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Celebrities and such
« on: January 14, 2004, 02:09:59 PM »
Fell just called to inform me that Andy Serkis, who brought Gollum to life in the LotR movies, will be doing a book signing tonight at the Crossroads Mall in Salt Lake City. The book is titled "Gollum" and is presumably about Mr. Serkis' experiences in while filming. At the risk of irking him for not buying the book, I'm going to ask him to sign my Two Towers DVD case instead. Fell suggested buying a Gollum action figure and having him sign the box, and keeping it as a collector's item.

I can't confirm this event through either the Borders web site or the Andy Serkis official web site, but I think I'll go anyway, just in case. If anyone wants to car pool up to SLC, post it here.
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Re: Celebrities and such
« Reply #1 on: January 14, 2004, 02:30:09 PM »
7 to 9 isn't it?

I heard that quite a while ago.  The thought of braving a billion screaming fangirls turns me off.
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« Reply #2 on: January 14, 2004, 02:36:33 PM »
Yeah, I just called the store and confirmed it.

And fuzzy, it's not like it's Orlando Bloom or Elijah Wood. I think the only big fans that will be there are the ones who got more into the books, where Gollum is a much cooler character. Still, I'm expecting it to be very crowded.
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« Reply #3 on: January 14, 2004, 02:38:06 PM »
Er.  I would introduce you to the female friends that I know disprove that rule, but you wouldn't want to meet them.
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Re: Celebrities and such
« Reply #4 on: January 14, 2004, 05:16:47 PM »
If one of you got something signed by Mr. Serkis, I'd wager one of my sisters-in-law, if not even my mother-in-law, would pay for it. They're such huge "fanboys" that it scares ME, and I can tell you all about DC post-Zero Hour continuity.

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« Reply #5 on: January 14, 2004, 05:29:37 PM »
What is it with you and the lyrics today, Saint?  First the integrated circuits and things and now this?
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Re: Celebrities and such
« Reply #6 on: January 14, 2004, 06:30:34 PM »
I use art when it suits my purposes. *shrug*

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« Reply #7 on: January 14, 2004, 06:40:08 PM »
Don't get me wrong; I think it's great and it tickles me when I get the joke.  I just wondered if it was anything special about today.
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Re: Celebrities and such
« Reply #8 on: January 14, 2004, 07:10:04 PM »
I have a work meeting tonight  :'(.  I'd love to go and get an action figure case signed.  If anyone who goes up can get one sigened for me (well you'd have to buy a figure to) I'd pay you back for the figure and something extra for the hassle.
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« Reply #9 on: January 15, 2004, 12:25:12 PM »
The line, as fuzzy suspected, was HUGE. I think it may have been the longest line I've ever seen in my life. So for me and my brother, it ended up being a 2-hour drive to hear Andy Serkis do his Gollum scene from TT over some loudspeakers, and then pick up some mexican food.

Eh, it was fun anyway.
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Re: Celebrities and such
« Reply #10 on: January 15, 2004, 03:01:50 PM »
I did not stay, but a friend of mine did and got my Extended Edition DVD case signed. I would make a precious joke, but then I'd have to kick my own butt.
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« Reply #11 on: January 15, 2004, 07:39:18 PM »
Go ahead and do so - it'd be fun to watch.

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« Reply #12 on: January 16, 2004, 12:45:20 PM »
So this thread doesn't really belong in "news" anymore, but whatever.

Since pretty much everyone here is a geek (stacer excluded), I just had to share this little anecdote from Wil Wheaton. C'mon, I dare you to read this and not love the guy.

http://www.wilwheaton.net/mt/archives/001495.php#001495
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« Reply #13 on: January 16, 2004, 12:54:32 PM »
ok, i'm a geek. NOt a nerd. I didn't like his character and I don't like blogs, so I admit NEVER having read anything on his site before. Just so you know, I broke that trend just for you Tage.

And yeah, it was worth it.

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« Reply #14 on: January 16, 2004, 01:02:34 PM »
Ha!  Ha ha!