One of my absolute favorite shows has been the new (ish) remake of Battlestar Galactica. I confess I never watched the show when it aired on the Sci-Fi channel or the SYFY channel… What the hell is SYFY anyway… But like a lot of other shows I caught it later on DVD and then fell in love with it!
I heard that none other than Starbuck herself Ms. Katee Sackhoff was going to be at a charity event and I knew I had to go. Add to the fact that Michael Trucco was showing up as well… I knew I had to go. I called Billy Beer and we both headed out. You may have read Billy’s report about this earlier…
Anyway, check out my recap after the jump!
6:49 p.m. – I’m running late… as usual and apparently, I missed Michael Trucco, Nathan Fillion, and pretty much everyone… Doh! Only me.
7:01 p.m. – Why do I get stuck in traffic… Why Lord why???
7:12 p.m. – Oh crap! Katee Sackhoff is pulling up… Starbuck herself! I’ve been working on this Battlestar Galactica mini poster forever! Katee Sackhoff pulls up and gets out. I’ll tell you, she is so nice. Like over the top nice.
She signs for everyone! She switches to silver for my poster and then signs this Emmy advertisement I had. lol…
I then asked Katee Sackhoff if she would mind if I got a photo with her.
She was like, “Sure!” Then I geeked out a little about how much I love Battlestar… Yep, a patented Mike the Fanboy geek out moment. LOL… Katee was so nice and kind… I have to tell you, it totally made my night!
7:24 p.m. – With everyone in, Billy said he would hang with me for a bit if I wanted to stay. I could have went home right then happy, but we decided to say.
7:39 p.m. – I’m starving… So, now I’m trying to convince Billy to run and grab some food with me. lol…
7:42 p.m. – Billy spies Alia Shawkat from Arrested Development and gets her to sign and take a photo with him. She’s really nice!
7:55 p.m. – Billy ran to his car to drop off the stuff he got signed.
7:56 p.m. – Sarah Silverman just pulled up. She’s nice and signs but says something like, “You are grown men, you should have have more than one photo for me to sign.”
Honestly, I didn’t have anything for her to sign, but she was happy to pose for a photo with me.
8:09 p.m. – Billy came back and was bummed about not getting a photo with Sarah Silverman. We decided to go ahead and grab some food really fast and come back.
8:34 p.m. – We’re back. God bless Corner Bakery!
8:43 p.m. – Rich Sommer from Mad Men just ran to his car. He signed a few things as some other collectors arrived. I remembered I didn’t have a photo with him, so I figured this was a good time as there wasn’t a crowd, it was calm, etc… Such a nice guy!
8:49 p.m. – Thankfully, it’s a beautiful night!
9:07 p.m. – It looks like the show might either be breaking or it’s intermission.
9:08 p.m. – Jason Gann just came out. He’s the co-lead in Wilfred. The Elijah Wood series on FX. Apparently, I have started a small collection of Wilfred promo and press materials without realizing it. Jason was talking so we waiting a few minutes.
Billy got his Wilfred stuff signed earlier so he helps me with one of the press kits. Jason is so so so nice and kind. He signs the three things I have.
The Wilfred season 1 presskit, the Wilfred season 1 press book, and the Wilfred season 2 press kit as well.
Then Danny Gann happily poses for photos. So nice. It honestly helps so much when there are only a few of us here.
9:13 p.m. – Busy Philipps is outside and both Billy and I wanted a photo with her. She is super nice! I LOVE Cougar Town and I’m stoked that it’s moving to TBS where God willing it’s going to kick ass in the ratings.
9:16 p.m. – Oh crap! There’s Michael Trucco, he’s walking out with Nathan Fillion and they are moving like bats out of hell! Everyone swarmed Nathan and I was like, “Michael!” He turns around and I’m like dude, I’m a huge Battlestar fan would you mind if I got a quick photo! He’s like sure… Then I babbled and brought my Battlestar poster out. Michael said, “did you get Katee tonight?” I’m like yeah! Then he signed for Billy and Michael happily posed for a photo for me. Again, super nice!
9:17 p.m. – There was madness for Nathan Fillion. I didn’t get him, but I’ll see him another day.
9:21 p.m. – And there’s Katee Sackhoff leaving. Once again, she’s as nice as can be.
I didn’t have anything else for her, so I took a photo for Billy and just watched her sign. She’s very nice again. I love seeing celebrities I love, being so sweet. And she is so kind!
And that as we say, is that. Such a fun night! It was calm, easy and I’m super happy that it was low key. Events like this make me realize why I love this hobby so much! Thanks again to Billy Beer for sticking around and keeping me company!
Until next time kids…