Melanie, agreed if this year had been my first FF I would probably have been a bit disappointed, not just by there being no set visit but the general layout this year was not conducive to meeting people for any length of time. At the Airtel the booths, silent auction and auction were all held in one big room with movable chairs laid out in rows so you could wander around sit down next to people and start chatting, have a go at the games, ask for answers and then you got grouped again with people at the set visit, so you could talk to them about it. Having the booths in different rooms and no seating in those rooms and fixed seating in the theatre was not helpful. The buzz was missing this year. After the 1st FF Jo decided to run the Ducky booth and following her lead that 2nd year, this year the people I met the 1st and 2nd years ran some of the other booths, time for setting those up was limited as tweeter mentioned. The Airtel also had a larger breakfast room where you nodded to people, at this hotel even trying to get a table for eight at times was an interesting experience. There was also a larger lounge/lobby area. Not sure how illegal our transport journey to the Smoke House for Sunday Brunch was, lets just say it was a good job our TNGs ride had darkened windows ;D so arraning a bigger group trip, that sounded like a good idea before, was probably not a practical option in reality, given the time frames we had to work within.
Bright side, Doug was great and it was nice seeing Brian.
I must agree that the layout of the new hotel was not conducive to just hanging out . At the Airtel there was places for us to all sit and talk. I did miss that.
I did enjoy the fanfest but I did miss the set visit. Having everybody coming to us, was fun to get to listen to them talk. It is neat that they seem to really enjoy their jobs. Doug Reilly was fantastic. I was sorry they ended his session because I so enjoyed hearing him talk. Seeing the props was so great and that was very nice and trusting of him to let us actually touch them and take pictures of them.
I enjoyed the NCIS Agents also. It was nice of them to take the time to come and talk to us.
I put it together, my cat promptly claimed it, and I left for work.
I'd take a picture of it... but I'm not at home!
Hey, congrats!!!! Hope you have some pics later for us. Which name is on it in the meantime? Yours?
It is so great here at the forum, that people are interested about things what happened at the FF, especially people who couldn't participate. Typical german at the german board many user are "ticked off" when you talk about the FF. They don't use the chance to get more information - they are jealous that you could take place and they not. So you are a "poser" in their eyes and they are so "ticked off" when you give some information you heard about at the FF. I am laughing so hard about it because it is not only sad - it is also ridiculous
This clip was taken from a Liza interview on Buddy TV page. Liza was very nice to us all at Fan Fest in 2007.
What does it mean as an actress to be on such a hit show? NCIS is being seen by 17, 18 million viewers.
I felt disconnected from it. When I first signed on, I have to admit I hadn't even seen [the show] yet. I'm one of those that doesn't watch much TV, or tries not to. Once I got the job I got the DVDs and I watched it and I loved it, but the bigness of it didn't hit me until I went to Fan Fest and I got to meet everybody. I would get letters through the network and things like that, and those were always great, but then I got to actually meet some fans. That was a bit overwhelming in a good way, because everyone was so cool, fun, and big fans of the show and big fans of Mark [Harmon]. It's kind like the quiet storm, the silent killer, NCIS is. It's not splashed in the papers and there's not a commercial for it every five seconds, but there is a big, big following.