I mingle some more, stare at the pretty people, waiting for a break in the crowds that are hovering near them. Say hi in passing to the guys from Eureka, tell them I like their show, which gets me big smiles. I'm nearly blinded by the effect of the dual gleaming teeth of Ed Quinn and Colin Ferguson. Wow. Not quite as wow as Amanda Tapping who is standing two feet away from them. She looks amazing out of that ugly Stargate uniform.
Then David Howe, President of Sci Fi, comes out and starts the upfront presentation. Thankfully, I've just landed a seat next to a pal of mine on an ottoman looking thing. Then I look around and see that I'm sitting smack in front of NBC head honcho Jeff Zucker. Note to self: No fidgeting! For the next half hour or so we get presentations on all the Sci Fi products and shows and comic books and websites. They announce for those who weren't at the BSG panel that Caprica got a backdoor pilot. Their shows look pretty interesting. I'm so watching Run for Money, a crazy game show where people basically play a grown-up version of Tag. At this point I realize that Who Wants to Be a Superhero is not on their reality lineup. Guess they're not planning a third season. While I'm not surprised (the ratings were horrible), I'm a little bummed. I liked that show. I know, maybe my badge should have just said Geek/Television Without Pity instead of bothering to put my name. The execs also announce that they'll be streaming the season premiere of Battlestar Galactica at noon on April 4th. Note to self: Skip lunch to watch.
After all the sales and facts and figures have been presented, we're released back into the mingling. I decide to make it my mission to actually talk to someone and act like a real reporter. This gets waylaid when a friend and we notice that they're allowing people to take photos with Grace Park and Tricia Helfer. For the sake of our respective marriages (me so my husband won't drool too much and my friend so that his wife won't get mad that he was posing with two hot chicks) we decide to forget the whole journalistic integrity thing and go together to get our picture taken. Tricia Helfer is really tall. She's wearing heels, but still. Very statuesque. I on the other hand just sort of make some lame comment about how I should have worn higher heels. She smiles. Yeah, I come off like a dork. Oh well.