(Honorable mention: The leftovers by his feet to the left. You are noticed and appreciated.)
An update on the STC KIRKStarter, They achieved their goal and then some!!! They also just finished shooting episode 2 and it is now in post production so until then you can keep looking at the Official Facebook page for updates, I am sure most of us will be looking like this:
I will be at Central Coast Comicon in Ventura California - on Saturday August 29th! I’ll have a signing table, and I’ll also be hosting the Voice Actor’s panel that day at 4:30pm, and screening an episode of STC! the web site is: http://www.venturacomiccon.com
I think I have officially embarrassed myself to the max
I was phoenix comic con these last couple of days and within that four day period I managed to make a complete fool of myself.
Let’s start with Friday morning.
So, me and my friend Katie got up early to go to Vic Mignogna’s autograph table, and we’re waiting around like you do, ya know? He comes out and says hi and talks to us for a couple minutes before going back around the table. Me: i had to drop to the floor and put my head between my knees, and my hands were shaking and I wasn’t able to breathe all that well. On the upside, Vic signed my journal (yay!) and he complimented me on my Ed cosplay (”You are like the dream Ed right now, ‘cause you’re so tall!”)
Fast forward to that night after the premiere of the newest Star Trek Continues episode. I walk up to the table and the first words out of my mouth upon meeting Vic again were : “We really need to stop meeting like this.”
I felt like a huge dork; that line was supposed to stay in a thought bubble! But he was a good guy and just rolled with it. He is the sweetest guy I’ve ever met.
And today, Todd Haberkorn of all people asked ME what Hogwarts house he should be in. I’m like, Don’t ask me this stuff; I don’t know! But in reality I just told him that it was kinda hard to choose and suggested maybe Hufflepuff (shameless plug)
In other news, I had a wonderful time with Michele Specht (precious cinnamon roll ^w^) who is Vic’s fiancee, and she is just the most wonderful soul. I said hi to her in my Cinderella costume and she started gushing over it and saying how pretty me and my friend were and then asked us to get a picture with her.
TL;DR: Vic and Todd and Michele are wonderful people and I hope to meet them again soon.
Let me tell you the story of a girl meeting her favorite actor.
Travel back in time to the date January 20, 2012. This girl and two of her friends drive to Los Angeles to attend the premiere of “FullMetal Alchemist: The Sacred Star of Milos” and to meet their favorite voice actor, Vic Mignogna. You see, these three friends are Risembool Rangers, the 23,000+ member fan club for Vic and they have yet to meet him face-to-face. The girl has brought her video camera and a DVD for him to sign. As they drive,they sing along to some Vic songs.
When they arrive at the theatre, they see him. Out step Vic and his fiancé Michele to be interviewed and photographed. The girl can’t help but fangirl at seeing the man who has inspired her for the last year and half. The man who has prayed for her and her friends on numerous occasions.
When the interviews are done and the photographs have been taken, the girl and her friends scream out the Risembool Ranger battle cry.
“RED DAWN!” They yell.
Vic and Michele make their way over to the girl and her friends and hug them. They actually took two minutes out of their time to talk with them and let them know they cared. The girl hands Vic her DVD to sign and he does. She thanks him for praying for her friend whom, to her amazement, he actually remembered! Two minutes later, Vic and Michele make their way into the theater.
Fast forward in time to May 24, 2013. This same girl is at Phoenix ComiCon. Vic Mignogna is a guest. This time, she has resolved not to fangirl out loud in front of him. Knowing that Vic is a huge “Star Trek” fan, she wears her FemKirk cosplay two days of the four day convention. She gets in line for her photo op with him and is next in line when he looks over at her and, with a huge grin on his face, tells her to come on over.
Holding her watergun phaser, she walks over and he tells her where to stand before looking down at her hands and seeing the phaser.
“Can I hold your phaser?” he asks her excitedly.
“Sure!” she replies, trying not to fangirl out loud.
The picture is taken and he thanks her for coming, hands her back her phaser and she goes on about her day, attending his panel and then going to her sister’s graduation. The next day, she is in his autograph line holding her phaser and phone. Attempting to call her sister so she can talk to him, she walks up while the phone is still ringing and hands him her phaser to sign. Excitedly, he signs it and waits patiently as her sister’s phone goes to voicemail before leaving a message for her congratulating her on graduating.
A couple hours later, she is at his second panel of the weekend. A proposal is made in front of the entire panel and the line is formed for questions. As soon as he sees her approach the microphone, he says that he remembers signing her phaser just a few hours before and asks what her question is.
“So I love Level E, and was wondering if you could sing the Color Rangers song?” she asks.
He obliges and thanks her and she sits back down for the rest of the panel.
This girl, ladies and gentlemen, is me. Vic Mignogna is one of the nicest, most genuine guys you will ever meet and it hurts me to see how much hate he receives. The only thing that makes it better is knowing that for every hater out there, there are so many more people who love him and appreciate his work. He really cares about his fans and it shows. He puts God first in everything he does and makes sure to give credit where credit is due. Please, please, please don’t let the haters dictate your image of Vic. Meet the man yourself before making a decision. You’ll find that he really is kind and genuine and caring. He will take time out of his day when he can to answer fan emails and pray for them. This is the sign of a man who really does care.
Let’s hang out!!! Next Saturday August 29th at C4 - Central Coast Comic Con in Ventura, I’ll be hosting the Voice Actor panel at 4:30pm in the Star Labs Panel Room, then I have a special signing from 5:30 - 6:45pm at the C4 Convention Booth in Rebel Base Hall, then right back to the Star Labs Panel Room at 7pm for a screening of “Star Trek Continues” Episode 2 “Lolani” - hosted by me! Let’s sit in the dark and watch Vic try to save the day together! Come by and say HI!!!