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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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