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We've just announced a new guest: Michael Hogan, who played Colonel Tigh on Battlestar Galactica!



I have to admit, a year ago I wouldn't have been all that excited, but now that I've watched the show... woohoo!

He joins David Nykl (Dr. Zelenka on Stargate: Atlantis) and authors:

R.J. Anderson
Stephanie Bedwell-Grime
Erik Buchanan
Julie E. Czerneda
Gemma Files
Matthew LeDrew
Lesley Livingston
Karin Lowachee
Derwin Mak
Violette Malan
David Nickle
Michelle Rowen
Douglas Smith

There should be another guest announcement soon - keep your eyes on the website!



In other news, the job hunt continues. So far I've applied to 30 jobs and been in touch with 10 recruiters, plus I've updated my resume on a number of job hunting websites. I got an email today from one of the recruiters asking me if I'm available for a phone call Thursday morning.

I also got a call from my doctor's office today - I have an appointment over at Sunnybrook on April 20. Presumably this relates to the genetic tests that were being done.

And I'm having another bit of fun with Future Shop and HMV - this time I'm trying to get my hands on the 2-disc edition of the new Pet Shop Boys album. It was supposed to come out on March 23, but nobody around here seemed to get it on time. The 2-disc version was pushed back to April 3, but again nobody was getting it then. HMV was supposed to get it today, but all I could find was one copy of the 1-disc version. The woman helping me said, "It should be in by the end of the week." Oy. Here we go again...

Date: 2009-04-08 02:26 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] redeem147.livejournal.com
I would have been excited by Michael Hogan anyway. I stopped watching Cold Squad when he left.

Date: 2009-04-08 07:41 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] boywhocantsayno.livejournal.com
I'd be interested in asking him some acting-related questions. For instance, how did he deal with having no depth perception for much of the show? (Having done theatre yourself, I'm sure you recognize the importance of depth perception to an actor.)

And there was a very subtle shift in the character from the point where he learned that he was a Cylon sleeper. Given that he didn't even know Tigh was a Cylon until he got the script for the episode that revealed it, what was the thought process he put into developing the change in the character? (I can't even quite put my finger on what the change was, except that he became subtly conflicted. Very subtly... it was there, but I can't point at any particular moment right now and say "there it is".)

Of course, I probably won't be able to get to the Main Room when he's on stage... sigh.

As for Cold Squad... I've seen a few episodes here and there, but I don't think I saw any that he was in. (I always thought it was a CTV series, but apparently it was a CBS show. I wonder what I was thinking of... I know I wasn't confusing it with DaVinci.)

Date: 2009-04-08 11:25 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] redeem147.livejournal.com
Cold Squad is Canadian. I think the American rip-off was called Cold Case. Nice for them to steal one of ours then pretend it wasn't.

Date: 2009-04-08 02:31 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] brotherflounder
Frak. There's no way I'm gonna be able to get up there for this, despite three excellent reasons to go. Stupid Real Life interfering with any con I ever wish to go to.

Hope your tests go well!

Date: 2009-04-08 07:33 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] boywhocantsayno.livejournal.com
Three reasons? Obviously Michael Hogan is one of them. Without wanting to sound egotistical (and probably failing), I'm assuming that meeting me IRL would be another. What (or who) is the third? David Nykl? One of the author guests? Or something else?

And you know, it's only a weekend... you don't have to plan a massive vacation around it, at least not this one time when there's other stuff going on in your life. Toronto's not going anywhere.

And thanks for the good wishes on the medical side.

Date: 2009-04-08 11:54 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] assetic.livejournal.com
*dances* haha Only one fandom my bum! :p

I can't wait to meet him again.

Date: 2009-04-08 12:59 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] icedrake.livejournal.com
Coolness!

Hey, I'm sorry to keep bugging you, but can you let me know about that email? I need to go look elsewhere if you're not interested.

Date: 2009-04-10 07:29 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] boywhocantsayno.livejournal.com
Responded... and I will try to do what I said I would do tomorrow (I don't know if the person I need to call has plans for the long weekend).

Date: 2009-04-08 01:15 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] whitesangria.livejournal.com
I am going to say this again: PRE-FUCKING-ORDER. Bricks & Mortar store stupidity is why God invented online ordering. At least you know you'll get it.

I import stuff from the UK online just because I know that I not willing to wait for them to get here. And it makes me a happier person. I have my cds, and I don't have to be angry with the blank staring people at the stores.

Date: 2009-04-09 04:42 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] troystar.livejournal.com
Yeah I agree, I just ordered some stuff from Amazon UK it came in 2-3 days and prices were good. I haven't ordered the Pet Shop Boys yet Amazon Canada wants $10 for postage which is way too much on a $15 CD but if you live in Canada I think you can get free shipping. I'm gonna wait for the USA release on April 21st.

You're not gonna miss blank staring people at the stores LOL

Date: 2009-04-08 04:35 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jeffreyab.livejournal.com
Kudos!

Michael Hogan will be a great guest I am sure.

Remember to find him a smoking area at the hotel though.

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