How emotional was episode 9! Episode 10 looks amazing although I’m scared at the same time cos I think there will be lots of deaths!
Of course! No one I know watches The 100 so they don’t appreciate my stories!
First up was London last year for Survival, that was my first ever big convention and I travelled down myself, luckily I made friends when I was there! The actors there were Ricky Whittle, Lindsey Morgan, Richard Harmon, Sachin Sahel and Jarod Joseph. They all have huge personalities, Jarod was a bit quieter but it was his first convention. Sachin is crazy! It was a really small event, just over 100 people, it ran from the Friday night to the Sunday night. The actors were staying in the same hotel so you’d pass them in the lobby, or see them having breakfast in the morning etc which was quite cool, they were just really relaxed. They came to the party on the Saturday and Sunday nights and of course Ricky and Sachin were up on the stage with microphones taking charge ha ha! Lindsey got really emotional on the final night, it was her first convention too. Ricky was the favourite with him being English ha ha! On the Monday morning me and my friends were just casually hanging out in the lobby with Jarod, it was just such a relaxed weekend. The fans were mostly respectful and left the actors to it when they saw them around the hotel which allowed them to feel comfortable.
After that me and a friend I’d met in London made a last minute decision to go to Paris for Space Walkers. It was a completely different experience, a lot busier, a lot more cast members, a bit hectic and not run as well as London but still a really good event. The actors there were Bob Morley, Marie Avgeropolus, Richard Harmon (On the Sunday only, he literally came to the event straight off the plane!), Jessica Harmon, Ty Olson, Isaiah Washington, Chelsea Reid, Chris Larkin, Thomas McDonell, Sachin Sahel, Jarod Joseph.
It was really Bob that made us want to go, he was meant to be in London but then cancelled and signed up for another Con instead which was a bit upsetting! This was where Sachin’s ‘La Famille’ was born, although I’m not sure how it started! Isaiah was actually a lot of fun, I hadn’t been sure what he would be like. Chris is just so sweet! As he was signing autographs he was making us write down our names, birthdays and pizza toppings for some random reason! Found Thomas a bit strange, didn’t really warm to him. Marie was really nice, seemed a bit quieter than the rest. I managed to keep it together when I was getting Bob’s autograph until he handed me back my DVD cover and said “Thanks Heather” and that was me away! Jessica and Ty were extra guests and since we’d already spent a fortune we didn’t pay for their photos/autos. Ended up missing my photoshoot with Marie due to being stuck in the autograph session for hours but they replaced it with a Marie/Bob duo. We also missed our Thomas photoshoot so they fitted us into the Bob meet and greet instead which we felt a bit guilty about since people had paid lots of money for it! Bob was given a pokemon cap which he wore which was so cute! Marie did her famous line from episode one “We’re back b…” And Bob said, “May we meet again” in his Bellamy voice at the closing ceremony!
Then it was Survival 2 in London at the start of this month. Didn’t think it would compare to last years because it was a lot busier this time around and a few of the lead actors pulled out last minute - Eliza Taylor, Henry Ian Cusick and Zach McGowan but it was another amazing event! The London events just feel a lot more personal than the Paris one did, I think cos it is smaller, less cast members, more confined venue. Lindsey Morgan was back along with Dichen Lachlan, Erica Cerra, Rhiannon Fish, Tasya Telles and Nadia Hilker. They were all lovely! Dichen was clearly quite an experienced con goer as she was able to get up on the stage and just chat away. Erica is so pretty in real life and really funny! She brought her whole family along and they’d been holidaying in London, she brought her daughter up on stage during her panel. Rhiannon is so cute! She has this really squeaky voice and is just the sweetest person ever! Tasya was really nice too. My favourite from the weekend was Nadia, she’s Gernam but has no accent at all, anything she said wrong though over the weekend she would just blame on being German ha ha! People kept asking Harry Potter related questions and Dichen, Tasya and Nadia had never seen HP so were getting told off for that! Lindsey, Nadia and Tasya are all moving in together though so they promised they’d have a HP marathon! Nadia ended up doing the Pottermore house quiz on a fans phone during her panel even though she had no idea what any of it meant!
They all got on really well together even though that was the first time some of them were meeting. Lindsey was the fan favourite from the weekend, she was really dedicated to her fans and spent hours doing autographs to give everyone time to speak to her and to give the people at the end of the que the same chance as those at the start. Hours though seriously! It was 10pm before she finished on Sunday night. The panels were a mixture of fun but also got really serious too, a lot of fans going into deep issues and the actors themselves discussing their problems, all of them apart from Dichen cried during a panel! A lot of fans crying too which is why we’ve been labelled “CryKru.” Sadly they didn’t make it along to the discos this year and they were staying in a different hotel too. On the last night though, when it reaches 2am they do a Survivors photo for those that have made it to the end of the weekend. Dichen came along just for the final song and was up dancing and got in the photo with us. She had even put on her Anya makeup! Then she was out in the lobby putting Grounder make up on fans which was pretty cool of her!
And were you at Unity Days Amber?