One of my favorite parts of the Gallifrey One Convention in Los Angeles is the chance not only to hear your favorite stars talk on panels, but also for a nominal fee, to meet and take photos with them. Daniel and I have done this several times over the years, and this year was no exception.
Our three photos were with Sixth Doctor, Colin Baker. This completes our collection of Classic Doctors 5-8 who have visited the convention. I wish Tom Baker made an appearance as that would allow me to have a photo with all of the living Classic Doctors, but I have his autograph from when I visited Cardiff in 2007, so that will have to do for now. Next up were Arthur Darvill (Rory Williams in Series 5, 6, and 7), and Billie Piper (Rose from Series 1, 2, and 4). Both are very popular companions from the revival show that began in 2005. Both were very nice to us as we took the photos and Billie was a trooper since she had the flu.
We were able to get all three prints autographed at the convention, and I am still waiting for the digital copies to arrive in my email so I can post them for all the world to see.
The rest of the weekend was great as always. This year I got into ribbon trading. Most people like to have ribbons at the bottom of their badges and this year I decided to buy some so I could trade to potentially get more back. I made 100 of them and ended up trading about 80 and getting back about 30 on my ID. Still way more than my previous record of 6 from last year. Not sure if I want to invest again in ribbons due to the return not being that great, but I have another whole year before I have to worry about it.
See you next year, Gallifrey One!