and I were sitting on chenille-covered chairs in the air conditioned
lobby of the Beverly Hilton, wondering if we'd ever see him. We had
no idea what time the Brotherhood panel session was or if we'd
already missed it. As it turns out, the ballrooms are to the right
of the lobby. If we were going to see him, this would be the place.
So, we sat and waited.
At 11:45, he walked through the doors. We jumped up and, as he
walked to the front desk to check in, I asked him if he would have 5
minutes after the panel discussion to talk with us. He said that he
didn't know what the schedule was. He also said that he hadn't
slept. (Probably took the red-eye from Rhode Island.) I answered
that we were the first to arrive and that DD (Raven) and Angela were
on their way. We told him that we would wait patiently until he
could give us some time.
The rest of the afternoon, he was ushered/escorted/directed through
the lobby, about a dozen times, to the various locations, and each
time he apologized for not being able to stop and chat. But we
assured him that we were fine. At least we weren't outside behind
barracades in the hot sun. We were also well behaved enough that
Security didn't bother us.
In the meantime, we saw, in no particular order, David Duchovny,
James Remar, Matthew Modine, Natashia McElhone (not sure of the
spelling), Christiane Amanpour, one of the Olsen twins (not a fan,
so couldn't tell which), Jason Clarke (of course), and the casts of
Weeds. There were more, but
Finally, he came over to us, apologizing again, signed several
Lucius pix for the charity auctions, posed for group pictures, and
it was all too brief, but enjoyable nevertheless. And I forgot to
get my hug, darn it!!
inadvertently wrote Marianne's phone no. on one of the pics,
Jason was laughing about being given someone's phone number.)
Funny anecdote: Sitting at the opposite side of the lounge from us
were two female limo drivers bemused by our encounter. When Jason
was finally pulled away from us, one of them asked "Who
was that? When we told them,
they said, "Who?" (tsk! Typical!
said, "Lucius Malfoy." And I whipped out one of the pix he had
signed, and one yelled, "NO WAY!" Uh, WAY!
It was great seeing everyone again. It's been 3 years since we last
got together. And Jason was the icing on the cake.