My VanCon 2017 Experience
Photo Op & Autos
I attended VanCon 2017 thanks to the incredible, amazing generosity of @shayleas. She so gracefully offered her Gold Package on Twitter and I was the lucky one to snag it. I had already given up going to Vancouver this year but after destiny threw me that delicious curve ball, I couldn’t help but change my plans.
I had seen POs of J2 selfies with a fan between the Js and some of those pictures would have turned out amazing J2-Only Selfies, if only the fan wan’t between them. See, even if I knew how to manip those Ops, I could never do it out of respect. So I thought “what if I come up with a J2 selfie with me at their side instead of the middle?”
When my turn for the Op came, the CE volunteer showed J2 a picture I had as the closest example of what I wanted: a selfie with a fan between them. Jensen & Jared started placing me between them but I stopped them.
Me: No, wait! That’s not what exactly I want.
(J2 stop and turn to look at me and I die. Two beautiful pairs of green eyes. I might be a very strong person… idek…)
Me (from the other side): Here’s the thing. You guys are sightseeing and decide to take a selfie. I’ll photobomb it. Don’t worry about me, I’ll find my place. But before that, let me tell you: You two look MARAVILHOSOS today.
“Maravilhosos” means “wonderful” in Portuguese, a word Jared knows and associates with Brazil. I was expecting only Jared to laugh/comment, but I was surprised to see Jensen having the same spontaneous reaction: they both laughed.
Now here’s the part were I died my second death: Jared turns to me and decided to poke me on the ribs and say “you’re maravilhosa!” Don’t ask me how but I gave him as good as I was getting: I poked him back and said “YOU are!” and he “No, YOU are!” and we went on until Chris drew our attention to the photo.
Jensen pulled Jared and I thought “oops! I better be in that one” and did the first thing that occurred to me: placed my hand on Jared’s shoulder. I wanted as little of me as possible in that picture.
Later, when I picked up the photo, I died my third or fourth death, I stopped counting. I am the happiest of ThirdWheels:
Please feel free to crop me off, I really don’t care. This is for all of us who know the truth, who Speak The Truth. Long live our OTP!
I wanted to do something to show @shayleas my undying gratitude. I offered to collect all the autographs and send them to her, but she again, gracefully declined—she wanted me to have the full experience. However, during one of our talks, she mentioned that one day, when she finally get to be at a Con, she’ll ask them to sign their chapters form the last Fangasm book. Now I knew what to do. I just needed to find a way of convincing J2 to actually write her name, something that is not allowed by CE.
In front of Jensen GOD Ackles (my God, is he beautiful!!)…
Me: Jensen, I was only able to come to the Con because my friend so gracefully gave me the package. Gold Package.
Jensen: Wow! Really? This is amazing! This is awesome.
Me: I know! She said that when she finally comes to a Con she’ll ask you to sign your chapter of the book. So I brought it with me and will give it to her.
Jensen: Absolutely. Where do you want me to sign?
Me: Wherever you want (Jensen starts signing and I turn to the CE Handler by his side). I know this is not allowed but if you could please (now Jensen finished signing and I look at him again) dedicate it to her (I show him her name on a piece of paper).
CE Handler: Oh, unfortunately this is not allowed.
Jensen (to the other Handler): Please, pass me the pen.
Jensen FUCKING Ackles starts dedicating it to Shay.
Me: Jensen, you’re awesome!
In front of Jared BREATHTAKING Padalecki…
Me: Hey, Beautiful!
Jared (smiling): Hi, Beautiful!
Me: This is for my friend. It’s because of her that I am here. She gave me this (I show him they lanyard).
Jared: No way! She did?
Jared: That’s awesome! (he starts signing and I push the little paper with Shay’s name)
Me: So if you would be so kind to dedicate it to her…
Jared: Sure, I can do that, yeah.
Jared (laughing): You are!
Me: I will start poking you, huh!
Thank you, @shayleas! I will never forget this amazing opportunity. May your Special Con come soon enough.