I hope no one minds me bumping this post but I just heard about the FanFest today
I'm glad you bumped it. I wish our members who attended the FunFest (yeah, yeah, cheesy but it sure sounded like fun) would each post some more details, their impressions of the whole shebang.
What was the funnest thing for each of you? How was the hotel, did you fly into LAX or Burbank? Did you have to rent a car or did the hotel furnish transportation? Where did you eat? Did any of you do any sightseeing? I could go on and on but AngelZ will kick my butt if I don't stop now. ;D
Okay, I'll start off by answering some of those questions.
The funniest thing for me would be that my contact lenses were being difficult all weekend. So I'd have a winking problem every other day. Saturday, the day we visited the set, they decided to cooperate. LOL! Which is very good cause I didn't want folks there thinking I was weirder than I already am. hehe
I flew into LAX and took a FlyAway shuttle bus. dmc4me and few other lovely ladies then came from the hotel to pick me up at the FlyAway place. It was a nice welcoming committee.
We didn't rent a car. The hotel had service. When we went to the mall we got a taxi.
What did I eat? According to tweeter, not much (haha just kidding!) The hotel had free breakfast and we had lunch and dinner there a couple times. Their french fries were so yummy, I can't wait to go back and have more! (oh yes, and see if that cute waiter is still working there ... no worries, my winking will behave LOL!)
No sightseeing other than going to the mall. I hope next time to go see some things though!
If anyone has anymore questions, feel free to ask them! I do better with questions. lol
Oh and yes, everybody at the fest got to meet Harriet. She was there for the whole event.
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Post by mollokoplus on Nov 5, 2006 22:02:31 GMT -5
Well, since I live in Anaheim, I commuted daily--it's 43 miles including the slight diversion to the 7-11 for my morning coffee.
The funniest thing, of course, was Nici's contacts
The most-fun activity was the set tour. Can't thank those folks enough for shutting down their production for us, for those who gave up a hard-earned day off to show us around and talk to us and feed us.
Also lots of fun was winning the MH goodies in the rolling cooler, although I still haven't figured out what I'm going to do with a *UCLA* cooler! ;D Or the magazines that came in it. But my MH travel mug is right here in front of me, on my desk at work.
Also way cool were the little goody bags they put together for the different characters, and the trivia quiz and its little reward thingies. And, of course, the collector badges. I have my FanFest ID badge, along with one of my Gibbs ID badges, hanging from the mirror in my van, along with the badge the production company gave us in our goody bags from them.
CID intell did a profile on you for me. I know you flaunt authority, especially in front of a female. … She also wrote you were a sniper, a good one, but your eyesight’s shot. You’re injury prone, if not in a state of near death-wish fulfillment. And though you’re pressured and impatient, you’re also passionate and loyal, in spite of the fact that you don’t trust anyone.
mollokoplus those coolers are really cool. At my parents house there's about 20 of them. UCLA is the only University for my relatives. In fact, I have 4 siblings there now.
I wish you had been able to meet Mark Harmon but you can't have everything. When Lelu and Star were at JagFest, manning hosting the first NCIS booth, the only cast they met were Mark Harmon and David McCallum. They were hoping for MW but you can't have oh, I already said that.
It sounds like you guys had a lot of fun. I'm sorry I take my vacation at that time, but I have to leave the country or people will track me down. ;D
Considering that I didn't know anyone before I went, I had a great time. I flew into Burbank, which I had forgotten that you can disembark from the plane from both the front and back. It only took 20 minutes to get to the hotel.
I mostly hung out with the peeps here from the board. We all had fun watching Nici wink at every guy that crossed her path
The hotel was nice, but when they say it's right next to the Van Nuys airport, they aren't kidding! The Sunday event, which was Harriet showing us the gag reel and all of the extra goodies, was held at the outdoor patio of the restaurant. However, there were planes taking off every 5 minutes so the noise factor was kinda annoying, but it was great to have seen the gag reel once again.
Like Darla, my favorite part was the set visit. You could tell that everyone involved with the show was excited to share their enthusiam with us. It was also way cool to be able to see the props, especially Bert You should have heard the applause when he was shown to us. They let us pick everything up and examine it closely.
It was also cool to meet fans who not only shared your love of NCIS, but who understood why you love the show. Okay, shutting up now...
PS: The opportunity to SIT each of the chairs in the squad room. Now I can say that I've sat where Mark, Michael, Sean and Cote have sat. The chairs, suprisingly uncomfortable.... but at least I've been there
Last Edit: Nov 7, 2006 16:21:18 GMT -5 by mahannie57
Pictures speak louder than words. Top the gang I hung out with, you know who you were . UCLA from the helicopter ride Bustrucker and I went on (I missed the chance to take one of Pierce College), Nici played chicken, and went to the Mall. LA Dodger stadium from the game dmc4me took me to, Wrigley Field wins hands down, but I'm hopping to see where the Rangers play ;D Is it May/June 2007 yet? Having just listened to the Twilight commentary and watched the behind the scenes NCIS extras, I'm really sorry not to be going next year.
It would be nice if they released them in time for Christmas. Maybe we need to ask a JAG fan who went to JAG Fests when they got their CDs? Maybe Rick or Harriet know. Are you going next year, Nici? Think I'll buy a Lottery ticket this weekend, wish it was as easy predicting the winning numbers, as it was knowing the cricket outcome ;D
PS Where did bustrucker go? He is the only one from the little gang who has not posted.
Last Edit: Nov 24, 2006 3:59:29 GMT -5 by mchnelson
I'm working on sending someone from work, who wants to do something on their own, because their sister now has a boyfriend and needs the money to move out from their parents home, so normal holidays are out. She likes the show anyway. Ask dmc4me, how persuasive I can be at getting people to visit places, they didn't know they really wanted to go ;D ;D and Darla if she does come, she wants to visit the Tar Pits, she is into Geology, so any help you can supply on the easiest way of doing that from our hotel, would be greatfully received, and maybe ensure that she goes.
Post by mahannie57 on Nov 28, 2006 17:57:07 GMT -5
Funny you should ask, Aerie
To see what the buildings that the show is filmed at look like, watch Black Water and pay attention to the scene where Gibbs and Tony go see the psychic. Those are the buildings! There are two of them, one where the production offices and secondary sets are built and the other one that houses the costume department and the squad room. The scene where G & T are walking to the makeup trailer is behind where all the actors trailers are at. Mark, of course, has his own fabulous Airstream trailer. The others each have one half of a double trailer that is exactly like the trailer shown right before the psychic gets shot at. Michael's door had a picture of David Caruso on it for some unknown reason....
The cool video phone in Autopsy and Abby's Lab is real and works exactly like its shown on the show, with the actors involved filming at the same time.
There are only two drawers that work in Autopsy, the rest are just fake fronts. Our tour quide, Sara, told us that Sasha was creeped out at having to be inside the top drawer and didn't stay in it for very long!
That's all I can remember for now... hopefully I didn't bore you.