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WALES COMIC CON DECEMBER 2-3, 2017

Posted: Tue Jul 18, 2017 5:17 am
by tjadmin
TJ will be attending the Wales Comic Con in Wrexham, Wales, UK on December 2-3, 2017. Tamara Taylor and Eric Millegan will also be attending, as well as Eddie McClintock so a few Bones people. :)

Their site is currently under maintenance but here is the site: http://walescomiccon.com/ and also can follow them on twitter @walescomiccon

Re: WALES COMIC CON DECEMBER 2-3, 2017

Posted: Wed Aug 02, 2017 12:04 am
by page_mathews
Thank you for posting this. I have a friend who moved to Wales not much time ago so I may actually be able to go! :) Also, I'm sorry for my poor English. :icon-redface:

Re: WALES COMIC CON DECEMBER 2-3, 2017

Posted: Wed Aug 02, 2017 10:02 am
by ThyneAlone
In my experience most of our European friends speak really excellent English and we have some lovely German members. I really hope you can come to Wales! I might be able to meet you!

Re: WALES COMIC CON DECEMBER 2-3, 2017

Posted: Thu Aug 03, 2017 8:43 pm
by skftex
I hope you can go Paige! I'm betting TJ and Tamara are going to be a blast. :D

Re: WALES COMIC CON DECEMBER 2-3, 2017

Posted: Mon Aug 07, 2017 2:06 pm
by page_mathews
Thank you for replys! :icon-redface: I hope I can go too. I will be so happy to see TJ and Tamara in person. And hear stories from Bones set. ^^

Re: WALES COMIC CON DECEMBER 2-3, 2017

Posted: Sun Dec 03, 2017 9:41 am
by ThyneAlone
Soooo it was strange this time in many ways. For a start I had son no.2 with me as well as my beloved, which meant there was some focus on the actual occasion and experience as well as on TJ and Bones. The organisation was so much better. We arrived in time for a thorough look , rather than rushing in when most things were closing up. It was pouring with rain as opposed to the blazing sun of the London ComicCon. We got to the door without waiting 6 hours - ok about an hour's wait, but that was bearable. We got to a Q & A -impossible last time. Fewer people, but still thousands, and a chance to take in the amazing cosplay outfits properly - though how some of those people were actually able to wander around in that weather in those clothes I'll never know. We indulged our Doctor Who fandom by having photos taken with a Dalek and a rather effective Tardis.

The strangest thing was walking up to TJ's stand not especially wanting an autograph or a photo or whatever, just feeling the joy of seeing a good friend after a long time. And so it proved. I loved the way he took time out to speak personally to everyone in the queue and brought out those lovely little goodie bags for us all (apparently his mum helped with those). And of course he took that time for us as well and was obviously delighted to meet up again. He asked about work and how the teaching was going, and what age kids I teach ("Elementary to senior" said son no.2, in a language TJ could understand, while I was still working out how to tell him year 4 to year 13)..and wanted to know how I got into the job in the first place and why I was interested in languages. He is such a generous person - with his time, smiles, hugs. And curious and caring about everyone. Though I can't imagine how tiring it must be to sit in that place all day signing, doing Q & As and going to photo ops.

The Q & A, though in a lecture room so hot it was like an oven, partly because it was brimming with fans, large numbers of whom had to stand, was huge fun. The relaxed atmosphere of three really close friends chatting together was palpable. Eric was a revelation, this guy is clearly a performer, and riffed off the others brilliantly - even sang a little. Tamara was as giggly as we have come to know from TJ's on-set stories, and TJ once more displayed his sharing nature - sharing memories and jokes with his friends, sharing himself with his fans.

It's true that the experience is hugely expensive, particularly if you're keen to get autographs and pictures (as hubby and son said, maybe that's more a thing for the collectors of the social-media-savvy, self-sharing generation), but the feeling is a continuous high and part of it is being among so many people of the same mind and interests - as in a concert or a single-focus convention. Next time we really must meet up with other members here who are visiting. We didn't get to see the Sherlock Q & A, which son no2 would have particularly liked, but that was the only slight disappointment. He is certainly keen to get to another one. As for me - once more confirmed in my belief that TJ is one of the nicest and most talented people I have ever met. Without a doubt.

Re: WALES COMIC CON DECEMBER 2-3, 2017

Posted: Sun Dec 03, 2017 7:37 pm
by Sinkwriter72
Steph, I am SO glad you got to have this experience! Especially after the previous one in which you didn't even get in and it was so hot and you had to do all those hours of waiting... and then the more recent experience where you had planned to attend a convention only for it to be cancelled. After such a long and patient wait, you deserve to have a wonderful time. I'm so glad you did! Sounds like it was a lot of fun!

Was this your first time meeting TJ in person? Sharon says he gives great hugs. Was that your experience too? ;)

Thank you for sharing your day with us. So fun to experience it vicariously through you and your family! :romance-smileyheart:

Re: WALES COMIC CON DECEMBER 2-3, 2017

Posted: Mon Dec 04, 2017 11:00 am
by ThyneAlone
Yes, Sherry, it was indeed wonderful!
I don't know whether you recall but we were lucky at that London Comic Con because after all the misery we actually did get to see TJ briefly, as he made his way from photo ops to signing. Which made the horrors worthwhile. And wow, yes, the man gives great hug value, and I now have a signed photo with the fantastic words "Lovely to see you again" (besides, of course "King of the Lab" over which he and Eric argued good-humoredly at the Q & A!). Yes, I needed that, and it will sustain me for the 2 weeks remaining of school and the pre-Christmas stress..
I wish you the very same experience. TJ has enough love to go round everyone, I reckon!

Re: WALES COMIC CON DECEMBER 2-3, 2017

Posted: Mon Dec 04, 2017 6:51 pm
by Daniela
I loved to read your story and I am really happy for you that you were able to go there. :) Thank you for sharing!

Re: WALES COMIC CON DECEMBER 2-3, 2017

Posted: Tue Dec 05, 2017 12:39 pm
by stargazer
Your visit with TJ sounds amazing Steph! I’m so glad that we have people on this site who get to actually meet him and share stories! I’m glad this time at the Con was more enjoyable for you and your family. I would love to see your pics if you’re willing to share with us. :)

I love going to events like this and hopefully TJ will attend one near me sometime soon. I bet the Docto Who stuff was fun to see but I would’ve been disappointed along with your son about missing the Sherlock event, I love that show almost as much as Bones. LOL! Thanks for sharing! :D

Re: WALES COMIC CON DECEMBER 2-3, 2017

Posted: Mon Dec 11, 2017 9:19 pm
by Lonia
Thank you, Steph, for sharing your story. I am glad that you could go to the Convention to meet TJ. Good to hear that your experience at the con (like the waiting time at the entrance) was much better than at the con in London.
As for me - once more confirmed in my belief that TJ is one of the nicest and most talented people I have ever met. Without a doubt.
I will sign that immediately. He sure is one of the nicest people in the world.

Re: WALES COMIC CON DECEMBER 2-3, 2017

Posted: Tue Dec 26, 2017 8:39 pm
by TJ4ever
Steph, glad you were able to see TJ again and that everything worked out better for you than at the con in London. Sad I couldn't be there again with you to see/meet TJ. Unfortunately I couldn't be in Dortmund either. But I hope he will do a con soon again I can go to.

Re: WALES COMIC CON DECEMBER 2-3, 2017

Posted: Wed Dec 27, 2017 12:32 pm
by ThyneAlone
Oh yes, Simone, it would have been wonderful to see you again! Another time - it's not as if there aren't a good number of cons.