Supanova 2013

I learnt a few things this convention weekend:

  • It would’ve been worth the $250 Middle-earth ticket to get everything I wanted and avoid spending my whole time there in queues, but…
  • … flat shoes are a good choice otherwise.
  • An infected, impacted wisdom tooth takes the enjoyment out of pretty much anything.

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Unfortunately this was the “best” photo I had with dear Olรณrin. ๐Ÿ˜› I just thought it was so cool that Weta came to Australia and had a booth there! This also marked the occasion of setting out from my front door wearing Black Milk for the first time. ๐Ÿ˜€

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Johnny Fraser-Allen. Another winning mugshot of me. (Sorry, swollen cheek and all that…)

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After a panel of Q&As with Stephen Hunter (Bombur),ย Graham McTavish (Dwalin) andย Dean O’Gorman (Fili), hosted by Mark Ferguson (Gil-Galad!), I spent a little while in a panel delivered by Weta conceptual artistย Johnny Fraser-Allen. He showed us some of the design stages that the Dwarves went through and talked about his role in their character design, and how he came to work at Weta. In order to try and catch Dean O’Gorman for an autograph I had to leave the panel early but it was to no avail – Dean had already left. I exchanged my token and had a photo taken with Graham instead!

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Graham McTavish (Dwalin)

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You can buy these from the Weta store, but it was nice seeing everything I can’t afford in person!

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Got to meet Natalia Tena again. It says “The cold winds are rising” and “Merkin!!!” ๐Ÿ˜€

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I am now recovering from wisdom tooth surgery (finally got them all removed) and feel rather rubbish, so things may be quiet on the blog front for a bit!

4 Comments

  1. You look SOOOO good in that dress, and just in general, especially for someone with a bad wisdom tooth!!

    • Amy
      Amy Reply

      Thank you ;__;
      I had 3 of mine out 4 days ago so I’m looking forward to never having those problems again! My bottom one started to partially erupt but (typically) got infected, even though I had already booked the surgery. I was hungry and annoyed at the convention but didn’t want to lose my place in queues to find some suitable food to take painkillers with! Oh well, the worst is over (I had a BIG sook yesterday) and I feel brave! ^__^
      Pretty pleased with how my photo turned out too, YAY!

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