We kicked off Day 3 (Sunday) with the Charity Breakfast. Christian Cerratos
, Justin Chon
, Chaske Spencer
and Alex Meraz
spent time chatting with everyone at each of the tables. We had plenty of people covering it, so I cruised back to my post backstage.
The hotel staff was incredible - and even helped me bring some breakfast back for both me and Chantelle, the other volunteer backstage. (She handled the technical aspect with the banner signage, and I handled the Meet & Greet's with the VIPs and the actors.) Chantelle was delighted, "You even brought orange juice?!
" I love that girl - we're like 2 peas in a pod. :)
Hannah and Hilly Hindi
were actually heading onstage, but I caught a look of longing on their faces and offered some breakfast to them, too. "Just some fruit would be wonderful...,"
I wish I'd known that when I was still at the Charity Breakfast - I would've brought back a whole plate for them. It's the least I could do - they are so sweet and professional, and handled the Q&A expertly.
This day was starting out soooo much better than yesterday or the day before. I was actually eating!! And you know what else?
I missed out on photo ops on both Friday AND Saturday coz it was so damn crazy. I was NOT going to make the same mistake on this last day. Went and bought tix for both the wolf pack and the "humans" - whaddaya think?
Me and the Wolf Pack: Alex Meraz (AKA Paul)and Chaske Spencer (AKA Sam)
ALL the photos they were taking looked HAWT - so when I got up there, I just asked 'em to "save some 'sexy' for me." *rawr
* Mission accomplished.
Check out these pics that Chauntelle got of them during their Q&A - I absolutely love 'em. They totally capture the essence of each of their personalities:
Next up was Christian and Justin. I still remember introducing Christian to the VIPs backstage - I was giving her a quick rundown and letting her know that as soon as the VIP Meet & Greet was over, she'd be heading onstage for the Q&A.
"Wait, wait. I'm not going by myself am I?"
It was so cute. I assured her Justin would be arrive by then and she literally sighed with relief.
"I'd just be so much more comfortable with Justin up there with me - or... or Edi.
" She laughed and continued, "I know it doesn't make much sense, but... still."
If you follow both Christian and Edi on Twitter, then you can totally see how comfy they are with each other. :)
Their Q&A session was one of the most energetic and interactive ones I've seen yet - totally rocked the house! Photo ops followed, and after hollering "Last Call!" to everyone, I was able to get mine:
Me and the Humans: Justin Chon (AKA Eric) and Christian Cerratos (AKA Angela)
The con was about over and I was abso-freakin-ly exhausted. The girls found me before leaving for McDonald's - they are SO sweet! Karen hooked me up with dinner, which I devoured poolside with them after everything was over. It was so nice to just relax and chit-chat after such a crazy weekend. We'd been tweeting about this con forever, so it felt like we all knew each other forever already.
Now tell me - why the hell didn't we all take a picture together at the pool?!?!
I *heart* you guys. And this... wraps up the 2009 Phoenix Twi-Tour. Coming up soon? A special interview with the sisters behind "The Hillywood Show
" - Hilly and Hannah Hindi.