GUESS WHO! Yesterday we welcomed this international celebrity to the top ….
Looks like he finally figured out the heart-hands. Finally. :P
*clears throat to defend him* He knew how to do it before, he just perfected his technique now :D
Such an amazing time at Oz Comic Con meeting this cutie!
Benedict is such a sweetheart, and so very humble.
My friend took these awesome photos from the panel and I have per permission to share with you lovely people but PLEASE DO NOT REMOVE HER NAME FROM THEM. She deserves the credit for them.
There was a massive crowd of people for the Benedict Cumberbatch panel.
All of the staff and volunteers at Oz Comic Con did a magnificent job. Every Oz Comic Con official I spoke to was remarkably helpful and kind. They did a wonderful job of managing such a tremendous amount of people, and their efforts throughout the weekend helped make the event fantastically enjoyable.
Sharing the Cumberlove!
So as some of you may know, I was extremely privileged and lucky to not only get to meet Benedict this past weekend, but actually spend some time with him. I know how incredibly fortunate I am and if I could give each and every one of you the opportunity I had, I would! But since I can’t do that, on the last day of the convention I decided to do a little Sherlock shopping for tumblr to further spread the Cumberlove.
I bought a Sherock poster, 2 gorgeous Sherlock prints by Stewart Mckenny (a very talented and prominent Australian artist) who was kind enough to hand sign both of them, and a badge with an amazing print by Jason Palmer (bigger version here)
The convention had just about run dry of Sherlock/Cumbermerch by this time so I’m sorry there’s only 4 prizes!
In order to share in this Cumberlove:
- You absolutely do not have to be following me!
- Reblogs and likes both count!
- I will ship absolutely anywhere, because there is no limit to the Cumberlove.
- Giveaway ends April 21 :)
Speaking of dreams come true….. :D
So! After visa problems, busy days, long flight i managed to go to Adelaide and meet Benedict Cumberbatch!
The photo session was crowded and very fast i was unprepared. No props allowed so i will keep my clay for Sydney. Hope they will let me take a picture with it next time.
So i stood there waiting for my turn, he looked very very beautiful in person! Gosh! Then…my turn! He said how are you, i answered hello (duh!!) he put his (big) hand on my shoulder and i put my hand on his…hip! :P I thanked him and that’s it. Thank God the pic was ok! :D
The autograph session also very crowded but that was my chance to show him my work. I brought a collage of my favorite cupcake picture and asked him to sign it.
On default he signed it but then he stopped, checked my pic and then i told him i made all the muffins. He said wow then looked at me, shook my hands and asked whether we’ve met before ( i think he was referring to Aki in Cabin Pressure recording lol) i answered no then we chatted a bit about where i come from then he said you deserved this and he wrote the message:
You are brilliant and have amused the world with your creations
He looked at his own “beautiful” handwriting and said i read it out loud for you lol. Then I thanked him, walked away shaking omg! Love how he spend more time talking to me. Thanks again B, you are too lovely.
Then the panel! I sat on the second row great view great Q&A too. Funny comments about the bug inside his wine. But i was so distracted when he touched his thigh all the time and he massaged his mineral water bottle. Suddenly I want to be the bottle :D hmmm..
Overall it has been a greaaattt experience, love meeting lots of new fellow cumbercollective too. B, wait until you see the clay in Sydney hope u like it, see you again!!
Aw! I’m so delighted you got to meet him. The Holmes family being photo bombed is hilarious!