Do you love us? Or what? I mean really!??? Three conventions in March!?? We really hype you up, don't we?
(And Jensen's going back to Asylum??? Is that in May? (*is too lazy to go look.*) I guess they must have beefed up the security to re-assure him or something. I'm so glad he's going back. SPN-love and the Js have to go EVERYWHERE so everyone can see how wonderful they are.)
And I see Misha's getting around. He's going to be an old pro at this rate.
All's well in SPN Land.
O, btw, I'm watching this DVD--"Finding the Future. A Science Fiction Conversation." I saw it mentioned in some of the obituary notices for Forrest Ackerman--who I guess is one of (or maybe the original?) SciFi fanboy. I obviously majorly FAIL and should have my scifi card revoked for not knowing about him until he died and I read it on Wil Wheaton's blog.
This DVD is basically an overview of Fandom and Scifi Con's. It's such fun to watch!
Here are some memorable quotes that I actually wrote down when I started watching it a few days ago. Most of these are Fen trying to describe who they are...
a willingness to look beyond the everyday
fandom tends to be more accepting of differences among people on our own planet. Or differences among each other.
Fandom is a very accepting community of differences among people.
Everybody is an alien to everyone else.
Science fiction fandom is actually a tribe. We're a tribe of individuals who have unique characteristics of mutual and common respect.
Fans are freaks and geeks.
Their ability to accept just about everything and everyone.
What do you call someone who is not a fan? A Mundane.
A Mundane is a non-fan. People who don't "get it." They call us freaks--we call them Mundanes.
[regarding Mundanes...] We see them as people that there really isn't anything--we can't talk to them about anything--they're not reading books. None of this excites them. None of this interests them. They think the current consensus reality as they've been fed it, by whoever feeds it to them, is all there is. And that doesn't bother them!
We question why things are. We question authority.
Fans are all interested in ideas and speculation than gossip and keeping up with the Jones'. Who gives a shit what the Jones' have?
Science fiction is the future. What has been science fiction in the past has now become science fact in many cases. We are doing things today that our grandfathers knew wasn't possible.
OMG--look at the TIME! I slept so much yesterday, I wonder if I'll ever get to sleep tonight...