A little trip down memory lane!
It's been 13 years since the first Convention...unfortunately, for a number of financial reasons, they are no longer viable.
I thought those of us who were there, would enjoy this post, and a video slideshow, of Gerry's visit on Saturday, June 10th, 2006.
Swannie (Swansong-Best Talent) and Mel (Abrock - Best Video) were presented awards by Gerry, assisted by his good friend, and then assistant, Tonya.
and he had a few moments with Bethy (Cleobethra).
The video captures from various GALS was hard to process, because of the room lighting and camera acoustics (and it was technologically the early years of cell-phone cameras!). Gerry brought his own cinematographer, Jeremy, who filmed it for Gerry. And we didn't get the entire visit in one cohesive video. There is a link to the transcript of the event - I don't remember who put it together, I think it was Susan~Sporran. You can find it here
There are two snippets, from the origingal videos from Sporran and bea, in the video I made.
There's also a copy of the Original Convention Flyer
And since we no longer have a Gallery, the photos may be viewed on my Photobucket, no password necessary.
The main Album has the Flyer and graphics, and then there are individual albums for each of the contributors for the Dracula Ball,
lhighlighted directly under that. Just cliclk on an image to open the individual sub-albums.
June 9 Day Activities/Classes - Various workshops and interactions with Gerry's videographer, Jereme.
June 9 Dinner & Talent - Dinner, talent show, voting, karaoke
June 10 Beowulf & Grendel Screening - Gerry's assistant, at the time, was his good friend Tonya. She hosted the screening along with Dayna/Dr.Em, Jennifer St.Giles, Stef with an F and Annette/Dr.Batista.
Many thanks to Dayna for creating our fun playground for all things Gerry.
Thanks, too, for all the love and support she and Jennifer St. Giles gave to the Conventions and the charities that benefited..
Video clip transcript: First clip: Gerry "Oh, this is incredible. You look fantastic. Although it’s tough to see because of all these flashes. I’m gonna walk outta here blind, I think. Is everyone having a good time?" Second clip: Gerry "I’m going to present this next award because I’m going to have to go. But honestly, honestly, I got so worked up about this I’m telling you, because I thought - I was worried about turning up and I go yes, welcome to this convention in my name. And it feels very strange to do that, yeah, but I’m glad I came."