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Misc. April Meets in NYC

Posted: April 21st, 2017, 12:12 am
by Greg2600
This is a report on meets that intertwined some other reports and such. Star Wars Dave? I'm still TWO reports away from that!

First up was the tandem of iconic director Walter Hill, and his actress Sigourney Weaver. My primary focus was Hill, because Sigourney is around a lot, even though I have miserable luck with her. Hill is 75, and recently when the Warriors Fest guy tried to book him, the cost was exorbitant. Hill directed The Warriors, Streets of Fire, 48 Hours, and even Tales from the Crypt! I arrived and stupidly opted not to go inside, and thus lost a shot at Weaver photo which adelta got. When Hill left he did nothing at first, same as when he arrived. But then I RAN to the end of the line and started waiving my Warriors poster, and he hobbled over, signed it, and left. Not finished, I knew where he'd be next, so I hustled on up there. Despite there being just 2 of us there, he ignored me at first, and I had to beg a bit. Finally he swiveled around once inside the door way and did a photo from behind the glass door! Ha ha, oh well, but I'll take it.

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Another spot had two of my favorite supporting actors, Laurie Metcalf from Roseanne and Dear God, and Chris Cooper, who is one of the best. I missed Laurie at the Bruce Willis spot, largely due to Bruce. Laurie was nice as can be, although very few people waited at this one. In fact, Chris Cooper blanked us few one night, but on a 2nd attempt he was fine.

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On another occasion, with little happening, I learned of a spot where Fran Drescher and Brian Dennehy appeared as :random: so I headed over. Fran is of course The Nanny, and Dennehy started in First Blood, Cocoon, and any number of other films where he plays the old tough guy. Fran I had no problem getting, though cut my head off (she's pretty short). Dennehy I waited until he got away from the crowd, but unfortunately the photo is pretty bad, very fuzzy.

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Last but not least, following the Philly Cons I craved MORE so I ventured into NYC. While most of the combo hunters were chasing Fast and the Furious names (I tried a couple times for Kurt Russell graphs but he blew us off), I did some low key stuff. I hit a usual spot for the pesky Will Patton, and for a graph from Josh Charles. I'm basically the only person waiting for these actors who wasn't a friend. Got Danny McCarthy from Prison Break, Danny Mastrogiorgio from Gotham no problem. As expected, Patton was tough. I first told him I loved The Postman, which I do, and he did a double take. Said something about how it's grown in significance. He wasn't having the photo, but I pestered him and got it. Since he didn't want it posted, I'll simply post with a postage stamp on his head for now!

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I was forced to wait a lot longer now as Josh Charles was chatting with friends and co-star Josh Hamilton. They finally finished, and I felt it was pretty awkward to pull out my item for Josh, so I just asked for a group shot. I'll get him another time. One random was there, actor Mark Blum, who I somehow remembered as the boyfriend in Crocodile Dundee. He was very kind.

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As I left the building, I see a couple guys walking my way with luggage, wearing soccer warmup gear. Instantly I recognize one as Italian soccer star Andrea Pirlo, who is one of my favorite players!!! Wow just Wow! Before I could get my camera out, a bystander gets a photo, and then it gets crazy. Some maniac driving a taxi nearly CRASHES up and over the curb, stops the car, and jumps out and wants a photo, which I took for the guy.

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Feeling my luck was going good, I went to a spot for Laura Linney. I got a photo last year, but it came pretty lousy, so I wanted an upgrade and a signed photo. Laura is one of my favorite actresses. As I waited the cops came buy and threatened to ticket the cars waiting on the actors! Laura was super nice.

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Re: Misc. April Meets in NYC

Posted: April 21st, 2017, 12:20 am
by Gumby
Great report with some incredible names, Greg! Congratulations on getting Walter Hill on your Warriors poster, it really is incredible.

Re: Misc. April Meets in NYC

Posted: April 21st, 2017, 12:22 am
by Greg2600
Thanks, it's basically one person short still, that of "Cowboy."

Re: Misc. April Meets in NYC

Posted: April 21st, 2017, 12:44 am
by Gumby
Well, I've faith in you getting him in 2017. :like:

Your picture with Hill came out pretty good too, all things considered. It actually took me a second to even notice the floating head. How was Dennehy? Is he an easy get? Does he sign often?

Re: Misc. April Meets in NYC

Posted: April 21st, 2017, 1:23 am
by Greg2600
Dennehy is fairly easy, but he's old and walks with a limp.

Re: Misc. April Meets in NYC

Posted: April 21st, 2017, 9:45 am
by WOODMO
Great stuff!!

The Dennehy shot is fine, fuzzy or not it's clearly him.

Re: Misc. April Meets in NYC

Posted: April 21st, 2017, 9:59 am
by djknightrida
Would love to meet Dennehy.

Excellent score

Re: Misc. April Meets in NYC

Posted: April 23rd, 2017, 2:03 am
by heelorton79
Thar Walter Hill shot is actually pretty good. If you photo shopped your reflection above his head out, no one would really be able to tell he was behind the glass.

Re: Misc. April Meets in NYC

Posted: April 23rd, 2017, 11:03 am
by Greg2600
heelorton79 wrote:
April 23rd, 2017, 2:03 am
Thar Walter Hill shot is actually pretty good. If you photo shopped your reflection above his head out, no one would really be able to tell he was behind the glass.
Kudos to the staff for the cleanliness of their door! Yeah it's possible but would easily take me several days off and on, to do.

Re: Misc. April Meets in NYC

Posted: April 26th, 2017, 2:41 am
by class316
Honestly I prefer the old Laura Linney shot as she has no beanie