Today was by far the best day! I don't know where to begin, from the beginning, I guess! I woke up at 4:30 and couldn't get back to sleep so I waited until 6 when everyone else got up and I got in my costume(Jackalope!) We cleared the hotel and checked out by 8 and ended up at the con at 9...an HOUR before it opened to the public. It was cold and windy, so we waited in the car and I got to see Rex Marksley, Captain Albert Alexander, and Gabi as a Jackalope arrive, followed by Paige and Steve. I didn't observe the other arrivals, but after an hour of waiting, we met up with Cal(CalSparrow) and all marched up to the Chapel for the SPG panel at 11. When the band came, all of the fans sang the chorus to Brass Goggles (we were gonna sing the SPG Hour Theme as we entered the chapel, but whatever....). David was dressed as Rex Marksley, Bunny was dressed as Captain Albert Alexander(without the mustache) and they introduced the others as Cowboys Sam, Matt, Mike, and Steve.
THEY PLAYED CAPTAIN ALBERT ALEXANDER FOR US AND BUNNY DID THE PANTOMIME AND DANCE DRESSED AS CAPTAIN!!!!
My sister and I both got video of it. C: We plan to post them shortly.
It made me so happy because I couldn't get tickets for the concert and Captain is my favourite act of their's to watch AND I GOT TO WATCH IT WITH MY OWN EYES!!! Then followed some joyous and funny panel Q&A and I got lots of pictures, this time!
After the panel was the photoshoot, and my little group was joined by another Jackalope and we all made our way to Geekshot, fighting against the wind the whole time! We got in line and Gabi saw us on her way to the bathroom, but she declared that she would "return to greet her people"(all of us were Jackalopes!) She did, and we high fived. Then we took our pictures, and Bunny acted offended that we had no sea creatures to join Albert and I told her that we loved her even though we were Jackalope and I hugged her. We ended up having Gabi in our photo op because why not add a another Jackalope?
There was a line behind us and we were going to get another photo, so I finally tracked down Sam and got a Hatchworth signature! A lot of us hung around and talked with him for awhile.We got another photo done, without the heroes, of all of the Jackalopes that were there at the time (tell me there were more of you somewhere!?! ;^
and Gabi joined in with us, again. C: She's so nice!
After photos, we wandered a bit, I bought a pocket watch, we rejoined our other Jackalope and helped her on her quest to get Bunny's signature, but we didn't find her before our Jackalope had to take part in a costume contest...and she won with an automaton from Missouri!(I'm sorry, I've forgotten your names, friends! And I hung out with you all day!) We searched for Bunny some more before splitting up. Allie, August, and I took some pictures and then got icecream before I picked up my photo with the Heroes and it was my turn to search for Bunny and David. We found them, but we had to wait a couple of hours before I could snag them to get their autographs. They were doing something that I'm not sure I can talk about, but we watched them with a bunch of other fans and it was the coolest thing I've experienced, regardless of sitting in the dirt in my new skirt and getting a sunburn. I even managed to help a little bit, but I'll have to tell you guys about that at a later date!
It was oooooooober awesome, though and it really made the trip extra special!
I finally did get their autographs, though and Bunny kind of grabbed my finger when she grabbed the pen cap and WOW! Her hands are so soft! I'm assuming she still uses that Satin Hands stuff that Paige sold with Mary Kay? I dunno, it was like she was wearing gloves made from the skin of baby's bottoms! She managed to sign it from Captain and not Rabbit, she was doing that to other people by accident. When I got to David, he ALMOST signed it as The Spine, but I caught him as he put the pen to the picture and it took him a second to get the right signature, but he did it! I'm proud of that cowboy! XD Gabi signed it, too, and she was really nice. She complimented my costume and told me that she was kind of following the Jackalope meetup information on tumblr! -
We ended up with ten minutes to spare and we spent that time waiting for my sister outside of the bathroom before the con closed. Leaving, we saw the band packing up and I fangirled over David without his hat on (I love his receding hairline/bald spot for some, odd reason).