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FORKNI-L Digest - 25 Nov 2000 to 26 Nov 2000 (#2000-363)

Sun, 26 Nov 2000

There are 6 messages totalling 240 lines in this issue.

Topics of the day:

  1. A Virgin's Take on LCA3 (LCA Virgin that is!)
  2. LaCroix's Pin
  3. Greet King (or not?) (2)
  4. ReRe: LaCroix's Pin
  5. Nigel in Scrooge


Date:    Sat, 25 Nov 2000 16:45:51 -0800
From:    Cloud <clouddancer@h.......>
Subject: A Virgin's Take on LCA3 (LCA Virgin that is!)

A Virgin's Take on LCA3 (LCA Virgin that is)
And pictures, too!

I apologize in advance to those receiving multiple copies of this post.
I'm not sure who's on which lists.

First off let me say it was nothing at all like I expected. It far
surpassed anything I could have imagined. What *did* I expect? Hmm, I
guess FK Fanfic War in real life taking place at a charity auction. I
know, sounds unrealistic, but it was lurking in the back of my head.
Come to think of it, there's a lot of strange things lurking back
there... but anyway.

My pictures are located at:

If you would like to know what was auctioned off, see even more photos,
as well as get the basic LCA info, you can visit the official website
at: http://www.mpica.org/LCA3/main.htm

The line up of events for Friday was light. More of a warm up to the
weekend. I met a few people while waiting to register that I've been
talking to for almost a year on line. It's nice being able to put faces
to the names. There were films to watch (a special effects demo, FK &
Nikita blooper reels, Nigel's "Top of the Food Chain" and a 'special'
tape of 'what goes on behind the scenes when no one is supposed to be
filming'... Roller Hockey anyone? *g*) The limited agenda left plenty of
time to eat in the hotel restaurant and drink in the hotel bar.

The bar had to be the most popular place. Lots of great late night get
togethers and discussions. Even had a drink with Nigel and a few other
FKers one afternoon.

Saturday started out with a *long* line. (I guess everyone wanted to sit
up front!) Things got started with Nigel Bennett and Jon Cassar
welcoming us to the event. Next was a Nikita behind the scenes Q & A
Panel. Auctioneers for the rest of the day included: the Nikita tech
staff, Barclay Hope (Psi Factor), Nigel Bennett, Dean McDermott (Due
South/Power Play) and Patricia Zentilli (LEXX).

The afternoon antics included a 'showing' by our very own Rae. Seems
last year Barclay joked that the people doing the bidding were all a
bunch of 'charity sluts'. Rae made up some t-shirts that read,
'Barclay's Charity Sluts'. Each shirt was marked with a different name,
Able, Cheap, Easy, Loose, Sleazy, Willing and Doc! When the seven
'models' stood up Barclay first looked a bit confused, but it wasn't
long before he was busting up! I got a couple of good pics and there are
some at the LCA site as well.

One of the funniest moments was when Nigel's son, Sam, climbed under the
front table and began to toss out personal items (socks, sweatshirt, a
watch). Dean played this to everyone's advantage by grabbing the items
and auctioning them off! I think they brought about $125! Poor Dad, he
had to go buy everything back... can't take the boy home half dressed!!

Saturday night was party time. There were eats as well as a DJ. Plenty
of visiting, dancing and good times. Nancy K. and I got a little goofy
at one point and started doing a polka around the dance floor! (This
one's for you, Schanke!)

Sunday started off with a Nikita cast Q & A Panel followed by auctioning
with the Nikita cast, Nick Gray (FK), Kathryn Long (FK), Jon Cassar,
Brigitte Berman (Producer) and Nigel. The day wrapped up with a producer
Q & A Panel and the lightening auction.

This year's Coke cans seemed to run along the lines of what can you take
off or where can you put it. Although we did have one Coke can torture
session as well as a recipient pampering session. When Nigel's Coke can
was auctioned off, the buyer didn't want to retrieve it. A group of us
sitting nearby held out our hands and piped in that we'd take it! Next
thing I knew I was hearing the words, "Give it to the virgin!!" Suddenly
my hand was introduced to... umm... you gotta see the pictures. ;)
Needless to say I was a little too occupied to take any pictures myself.
Janet & Megan graciously allowed me to put theirs up with my other
photos. Thanks, guys!!

My highlights? I got my Blackwing Treaty!!! and I got to put my hand in
Nigel's.... well, check out the pictures. *wg* I'm the one holding the
Coke can. (Thanks again, JB!!)

The people I met at LCA were fantastic. We all talked like we had known
each other Forever. One person even offered to help me buy the Treaty!!
I was speechless! *waves to... you know who you are!*

I stayed for a couple days after LCA. Monday Nancy K., Rae and I took a
trip to Niagara Falls. The place was truly amazing. We also stopped by
Niagara on the Lake and wandered around a bunch of little shops. On the
way back Nancy and I managed to put Rae to sleep with all our horse

Tuesday Marg took Nancy and I on an FK tour. *waves to Marg!* I got a
lot of good shots, but I still want more. We'll have to do it again next
year, guys!

Bottom line? If there is any way at all for you to make it next year, do
it! It's an experience you'll never forget. Make sure to visit my photo
site to share in the fun.

Cloud         <clouddancer@h.......>
Vaquera, Incarnate, Lonely Heart, Valentine,
Soñadore & closet Night Haven


Date:    Sat, 25 Nov 2000 18:12:46 -0700
From:    Kyer <kyer@p.......>
Subject: Re: LaCroix's Pin

> http://store.yahoo.com/scottishlion/kiltpins.html  There are 6 styles of
> sword kilt pins there. I thought that the middle one in the first row
> looked sort-of close.
> Emily Lacey

Oooo!  Emily, those are wonderful!
But I'm partially to the claymore on the bottom pic myself.  Its elegant yet
simple, with a thinner blade.  If you noticed the pics of LaCroix's pin, it
has a *very* thin blade.  The claymore to me looks the closest.

The only thing is the price.  Maybe if I just bent a paperclip the right
way... Anybody know paperclip Origami?

Or find another website like this?

Somebody hand me a sword!  ...Yow!


Date:    Sat, 25 Nov 2000 18:56:26 -0700
From:    KYER <KYER@p.......>
Subject: Greet King (or not?)

Sorry to disrupt, but Kyer has just received notification of a card waiting
for her at Greet King Greeting Cards.  Since a search by HotBot revealed no
such organization, her Paranoid tendencies are on alert.

If someone from this list sent this to me, let me know by tommorrow
afternoon.  Otherwise it goes in the RB pronto.

Kyer, kyer@p.......
get a virus once, get scarred for life.


Date:    Sat, 25 Nov 2000 21:29:31 -0500
From:    Stephanie Kellerman <stephke@i.......>
Subject: Re: Greet King (or not?)


forward it on to me and I will look at it.  (This is one of the things  I do for
a living.  I am a network administrator)

"The sea..where each man, as in a mirror, finds himself", Richard Basehart as
"If you obey all the rules, you miss all the fun."  Katherine Hepburn


Date:    Sat, 25 Nov 2000 22:39:36 -0800
From:    "Jan J." <jonesjan@g.......>
Subject: ReRe: LaCroix's Pin

-----Original Message-----
From: Emily Lacey <laceye@a.......>

>finally managed to check out the on-line site for a catalog I get. I have
>no clue what size Mr. Bennett's pin is, but my guess is that it is smaller
>than a kilt pin, but I offer you this for your perusal:
>There are 6 styles of sword kilt pins there. I thought that the middle one
>in the first row looked sort-of close.

Thank you Emily!!

I just happen to have a Starlog magazine that has a decent (tho’ slightly out
of focus) picture of LaCroix’s pin.  And in my opinion it’s a cross between the
Celtic Knot Sword Kilt Pin (second row - far right) and Claymore Kilt Pin
(third row - middle).  The pommel, grip and hilt comes closest to the Celtic
Knot Sword while the blade is long and thin like the Claymore.  In any case
I ordered both for a whopping $64.95us

Maybe we can get someone who runs his fan club to send Nigel the URL and
ask his opinion about it since he did get to see it a lot closer than we did.

Jan (a.k.a. Dark Knightie Jan, Jan1228)

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Date:    Sun, 26 Nov 2000 10:17:56 -0400
From:    Robert Gillis <ap840@c.......>
Subject: Nigel in Scrooge

Hi, folks. If anyone is coming up to Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada to see
Nigel in "Scrooge" in Dec. and would like to get together with another FK
fan, feel free to drop me a line off-list.

Happy belated turkey day to all American listmembers!

Heather-Anne :)


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