Alan and Megan Dodds at the NY premiere of “My Name Is Rachel Corri” 2006,Alan Rickman and Miranda Richardson attend the closing of Marina Abramovic’s “The Artist is Present”
2010, Alan Rickman with Lindsay Duncan, 2002 Tony Awards, Radio City Music Hall, NYC, with
Helen McCrory (2013), Alan with Rachel Hurd-Wood“Perfume: The Story of a Murderer" premiere, 2006, with
Christine Baranski at the Public Theater’s Annual Gala, June 2, 2015,
Alan Rickman and Sigourney Weaver attend the ’Snow Cake’ premiere Berlinale 2006, with Kate Winslet at “A little Chaos” premiere, with Juliet Stevenson, Jan 30, 2008, Alan Rickman and Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio at premiere “Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves” (1991)
[I’ve always thought that Tom Paris becoming a lizard, kidnapping his captain was funny, and layered in so many ways. Though the fact of the fornication between ranks is never brought up after that. I found the lizard babies utterly hilarious.]
I promised a few of you some pictures of the Star Trek Las Vegas convention. I literally have thousands to go through when I get back to the UK.
Today, I met Kate Mulgrew. Throughout the course of my life, Kate has been of huge inspiration to me. I feel utterly privileged to have met a number of my idols this week including Garrett Wang, Robert Beltran, Ethan Phillips and Robert Picardo. The gents were delightfully charming and hilarious all at the same time.
A few people have mentioned how lucky I am to have had the opportunity to come along. I must say however, this convention is something I have been working up to for many years. I lost my brother, Richard in 2006. When Richard passed, he was 27 years of age. My visit is bitter sweet as I simply would not have been able to afford this trip if it were not for the money he left me when he passed away following an unexpected illness. Richard was my best friend. We grew up watching Star Trek together and shared the same passion for Voyager in particular. Robert Picardo was Richards hero, Kate was mine. For years after my brothers passing I could not even sit through five minutes of Star Trek. It was just too painful. Poignantly, the theme music for Voyager was what my parents chose to play at Richards service. Following Richards passing I started to develop some anxiety issues and slowly but surely withdrew from society a couple of years ago. That is when I started to paint again.
I learned how to paint portraits through painting Captain Janeway. Once I was comfortable I moved onto painting other people and characters from the Star Trek franchise. I have focussed my energy into regaining my confidence when interacting with other people and developing my artistic abilities.
My wife encouraged me to take this huge step in coming over to the Vegas convention. This also gave me the opportunity to put what my brother had left me to good use. I have had the most wonderful of times, though, I have to be honest I wasn’t able to eat today as I was so nervous about meeting Kate.
Firstly, we had our picture taken with Kate. I had the opportunity to tell her how much she had been an inspiration to me which was simply wonderful. Following the photo opportunities, the autograph opportunities opened and she signed the picture I had painted of ‘Red’.
I took two copies with me. I placed one down for Kate to sign, she said she loved it and asked me if I had painted it. I said that I had and added,
'I brought two copies and would be extremely grateful if you would take one.’
She then asked me my name. I replied,
Kate then offered me the pen she had signed her name with and said,
'You must sign it.’
I always sign my name with the signature many of you would have seen on the art that I post. I was so star struck I scrawled 'Kelly’ On it and then tried to leave so quickly I left my copy on the table. Luckily, Anna, my wife pointed it out to me and I remembered to retrieve said autograph.
Tomorrow I will have the great honour of meeting Robbie McNeill and Tim Russ. I look forward to posting some more pictures of the convention once I have had the opportunity to go through them all and choose the best ones.
Inspired by the book “Rad American Women”, these costumes celebrate America’s activists, authors, aviators, justices, artists, athletes, musicians, and physicians.
Take inspiration from these young ladies and dress up as: Angela Davis, Dolores Huerta, Bessie Coleman, Flo-Jo, Isadora Duncan, Kate Bornstein, Patti Smith, Sonia Sotomayor, Dr. Virginia Apgar, and Zora Neale Hurston.
So at Phoenix Comicon 2017 I started to get autographs on my STLV 2015 Voyager cast photo with @marcygoomen - Made some serious progress at Star Trek Las Vegas 2017. Just need to have Roxann Dawson and Jeri Ryan sign it!