Spoke too soon. I think this update is the cutest I've seen so far, from any can. Two photos with James holding a baby. My heart just melted looking at these. Awwwww! He looks so kind and natural with the child. DaddyMan! (L) (L) (L)
And three other pictures here, here and here, all very cute, but I'm still staring at James with the baby.
OK, looks like that's about it for the con updates. I'm not going to be actively searching anymore.
But I did find one more picture, with a very amusing if awkward grin. Is he just beginning to smile? Or joking around? Or is he like "ehh" because the fan's being odd and scary? You do the math. Cute either way. :D
Final words in case I won't update this anymore... Eeee I love his hair!!! (L) Well, I think I already said that a couple of a times. :D I think he's a bit bigger than FedCon, which is also much appreciated. One of these days I'm going to get a microscope so I can better estimate his weight situation at all times.
Next up: An Evening with James Callis on September 12. Eeee! Pedda from Caprica City has kindly offered to get me James' autograph, and I'm pretty excited over that, so there may be even more gushing than usual. So look forward to that next month.
Monday updates, part 2:
Thanks to Artemis_Neith: The beautiful James images from the SyFy party are posted here, at the Caprica City forum! I linked to the thumbnails earlier, but here are the full-sized photos. He's so charming! (L) Seven pictures all in all, scroll down to see all of them. Gush! I can't decide which is my favorite one - shyboy grin, or "Yeah, I'm alright". He looks amused at himself, and like he's having fun posing a little. Gorgeous.
Coke! Yay! I always look forward to the Coke shots, and almost thought I wouldn't have one this time around. The coffee's been there for "caffeinated beverages fetish" purposes, but Coke is better, maybe because I drink it myself.
Again with the hand-shaking! What is he gesturing? The table? Himself? "Come here"? I love the golden little spiral that his wedding ring makes. And unlike some fans, I'm not at all bugged by the presence of said ring.
And his table, albeit without him. You can see his sign, with the altered photo price of 20 bucks. I guess I should critize that or something, but all I can think of is "aww, he's written it so neatly". The fangirl is fangirling. Also, those are some nice-looking photos that you can get signed.
Monday updates, part 1:
Bear McCreary has written a long post about his Comic Con experience, including three cute James photos! Bear is the composer for BSG, and his blog is insightful and well written. (Plus I have a soft spot for him since the mockumentary he did with James.)
What's going on here? It looks like Hogan is crying, Eddie's soothing him and James is looking on, ready to burst into tears himself. Are they just hearing about Harvey Frand? Or maybe they're joking around and Hogan's pretending to be crying? Weird.
James is shaking his hand again. And his hair is looking endearingly scruffy, like he just got out of bed or something. :D I wonder what that sticker in his chest said? Does anybody remember?
Dianora's Comic Con report part one, with two photos of James. Dia's met James many times before - much fan envy, grrr! - and mentions being "strangely reticent" this time, so maybe James was really just tired on Friday evening. He does look tired, but cute. Mmm. Dia, like someone else earlier, mentions going wild over the leather jacket (who didn't?). And she calls the EVIL hat a trucker hat. It always amuses me when people make the trucker reference, for some reason.
Puppy eyes. Awww.
Posing with Eddie and Hogan here, here and here. Since James never had many scenes together with them, it feels a little more special to have these shots of them together.
There are a bunch of photos from the BSG concert, but I'm only linking to a couple that show James from upclose. He's put on his regular glasses and the EVIL text of the trucker hat is no longer hidden under the sunglasses. It makes it somehow more amusing, yet I also wish to see his hair. Here's two in color:
I like it when he wears glasses. It makes me feel closer to him, because I wear glasses. This means we're totally soul twins and understand each other about everything and all that. And maybe it's because it's so hot right now, but I cannot imagine going to California and wearing a leather jacket PLUS a flannel shirt PLUS a boy next door shirt. Why wasn't he boiling?
For some reason, these are all black and white:
Talking with his hands. (Michelle looks damn hot and very different from Admiral Cain!)
Hand on his heart.
Applauding. Hee! He has his mouth open and looks very happy here. So cute.
Looking at Michelle while smiling all cutely. Does he have a ponytail? Ahh, the hair!
A very cute picture with a very cute young fan. Awww.
Talking to a fan. His head is cutely tilted and he looks interested in what the fan has to say. Awww again. Also: I love his ear and the locks of hair over and under it. His hair looks SO GOOD right now. Guh.
There's a gigantic post here, but if you have a slow connection, you might want to skip straight to the James pictures, here and here. Somehow these are very amusing photos. He has this cartoonish look on his face in both of them. Maybe the fan he's talking to is saying something funny.
Baltar. Nuff said. Slightly blurry, but I love these frozen moments - again, it looks like he's making "signature" movements in the air. Maybe he air-signed for some people who didn't want to pay? ;)
That seems to be all for now. I'll keep an eye on the reports at least for a few more days. I'm working again, so there may not be as frequent updates, but I'm still searching.
Video linky! DEWDcast had a nice little chat with James about Comic Con and how fans approach his character. Apparently they got a little more positive about Gaius by the end. "After the first season they were like, 'Oi, you', and after the second season they weren't too keen either." :D He looks and sounds lovely and I can't get over how second season Baltar he looks! *loves*
(Also, it seems like they caught him while smoking, since there are others smoking in the background. That just adds to the cuteness in my book! ;) )
A lovely meeting story from verymiao:
I happened to be walking by and did a double-take when I saw him and EJO posing for a picture. I gawked for a bit, then he sat down and I realised he was signing autographs. I thought there must be a long line, but no, he was just... there! So my man & I went up and started chatting to him. We talked about Sex, Chips and Rock & Roll. I was like "You were brilliant... with your, like, 2 lines" and he looked a bit miffed and said "Did I have 2 lines? I think I had a few more than that" and then I said something about how he was mostly looking pretty with his long hair. Hopefully I didn't offend him! He asked me if I was drooling over Dallas and I just kind of gave him a weird look and said "Uh... no". Duh, James, I was drooling over you?Awww! Maybe he thought you were drooling over Dallas and didn't even notice he had more than two lines? I actually thought his role was pretty central, but I can imagine choking up like this in front of The James. And I don't think that was very insulting at all. I love the haggling bit - when I saw that on twitter, I thought the guy was just a haggler in general. :D
The worst part was that we realised as he was signing a pic that we'd just spent most of our cash, and he didn't take credit card. We paid him with our last $17 and a £5 that we randomly had.
Anyway, there you go. I was kind of randomly insulting, stiffed him on his fee, and he was still nice to me.
A lovely photo and meeting story here:
He was extremely friendly / funny. The guy who was before me asked what he was up to now and his first response was, “Well, sleep mostly.” After taking the picture he told me to make sure I liked it, then looked at it and said, “I think it’s pretty cool actually.” He too kinda seemed like his character, again, without the sociopathic tendencies.Hee! I thought he was having sleepless nights in the suburbs? Maybe Anika is sleeping all night already.
And a very friendly smile here. Awww!
Thursday updates, part 2:
Baltar's babes. *drool* *stares* OK, I have a new favorite. It keeps changing, but this is just... *drool*
With Nicki Clyne. Baring his teeth, which looks adorable.
And uh... that seems to be all for today! We'll see if there's a bit more stuff coming in tomorrow, or if it dwindles down for now. Stay tuned!
Some new photos!
Gorgeous thumbnails on this page, with James showing up at some gala or other. However, when you click on them to enlarge, it tells you to log in. Blah. Still, the thumbnails are big enough to see his beauty. Thumbs up!
My new favorite, looking up at a fan so happy and animated. (L)! And the hair! So pretty.
Closeup. I love how his chest hair just creeps up and won't be hidden. It has a mind of its own.
Talking about something, which always looks cute when frozen in a picture. That's one gigantic cup of coffee he's got there.
Looking down. Chest hair, again, creeping up. Between that and the hair parting... guh! Had to turn on the fan.
A funny face. He looks grief-stricken, but maybe it's just the way his face happened to be at the moment the camera snapped. Hee.
Talking to EJO and Nicki Clyne. There's a bit of a blur here, but the hair can be seen.
This one only shows his arm, but Nicki looks lovely, so I'm going to include it.
And a couple of more photos with him talking to EJO and Hogan, here and here. And talking to... someone else here.
Again, a bit blurry. I'm not sure if I endorse snapping a photo of someone else's photo with stars. But James looks gorgeous, so linkage.
I wonder if the blue shirt is the same one he wore at last year's Dragon*Con. It looks the same. The white one could be the shirt he had on for The Music of BSG, but he's ditched the suspenders.
Edit: There was a bunch of back and forth between me and Dan Radke, but since he published it all in his own blog, I've decided to delete it from here. I consider the matter closed.
Wednesday updates, part 3:
James with a couple of cosplayers. The hair of it all! (Hmm, maybe bigger than FedCon after all..? *drools* *slaps self*)
A picture with a fan. I think I already linked to this blog earlier, but it's a bigger photo. You can see James' eyes well here, and he looks great! I wonder why he was wearing two shirts though. Isn't it hot in California?
James Callisto. Looking very cute as he's signing an autograph. He looks downright tender. (L)!
Wednesday updates, part 2:
More photos! James can be seen in the background in a few, but my absolute favorite is the one with him in the blue shirt posing with a fan. I.e. this one. I'd say something witty or intelligent, but... I dunno. My brain seems to have melted.
From another blog post:
Just as K and I were looking at James Callis, he gave us a "oh yeah, the chicks dig Gaius" look. He instantly switched into the character and sent us into giggles. So much so that we bolted, not believing we'd been reduced to such behavior. I still giggle when thinking about it.
LOL!! :D That's so... I'm glad he's used to the fangirling and can play it cool like that. It must amuse him after a while that girls stare at him and giggle. I just hope this blog doesn't come off that way (especially this post and some donut-related ramblings). I want to at least appear intelligent, but sometimes it's hard.
Observations... hmm... Observations... umm.. he's hot! So hot! Oh god!
Some photos of James talking at a BSG concert. I wish I knew what he's saying.
He's probably talking about Harvey Frand, and he has that warm look on his face that tells me he's saying something beautiful.
And here he's looking cute listening to someone else.
Part 5. Awww, so adorable!
Clapping, although the motion blur messes it up a bit. He just looks so happy that link I must.
And part 2.
This outfit isn't so much "trucker" as it is "boy next door". It's cute how he dresses down. I'm not sure which I prefer, this one or the stylish white shirt the following day.
Wednesday updates, part 1:
(I apologize for just gushing and not having much to say, but I just woke up and James is just really gorgeous in these.)
A blog post about Comic-Con, including two lovely photos:
This is my favorite moment of the whole con, I got my picture with James Callis who is Gaius Baltar from Battlestar Galactica. He is my favorite character on the show and the picture with him was only 10$ so wahoo! He was really cool and nice.Awww! (L)
SyFy party arrivals: James Callis. How beautiful is he? He's SO beautiful. The hair! The face! The glasses! I... I'm running out of comments. *gush!*
Gush, part 2: The son of gush.
How is he so beautiful in every picture? It's just... wow. Hmm, it doesn't really look like he has a donut belly here. Maybe it was just the shirts. *sigh* Well, if he's gonna be this gorgeous, it doesn't really matter. Mmmm.
And then there's the leather coat. That's... It really... Oh my god. These seem like another set of sneak photos: getting set up, eating something (awww), talking?...
Did I link to this one before? He's talking to the guy next to him, and I love how he puts his hands in his armpits. So cute.
In the series of "I'll take a picture from afar so no one can charge me": OMG Baltar. Does he have a backpack on?
Tuesday updates, part 3:
Hey, I forgot to check flickr for Baltar! SO HOT.
ZOMG indeed! When I saw this, I had to get some ice cream with chocolate chips. (interesting reaction, actually.)
Intense, if a bit tired. Hmm, I wonder if James took this one himself? It seems to be that close up.
OMG, the hair. So beautiful. On Friday he had a scruffy chin, on Saturday he was clean shaven.
Is it just me or is he looking more like Baltar than he has in years? I mean early seasons Baltar. Is he getting younger-looking lately? Guh!
The ladies love Baltar.
The cap AND the boy next door shirt from FedCon! (They actually go together!) He looks very thin in some of these pictures, but not so thin in others, so... OK, have I become one of those annoying people who comment on how thin he looks all the time? I think I'd rather be the annoying person who thinks he looks fatter in every picture, just because I hope so. So I give you this picture and my assessment that while the shirts seem to be bunching up, the shape of his body does look different from FedCon.
A new picture on Flickr.. hmm, damn, that is a lot of shirt. Maybe I'll just focus on his hair again. Mmm, hair.
Baltar face. Hmm, not exactly what I looked for but very cute nonetheless. I knew people were naming their dogs Gaius Baltar left and right, but this is the cutest one I've seen yet. This one's pretty good too though. It looks soo guilty!
Tuesday updates, part 2:
An article on BSG at Comic Con. James is quoted talking about Harvey Frand, a BSG producer who died recently. RIP, Harvey!
I can't remember offhand where I got this idea, but I had the impression James is quite fond of Harvey. I should look into this more later. Edit: Just to avoid confusion, I'll add that the quote does sound like he likes Harvey a lot; I just can't remember why I thought so in the first place.
"He always made us feel like he was looking after us, which is rare in this cutthroat business we're in," James Callis said.
A picture from the concert, with James wearing the leather coat and the trucker cap!
From this Livejournal, some cute pictures. James sipping coffee! (No Coke pictures this time, but there was coffee and water next to him.) And - wrestling with Hogan? Hee! :D I don't know what they're doing exactly, but it looks hilarious!
An interesting meeting story:
James Callis was sitting there all alone so I thought, oh what the heck, dug out my $30 and approached. "A fellow Brit!" he exclaimed "where are you from?". Bless my sausages, he'd heard of Woking, and even done some filming there (unless he says that to everyone about their home town!). He actually took time writing a message, and spelling my name right "what a lovely name!" - very smooth, very polished, very - to be honest - fake.
Hmm. That's one I haven't heard before. Maybe it's impossible to be genuinely excited over every fan who comes over to talk to you, but still. It could be a cultural difference, since James has spent a lot of time with Americans, and mentioned he prefers their courtesy over the British behaviour. I guess it's one of those "can't believe this of MY James" things. I won't believe he's fake, sorry. He'll have to be fake at ME before I believe it.
A blurry photo of James here, talking to a woman at a bar. (Second picture in the second row... I think that's James, judging by the hair. :D)
Tuesday updates, part 1:
Wow, it feels like it's been a while. I did quite a bit of searching on flickr and twitter with my mobile phone, but not all pictures load up on my mobile. And of course I couldn't update the blog bc linking didn't work. So good to be back. I think I'll divide today's updates into text and photos.
Text updates (mostly from Twitter):
Blog updates haven't really started coming yet, but I want to thank FanGrrl Magnet for their lovely linkage to my blog. (They also have lots of links to Comic Con items, but I have yet to go thru them). Welcome to any new readers - I love James Callis, is pretty much all you need to know. Hope you enjoy the blog!
frogs_breath: I met James Callis at Comic Con today after my friends had him call my voicemail to embarrass me. It was amazing!!
*bristles with fan envy* James never called my voicemail. I don't have a voicemail, though, so maybe that's why.
RejectRobert: Mark Hamill and James Callis just shook hands. Nerd moment! Col Saul Tigh is here too
That sounds awesome! I hope someone got a photo.
Hee! Haggling at a con! :D
adorkablegrrl: James Callis (BSG - Dr. Gaius Balter) just lit my cigarette. Who knew smoking would pay off? He's hotter in person & very sweet! #BitchBuzz
Every con has a random cigarette mention, and this is it for Comic Con. I always feel warm and fuzzy when people are surprised at how sweet he is.
Awww, maybe he was looking forward to meeting his baby girl again *gush gush* But yeah, it must be stressful for the stars to be at the con. I'm kind of impressed he's even doing it this year with all the family stuff going on.
cynicgrrl: Of course TODAY James Callis looks super hot in a leather jacket. I got him in a trucker hat. Sigh.
LOL! Glad I'm not the only one who got a trucker vibe!
GeekParenting: Just saw the Mighty Boosh live. James Callis (Baltar from Battlestar Galactica) was standing next to me in the balcony! I didn't bug him.
Good for you. He probably wouldn't have minded, but it's still nice to know he got to do something without fans clinging onto him.
seiken1: only james callis, aka "gaius baltar" can sport a trucker hat saying "evil" and get away with it and still be cool.
I'm not envious. *grumbles and turns green*
Hee! I know!
Hee! I know!
candacetwilson: I got to hug James Callis!!!! I got my Baltar sandwich today!!!
geekgirldiva: Squeeeeeee! Just got pics, vid and cheek kisses from Michael Hogan, James Callis and Adam Baldwin.
Cheek kisses?! *turns green all over again*
Like I've said before: if you're not willing to pay the price, you might not be all that into the star. (With the exception of Mark Hamill who charged a HUNDRED bucks for an autograph. Poor fans!)
emperorjb: @EvanCudworth I'm expecting James Callis to play a drum solo with his penis tomorrow to compensate for Katie playing your show.
Bwah! Sadly, he didn't. Or if he did, I haven't found the mention yet. (I think I would have found it by now.)
janewiedlin: OMG. Gaius Baltar sitting in seat behind me on train!!!!!!!!!!!!! Swoon.
*imagines being in that situation* Eeeeeee!!!
dustchick: Giggled like a member of his harem in the presence of Gaius Frakking Baltar.
*imagines being in that situation* Giggle!!
I wonder if I'd be less giggly - or more giggly than the average fangirl at these cons?
Lots of new photos on Flickr!
Firstly, let's drool over this - a tiny donut belly! (L)! It's not big, but it does look bigger than at FedCon, so I'm a happy puppy. He looks vital and beautiful. Drool!
Edit: M noted that he's wearing two shirts in this picture, so that might explain it. I need to look more closely at the pictures with just a T-shirt on, but at least I was happy while looking at that picture.
Not sure what's going on here, but it seems to require a lot of concentration. Besides a trucker vibe, the cap gives me a little boyish vibe, and I'm going, "Awww" while watching these.
The pose. Calm look straight at the camera. And we're looking lovely. It's surprising how many photos are of James alone, since it was only ten bucks for a photo WITH him. I know which I'd rather take.
This is off topic, but as soon as my girlfriend saw this outfit, she said, "LOL, he looks like Travis!" Apparently in Silent Hill: Origins, Travis wears something very similar. It's the same shirt, the only difference is that James didn't tuck it in his pants. Hee!
Then for some more hair drooling! On Saturday, James had ditched the EVIL cap and was showing the top of his lustrous hair. Very second season Gaius Baltar, very sexy. I think this has to be my favorite hair length and curliness. A stylish white shirt plus the rare treat: glasses! I do wonder about those glasses. Does he wear them on a regular basis or can he pick and choose? Does he wear contacts when he doesn't have them on?
Signing. Again very focused. OK, maybe it's not the cap, maybe it's just James. When he's really focused on something, there's this little boyish vibe to him. Awww.
Speaking of awww. Gorgeous! This picture had me wondering if I actually prefer him without glasses. I'm not sure. Some of my favorite Baltar pictures are with glasses, but Baltar is not the same as James. They do add a certain je ne sais quoi, but on the other hand... drool... I must ponder on this further.
This photo looked really awkward on my mobile, and looking at it on my screen, it... still looks pretty awkward. It doesn't really even look like James. Judging by the text, someone just snapped it instead of getting an autograph, so that explains it.
The only one I've found so far of Sunday: James with Eddie, Hogan, Bear and... some other people I don't recognize. Sunglasses again, but no cap! Love his smile there. (And with his arm around a beautiful lady, of course!)
Just a quick update before I go (I'm not feeling well so I might postpone it, but no promises.)
Two new photos: here and here.
And a meeting story!
He was friendly as ever but seemed pretty tired. I showed him the picture of the girls and I from LA and asked if he'd mind signing it, and he laughed and said of course - he held it up to the guy sitting next to him dealing with the money and said "Baltar's babes!" I told him we joked we were Baltar's "nymph squad", as Laura put it, and he laughed again. I asked if he was going to the concert, and he said yeah, but not tonight, and asked if I was - I said no, I'm not 21 yet, but I'd really like to. He said not to do anything illegal, haaaah! Oh, I'd do illegal things with you, James Callis ;)Hee! I'm thinking of this picture, and I wonder if it's the same one. And he signed it:
"Dear Avery - Baltar's Babes Live 4 Ever! Love James Callis."
Hee! :D I love "Baltar's Babes". And somehow I love it when he uses 4, 2, u r and all those netspeak things. I'm not saying it makes him hip and cool but... well, I guess I do think it makes him hip and cool. :P
And he apparently went to see Diablo Cody's new offering, Jennifer's Body, which sounds incredibly weird, even more so than Juno. A picture here and - seriously, what's with the cap? He looks about to fall asleep in this picture. I wonder if Anika is keeping him awake at night. (L) (Curly chest hair!!)
The first closeup! He looks beautiful. His eyes so brown and soft and the hair... Ah, the hair...
Also on twitter: some people saw him eating a sandwich. No details on the type of sandwich. I will report later on any food/drink items if details should come in. ;)
Another picture from the second autograph session. Different shirt, same cap - same sunglasses over the cap. Hee! I'm in love with that lock of hair over his ears. It's gorgeous.
First picture! Guh! So hot! Long hair! Chest hair! He's pinching his own arm! Awww! (Also in this picture: his sign with the fees - 30 bucks for an autograph, only 10 for a picture, very modest in my opinion. The noteworthy thing in the sign is that it lists Relic Hunter and Soldier, Soldier as some of his previous work. WTF?! Soldier, Soldier is like worst show ever and only Brits would know it. Relic Hunter - he was in it for one episode. Why not list Sex and Chips, Ruth Rendell Mysteries, or even Numb3rs? Who writes these signs?)
OK, I see there's a whole bunch of photos already. See the flickr search. He looks adorable and very sexy. He's wearing his "evil" cap, and sunglasses over it. And a flannel shirt with the sleeves bunched up at the elbow. Does anyone else get a trucker vibe of this outfit? :D
He seems to be shaking his hand in many of the pictures. As if he's making "autograph" motions even when he's not signing. Maybe it's an involuntary movement that hits him when he's signing? :D So cute.
Mini edit: No new links, but it took me a while to get that in the "James Callis and Alice" picture, it's not a woman named Alice who likes to dress weird, but a cosplayer pretending to be Alice in Wonderland. Duh! :D This is quickly becoming my favorite new picture. James looks happy and amused at the costume. And his HAIR! Long curly hair! *gush*