So many guests! This is maybe a third of them?
I got my Mark Sheppard autograph on Friday - I don't think I made too big of an idiot of myself, but if I did, I doubt he'll remember me after someone else asked him about a slashfic pairing in the interview session :-P - almost by accident because the line was short when I walked past it. Apparently someone realized putting an autograph table in the hallway wasn't the greatest of ideas at the time.
This is an excellent example of why I have no photos of the main panel talks - neither the iPod nor the camera could handle indoor zoom photos. I only know this is Mark Sheppard because I sort of remember what he was wearing for the interview. (The Ben Browder pictures on the other hand could just as well be of the tech guy fixing the microphones.)
It was quite an entertaining interview/panel/something... it was supposed to be an interview, but apparently handing Mark Sheppard a microphone and a room full of fans is much more entertaining when there's not another person involved :-) It was a pretty funny 45 minutes, although I think "dressing up in costumes like you guys do is the bravest fucking thing I've ever seen" made a fair share of people tear up. It was pretty fantastic :-)
Ben Browder's interview was also quite entertaining - we got everything from his audition for Farscape (there was blood, apparently) to the reason for his current epic mustache. And Finn Jones was simply hilarious for being fidgety and a bit foul-mouthed and way excited about talking to people about... everything. I think even Tony Lee was impressed.
Sylvester McCoy probably scared the crap out of his handlers by simply walking off the stage with a microphone at the beginning of the interview and zipping (no really, zipping) through the audience for questions. So much energy, so funny, so adorable. The grandpa you want in your life, right up until he pulls out a hip flask during your fifteenth birthday party :-)
But I think the coolest thing about most of the guests was that they would actually walk around the hallways and talk to people, not just hide in the green room only to emerge for autographs and interviews and photo sessions. I ran into both Philip Hinchcliffe (Doctor Who producer during the Tom Baker years) and Finn Jones coming off the elevator, I almost ran into Frazer Hines and Sylvester McCoy on the way to the lobby, Neve McIntosh and Dan Starkey probably spent as much time on the con floor as I did, and were always talking to people, and Ian McNeice seemed to enjoy just sitting in the lobby and watching the madness :-)
(I stole that photo from Emily, but was basically standing on the other side of the table at some other point during the weekend.)