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Is It August 30th Yet?

It’s only Tuesday, technically Wednesday, and I cannot wait for this week to be over. Work was a nightmare today (and it wasn’t awesome yesterday), the 'highlight' of which was me almost making a secretary cry. I think. It’s hard to tell when you’re on the phone, but she was getting extremely agitated. Is it my fault I’ve given her the same information repeatedly (and later found out, so have others) and she just can’t absorb what is being told to her? Sigh.

Then there is the fandom upheaval. Here’s the deal, I’m not leaving LJ. Nor am I cross-posting using Semagic. Not now and not any time in the foreseeable future. When it comes to PR, LJ/Six Apart has exhibited gross incompetence. But I deal with that, short-sightedness and just a general lack of giving a damn five days a week. So I guess I just can’t work up a lot of emotion with the current situation. This is something that (unfortunately) goes on in every single business and, yes, LJ is a business. All the other journals may seem like safe, happy places now, but it’s just a matter of time before they encounter their own problems.

A bigger concern for me than my personal LJ, is what the heck I’d do with jamiebambernews should there be a great migration. I know people who don’t even have LJ’s use it as a resource so, down the road, I may look into something independent of a journaling site to host it. But that means work and I think we all know I like to avoid that. ;) I did archive it as I did my LJ because, even if LJ was a perfect place for fandom to gather, they could suffer some sort of catastrophic technical failure.

Anyway, should people get fed up and leave I have every intention of trying to stay in touch. All the journal communities have friends lists and I’m certainly willing to make the effort to use them even if I have no plans on posting there. I’m asta77 on IJ and GJ. If I get a Journal Fen account I’ll, hopefully, be able to retain MY name there. I’ve already friended people who I’ve seen post links in regards to GJ and IJ, but if I’ve missed you friend me and I’ll make sure to friend you back.

In happier fandom news, Dragon Con is not too far away. Woo! I’m trying to not wait until the last minute to organize and make plans this year. But besides danceswithwords, brynnmck, and sdwolfpup who I’ll be sleeping with…so to speak…I’m starting to lost track of who all is going this year. So give me a heads up if you plan on attending. As far as sharing contact info I’m leaving this a public post so if you have any interest in meeting up feel free to e-mail me at

I’ve also started looking at the programming tracks and making a tentative schedule. I know guests and panels can change even once the Con has started, but much of this will probably remain the same. It would *really* help if the Stargate people could get their act together and get a preliminary schedule up on their site. Trek Trak is totally kicking your asses!

No surprise, my priority will be the BSG panels. Or, more bluntly, if Jamie is on a panel, I’m there. In order of importance behind BSG/Jamie is Stargate, Star Trek, Firefly, and Farscape. I have no plans to attend James and Juliet’s panels, but I included a listing of them below for those who do wish to see them.

Bits of oddness I noticed in scheduling…some genius scheduled a Farscape and Firefly panel in the same room at the same time…the Firefly panels may force others to readjust since in addition to Ron Glass and Mark Sheppard, Adam Baldwin is now appearing…Mark Sheppard is not listed on a single BSG panel. Huh?

So, as of right now, without a clue as to when the Stargate panels will be, this is what my Con is looking like:

1:00 Star Trek vs The New BSG – Centennial II and III
James Marsters and Juliet Landau – Regency 6 and 7

4:00 Firefly Panel – Centennial I

10:00/11:30 The Buffy Horror Picture Show – International South

11:30 Two Guys, A Girl, and A Battlestar (Hee! Love the name. :) - Centennial II and III

1:00 Trek Trak Show with Gates, Frakes, and Spiner – Regency VI and VII
Firefly – Centennial II
Farscape – Centennial II and III
(As you can see, it’s a busy hour. Wanna bet they schedule a ‘Gate’ panel too? :p)

4:00 Star Trek Guest Stars – Centennial II and III (The only reason this interests me at all is John DeLancie is scheduled)
James and Juliet – Regency 6 and 7

10:00 BSG Colonial Fleet Party – Courtland (?)
11:30 The Shindig – International North

1:00 Frakes, Gates, & Spiner – Centennial II and III
James and Juliet – Regency 6 and 7

2:30 Farscape Cast – Hanover C-E

4:00 BSG Reunion – Centennail II and III
Firefly – Centennial I

10:00 Star Trek v Stargate – Centennial II and III

11:30 BSG: Prepare to Cast off – Centennial II and III

1:00 ST:TNG Cast Reunion – Centennial II and III (though I’ll actually be heading for the airport. )

OK, on a totally unrelated note, I've been watching repeats of Season 4 of The O.C. on SoapNet. Two questions: Did the Cohen's ever officially adopt Ryan? I know they thought of him as theirs, but there seems to be a lot more "our son" and "my son" statements and I swear I heard Ryan use the term "our dad". And did they decide to write Ryan as being happier or was Ben Mackenzie so thrilled to be rid of Mischa he just couldn't stop smiling?
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Re: The O.C.

I believe they did officially adopt Ryan, but damned if I can remember exactly when and how.

Also? I don't know if it was a conscious decision or not re: Ryan's happiness, but man, I do love to see him smile...while wearing a T-shirt and showing his arms. I know, I know. They aren't Bamber arms, but they're still pretty nice arms. :-)
I think in Michigan at age 17 you can be adopted without getting your biological parents to agree to it. Since Ryan is 18 in Season 4 I thought it was entirely possible he had been adopted.

No, they aren't Bamber arms, but they are nice. As is his smile. And, boy, did the haircut make a difference! I almost wish the show had gone on for another year. Everyone seemed to be getting along and enjoying themselves.

Yay for not going anywhere! *hugs you*

And that con sounds awesome. Remember to write reports so I can live vicariously through you!
I just spent the last hour organizing IJ, GJ, and JF accounts and, man, I started missing LJ! I've officially had enough of the drama. 6A may be incompetent asses, but now I'm seeing parts of fandom poor gas on the fire.

Like I wouldn't write up long winded con reports?! :p
I'm not going anywhere either. Although once again I seem to have entirely missed any reason why I might consider doing so. Ah well.
I totally missed the latest 6a kerfuffle as well. Sigh. Well, I have a permanent account, so while interest may wane, I'm at least paid up for the long haul.
Yay, for staying.

Re: D*C

Meeeeeeeeeeeeeeee...same hotel as you. But you already knew that.

Mark is on the Star Trek vs. BSG panel. I think he is there as a guest of the Whedon track but yeah... I had expected he would be on the BSG panels. I know there is a rule that guests can only be on one panel a day so maybe he is just doing the Firefly ones.

Woo, you are a TNG fan, too.
I probably missed Mark on the ST v BSG panel because my print outs were bad and I was struggling to make out names.

I didn't know about the rule, but it makes sense. The majority of Cons seems to only have guests do one panel a day. The guests probably want it that way so they aren't run ragged and the Con organizers probably agree to it because it helps maintain a good relationship with the guests.

ST:TNG is probably my first fandom in that I was a devoted viewer of the show and read interviews with the cast. I don't think I checked out any Trek panels last year, but I really enjoyed seeing Marina and LeVar two years ago.

It's funny, as huge as DC is you still manage to just bump into people. And I do expect to see you at the BSG panels. ;) But feel free to e-mail me your new number when you get it and I'll put it in my phone. :)
I seem to have missed the unpleasantness, and I feel fortunate to have done so. But I'm glad it wasn't so bad that people are leaving.

I can't believe that it's almost time for DragonCon! Where has the summer gone? Is Jamie going to be able to make this one?
You are very, very fortunate.

I *hope* Jamie can make this one. I heard that BSG will be on a filming break so there shouldn't be an issue this time.
I'm sorry work has been so difficult. Argh.

Re: backing up jamiebambernews, if you ever decide to move it or mirror it somewhere besides a LJ clone, I believe LJ Archive allows you to export each entry as HTML, which might make it easier to put it all on a website (though I suspect, depending on what kind of website or blogging platform you choose, there would still be some manual effort).
I really wish I could go, but with the nursing of the kiddo and a relentless work schedule at the moment, it just isn't happening. And of course, with BSG ending, I am petrified that all the people I know are going this year aren't going to have any interest next year :(