Suspected thrown out by a cleaner, I think. I was at that convention, and it was a pretty crazy one (the same one just after renewal where Claudia decided not to sign on for season 5, as if JMS didn't have enough to deal with) and there were fans helping him sift through the trash bags looking for them.
Now that is a convention experience I would never want to have. OMG! I can't imagine how that felt. I sooooooooooooooooooooooo hope we learn that they were actually stolen. That means there is a chance for recovery. But you do have a personal memory you share with JMS, even if it is a painful memory.:brickwall:
Best and most regretful that I didn't do more Con experience, Space City Con Galveston 2014.
Weirdest Con experience Space City Comic Con 2016 - apparently the the promoter had computer issues when it came to tickets and payment issues when it came to paying the Guests. (I've told this story many times in the past so you may have heard it before.)
The biggest way that effected me was cancelations of panels, the biggest one involving Brent Spiner, Michael Dorn, and Marina Sirtis. They all had their individual panels early on and I missed them for various reasons including one or two of them being canceled for "transportation" reasons. I didn't mind because there was supposed to be a large panel on Sunday. By Sunday they were on the verge of walking out of the building. I think the only reason they didn't was so they could keep making money selling autographs. But they certainly weren't going to stop doing that for an hour to go to a panel. That happened a lot that weekend.
It was a huge Sons of Anarchy reunion weekend. They had 17 to 20 cast members whom mostly refused to do panels because of payment issues. But of course there were professionals like Ron Perlman whom didn't make the fans suffer for what the promoter did and showed up for his panels. I heard of other incidents that were less about the fans, like reportedly Charlie Hunnam throwing punches at staff members.
I knew when I walked in the door there was going to be major issues when I was able to walk passed all the lines and right in because I bought my ticket at the gate. Thousands of people were in line, most of them with VIP Passes that ranged up to as much as $3,000.00. They could not get in because their reservations couldn't be pulled up on computers for verification. And I know many of them had journeyed from faraway lands like Australia. I just mention Australia because I distinctly remember someone from Australia screaming about what was going on. It was still a very good experience, but there was a constant undercurrent of tension that only got worse as the weekend went on. Sunday was just a matter of who was still around and when were they making their early exit. BUT I got to meet:
Alan Ritchson - (I am a big fan of his.) Blue Mountain State, Reacher, most recent TMNT Live Action films.
Robert Picardo - (You have no idea how great it was.)
Danny Treijo - (Oh you have no idea how great it was.)
Jacob Vargas - a personal favorite for anyone who has every seen Allison Anders' GAS, FOOD, LODGING (1992)
Peter Dante - Grandma's Boy and most of Adam Sandler's movies, autograph for a friend, but he is a great guy to meet. Very festive atmosphere about him.
Alex Kingston - Doctor Who, ER and so on
Jason David Frank also an autograph for a friend and he is great.
Seems like there were a few others, but my memory isn't what it use to be. I skipped Perlman because I had already met him 3 years prior after waiting in line for three hours. I wasn't doing that again even though our meeting went very poorly, but that is a story for a different time.