Certificate to David from Seaview Yahoo List.
Certificate for Diane, signed by Carol and David
Certificate for Sue, signed by Carol and David
Left: Certificate from Carol and David - pic
Right: the actual certificate! Many thanks, Carol!!!
My David Hedison Autographed Pictures
David said that the second picture is from a rehearsal
where someone off screen said something funny.
Flying Sub model on far right was a gift for my engineer hubby!
My Other Autographed Pictures!
Various Costumed Characters
Skuld, Belldandy and
Urd from "Ah! My Goddess!", an Ent from Lord of the Rings,
and Kirby from Nintendo Games,
Luigi and Princess Daisy from Nintendo
Games, R2D2 from a galaxy far, far away, the Robot (and Bob May, the
who was inside him) from "Lost in Space" and two Stormtroopers, also from a galaxy far, far away.
MY CON REPORT
Diane's Report & Pix
Carol's Report & Pix Sue's
Report & Pix
It had been a very hectic week so I really wasn't ready to head out until pretty late. First I had to take son to school, go to work, pick up son from school and take him to swim practice. I'd originally had a church meeting scheduled that evening, but, luckily it was cancelled. So I was rushing around trying to finish packing, getting my DVD player and cables together and ironing my last two t-shirts. I also printed out the Command Trio pic and a slightly larger version of David's "Teahouse" pic for him to sign. I had to wait until hubby got home from working late before I could leave for Orlando so I didn't get started until close to ten.
Drive was pretty smooth and uneventful but I didn't get in to Orlando around midnight. Found the hotel and saw Sue's bright orange Tennessee pillow in the window so I knew I was in the right spot. <g> Was so much fun to meet Sue!! We talked Voyage and stories some before finally sleeping.
Sue and I got our passes (mine was a three-day bright fuchsia plastic armband) then ran into Carol at a table in the Food Court area. We all hugged and took pics and chatted as we waited for the doors to open. We immediately went over to the celebrity autograph area to see David. Diane and John were still setting up for David. We didn't want to overwhelm him right away, so Sue and I went to see Bob May, the actor inside the Robot from Lost In Space. A very sweet funny man. Got autograph of him with Robot. Finally looked like David was ready to receive guests so we went over. Met Diane and her husband, John and then met David. Sue presented him with the lovely picture she made and the όber sweet Carol did some wonderful surprise presentations!! I got two of my pictures signed. The first one was the Command Trio pic I'd made printed out on photo paper. He said it was beautiful! :::happy sigh::: Then I got him to sign a copy of the b/w Teahouse pic I had of him. His caption on the photo was hilarious!! <g> He was so very gracious and kind! We didn't want to overstay our welcome, so we wandered off.
Sue and I went and saw Lou Ferrigno, who is still quite a hunk of man! Got him to sign a pic as the Hulk for my brother and one of him as Hercules for me. <eg> We all met up with Robert at Anime Pagoda and then headed back to David's table. It was great fun to put faces to names and get our pics taken with David. He was very patient with us. <g> We all chatted for a bit, then wandered until it was time to leave.
I went back to our hotel to pick up my DVD player and Voyage DVD's, then headed over to Carol's room at the Doubletree. Lin and Diane showed up as well and we had a BLAST!! There's nothing like watching Voyage with
a bunch of female fans!!! Though I was quite outnumbered by Lee's Ladies, they were very patient when I needed to stop and 'appreciate' a certain blond's attributes. <weg> The Phantom episodes were terrific as expected. The quality of Carol's DVDs from England was wonderful!! I also enjoyed "The Mechanical Man" not just because it had the gorgeous (and often shirtless) James Darren, but because Chip got to be the resident computer weenie and do some cool action stuff in A TIGHT WETSUIT! :::pause for hormonal moment even if it was the banana yellow wetsuit::: As Sue has said in her con report, we will *never* see "The Mermaid" the same way again. lol Robert Dowdell and Richard Basehart added soooooo very much to the episode with just their body language and expressions while poor David was entranced by the mermaid. Was quite late when Sue and I got
back to our hotel, but we still stayed awake a bit and chatted about stories and Voyage. <g>
Slept in, then chatted more about Voyage stories! <g> Met Lin at the Village Inn for breakfast, then headed to the Convention Center in Lin's vehicle. After some Traffic Cone Duty :::snickers::: we headed for David's table. Met Casey from the list, then chatted with David about the episodes we'd watched the night before. I couldn't resist having him sign the rock 'n roll blooper photo I'd found on eBay! He was quite surprised to see it and said that it must have been a rehearsal pic taken right after someone off screen had said something funny. <g>
We then split up as Sue wanted to get Kevin Sorbo's pic but I was going to wait until Sunday as I was staying the full three days. So Lin and I wandered a bit then headed out in search of the extremely elusive ATM-with-money! Though our hunt was ultimately successful, it was very tiring so Lin and I took over an empty bench and talked Voyage, stories and life. We finally wandered back to the Con and met back up with Sue. I saw her winged kitty and realized that my life would be incomplete without my own. <g> So we returned to the proper vendor and I got a black Bat Cat in honor of my beloved kitty who had long since crossed the Rainbow Bridge. Since Lin and Sue were going to have to head back to Real Life, we returned to David's table so they could say good-bye. They got KISSES! I didn't get any 'cause I wasn't leaving until the next day. :::pouts::: But he did promise me a proper good-bye Sunday. Yes, Lin and Sue did indeed float out of the convention hall. <vbg>
Lin, Sue and I had dinner at a wonderful Japanese restaurant on our way back to Carol's. I should have known the traffic on International Drive would be its typically evil self on Saturday night, making it rather late by the time we got to Carol's. :P Was neat to see Eleven Days to Zero. **Particular People's Note: we paused to see Crane's Academy ring with RED stone instead of the black onyx ring he'd wear for the rest of the series. Yes, it's NOT the same ring in the pilot. You can see it clearly as he comes down the spiral stairs for the first time. End Note*** We talked and talked and had yet another wonderful evening! It was hard to say good-eye to Lin, Carol and Diane. :(
Got up at what felt like oh dark hundred to get Sue to her flight on time. :) Was again sad to have to say good-bye as we had such a wonderful time! Headed back to the Convention Center for the final day. Carol didn't attend as she wasn't feeling very well so I was on my own. This time I wandered the hall a bit, picking up a couple Nintendo themed goodies for my son and a mini killer rabbit plushie (from Monty Python & Holy Grail) for me.
Got in line for Kevin Sorbo. I was wearing my Morton collage t-shirt and Kevin recognized him and the series and said that he used to watch Voyage all the time and loved it! lol He said that David was wonderful. I complemented him on bringing warmth and compassion to his strong man role as Hercules and he was very appreciative, signing my pic with three little kisses. :::happy sigh::: He was very sweet and still quite yummy to look at. <g>
By this time my feet and legs were killing me and I'd missed Sean Astin. :( So I decided it was time to say good-bye. I headed back to David's table, though I was a bit more shy since I wasn't with others this time. :) I decided to get my hubby, also a Voyage fan, a treat and bought a Flying Sub model and had David sign it for him. David was very sweet about it and, while signing it, looked up at me through his lashes just like so many a fanfic
author has written.
<vbg> I got a last hug from Diane and a lovely hug and a kiss on each cheek from David. He was so sweet and kind and patient with us the whole weekend! A lovely, lovely gentleman!
Lin, Carol, Sue, Diane and John, it was terrific to meet you and to spend so much time together!! Robert and Casey, it was great to meet you, I just wish we'd had more time to visit. I had a wonderful, fabulous time and dearly hope that we can do something similar again!
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