(The Hilton Hotel entrance)
(Yes, that is Robyn in the picture).
(The opening ceremony).
(Myself with Tom Lenk)
(Alexis showing us the video Amy Acker had recorded for us)
Upon entering the party, we were greeted by K. Todd Freeman, who told the group of people that he was talking to “here are my friends!”, which was awesome and made me all tingly with happiness...in a manly way. We talked to K. Todd for about 15 minutes before we started dancing with him and a group of other people. As the night progressed, we also talked to Jeff Ricketts for a good 15 minutes as well. We talked about his role on Angel as the Spider Demon (season four’s “Sacrifice”), we talked about what it was like working with Alexis Denisof in that episode (he’s a complete professional and an incredible actor), and we talked about Austria. Even though I’ve been dating Robyn for close to a year now, I’ve still yet to go to Austria. Jeff was talking to us about where I should go, what I should do, and what the Austrian culture is like. He reassured me that a lot of Austrians speak English, so there was no need to worry about language barriers. He mentioned that his wife was Austrian (hence why he lives there). I told him what a pleasant surprise he was, because I had no idea what to expect of him. I explained that I’ve only ever seen him in villain roles, so my knowledge of him away from acting was limited. He laughed and said “did you think I was going to be a dick?” I, of course, said no. It was just like talking to a friend in a bar! He was an absolute pleasure to talk to!
(Alexis doing part of the 'Wesley Dance')
(Myself and Robyn in the Hilton Hotel bar).
After that it was time for Robyn to get her second studio photo with Jane Espenson, and for me to have my second studio photos with Brad Bell and Alexis Denisof. When it was my turn to have my photo taken with Brad, I told him that I had a specific pose in mind...I reminded him of the tie-pulling from Friday night, and asked if he could be pulling me off by my tie, all seductively, while I look confused and intrigued...so that’s what we did! He was such a great sport and everyone in the queue behind me was laughing loudly at the pose (including Brad’s boyfriend, Ben, who was sat down in the photo area). I then had my second Alexis photo, he said that it was great to see me again, and I told him that I hoped to get into his guest encounter later in the day.
(Myself and Brad Bell, doing the tie-pulling pose)