Well, Gallifrey One was an absolute blast! :D I caught a nasty virus of some sort and was sick the whole week of the convention, but I had so much fun regardless. I almost completely sold out of the prints and framed pieces I had brought for the Art Show, and that is a massive relief and Godsend because taxes are due soon and I had no way to pay them before now! ^__^;;;
Alex Kingston was unfortunately unable to attend last minute, so I didn’t get to meet her or give her all my artwork of River. However, I did share an elevator with Nicholas Briggs and got to shake his hand!! :D :D The guy is a genius and so active in Doctor Who and particularly the Big Finish audios–it was a squee-worthy honor! I also got to personally meet Frazer Hines (Jamie), Janet Fielding (Tegan), Nichelle Nichols (Uhura from Star Trek) and at least smile and wave at John Barrowman and most of the other guest actors! I had SO much fun, more fun than I have ever had at any convention ever. The atmosphere was amazing and friendly and fun (and the ribbon-trading thing was a blast), and there was so much to see and do! When I wasn’t helping to set up the Art-Show or crashing in a secluded chair somewhere with a fever, I rabidly dug through the dealer’s hall in search of merchandise with the Eighth Doctor–and found a ton and a half! Didn’t have money to buy all of it, but what I could afford to run away with made me ridiculously happy.
All in all, best time ever! I want to go again next year, even if I have to scrimp on everything for the next eleven months to afford travel money. I will find a way! ^__^;;;;
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