Next was Daniel Cudmore, the guy who played Felix. I will be the first to admit that I wasn't really excited for him. I was really sad that more of the cast from Twilight wasn't there. It was mostly folks from New Moon. Anywho, I was wrong-o again. He turned out to be an incredibly funny guy, who just happens to be quite good looking (I will let the Mox tell you all about that). He is VERY tall and maybe a bit intimidating, but he was very nice when he signed my book.
Next, the Lexicon talked about their on set experiences for Twilight and New Moon. I loved this panel! It was so cool to hear how things were on set before everything exploded. I would have loved to have been there when people were actually allowed on set. Lori showed us some personal footage she got of Tyler and Kristen on the set of Twilight. It was obvi amateur, but so cool. It was like Twilight: Unplugged or something. Very raw Kristen and Taylor. They looked so young and were so excited to be a part of the experience. Lori told us that both Kristen and Taylor are extremely nice and that Kristen is def. a method actress. Cool.
And last, but not least was Gil, again. I thought it was so cool that he was gracious enough to offer up another Q&A, and not TOO many questions were repeated. This session was a little more informal and Kiowa and Tinsel even came out into the audience to ask some of their own questions for Gil. It was so cute! One question that was asked of Gil, I have been dying to know the answer to: What does Jacob say to Bella right before he is about to kiss her in the kitchen? Tinsel actually stood up and answered this one. She said that the Quiluetes believe that what is said between two people is sacred and for them to understand, not others. And out of respect for those individuals, they won't reveal what was said. Which is kinda frustrating, I know. But, also really beautiful, I think.
After his Q&A, Gil signed my book and there was a life altering moment. I got up to him and he looked right at me and said "You're all red." (I was wearing my cute red plaid tunic with a wide black belt over my black leggings.) And I SWEAR he said this next part: "You look goooood in red." Heart stops. I look around to see if anyone else in the universe heard this. I thought maybe the Mox had missed it cuz she was kinda talking to someone else during this. As we walked away, she told me that she had indeed heard it!!!! I wanted to die. Gil Birmingham, Jacob Black's dad, thinks I look good in red. Gulp. Greatness.
All in all, it was a fantastic weekend and we are def. going again next year. Yeah, it was pricey, but it was so worth it. It was a really intimate look at these actors who play our beloved characters. It was cool to be around like-minded freaks who are all obsessive about the same thing I am. If you have the opportunity to go to the Twicon near you, I say to you "What the eff are you waiting for???"
Fave moment of the weekend: When Michael Welch was asked to impersonate Rob, he started singing in this incomprehensible, warbly voice, which was so spot-on Rob it was eery. Hilariousness!!!
Tired Mox and Frankie AS:
And like a proud mama, I show you my signed books: