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once again, it's time for ICon! ICon
is a fan run convention in Stonybrook, NY. And this year, once again,
I was invited as a guest to hold panels and generally run around being
off, a big thanks to Icon and it's staff, particularly (and in no particular
order) Rachel, Heather, Jenette, Mom, and Amanda. And if I've forgotten
anyone, I apologize.
also like to thank my crew for helping out with the panels: Heather,
John, Eric and Tony.
of course, big, huge thanks to Vaughn
Armstrong for coming to our Lifecast Panel and being our victim!
some of the pics are from my camera, and others are from John. Here
are the pics!
me and Heather in the car with John following.
I got to the Con and got my badge, I picked up a program guide and skimmed
through it to see if I was listed. I saw the pages with the Celebrity
guests, and kept going to the section titled"Additional Guests"
and looked for my name. I wasn't listed. :(
Dion mentioned how cool it is for me to be on page 22. I looked, and
there I was, listed right under Vaughn Armstrong, and above Peter Jurasik
and Chase Masterson! How cool is that?
Heather and I posing with Peter Giakoumis, director of the Tower Protocol,
which we all starred in. He gave us a copy of the film, and a signed
poster from the film!
Auction Part 1
again, Icon asked me to emcee the Charity Auction. This year, we were
raising money for the Guide Dog Foundation in Smithtown!
the Killer poster! I have no idea what Ichi the Killer is, but I had
a lot of fun just saying Ichi over and over again.
art, which I was sure Heather was going to bid on!
the official SpatCave Studios Videographer for the weekend. Looking
sad that she lost bid on the Egyptian art.
the auction 5 minutes early so that Chase Masterson could come out and
sing a couple of songs. While John was setting up her music track (he
was the only one who knew how to work the equipment), I told the audience
that Chase and I were going to sing a duet of "I'm a Little Teapot".
The audience, and Chase seemed into it, but I decided to hold out for
a bigger venue.
sang "Why Don't You Do Right" from "Who Framed Roger
Rabbit", and Heather hit the floor after a swoon.
more shots of Chase singing.
here's Heather and Chase.
had the plan of making up a girl in dead Zombie make-up and having her
hand out fliers for the SpatCave panels.
Cast Panel with Vaughn Armstrong
year, I had talked to Jenette of Icon about doing an even bigger panel,
one where we actually take a mold of someone's head, right there in
front of the audience. She ran with the idea, and since Vaughn Armstrong
(of Star Trek Fame) was going to be there, and she knew that he and
I were friends, she asked him if he would be our victim! Oddly enough,
we were setting everything up, I asked if Vaughn would entertain the
crowd with some music. A little preview of what he would be doing that
night at the Cabaret.
enjoying the show.
he was done, we started the lifecast! I had always thought that Vaughn
had been cast many times before, I mean, he did play 11 different characters
on Star Trek! But it turns out they only took one lifecast of him. He
had one other done in college, so this would only be his third time
we're starting to apply Vaughn's bald cap. Sadly, Vaughn wouldn't just
let me shave his head!
test fitting of the cap. (Photos courtesy of Louis
getting the bald cap glued down.
vaselining his eyebrows.
then, Heather and I apply the goo to his head!
and more goo is applied. (Photos courtesy of Louis
joined the fun and helped us ensure we covered his head thouroughly.
the head is completely covered, we make sure there are no gaps. (Photos
courtesy of Louis Zegel)
when we're sure the alginate is set, it's time to start reinforcing
it. Or is it?
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