What we saw this Saturday while Gillian was signing autographs
We were really close to Gillian during the autograph signing This Sat. Apart from getting her answer when we asked why she didn’t get up and find David we saw some interesting stuff
We saw there was something written on her t-shirt but we couldn’t read it because she had a jacket on. We asked her and she said “I’m with schmoopie”. (I think this was also caught on video, let me look for it)
She kept asking a guy that was beside her all the time (I think he was an assistant) where David was. A LOT.
We saw/heard some: “Where the fuck is David?” “Is he there yet? (Every time the crowd was heard screaming, I thought she supposed it was him coming out)” “let me text him” “he’s here?” Like A LOT
She had two cellphones an iPhone 6 and an older iPhone, she took photos of the autograph lines and the people around. The signal was poor so she also asked this assistant to go out to get the messages sent (she was supposedly texting David because it was after she said she was gonna text him and grabbed her phone) but he finally didn’t do it so I guess she could send the messages. She picked up her phone a couple of times between autographs 😍
When David arrived and she knew, she took off her jacket and we finally saw the “I’m with schmoopie” t-shirt. She kept moving and looking through the curtain for David and the rest is caught on video!!!
She was so happy and smiling and all since she began the signing but it just got bigger when David arrived… There’s definitely something there.
That’s our experience @kahlomivida & @aliciaelr @ Chicago comic con
Also known as Rose Hits Chicago (face first) - A Memoir of Dignity Lost and Fuckery Gained.
Okay first things first - this is gonna be long so it’s going under a cut. Second of all it’s sweary so… yeah :p Third of all - I have so many pic of the meet up that I’m gonna do a separate post about everyone I met and how epic they were because they deserve that and otherwise this is going to end up biblical. So what follows is all my interactions with DD and GA (and Mitch) including the speedo happenings which can be summarised as “Rose discusses David Duchovny’s junk with both him and Gillian” if you’re really too lazy to read more.
But you should. I’m fucking hilarious (I joke) but… yeah - here we go!
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So, I keep reading everyone’s posts about this past weekend, and I yet have to tell it on from my POV.
First of all, let me tell you that this all came to be with 2 of the people I’ve met the longest time online, both great friends, one actually my best friend, and yes we did all meet because of the X Files almost 15 years ago. We also had a meet up 8 years ago when I Want To Believe came on in LA. the funny thing is neither of us lives in the US, we’re mexicans and candian.
We decided to go to Chicago without much thinking and just when it was annouced that David was going to be there we ended up having event tickets, plane tickets and hotel reservation in less than 5 hours. Best decition we ever made! We arrived on Thursday and met at the hotel, only con related thing we did then was pick up the Gold X Files VIP tickets to get that out of the way, and touristing we went for the next day and a half.
we arrived early and when we found Gillian’s autograph line, it was so long thatw e decided to go line up for David’s and get that one out of the way, we guessed that was gonna be the longest line and we were right. while we waited, Mitch arrived at his table so I ran to get his autograph beucase… well is Mitch and I had a goal, to get all 4 signatures on my UFO I want to believe poster signed. When I got to Mitch he shook my hand and asked “How is it going?” I said “I’m freaking out!” he was so sweet and said, “Don’t freak out, everything is ok, breaaaaaath” to which I replied “I’m trying, but is not going very well” he then asked he asked, and I guess to distract me “where are you from?” I told him “we’re from Mexico, I pointed to my friend next to me and said, she’s my best friend, we actually met because of The X Files” so i forgot how nervous how I was and I asked him if he had been there, which of course he hadn’t. but that was too sweet.
We then went to Willian B. Davis and we got him to sign our poster, but nothing much happened, he was nice and smiled.
When we got back to David’s line and it moved slowly, when we got to the front of the line, I told David thank you because I decided to study Philosophy because he studied Literature, he said “oh, really?” while signing my poster, and I was holding his Holy Cow book and he reached for it and asked me “Do you want me to sign this for you?” and I just handed it to him and said “Yes!! Thank you!” so that was pretty much it, short but sweet and so much more that I ever wish to tell him!
Right after that we ran to the Panel, and I guesss a lot has been said about it, so I won’t entertain you with that, because you already know about it, and I actually noticed more while re watching with a closert look, we sadly ended up a bit far away.
So after that we went to get out PhotoOps with all of them, beucase… well again our goal was to get as much as possible, right? We we went in and when it was my friends turn, before mine she went between David and Gillian, smiled and got s excited she was just spinning aroudn the place trying to get out of the photos area but right in front of them both, she was so confused Gillian just Laughed out loud and David chuckled because it was just funny so I grabbed my friend’s arm and pushed her to the actual exit. That was Godsend actually beucase I relaxed right after all and told them both, “Sorry about that, guess we are all really nervous” and then I managed to smile and have a decent picture.
I even think both their smiles are real ones (or that’s again what I think, let me live in my bubble).
From there we went to have lunch and Bumped into the @duchovniacs which was awesome and we all ended up chatting and I found out my friend from Finland was watching Walt’s Persicope! *waves*
Right after out lunch they went to get more pictures and we went to get our Mitch and William B Davis Pictures. we took William first and while there we decided to get Gillian’s and Davids Photo ops for Sunday, but that made us runn, literally run for Mitch’s picture and he could tell we ran to get there, but still we managed to look ok with both of them.
so, by the time we were done, we were so tired we just had to go to our hotel across the street and plan for the next day.
By the time we arrived we knew the deal, so we entered and ran straight to Gillian’s booth to get the final signature on the poster, so we only had to wait an hr and a half for her to arrive, but this time we were in the second row, ready to get things signed.
when we got there I showed Gillian a very old picure of both of us I had taken all those years ago back in London. I told her, “Hi Gillian, I’ve met you before, many many yeard ago back in London, then she took my phone and zoomed in and said “That’s backs stage for What The Night Is For!” and I sad “Yes! that’s it!”, she replied “looking closer asking “Why do I look so pale?” I told her “maybe because you stil had the make up from the play on” so I told her “you know? I got a photo op for today because I really don’t like how I look in this picture” so she asked again “Oh, really?, (I nodded then) then we’ll get a better one”. and when I saw the poster she had written Nie to see you again, which I never thought she’d do. so that was it for my signature.
From there we ran for David’s reading and I tried to get a book for Bucky Fucking Dent, but fail beucase they had such little number of books, but I had one already so, I was happy with that. from there we ran to our David photo op.
Let’s just say my friend and I had planned to ask him for a pose, but were too nervous about it, we decided we would go for a pose when we both are fighting over him. So when we arrived to the front of the line and we asked for it, David just smiled and said “Give me some love” and pulled us to him… to which we gave in and said a very enthusiastic “OK!”… the answer to that failed attempt is one of the best pictures I’d have ever hoped for!
Be sure we enjoyed that hug, that we just went in for the fulll hug and touched his abs… (I’m the one on the right) if you were wondering, he has rock hard abs… like the most amazing abs you could imagine, that’s him. we then said our thanks and he rubbed my back (not sure about my friend) and we went shaking and beyong happy!)
Right after that we went on to have a Gillian pic… again this was a solo picture beucase I really wanted a better one (i hate the other one so much I won’t even showed you the old one).
By this time I was a hell lot more relaxed and it went all easy and quick, I got to take my picture and told her, “hi again!, I’mt he girl that met you in London that needs a better picture” so she put her hand on my shoulder I kinda hug her from her back and the picture was taken. Gillian said “Well, this is better!” so I had a huge grin and told her”Definitely better! Thank you SO MUCH!” andI left…
This ended up being SO much longer than expected but I wanted to have every single detail in here!
Thank you David and Gillian for the most amazing weekend of my life, I’ve been watching X Files since it started, and I was 15 years when that happened, it’s 23 years later and I’m still very happy and amazed that they took the time to go, be there and listening to all of us. Never in my wildest dreams I thought I’d manage to met them.