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27 May 2010 @ 12:20 pm
MY ASYLUM CONVENTION EXPERIENCES!!!  
Hey my lovely friends!

Thank God I have a day off today..I pretty much need some time to rest my Convention stressed out body and mind LOL.
Here´s the promised Con-report...I tried to recall the main things that happened last weekend (I can´t believe it´s already Thursday again), but I left out all the things that happened during stage talks, just bc they are swirling around LJ already. I also uploaded just a few pics of the panels, mainly bc of the lack of good pics (taking pics with flashlight was prohibited and without flash they turned out crappy)
So I hope you aren´t too disappointed with it - there are way better reports out there, I know! :) (and also, I tried to not squee all the time in my report - hope it´s more understandable that way LOL)


Asylum Europe
"No Rest for the Wicked"
May 21st to May 23th 2010



Friday, May 21st:

Got up early, 2:45 am. Manu´s hubby drove Manu and me to the airport. Arrived there around 4:30 am and departed at 6 am. First flight of my life - what can I say -  it was amazing! Could do the flying thing every single day (minus the boarding...that´s very annyoing). 20 min layover in Vienna. Rain and fog like mid-november.
Airport Graz ass early in the morning

Airport Graz2



Airport Vienna - rain


Sunshine from the flight Vienna/Cologne. YEAH! Well, above the clouds the sun always is shining, right? ;)


Fluffy clouds pt 2

Fluffy clouds pt 1

above the clouds

Finally the sun came out ;)

Found out in Cologne that 20 min  had been (barely) enough time for Manu and me to get the plane, but you couldn´t say that about our luggage. We stood at the baggage belt (is that the right word for it?) but no trolleys :( We went to the help-desk. They told us our luggage will come from Vienna with the next plane and should be in our hotel by noon or late afternoon at the latest. I tell you it wasn´t funny at all - that has been the absolute only thing we were afraid of!
Manu, the fabulous Maggie (maggies_one ) and I then waited for Ilona (silverbirdflys ) to arrive.


Maggie & Manu
 

Turned out that Ilona had a delay in Munich (some engine failure) so Maggie showed up first - for the record, that girl is pure awesomeness. Love her!
Sunshine in Cologne. Strawberry Frappucino at Starbucks - my first time ever - life is perfect! LOL

The German Autobahn *gg*

Proof that the German Autobahn looks exactly like the ones in Austria! We totally felt like being at home! *gg*

Arrival at the hotel with a huge hello. We met Stephie and Co. *cuddles them*
Checked in and had a nice walk with the girls through the near park. Went to the rezeption to ask for our trolleys.
The guy there said "Oh I´ve never heard that someone got their luggage on the same day, normally it takes 2 to 3 days" ??????????????? Hello????? We´re going back home in 3 days again!
Panic arose in the both of us. All the important stuff had been in those trolleys...gifts, clothes and most of all our picture we painted for the autographs! But thankfully we really got them at the afternoon. While asking for the trolleys a second time Manu and I realized MARK PELLEGRINO was standing maybe 50 cm to my right side!!! Panicked again, but managed to stay cool. Definitely my highlight of the day. (allthough I wasn´t a big fan of him by then)
 
Went for dinner with the whole gang (something around 20 to 30 people..forgot to count them. Delicious meal - we were stuffed!
Manu,Ilona and I returned to the hotel earlier ( half past 9 pm) than the rest - we were awake almost 20 hours by then. Good night!


Saturday, May 22nd:
Woke up early - breakfast at 6:30 am..soo not my time, but it was worth it...beautiful weather, a huuuuuuge breakfast buffet and an almost empty dining room. Plus Jason Manns walked by...*grin*

Breakfast buffet

View over the little River and the Park
 
 

Safety announcements at 9 am. Sat at the floor in front of the hall by 7:10 am. Had been worth it too - we got into the 4th row..first 3 had been reserved. Panels started with Misha Collins. Made some pics - deleted all of them accidentely *facepalm*..so I´m shamelessly stealing photos from girls who where smarter than me LOL.
Misha had been awesome and funny...I already cracked up within the first minutes.
Right afterwards Manu and I had the Misha photo-op. Yeah!
It was soo hilarious!!! But sadly I look really really idiotic on that pic - like a deer in the headlights. I was so surprised by Misha´s reaction, he totally caught me off-guard.
Explanation why: Manu and I decided to do our photo ops together - so when it was our turn to get our pic done, Manu said to Misha "sorry we´re so small"
He smiled and said something like "no problem" and totally almost kneeled down!!!!!!! Just like I said I was so surprised that I didn´t react at first, but then I grabbed my chance and leaned my head on his shoulders!! *Squeee* Misha looks so gorgeous on this pic! Still, I look dumb on it - but I love it nonetheless.(and I didn´t get the permission from Manu to put them online - maybe if you ask her to post them in her own Con-report, she´ll do it! ;))
 
Next up there had been the Chad/Sam/Traci panel (AWESOME! But again, those pic had been deleted together with the Misha pics *is sad*) followed by Jim Beaver´s stage talk.
I couldn´t wait to see this panel. Jim was the one I was looking forward the most. And I didn´t get disappointed. He´s so awesome! Up next, photo op with Jim. (Didn´t get the permission to post either!) Same procedure as the last one...and again..as we came closer and said hello to him, he looked from Manu to me, from me to Manu and said something like "Now look at you!" he seemed amused about us being so tiny and he grinned from one ear to the other. That pic turned out a lot better.

That´s when he came on stage...

Jim Beaver


 
Marks panel took me by surprise. I have to admit, before this convention, I wasn´t a fan of Mark Pellegrino at all. He just didn´t interest me. And meeting him while walking around on the floors, he had this bored look on his face and all I could think of was: "Damn it you arrogant ass, at least you could nod friendly or something!" But then he came on stage and I was simply blown away. He sure knows how to deliver a great show. Most of the time he did his stage talk as Lucifer LOL
And let me tell you...his eyes and voice are hypnotic. Awesome! The best thing had been when a baby cried ( there´d been a mother with a cute little baby in the audience) Mark said something like "Oh I like babies...for dessert." *grin*  I like his sense of humour! ;)


Mark


After the stage talks there had been the signings. All guests were signing at once, which had been great.
And I was sooo nervous!
Manu and I had gifts for Jim and Misha and it had been our first time talking to someone in English...and then there was Mark...I had been so afraid to get blown away by his eyes and his voice and that I can´t understand a word he was saying, but he was such a sweetie! (He signed all his autographs with a pitchfork somewhere)

 
My autographs
My autographs



I let Jim sign his book, so that´s why he isn´t on the canvas. And yes, all the other guests had been super nice as well of course. :)
 
There was supposed to be a Jason Manns concert at 7:30 pm, but bc of the signing and the group photos afterwards, it got delayed until 9 pm...and again, it was worth the waiting! I got a place in the first row and damn this concert was awesome! He did a cover of "Kiss" (Tom Jones, Prince) and between introducing us to his new songs he sang "Crazy Love" *dies* (which I recorded with my cam LOL)
Simply perfect!


Jason Manns


 
Sunday, May 23rd:
Saw Samantha Ferris at the breakfast buffet, walking around totally incognito. Glasses, hair into a bun, no make up. It was fun watching her being completely relaxed and...normal *grin*
Again, panel started at 9:30 am - we were sitting there since 7 am ;) Got ínto the same row, only more in the middle. Satisfied. :)
No photo-ops today, so we could enjoy all the stage talks and have plenty of time between them (or not LOL)

First panel of the day: Misha/Mark - holy mother of christ - they are awesome individually, together they´re unbeatable! So many awesome things happened - I don´t even know where to start! So much to laugh and applause - I bet there are a lot of M² shippers out there LOL


Misha/Mark


 Before I forget:
LINK to morgentau ´s post with the best quotes ever!!!
 

Next up, the Jim/Traci panel..in case you didn´t know yet..I love Jim and I simply adore Traci! Lovely lovely lovely is all I can say about them.


Jim/Traci

 
Chad Lindbergh was next, followed by Samantha Ferris. I know I´m repeating myself, but we laughed so much at those panels too!

Chad


Chad1

Samantha
 
Damn..I swear, I never laughed so much in my life like I did on those two days!  If I had had the money, I would´ve taken photo ops with each guest - they all were so adorable, funny and good humoured the whole weekend.
Sam told us that Chad got drunk on Friday  - nothing new for those who witnessed it LOL - and had a huge hangover the next day...good to know that they are only human too ;)
 
COFFEE LOUNGES had been held out in the park...how awesome is that please? The weather had been so fine and the guests were stunned by it, so they took every chance they could get to be outside.


Beautiful park

 


Closing ceremony came way too soon - but then again, the Con ended with a huge surprise...the announcement of Asylum 7 -
Highway to Hell!

Only a few hours before we were sure that there won´t be a Con in Germany again...what an awesome change in plans and mind!!
Manu and I had no doubts about attending, so we already bought our tickets right there :D

closing ceremony

Some of the stuff we got...
crappy pic of my AE-NRFTW pass

Chibi-guests plus my RE wristband

my badges :D

I didn´t buy much from the merchandising stuff (too expensive), only those badges you can see on my bag and one t-shirt with SPN quotes on it (which I´m wearing right now)

Besides experiencing a great great great Convention, we both made lovely friends, and I hope to stay in touch with at least some of them. Even if not - we´re so gonna meet a lot of them again next year! *grin*
 
Btw: electronic keycards are pure shit! I want the old school keys back! You don´t have any problems carrying them next to cell phones or cameras...*sigh* My dear Coco (cocodkr ) knows what I´m talking about here, don´t you sweetie? LOL
Btw²: Sleep is overrated...slept hardly 4 hours from Sunday to Monday..but hell...you live just once, right?
Btw³: Thacha, I know I promised pics of me wearing your shirt..funny enough I didn´t take those pics by myself, so I need to wait until they get send to me LOL 
BUT I have a link for you HERE! I´m in both pics wearing your shirt! Hopefully you can find me there ;)
(the bored look on my face means I hate waiting! *giggles*)




I´m sorry that I couldn´t bring you a better and more detailed report, I guess I need to buy the DVD to recall everything that had happened! Still I hope you liked it at least a little bit!

Love,
Andy
 
 
Where I am: at home
How I feel: happyhappy
OST: Bless the broken road - Rascal Flatts
 
 
 
Schnute23schnute23 on May 27th, 2010 10:40 am (UTC)
OMG SQUEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE :D

You've had the time of your life, Y/Y? So much awesomeness; so much laughter and SQUEEEEEEEEEEEEE :D

I am so so so happy that this Con was such a big success! :D

And seriously, your first flight ever ??? More awesomeness *g* and the weather must have been fantastic :D

*hugs you tight*
Andrea: Jared WAAAAAAAH!lupina78 on May 27th, 2010 11:03 am (UTC)
*SQUEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEES WITH YOU*

I totally had the time of my life! *nods*
This Con was so much better organized (okay, there were only half of the people that been to Birmingham last year and I´m more than thankful that the J´s weren´t there, would´ve been too chaotic again) and all the guests had so much fun! By Sunday afternoon my tummy ached so much from all the laughing and my hands had been sore bc of the applauding LOL
I wished you´d been there honey!! *huggles*

Yup..my first flight ever..and I couldn´t wait for it! :)
The weather was so great! Imagine Misha, Traci and Jim sitting in the park, surrounded by people who bought the coffee lounges...what an awesome picture!

*hugs you even more*

Schnute23: Me-redschnute23 on May 27th, 2010 01:03 pm (UTC)
The weather was so great! Imagine Misha, Traci and Jim sitting in the park, surrounded by people who bought the coffee lounges...what an awesome picture!
Seriously ?that sounds like HEAVEN :D

I'm sure the fact that the J's weren't there was a huge difference plus the less number of attendees :)GOOD FOR YOU :DDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD and YAY you brought already tix for next year, how amazing is that ? :)
Deborah: Cary Grant - shenaninansdebris4spike on May 27th, 2010 10:48 am (UTC)
Brilliant write up ... glad you and Manu had a good time.

*hugs*
Andrea: Sam happylupina78 on May 27th, 2010 11:04 am (UTC)
Thank you so much! And yes, we had a wonderful time, those kind of weekends are over way too soon!

*hugs back* ♥
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Andrea: Chibi eye of the tigerlupina78 on May 27th, 2010 11:08 am (UTC)
It´s on the way to you! :)
Schnute23schnute23 on May 27th, 2010 01:41 pm (UTC)
Me, too! *raises hand*
Andrea: Dean funny facelupina78 on May 27th, 2010 03:48 pm (UTC)
Sent it to you! :) *hides*
not a morning person...tattoo_kink on May 27th, 2010 12:10 pm (UTC)
LOL

Even if I haven't seen THAT MUCH from you - it's great to hear that you had such a blast too! *ggg*

If you had two shoes...

*drops laughing from her chair*
Andrea: Dean *lmao*lupina78 on May 27th, 2010 12:16 pm (UTC)
I still have no clue why we never were at the same place at the same time..Manu and I aimed for the left side to sit, don´t know why..LOL

I totally had so much fun there!! :)

And..I´m a one shoe guy..err - I mean girl..LOL

*gigglesnorts*

anja25iveanja25ive on May 27th, 2010 01:25 pm (UTC)
I'm talking for the both of us .... *ggg*

It's seems everybody had an awesome time over there. It would be tough to beat, at least for me. *gg*
Andrea: J2 two hunters - one legacylupina78 on May 27th, 2010 03:53 pm (UTC)
I think so too..it´s pretty hard to top that. Everybody enjoyed themselves and it has been so relaxed(at least it seemed that way)
Now I´m very glad that the J´s weren´t there..the hysteria would´ve been much too much to enjoy the event.
:)
     Mandy: Squee!!a_phoenixdragon on May 27th, 2010 01:59 pm (UTC)
So fantastic!! What a great con!! This is so gorgeous and funny and sweet! Sounds like everyone had a great time, con-goers and guests included!!

*Squeals in delight!*

*HUGS*
Andrea: Chibi eye of the tigerlupina78 on May 27th, 2010 03:54 pm (UTC)
That´s absolutely true! Everyone was so relaxed and the guests had a blast! Hopefully next year it will be as awesome as this one!

*HUGS YOU CLOSE*
paloma1182: Jensen sunburstpaloma1182 on May 27th, 2010 04:47 pm (UTC)
awe!!!! look at you!!!!

i love your pics it looks like u had a great time!! :)

im glad ur home now
xoxoxo
*biiig squuezezesss*
Andrea: Dean/Sam animekisslupina78 on May 27th, 2010 05:17 pm (UTC)
We had a blast! I swear!! :)

Good to be home - I´m still lacking sleep though..*giggles*

*hugs and kisses* ♥
paloma1182paloma1182 on May 27th, 2010 05:48 pm (UTC)
i knowww the feeling! i felt the same way about LA con! :)

*hugs you tightly* get some sleep m'lady
silverbirdflyssilverbirdflys on May 27th, 2010 04:57 pm (UTC)
Wir hatten echt viel Spass.:D:D
Hey, du hast ja auch Bilder von dem Hotel gemacht. Gute Idee. Daran habe ich so gar nicht gedacht.
Und wieso habe ich mich für die Autogramme angestellt? Hätte ja nur dein Autogrammbild speichern und ausdrucken müssen. *g*
Andrea: Cat-huglupina78 on May 27th, 2010 05:02 pm (UTC)
Stimmt..obwohl wir uns irgendwie immer verpasst haben - hätt gern mehr von euch allen mitbekommen!

Ja, ein paar Bilder von der Umgebung sinds schon geworden, und ich geb gern zu dass mich das Frühstücksbuffet umgehauen hat..das war so klasse!

LOL Das wär natürlich auch gegangen..obwohl du dann die ganzen tollen Schlangen zum Anstehen verpasst hättest - und das wär schade gewesen! *grins*

War dein Rückflug okay? *knuddel*
Tareena aka Monte: smileloco_lobo on May 27th, 2010 05:01 pm (UTC)
\o/ I'm so glad you had fun!! it looks awesome :D

I bet Misha/Mark and Jim/Traci were a trip lol they seem ridiculous together XD in the good way

*huggles*
Andrea: Misha/Marklupina78 on May 27th, 2010 05:14 pm (UTC)
It was soo beautiful and the guests loved the scenery there!
Misha/Mark had been sooo awesome - you won´t believe how much fun they are together..their "fight" about the Minions vs Legions had been sooo funny! LOL

*huggles back*
Tanja: Jared NY Minuteangels_cordy on May 27th, 2010 06:25 pm (UTC)
SQUEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE
HOW AWESOME IS THAT
Thank you sooo much honey I love your report!!

haha for me it was the other way round with Mark. I went to the panel and was quite positive about him but this guy soo scared me and freaked me out I did not like it at all and I did not get one thing he said during the panel I was really annoyed by him.
So nop me kind of guy and humor!!!
But that''s probably because he has Mishas Kind of Humor and I don't think he is funny at all *shrugs*
However I really really hope I can be there too next year and meet you girls

and I would KILL to see your pictures aka photo-ops *begs*

LOVE YA

Andrea: M²lupina78 on May 27th, 2010 06:58 pm (UTC)
Mail with the photo ops should be there by now! ;)

I´m glad you liked my little report about the Con - it was sooooo awesome to experience for a first Convention!!! :)

*love ya too*
strikskestrikske on May 27th, 2010 08:40 pm (UTC)
Yay, your report is awesome it shows me that you had a great time. Sleep is overrated when you're having so much fun.

Ich möchte gern dein photo-up bildern sehen...dein bilder sehen ja toll aus. Hoffe dass du ein wenig ausgeschlafen bist.
Andrea: AECON - I have a Legion...lupina78 on May 29th, 2010 03:37 pm (UTC)
Glad you liked my little report - allthough compared to others it´s soo small! LOL
Yup..sleep is definitely overrated! *yawns*

:) Ich warte noch auf das OK von meiner Freundin (she´s in the picture as well)
LOL ich glaube nicht dass ich diesen Schlaf noch nachholen kann! ;)

*cuddles*

jessm78: Jared Padalecki: NYCC 2009jessm78 on May 27th, 2010 11:36 pm (UTC)
Wow, thank you so much for typing this all up, hon! It sounds like a really awesome time! I'm so glad. :) Thanks for sharing these pics!
Andrea: addicted to Supernaturallupina78 on May 29th, 2010 03:39 pm (UTC)
Thanks for reading! :) Compared to other reports mine is oh so tiny! LOL
We definitely had a blast! I wished I could hit the "Repeat" button over and over again!

You´re welcome! ♥
twasadarktwasadark on May 28th, 2010 01:04 am (UTC)
Yay!! I'm so glad you had a wonderful time!
Andrea: AECON - my Minion hurts...lupina78 on May 29th, 2010 03:40 pm (UTC)
Thanks! We definitely enjoyed ourselves a lot..and I can´t wait for next year!! :)

*huggles*
tinkabell007tinkabell007 on May 28th, 2010 02:10 am (UTC)
Awww this is a great report!!! Thanks for sharing all of this with us!! :-))
And his convention thing is so addictive, isn't it?? :-D Once you've tasted it you just want to repeat it over and over and over....

Man, though I'm sorry to hear that you guys had a problem with your suitcases. That was the one thing you talked about you feared the most! *SIGH* But I'm glad that in the end it worked out perfectly!! :-)

And HURRAY for your Mark love!!! I adore this guy so much!!! <3333

Oh and I would loooove to see the Misha Photo op, cause now you made me all curious! Yup.
Andrea: M²lupina78 on May 29th, 2010 03:45 pm (UTC)
Thanks for reading! :)
Hell yes, it´s overly addictive and a weekend is much too less for so many awesome things!

LOL Isn´t it funny that exactly the one thing I feared did happen? So thank God I wasn´t afraid of a plane crash! *rofl*

Mark so won my heart! He´s adorable and hot! *dies*

I´ll talk to Manu, if she´s okay with me posting our Photo op, then I will share it with everyone (she´s in the pic too, after all)

*smooches*
tinkabell007tinkabell007 on May 30th, 2010 04:46 pm (UTC)
So thank God I wasn´t afraid of a plane crash! *rofl*

Oh good lord.. thanks for that!!!! :-/

Awww and I hope you succeed. Well, otherwise you could always like cut the picture or put big smilie faces on it or something :-D (like I did with my last Jared photo op lol )
deanvica23deanvica23 on May 29th, 2010 06:59 pm (UTC)
im happy for your first con.i adore the badge ad the book. Each year they are more beautiful. I keep them all. The badges remember me each con.
if you can to scan more big the badge and the book. The guest signed the book?
Andrea: addicted to Supernaturallupina78 on May 29th, 2010 07:10 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much! It was the best weekend ever! They had so many awesome badges to sell, I could´ve spend a fortune on it! *giggles* I tried to zoom onto the badges more, but the pics all got blurry - I´m so sorry - but if you safe the pic you can make it bigger afterwards.
The guests did sign the picture I painted - all but Jim, he signed his book.

*hugs*
matapadabee on May 29th, 2010 08:53 pm (UTC)
Sounds like an awesome time. *gg*
Andrea: AECON - my Minion hurts...lupina78 on May 30th, 2010 09:21 am (UTC)
It definitely was the best weekend of my life!
Maybe you can make it to next year´s Con? Y/Y?

*hugs*
matapadabee on May 30th, 2010 09:12 pm (UTC)
I hope so :D *hugs back*