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Rosie-with-the-ribbons
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I'm also not a autograph hunter. It was that I had gotten the picture with Sean Astin and I liked his autograph to it.

What to do at a convention:
Usually a few weeks before the con they put up the programme. At RingCon (and I guess HobbitCon will be the same since it is at the same venue) there is a main stage where they schedule all the artists and the things they think will draw a larger audience. Stars usually have an hour in which they tell something about themselves and take time to answer questions from the audience (some questions are soooo bad, you feel ashamed you are in the audience as well, others are really good). When you have a group of actors from one movie (HP, Twilight, Game of Thrones) they sometimes also programme them together. So you have 4 or 5 stars at one time on the stage. Last year they also did this for Billy Boyd and Sean Astin. That was one amazing panel, in which Billy even sang Pippins song life on stage!!!
There is a dealership room where you can buy all kinds of stuff.
They also have talks from experts. They are really interesting. The only thing, they are usually in German (and the Germans have translated almost all the names in LOTR so it is hard keeping track of what they are actually saying, even when you understand German).
There are photo moments with the stars. You have to buy tickets for those moments and it is all really rushed. But you do end up with a nice picture to take home. Most stars will be walking around at the convention, but they are a bit reluctant to take pictures with you at that moment (probably also because they get part of the money you pay for the picture). But you can take pictures of them, just not with them. There is a time indication on when what star will be taking pictures. There will be a line, so waiting for a picture can take up to one hour. Will also depend on how popular that actor is at the moment. (Last year they organised BloodyCon (a Vampire Diaries convention) and pictures with Ian Somerhalder were so popular people waited over hours for a picture (and that poor guy smiled the entire time) (this is all from what I read on the site, I haven't been there). So I think this year the line for Aidan Turner and Dean O'Gorman will probably be pretty long.
There is an art exhibition made by fans. Where the audience can vote and the winner gets a price.
And usually there are also workshops like singing, dancing, stagefighting, make-up, aging of costumes, improvisation (Lori Dungey, Mrs. Bracegirdle does that one, and it is hilarious).
And a lot of the visitors come dressed as their favorite character. So a lot of looking around as well.
And than, when darkness sets in.... the bar opens! The audience at RingCon is usually not too pushy towards the stars and when it is calm and they feel at ease, you will find them in the bar, chatting with the fans and enjoying German beer (don't ask for picture, a round on you for the entire bar, and it will be busy Wink).
Oh, and of course eating. You can buy vouchers for dinner. But they also have a kind of take-away that is amazing, tastes great and isn't as expensive (pizza, pasta, shoarma, potatoes).

Well, you see, enough to do. And you always meet friends you haven't seen in months. So a lot of catching up to do as well.



(This post was edited by Rosie-with-the-ribbons on Jan 12 2013, 9:09pm)

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HobbitCon, Germany March 2013 Laguz Send a private message to Laguz Jan 9 2013, 2:44pm
    Sounds fantastic, but stuck in the States Kimtc Send a private message to Kimtc Jan 9 2013, 6:00pm
    I have thought about it Rolfina Send a private message to Rolfina Jan 10 2013, 12:06pm
    might be worth a visit Chopsta123 Send a private message to Chopsta123 Jan 10 2013, 4:02pm
        I think you all should do a moot entmaiden Send a private message to entmaiden Jan 10 2013, 4:04pm
            Will you succumb to temptation kiwifan Send a private message to kiwifan Mar 14 2013, 11:25pm
                I would love to - maybe next year entmaiden Send a private message to entmaiden Mar 17 2013, 11:20pm
    I will be there Rosie-with-the-ribbons Send a private message to Rosie-with-the-ribbons Jan 10 2013, 5:38pm
        Registered? Where? Chopsta123 Send a private message to Chopsta123 Jan 10 2013, 7:13pm
            Last years RingCon Rosie-with-the-ribbons Send a private message to Rosie-with-the-ribbons Jan 10 2013, 7:47pm
                I always go to DragonCon Kimtc Send a private message to Kimtc Jan 10 2013, 8:20pm
                    Sean was at RingCon last year Rosie-with-the-ribbons Send a private message to Rosie-with-the-ribbons Jan 10 2013, 8:36pm
                What does one do at a Con Rolfina Send a private message to Rolfina Jan 12 2013, 2:54pm
                    A lot! Rosie-with-the-ribbons Send a private message to Rosie-with-the-ribbons Jan 12 2013, 9:05pm
                        Thanks for the detailed information! Rolfina Send a private message to Rolfina Jan 12 2013, 9:27pm
                        Awesome replies! Laguz Send a private message to Laguz Jan 16 2013, 11:19pm
                            Photos Rosie-with-the-ribbons Send a private message to Rosie-with-the-ribbons Jan 17 2013, 6:04am
                                That's great, thanks again! =D Laguz Send a private message to Laguz Jan 23 2013, 2:24pm
                                    Fun!! Rosie-with-the-ribbons Send a private message to Rosie-with-the-ribbons Jan 24 2013, 9:10pm
                                        Agreed =) Laguz Send a private message to Laguz Jan 26 2013, 6:54pm
                                        Programme (so far) kiwifan Send a private message to kiwifan Mar 3 2013, 12:46pm
                                            So have you decided to go then? Rolfina Send a private message to Rolfina Mar 5 2013, 9:14am
                                                Yes, I've finally decided to go kiwifan Send a private message to kiwifan Mar 15 2013, 2:22pm
                            Got your tickets yet? If not, quickly do so! kiwifan Send a private message to kiwifan Mar 15 2013, 2:13pm
                                Glad you've decided to come! Laguz Send a private message to Laguz Mar 15 2013, 2:50pm
                                    Now the waiting begins.... in my case, for my ticket confirmation! kiwifan Send a private message to kiwifan Mar 16 2013, 12:30pm
                                    Yesss!!! kiwifan Send a private message to kiwifan Mar 21 2013, 6:42pm
                                        I'm so excited! Laguz Send a private message to Laguz Mar 25 2013, 12:35pm
                                            I think it's the Telekom stop kiwifan Send a private message to kiwifan Mar 25 2013, 1:10pm
                                                I want to wish you all a great time! Rolfina Send a private message to Rolfina Mar 26 2013, 1:33pm
                                                    You can still go for a day if you like kiwifan Send a private message to kiwifan Mar 26 2013, 5:58pm
                                                        I am not actually in Frankfurt Rolfina Send a private message to Rolfina Mar 27 2013, 1:48pm
                                                Thanks for the info! Laguz Send a private message to Laguz Mar 26 2013, 4:14pm
                                                    The three of us could certainly meet on Friday kiwifan Send a private message to kiwifan Mar 26 2013, 6:18pm
                                                    Not Friday Rosie-with-the-ribbons Send a private message to Rosie-with-the-ribbons Mar 26 2013, 8:52pm
    Sylvester McCoy has just been confirmed Rosie-with-the-ribbons Send a private message to Rosie-with-the-ribbons Jan 18 2013, 6:45pm
    I'd so much love to go but don't think my health and finances would stand it kiwifan Send a private message to kiwifan Jan 29 2013, 12:47pm
    Aidan Turner has canceled participation TheHutt Send a private message to TheHutt Jan 30 2013, 12:33pm
    Am seriously considering going and looking for roommates kiwifan Send a private message to kiwifan Feb 10 2013, 11:29am
        Room sharing Rosie-with-the-ribbons Send a private message to Rosie-with-the-ribbons Feb 11 2013, 6:36am
            Sorry I haven't replied sooner but am down with flu ---- again!!! kiwifan Send a private message to kiwifan Mar 6 2013, 9:23pm
                Get well soon! Rosie-with-the-ribbons Send a private message to Rosie-with-the-ribbons Mar 7 2013, 9:27pm
                    Thanks for your very considerate advice! kiwifan Send a private message to kiwifan Mar 21 2013, 6:22pm
    Bad news --- James Nesbitt has cancelled his participation in HobbitCon kiwifan Send a private message to kiwifan Mar 27 2013, 1:22pm

 
 
 

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