The Bionicon 2 Convention - June 29 - July 1 2007 in Los Angeles
The Bionicon 1 Convention - June 23-25, 2006 in Tampa, Fla
There is SO MUCH information that it’s going to take me a while to get to it all, so I’m going to put the MAJOR points out RIGHT NOW. Pictures and everything else will follow over the next couple of weeks, so be sure to check back every day just in case!!!
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“V” attendees were: Ken Johnson, Marc Singer and Denny Miller (he was the skyfighter pilot in V:TO during the camp scene.) He was also the Visitor who kept asking Donovan all those questions when Donovan snuck aboard the Mothership and escaped via the skyfighter.
Ken Johnson brought his family along! Wife, the amazing Susie, beautiful daughter Kate and Kate’s husband, Doug (who, btw, is very cute!) Denny Miller had his lovely and most personable wife, Nancy, with him, and Marc, as usual, was solo. I asked Marc why his wife, Huanini Minn, never comes to the conventions with him but I can’t remember his answer because I was still in shock that I was standing in front of “Mike Donovan!” You all remember Huanini was in the first episode of V:TS.
Upon seeing my daughter, KJ (dubbed KJ:TSG by “V” fan Theresa K!), Marc asked me if I was spreading out her inoculation shots. He continued to tell me how there’s a chance of autism if the shots weren’t spread out. I asked if his daughter’s shots were spread out and he said ‘no’ but she is just fine, thank goodness! She’s 15 and doing great! Marc may be back in NJ for MonsterMania in Cherry Hill (for next year) but it’s not set up yet.
Denny Miller and Nancy (Nancy has 8 grandsons) were incredible. I gave KJ:TSG to Denny and he looked so scared as if he were going to drop her! But I knew he wouldn’t. Denny, if you didn’t know, is a BIG guy and still in perfect shape. You may remember he played Tarzan. He was also in Gilligan’s Island!
Ken Johnson wasn’t in the Dealer’s Room signing autographs like Marc and Denny, so you can only imagine how I felt. I had to find him. He HAD to meet baby KJ. Ken was running around doing 1000 things at once, but I spotted Susie in the Convention room so I approached her and when I told her who I was, I got the biggest smile from her and I melted! Sitting right next to her was Ken’s daughter, Kate, and her husband, Doug. Susie immediately asked me where the baby was so I told her that she was HERE (in Tampa) but out with my friends. Then Susie asked if Ken knew I was here yet so I told her no, I haven’t seen him yet.
On Saturday, 6/24/06, Ken did a LIVE Director’s Commentary on the Bionic Woman episode “Doomsday.” Ken’s commentary was every bit as interesting as the one he did for “V.” He told some great stories which incorporated “V” people such as composer Joe Harnell, actor Stack Pierce, etc. After he was done, I went up to him (he was still on stage) to say hi and he was ecstatic to see me! He asked for the baby so I told him she’ll catch up with him later. It seemed fine with him because he was being bombarded with other people walking up to him, etc. Poor guy wasn’t left alone for one second but he remained as sweet as ever and made it a point to speak to everyone who approached him! A real trooper indeed!
Later in the evening there was an Autograph Session with Ken Johnson and Lindsay Wagner. I was hanging out in the hallway checking email when wah-la! My friends, Lisa & Jeri who were watching my baby showed up with the baby! What perfect timing! So we all went into the Autograph room and Ken was finishing up with the last few people but luckily, Susie (and Kate and Doug) were right there. Lisa took the baby out of the stroller and introduced her to Susie. I wish I had a picture of baby KJ meeting Susie for the first time. It was absolutely precious! I gave baby KJ over to Susie and I whipped out my camera! Ken looked over, saw everything going on, and was torn between running over to see the baby or finishing up with his last autograph fan! I “told” him to go ahead and finish up. As soon as he did, he came right over and just had to see the baby! My knees just about buckled out from under me!
Okay. You’ve waited long enough. Here are the “V” updates!!!!!!!