Jamie, Ani, and I went to Dallas Fan Expo this weekend. It was super fun! On Friday evening we went to a Q&A with Sylvester McCoy (7th Doctor). He was so entertaining. He talked about when he was a busker and how he accidentally became an actor and how that eventually led to Doctor Who.
Jamie has fond memories of watching Doctor Who when he was a kid. Sylvester McCoy was one of his favorite Doctors.
Saturday we split up and Ani went to a Q&A with Billie Piper (Rose Tyler on Doctor Who) and Jamie and I went to a Q&A with Barbara Eden and Bill Daily. They had lots of amusing stories from when they did I Dream of Jeannie.
When I was a kid I liked watching I Dream of Jeannie reruns. Barbara Eden is 83 now. She is utterly beautiful and so incredibly sweet.
Jamie went to a Firefly Q&A while Ani and I wandered around the vendor halls. Then we all went to see Ming-Na Wen (from Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.). She was funny and clearly loves what she does. She totally fangirled over her signing table being next to Carrie Fisher’s.
Over the course of Saturday we got Ani’s Doctor Who quilt (that her grandmother made for her) signed by Sylvester McCoy, Billie Piper, and Karen Gillan. So her quilt is now even more awesome! Sylvester signed on the police box sign, Billie on the wolf, and Karen on the picture of Ani as Amy Pond a couple Halloweens ago.
On Sunday we went to a Smosh Games panel. None of us have ever watched very many of their shows, but they were interesting to listen to.
We went to a Q&A with Karen Gillan (Amy Pond from Doctor Who) that afternoon. She has the cutest Scottish accent and seems just so happy. She made us laugh a lot.
The final Q&A we went to was with Jason David Frank (Tommy Oliver on Power Rangers). He spent the whole weekend documenting everything with pictures and videos to put on social media. He is a definite fan of his fans. Jamie even asked him a question (about how much of his own stunts he did since he has martial arts training – some, not all).
It was a fabulous weekend. We just may go back next year!