vrijdag 29 april 2011

Fedcon 2011

Every year het Fedcon is being held in Germany. The Fedcon is a convention for Sci-Fi loves. That means special guests from series like Star Trek, Stargate and Firefly are no exceptions.
This year was the 20th birthday of the show, which gets more crowded every year.

The most special guest this year was Richard Dean Anderson, known for his mainparts in "MacGyver" and "Stargate". Because this man is sort of a legend I decided to do the photoshoot with him. What I didn't know at the moment was that he gained some (?) weight and he was wearing a funny (?) hat. Below you an see the result of the photoshoot I've done with Richard.

Will Wheaton, known for his parts in "Stand By Me", "Toy Soldiers" and the "Star Trek: The Next Generation" series. It was very special that he did a show in Europe, because I couldn't remember a single Europian show he attended. Will was very nice and posed for a picture for free, while I didn't even buy an autograph.

Kate Vernon, who plays Ellen Tigh in the new "Battlestar Galactica" series signed my poster and posed for a picture... Also, very nice woman!

donderdag 28 april 2011

Fast & Furious 5 Premiere @ Cologne Cinedom

After seeing a few stars from the movie in Amsterdam, I decided to go to the German premiere in Cologne as well the day after. In Germany more people from the movie would attend the premiere and amongst them there were a few I've never met before. So plenty of reason to go. Unfortunately the weather wasn't as nice as it was in Amsterdam, but luckily for us (me, Rene & Roy) it stopped raining at the moment we decided to wait at the venue. And there we waited...and waited... And more people waited...

And even more people waited...
The first one to arrive was Tyrese Gibson, known for movies as "2 Fast, 2 Furious", "Tranformers", "Death Race" and many others. First he didn't want to sign or pose for me, the second time he didn't want to do it... But finally he did it, he signed my Filmcell of "Transformers" and posed fo a picture. Many thanks for the security guy for peeping into the picture as well!
Elsa Pataky, also known for her part in the enjoyable movie "Snakes On A Plane" signed the DVD-cover of that movie and posed for a picture...
Gal Gadot, also known for her part in Fast & Furious (4) posed for a picture.
Justin Lin, the director of the movie, signed the picture I've got with him in Amsterdam and he posed for a new picture... We also talked about his upcoming movie with Arnold Schwarzenegger, a new Terminator movie!!!!!!! Woohoo, well done Justin, I hope you find the correct studio to support it!
Also, Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson signed my Blu Ray cover of "Get Smart" and my DVD-cover of "Gridiron Gang".

Trailer of Fast Five... Doesn't it look cool already?

woensdag 27 april 2011

Fast People @ Amstel Hotel Amsterdam

To promote the fifth installment of the Fast & Furious franchise, a couple of actors came to Amsterdam. A premiere was held at the Pathe Arena, next to the (in)famous football stadium. Together with fellow collectors Rene and Roy we decided to wait at the hotel where they were staying. After some waiting I was able to meet Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson. He signed my "The Mummy" trilogy Blu Ray Boxset, my dvd-covers of "Welcome To The Jungle", "Doom" and "Walking Tall". He was also more than willing to pose for this nice picture... Really nice guy!
Paul Walker ("The Fast & The Furious", "Into The Blue", "Takers"), whom I had already met during the German premiere of the fourth installment signed my poster of "Into The Blue" and posed for a picture.
When he came back Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson signed my previously posed picture and the DVD-covers of "The Other Guys" and "Be Cool". And why not make another picture with The Rock while at it?
Justin Lin, the director of the 3rd, 4th and 5th installment of the franchise, signed my DVD-coves of "Fast & Furious" and "Annapolis". Also, he posed fot a picture.
Not so fast Dutch singer Rene Froger departed the hotel while we were waiting for the others. I took the opportunity to make a picture with the singer.

zaterdag 16 april 2011

BIFFF 2011: GOH Renny Harlin

This year my last trip to Brussels for the BIFFF was for acclaimed action director Renny Harlin. I went to Brussels early in the afternoon together with fellow collectors Bart & Rene. When we arrived at BIFFF we saw that we were actually early and almost no visitors and crew were already at the location. Together with Bart I decided to wait outside for his (may be early) arrival. When that actually happened, ofcourse the unfortunate Rene was nowhere to be found. While completing my Renny Harlin autograph collection (11 autographs in one meet!) Rene was checking out some DVD's. Renny signed my DVD-covers of "Die Hard 2", "The Long Kiss Good Night", "Cliffhanger", "Cutthroat Island", "Driven", "Mindhunters", "The Covenant", "12 Rounds", "Deep Blue Sea", "Exorcist: The Beginning" and my Gift-Set with all the "Nightmare On elm Street" movies, for which he directed the fourth installment. This second picture was actually the first one I took with Renny Harlin when he got out of the car.

donderdag 14 april 2011

BIFFF 2011: Timothy Spall @ Wake Wood Premiere

British actor Timothy Spall came to BIFFF for the first time to promote his upcoming film Wake Wood. Spall is mostly known for his parts in movies like "Harry Potter", "The Last Samurai" and "Sweeney Todd". For me signed a large filmcell of "Harry Potter And The Order Of The Phoenix", posterfoto's of "Alice In Wonderland" and "Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows part 1", the filmcell of "The Last Samurai" and Blu-Ray covers of "Sweeney Todd" and "Harry Potter And The Goblet Of Fire". He was, just like the first I met him, willing to pose for a picture.

zondag 10 april 2011

BIFFF 2011: GOH Alexandre Aja

Het guest of honour of the festival this year was director Alexandre Aja, known for movies like "Piranha 3D", "Mirrors" and "The Hills Have Eyes". The director signed my DVD-covers of "The Hills Have Eyes" and "Mirrors" and the Blu-Ray cover of "Piranha 3D". And he also didn't mind to pose for a picture.

BIFFF 2011: Premiere La Proie

Like every year in april, this year there is also the Brussels International Fantastic Film Festival (BIFFF) taking place. And, like every year, they also have a few cool guests to attend to festival. This time the first day I went to the festival (with Rene, Bart & Tom) was on the premiere of the movie "La Proie" for which actress Catarina Murino came over to Brussels to promote the movie. Catarina Murino is mostly known for her Bond-Girl part in the James Bond movie "Casino Royale". After her Q&A she signed my Blu-Ray covers of "Casino Royale" and "XIII" and posed for the picture.

zaterdag 9 april 2011

Hannibal Lecter Visits Maastricht!

It was quite a suprise when I was secretly tipped off that legendary Hollywood actor Anthony Hopkins (Silence Of The Lambs, The Elephant Man, The Bounty, The Mask Of Zorro) was coming to our very own capital city of the province, namely Maastricht. Holland never gets many celebrities coming over, but Maastricht was really unbelievable. I decided to wait anyway and it was true. Anthony Hopkins was indeed in Maastricht. When he arrived he signed my DVD-covers of Silence Of The Lambs, Red Dragon, The Mask Of Zorro and Bad Company. As you cab see the legendary Academy Award winning actor was very friendly it wasn't a problem at all to get a picture with him.