a 2-3 hour drive away. :D

I've actually made a convention chart on Google docs to keep up with all of them, in order to decide which one to go to next, haha :D

The next one in Europe is next weekend in Toulouse :D

Date: 2016-02-13 01:18 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mariesen.livejournal.com
Yeah I wasn't happy about the quality on the Paris pictures, but with the digital ones I can get them printed in a quality I like, so I don't really care XD

But your pictures are awesome! *jealous*

You're very lucky! There are no conventions anywhere near Denmark :(

That's really clever. Google docs can be used for many things XD

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