|Don ~ Sightings ~ Selmak Joisey Creation Con 2005|
Friday, August 5, 2005
Friday morning dawns a little too early for me. I remember someone calling at some ungodly hours, chirping excitedly about DEFCON 1 ~ ACTORS IN THE HOTEL BAR ~ CONVERSATIONS WERE HAD ~ but I think they had the wrong room.
But other than that, today is a wonderful day as I'm missing the Database Updates at work! Yay!
Since Don is doing his presentation today, someone on the group decided that wouldn't it be nifty if the entire group (a dozen or so of us) all wore Hawaiian shirts and leis? Apparently Don wears them?
Nifty indeed, as I don't own any Hawaiian shirts.
[Note: I may be the co-mod of the Don Davis Yahoo group, but I don't have the faintest idea what he wears... so I just agreed with "Don wears Hawaiian Shirts" idea because it could have been a lot worse. What if someone decided Don wore Lime Green Tye-Dye? There's a limit to what I'll do for any actor.]
My sister is quite helpful.
"You're the co-mod. Contessa can't make it, so you have to wear the group costume."
Thanks to the internet, I managed to find a Hawaiian shirt in my size that I might actually wear again. It's got Fighter Planes! You know, George Hammond, Major Garland Briggs ~ USAF. I'm in like flinn!
My sister and I are stopped multiple times on the way to get our tickets. Either people want to talk to us about the Hawaiian Shirt with the Fighter planes on it, the Leis or the Stuffed Sels.
This year they're not giving Jack Plaques, they're giving out Gold Daniel Jackson coins.
Roll of eyes.
They're nice coins, but... how about next year, you give out that year's Con shirts instead? I mean, what can you do with a Gold Daniel Jackson coin?
The con starts, and I'm pleasantly surprised by Alexis Cruz. I actually don't attend many cons, and I've never seen him on stage before. henomenal Eye Contact. He made you think that you were the only person he was talking to during his presentation.
But dear God, we're back to the same inane questions as last year.
If in real life, you had a zat, who would you zat on the show?
I see Don sneak backstage.
"He's not wearing a HAWAIIAN shirt," I announce. "He's wearing a BLACK Stargate Golf Tournament shirt!"
A merry debate starts on who in the group should donate their Hawaiian outfit so he's presentable. I think he'd look simply smashing in Dori's outfit as he'd have a chance to show off his legs. (You'll see a picture of some of the group's outfits on the next page's pics entitled Hammond Hussies/Hammond's Hussies2. I actually use a different word to describe 'em, but this is a G-Rated website.)
Tricia and Gilder go up to the Q&A together.
They announce that Don's groupies are here... err... his yahoo fan group, that it was Don's birthday yesterday before they lead the con geeks into a very off-key "Happy Birthday". They also point out the hawaiian shirt clad groupies to which I yell, "As you can see, he's NOT wearing one!!!"
They seem so nice, so sweet, so harmless, so adoring of 'their Don' right? Everyone's ooohing... "Ah Don's got own group of groupies!!! How sweet!"
Aren't you just waiting for the other shoe to drop? (Or Sandal, as we're all Hawaiian Shirt Clad right now).
Gilder and Tricia ask a simple question.
"What does every man want for his birthday?"
There's dead silence in the audience as everyone is asking themselves, "Did these nice, sweet, All American Girls just proposition Don for his birthday IN PUBLIC?" but then Don happily mentions his wife's name.
The dead silence is continuing in the audience as they know that something is about to happen, and they don't want to miss it.
"To get Leid!" Tricia, the cute, sweet Tricia, who looks so innocent, yells into the mike along with Gilder, before the two of them lei him then and there in front of three hundred or so stunned people.
I think the only people that laughed in the audience was the Don Groupies. Everyone else's jaws hit the floor and they were just waiting for the Con Security to grab the nuts away from the mike.
Once again, it's the George Hammond mystique, as very few people can wrap their mind around the very idea of Leing Lt. General George Hammond in public.
I suddenly and unexpectedly realize that having Don pose with a stuffed symbiote isn't that bad.
The question and answer session settles down after the Hawaiian clad girls are escorted back to their seats as you can tell that the audience is shellshocked after watching Don get leid. The Q&A ers ask about his current projects, ask questions about a few other shows he's done, but nobody, and I mean, nobody, asks who'd he zat.
It's now time for the photo ops. I see a few friends from last year and once again, my sister is with me to prevent me from chickening out. We've got Sel all wrapped up in her hot pink lei, her Don Davis Fan club button and her Super Cool, Highly Limited, Low Budget Protest that they killed off Carmen Selmak Ascendant button.
My sister suggests that Don holds her like a bridesmaid bouquet, as that's what Sel looks like with her hot pink lei and her long green tail.
Tricia gets her photo op right before us, and Don threw on the blue lei just for her. He was a pretty good sport about the lei, as everytime a Hawaiian Clad groupie showed up in the photo op line, he'd throw it on and wear it.
Now, it's my turn.
"Hi! This is Selmak. She wants her picture taken with Don. Thank you."
I step back.
Someone asks, "Aren't you going to be in the picture?"
"Nope..." I answer quickly. "It's for Selmak, as she's got a thing for George. Betcha you never knew that. It's completely subtextual."
Luckily before we get into that whole "Tok'Ra symbiotes take on the gender of their host verses the needs for my tongue-in-cheek website to have a FEMALE Selmak as it wouldn't be so funny if Selmak actually was male" debate, the photo op is over.
Don wants Selmak. I know he's kidding, but he's not handing her over, and he's busy inspecting all her pins. I'm so glad that I didn't put the "This ain't a bald head, it's a solar panel for a sex machine" pin on her. Nope, Tricia's wearing that one.
Later on we get the other Selmak signed and the Bic Boy (as opposed to Sharpie Girl) tells Don that's he's got a Goa'uld to sign.
It's a Tok'Ra symbiote, honey, they're much cuter than the Goa'uld symbiotes.
|Friday, August 5, 2005|
Selmak falls in with a bad crowd
Sel wearing her Don S. Davis Fan Groupie Apparel aka the Hot Pink Lei decides to show to one and all that she's not afraid of the Replicators in spite of the incident at Dakara. In fact, I had to prevent her from attacking them as she's still a wee bit annoyed over Jake's death.
Aren't we all, Sel, aren't we all.
Note: Your eyes are not deceiving you. Don is NOT wearing a Hawaiian Shirt. I loudly pointed that out to the Hawaiian Shirt Idea Lady.
|Their attempts at looking innocent and sweet failed even with the very expensive saintly halo glows that they rented just for the question and answer session.|
Naturally, Don wasn't having any of that. "SECURITY! SECURITY! SECURITY!
GET ME SECURITY!"
|I've got such weird fans. Best smile brightly and hope security grabs all the Hawaiian clad groupies. Don now understands firsthand what Mike Shanks goes through at every con.|
Sel gets all fangrrrlish, while Don gets really worried.