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The SciFi Channel Upfronts

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I must give shout-outs to Kelly and Steve from CinemaBlend, who introduced themselves as I was wandering about. We gossiped about Galactica while trying to avoid spoiling Sam, and yammered about how out of place we felt and how crazy nice the shindig was. We also speculated about the contents of the goodie bags we'd been promised, because yes, we're greedy.

Finally, Browder was released by whomever he'd been talking to. Sam snagged him for us, because Sam's a New Yorker and therefore a lot harder to intimidate than I am. Kelly and Steve were still with us, so I introduced us all as official representatives of the Internet Geek fanbase. Browder actually recognized TWoP, which was exciting, and said he'd heard we'd been recapping Farscape. He seemed bemused that we were just getting around to it now, so I explained about the auctions and how the fans had been impossible to ignore. I asked if SciFi was considering doing direct-to-DVD Stargate movies, since the Galactica deal sounded like a test case. Browder said they hadn't decided yet, and then Sam asked if there might be some Farscape movies as well. I don't want to say Browder looked exhausted at the very thought, but something in his expression prompted me to say, "I bet you're not tired of hearing that question." And then we quickly changed the subject. We discussed how nice a spread SciFi had provided, and Browder said it was certainly very different from Comic-Con, and then we yammered a bit more and set him free to go schmooze other, more important people. Which would be pretty much anyone else there, up to and including the waiters. I think the important thing to remember here is that I shook hands with Ben Browder. Twice, in fact. With bonus conversation and eye contact. Oh, all right, and the stuff you'll want to know: his hair was a bit longer, he was wearing a great suit (no, not leather pants), and yes, he looked fantastic.

After that, I might have hyperventilated a little, and then I went to get another drink, and Bobby Lashley -- who was standing there -- very kindly ordered it for me. He absolutely oozes charm, and I felt terrible that I couldn't say something like "Hey, it was great that time you beat up that other guy." He started to introduce himself, and I was at least able to say that I knew who he was. Because, okay, not that I would have recognized his name out of context, but first of all, he had been introduced. And second of all, even if he is wearing a fantastic suit, I'm not sure it's possible to see someone who looks like this and not say, "Let me guess: you're a professional wrestler?" But super-charming.

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The SciFi Channel Upfronts

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Skiffy To-Do Dah

I must give shout-outs to Kelly and Steve from CinemaBlend, who introduced themselves as I was wandering about. We gossiped about Galactica while trying to avoid spoiling Sam, and yammered about how out of place we felt and how crazy nice the shindig was. We also speculated about the contents of the goodie bags we'd been promised, because yes, we're greedy.

Finally, Browder was released by whomever he'd been talking to. Sam snagged him for us, because Sam's a New Yorker and therefore a lot harder to intimidate than I am. Kelly and Steve were still with us, so I introduced us all as official representatives of the Internet Geek fanbase. Browder actually recognized TWoP, which was exciting, and said he'd heard we'd been recapping Farscape. He seemed bemused that we were just getting around to it now, so I explained about the auctions and how the fans had been impossible to ignore. I asked if SciFi was considering doing direct-to-DVD Stargate movies, since the Galactica deal sounded like a test case. Browder said they hadn't decided yet, and then Sam asked if there might be some Farscape movies as well. I don't want to say Browder looked exhausted at the very thought, but something in his expression prompted me to say, "I bet you're not tired of hearing that question." And then we quickly changed the subject. We discussed how nice a spread SciFi had provided, and Browder said it was certainly very different from Comic-Con, and then we yammered a bit more and set him free to go schmooze other, more important people. Which would be pretty much anyone else there, up to and including the waiters. I think the important thing to remember here is that I shook hands with Ben Browder. Twice, in fact. With bonus conversation and eye contact. Oh, all right, and the stuff you'll want to know: his hair was a bit longer, he was wearing a great suit (no, not leather pants), and yes, he looked fantastic.

After that, I might have hyperventilated a little, and then I went to get another drink, and Bobby Lashley -- who was standing there -- very kindly ordered it for me. He absolutely oozes charm, and I felt terrible that I couldn't say something like "Hey, it was great that time you beat up that other guy." He started to introduce himself, and I was at least able to say that I knew who he was. Because, okay, not that I would have recognized his name out of context, but first of all, he had been introduced. And second of all, even if he is wearing a fantastic suit, I'm not sure it's possible to see someone who looks like this and not say, "Let me guess: you're a professional wrestler?" But super-charming.

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