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Posted: 22 May 2019 - 12:58 PM                                    
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Finally, after almost 7 years... I'm finally gonna get to meet RDA!!! I just purchased my tickets for the convention and photo op. I was gonna do a autograph, but I'd rather just do the photo op.

Though, I've NEVER been to a convention before, or met any kind of celebrity. Any advice? It's two months away still and I'm already nervous as hell. unsure.gif



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Awww, I'm already happy for you! thumbsup.gif

I've never been to a convention before either, so sadly can't give you any tipps yet.



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QUOTE (Jediferret @ 22 May 2019 - 04:58 PM)
Finally, after almost 7 years... I'm finally gonna get to meet RDA!!! I just purchased my tickets for the convention and photo op. I was gonna do a autograph, but I'd rather just do the photo op.

Though, I've NEVER been to a convention before, or met any kind of celebrity. Any advice? It's two months away still and I'm already nervous as hell. unsure.gif

Oh my gosh! That's fantastic!!! Congrats!



 
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QUOTE (Jediferret @ 23 May 2019 - 08:58 AM)
Finally, after almost 7 years... I'm finally gonna get to meet RDA!!!  I just purchased my tickets for the convention and photo op.  I was gonna do a autograph, but I'd rather just do the photo op.

Though, I've NEVER been to a convention before, or met any kind of celebrity.  Any advice?  It's two months away still and I'm already nervous as hell. unsure.gif

That's awesome. smile.gif


Just remember everyone there is interested in the same stuff as you and RDA is really friendly.

The photo ops are really quick because of the hundreds of people he has to get through. You basically walk up to him say "Hi" take the photo and walk off. But be ready for a long wait. You'll stand in an "Airport line" for an hour or so slowly zig zagging your way closer to him before that moment arrives .

My biggest advice is....

Be aware of the moment. As you get 4 -5 people away from your turn you'll be able to see him and watch the others having their photos done... Take a moment to absorb it all... That's really him standing there.... Richard Dean Anderson... MacGyver.. Jack O'Neill and your about to have your photo taken with him.... enjoy it and stay focused on it so you'll have a lasting memory every time you look at the photo.

I've read plenty of regretful comments of people freaking out and not being able to enjoy their moment with him, so try not to let that happen when it's your turn.

I'd also advice not to speak once your looking at the camera, just smile. My photo was ruined because I was saying something as the camera clicked and my mouth is in a weird position and looks stupid. So just smile until the photo is done. wink.gif






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Very happy for you , Jedi ! Ask for a hug . He never says no to a lady wink.gif



 
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Jedi, take my word for it! Go for both the autograph and the picture! You won't regret it!

When I met him three years ago, I also stood in line for like two hours just to get the autograph. When you go for the autograph, you can actually talk to him and he will take his time to speak with you. I still remember that moment when our eyes connected when he was sipping his bottle and suddenly the infamous lights behind the eyes lit up and he looked at me as if he hadn't seen me in years while we never met. But that moment that we connected, I felt his energy and that's why he is MacGyver.

Also when I went for the picture later, I remember we took our positions and suddenly he placed his arms around my shoulders as if it was the most normal thing in the world and it felt so good. I have some dark years behind me, but those moments really lit everything up in an otherwise dark period in my life. I agree with MacGyverOnline: be aware of the moment. The photoshoots really are like: *snap* Next. *snap* Next.

That's also why I strongly recommend of getting an autograph because then you really have one on one contact with him. He's so smooth and everything they ever said about him in MacGyver is simply true. He's like this huge teddy bear.

It's worth the wait and you won't regret it ever.



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Thanks for all the comments and advice guys! I'm so excited to meet him finally after all this time!

I'll probably go ahead and get the autograph ticket then, and try to think of something for him to sign. Maybe my FunkoPop? Hmmmm... decisions. lol



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Fantastic news Jedi. Definitely get an autograph if you can, he's just so down to earth and easy to talk to. Got to meet him last month at Wales comic con and even got a hug 😄One of the best weekends of my life despite the weather. But the feeling will stay with you forever. happy_dance.gif



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QUOTE (Jediferret @ 25 May 2019 - 02:27 AM)
Thanks for all the comments and advice guys! I'm so excited to meet him finally after all this time!

I'll probably go ahead and get the autograph ticket then, and try to think of something for him to sign. Maybe my FunkoPop? Hmmmm... decisions. lol

You should be able to get your photo before the signing session, so you can get that signed by him if you wanted to.

He wont sign SAKs, clothing or Duct tape simply because it's too hard to write on, but most other things should be ok.
They also have a selection of RDA photos you can choose from.




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One of your dvd boxes perhaps. I had him sign the tv-movies. Just so you know, he'll probably only sign with his full name.



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QUOTE (Jediferret @ 25 May 2019 - 02:27 AM)

I'll probably go ahead and get the autograph ticket then, and try to think of something for him to sign.  Maybe my FunkoPop?  Hmmmm... decisions. lol


Let me revive this . I don't know which con you'll attend , Jedi ,there are three this month (he's a very busy man !) but if you have an autograph ticket it's the best way to speak to him ... make the most of it !



 
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Thanks for all the advice guys! I REALLY appreciate it! I'm very excited about seeing him this Sunday. smile.gif



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I am BACK! lol

Fanboy Expo was amazing! Overwhelming, but amazing!

I didn't get to do the autograph like I wanted to, but it ended up working out because we really didn't have time. We left right after to drive up to Minnesota. Still, the photo op was just as amazing.

While waiting in line, I was nervous as hell and a lot of nice folks in line talked to us. I was a bit scatterbrained because I was so nervous. My friends went up with me, which I had asked because I think for the first time I was far too nervous to go up on my own. There was an awesome MacGyver cosplayer as well, that I wish I had the guts to ask for a photo with. He looked familiar though, and I think he goes to conventions

But they did move us in and out like cattle, except when it was our turn. We got stopped just as we were about to go up because Paul Reubens (Peewee Herman) wanted to a photo with RDA. So he kinda held us up... which the staff apologized for. However, it was fine because it gave me time to calm down. Though Paul Reubens kept looking over at us, I found out later my friend Shayla was freaking out behind me. lol

When it became our turn, we got our pic taken and RDA thanked us. Paul Brown was also there and thanked us as we left.

I did notice something interesting in the picture was of Shayla's friend, Dennis. I had just met Dennis the day earlier, as he helped her drive down and was helping her drive us back to Minnesota. It worked out that he could go up with us in the photo shoot. Like myself, he never met a celebrity before, but didn't really know who RDA was. But RDA, being his sweet self, tried his best to include ALL of us, and had his hand on Dennis' shoulder. I showed it later to Dennis, and he was grinning ear to ear. We all were, actually.

Anyway, here below is the pic of us with RDA. In the pic, my sister Terri and myself on the left and my friend Shayla and her friend Dennis on the right. smile.gif


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He was very nice. I got to talk to him at the autograph session, the Q&A, and the photo opportunity. He did confirm that he still has the original Chevignon leather jacket from the early seasons of MacGyver and that the leather had shrunk so he can't really fit into it, anymore. It was a pleasure finally meeting him in person.

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Y'ALL!!! I MET RDA TODAY!!!!!! 460.gif clapping.gif clapup.gif party.gif jump.gif yeay.gif partyblow.gif



If you can't tell, I'm still extremely excited! Although technically I guess it was yesterday now that I look at the time...biggrin.gif



 
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QUOTE (MacGyver85 @ 29 July 2019 - 06:11 PM)
Y'ALL!!! I MET RDA TODAY!!!!!! 460.gif clapping.gif clapup.gif party.gif jump.gif yeay.gif partyblow.gif



If you can't tell, I'm still extremely excited! Although technically I guess it was yesterday now that I look at the time...biggrin.gif

Cool. smile.gif

Care to share with us? wink.gif






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QUOTE (MacGyver85 @ 29 July 2019 - 08:11 AM)
Y'ALL!!! I MET RDA TODAY!!!!!! 460.gif clapping.gif clapup.gif party.gif jump.gif yeay.gif partyblow.gif

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QUOTE (MacGyverOnline @ 29 July 2019 - 07:50 AM)
QUOTE (MacGyver85 @ 29 July 2019 - 06:11 PM)
Y'ALL!!! I MET RDA TODAY!!!!!! 460.gif  clapping.gif  clapup.gif  party.gif  jump.gif  yeay.gif  partyblow.gif



If you can't tell, I'm still extremely excited! Although technically I guess it was yesterday now that I look at the time...biggrin.gif

Cool. smile.gif

Care to share with us? wink.gif

It was so cool! GalaxyCon was the first convention thing I'd ever gone to. And the only reason I knew about it was because back when Jedi first posted about going to the convention, I went and looked to see where it was going to be and saw that the one from July 25-28 was close enough for me to make it there. Thanks Jedi!

When he was at his booth signing things, I went thru the line with my family even though we didn't buy an autograph ticket. We bought a Stargate thing so the lady let us talk to him and he was so nice and he shook our hands and talked with us for a few minutes! I wanted to burst with happiness! (This is probably weird, but I was so happy because he sounded just the same and looked the same just a bit older. )And then later we had bought a photo op so we got our picture taken with him and he remembered us from earlier! We were joking that my life is complete now lol

I think I like conventions...

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