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Posted by: MacFan092985 21 September 2015 - 06:49 AM
A little over a week ago, Friday - Sunday September 11 - 13, 2015 I went to the Las Cruces Comic Con to assist a friend of mine with the manning of his company's booth. LCCC is a rather small con (compared to denver, salt lake and san diego) so I wasn't expectng much in the way of actors, so when I saw that actress / voice actress Wendy Schaal was going to be there, I was excited to say the least, and looked forward to the trip even more than I already was.

Wendy is AWESOME. Very friendly, personable and genuine, just as I hoped she would be. As it turned out, the convention organizers put us (me, cal and kim) up in the same hotel as the celebrities and Wendy's room was down the hall from ours, something we learned on Monday morning 09.14.15 as we were leaving (we were leaving our room, wendy walked by on her way out and we spoke to her one last time).

I was able to get her to autograph a picture of her character Karen Blake from the episode "Death Lock" which caught her off guard. She asked where in the world I found it and I told her I'll post a picture of that signed photo soon. In the mean time, please enjoy the picture I've posted below.

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Posted by: Jediferret 21 September 2015 - 07:24 AM
That's cool! See, I remember her the most as Bonnie Rumsfield from The Burbs. Seeing her in MacGyver was pretty awesome. smile.gif

Posted by: denizen 21 September 2015 - 09:24 AM
That is fantastic! biggrin.gif

Posted by: KiwiTek 21 September 2015 - 05:26 PM
Very nice work.

Did she say anything about the episode?

Posted by: MacFan092985 21 September 2015 - 06:26 PM
I was going to keep this on the down low until I posted it, but since you asked . . . I conducted a 20 minute interview with her, where I asked her around ten questions, which I'll be posting on MOL in the next couple of days.

Posted by: themacgyverproject 21 September 2015 - 06:48 PM
QUOTE (MacFan092985 @ 22 September 2015 - 02:26 PM)
I was going to keep this on the down low until I posted it, but since you asked . . . I conducted a 20 minute interview with her, where I asked her around ten questions, which I'll be posting on MOL in the next couple of days.

Awesome, nice work! Glad to hear she was friendly and lived up to your expectations.

Posted by: KiwiTek 21 September 2015 - 07:17 PM
QUOTE (MacFan092985 @ 22 September 2015 - 02:26 PM)
I was going to keep this on the down low until I posted it, but since you asked . . . I conducted a 20 minute interview with her, where I asked her around ten questions, which I'll be posting on MOL in the next couple of days.

Very cool.

Posted by: MacGyverGod 22 September 2015 - 01:05 AM
The little mole. She's still looking good.

Posted by: MacGyverOnline 19 April 2014 - 08:10 PM
This is an ongoing project where fans can ask the various cast and crew members they met and conventions, signings, etc to take a photo holding up this sign as a little "thank you" to the fans for their dedication in helping to keep their work alive for so long.

If you are meeting a cast or crew member and would like to ask them to do a photo for this project you can download the sign in PDF format to print off and take with you to your meeting/signing.

Thanks to our forum member for the original idea and kicking the ball off with the first photo of Henry Winkler.

Posted by: MacFan092985 3 May 2014 - 09:53 PM
I met Henry Winkler this morning at MileHigh Comics here in Denver, CO. He's here to sign copies of his new children's book series 'Here's Hank'.

Besides having him autograph a photo of him from the episode "Harry's Will" I told him I'm a member of MacGyver Online and asked if he'd be willing to hold the sign you see in the picture below. smile.gif

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Posted by: KiwiTek 23 October 2014 - 05:05 PM
After I asked RDA if he would mind doing this photo and he happily obliged.

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Posted by: MacFan092985 9 March 2016 - 09:51 PM
Hello Everyone! It's been quite some time since I last posted anything on MOL. I've been busy with work, moving, a new job, etc., etc., etc.

I was going to post the transcript of the interview I did with Wendy, I even started to transcribe said interview, but then I lost / misplaced my phone, which I used to record the interview. Hopefully, I'll find it as I continue to unpack and set up my stuff.

I'll make a point of getting on MOL more often.

Hope everyone is doing well. Talk with y'all later.


Posted by: denizen 10 March 2016 - 03:54 AM
Good to see you again, MacFan092985. Don't be a stranger. biggrin.gif

Posted by: Jediferret 11 March 2016 - 03:09 AM
Welcome back MacFan! Life has a funny way of keeping us busy, even if we don't want it to... XD

Posted by: Barry Rowland 11 March 2016 - 05:03 AM
Macfan, good to have you back! Jedi, I love your new avatar!! thumbsup.gif

Posted by: MacFan092985 14 March 2016 - 05:53 PM
On Sunday 03.13.16 I had the opportunity to meet an actress that co-starred in two episodes, playing two different / unrelated characters. I got her autograph and briefly talked to her about working on "MacGyver".


Posted by: denizen 14 March 2016 - 07:54 PM
Oh thanks! Just leave us hanging, why dont'cha?! harhar.gif surprise.gif

Posted by: KiwiTek 15 March 2016 - 12:59 AM
the photo is gone.

Posted by: MacFan092985 15 March 2016 - 05:27 PM
I moved my photos into separate folders on PhotoBucket and it warned they would cease to appear where they were. I'll get Wendy's picture and the picture of the actress I met over the weekend posted ASAP.

Posted by: MacFan092985 15 March 2016 - 06:14 PM
Here you go. Nana Visitor attended StarFest here in Denver, CO on March 11 - 13, 2016. I asked her to autograph two pictures, one each of the two characters she played on "MacGyver": Laura Farren on "Hellfire" (s01e08) and Carol Varnay on D.O.A. MAcGyver (s02e21). She was more than happy to pose for this picture, even more so after I showed her the picture of RDA holding a similar sign (credit goes to kiwitek for that).

While I didn't conduct an official interview, Ms. Visitor said the following (not direct quotes):

- RDA was sweet and a great guy to work with
- Filming "Hellfire" was tougher than she thought it would be. It was very hot and was done in a guerrilla style of filming.
- She didn't / wasn't able to keep anything from either of the "MacGyver" episodes she appeared on. The wardrobe department was very diligent about making sure everything was returned. She said she once had to return to the set to turn in a pair of ear rings she forgot to take out at the end of the day.
- While on Star Trek Deep Space 9, she was able to keep a fish statue or skeleton of some kind (I wasn't a huge fan of ST: DS9 so I'm not familiar with what she was talking about) that hanged in the promenade section of the DS9. This fish later went missing from a self storage locker she had in up-state New York.

I'll post a picture of the photos I had her sign, soon.

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Posted by: denizen 15 March 2016 - 08:03 PM
Fantastic!!!! thumbsup.gif Awesome job, MacFan!

Posted by: KiwiTek 16 March 2016 - 02:04 AM


Posted by: MacFan092985 21 June 2016 - 05:36 PM
The 5th Annual Denver Comic Con (DCC) took place on June 17 - 19, 2016. One of the celebrity guests in attendance was Judy Burns, who wrote the opening gambit of the episode "The Gauntlet" and the episode "The Last Stand".

Given that Judy was already interviewed by MacGYVER Online, I asked her if she would be willing to pose for a picture, holding the sign, which she was more than happy to do.

I was helping some friends of mine run their company's booth and didn't get away to attend any of the several panels Judy gave discussing script writing. While I was pretty bummed about that, I was able to speak with her, at her table in the Artist Valley section of the convention floor, for a total of about a half hour over the course of the weekend. I found her to be very approachable and a very easy & interesting person to talk with. Given that she doesn't usually do convention appearances I am thrilled to have met and talked with her.

Judy, if you're reading this, THANK YOU AGAIN for coming to DCC, talking with me and answering my questions. It was a pleasure to have met you.

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Posted by: denizen 21 June 2016 - 09:02 PM
Thats awesome MacFan092985! Thank you so much for adding to our wall of fame! thumbsup.gif

Posted by: Barry Rowland 22 June 2016 - 10:41 AM
Way to go!! thumbsup.gif

Posted by: MacFan092985 7 February 2017 - 06:54 PM
Here is the picture I took, back in August of 2016, of Richard Hatch, holding the "Thank You . . ." sign while he was appearing at the Ft. Collins Comic Con.

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Posted by: denizen 7 February 2017 - 08:31 PM
Wow. Now that is something to treasure.

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