My experience at Fairytale Con II in Paris.
EDIT: okay it’s been more than a month and I feel absolutely terrible because I promised a couple of people I would write this before my Interrail trip. But please try to understand me, I’m a 18 year old girl with her best friends traveling all over Europe, I didn’t have even a second to fangirl! So my apologies! But you know what they say: better late than never ;)
Hi Oncers! So, I know it’s been a week and a half since the Convention ((wow it literally feels like it was yesterday)) but I’m just writing my article now because I literally had no time with all the trips planning and the whole college thing and I don’t know, there are so many things going on with my life right now!
But since it was literally, a magical experience, I feel like I have to share it with you because so many Oncers couldn’t go and I really want them to know that someday they will meet this amazing and beautiful cast.
A couple of notes before I start:
-For the ones who know me, you know how much I adore the angel Emilie de Ravin. She’s literally my everything and the reason I became a fangirl. I can’t describe with words what she means to me and what it meant for me to meet her. So please don’t be disappointed if I basically talk about her the most, I mean, the rest of the cast was AMAZING and I had lots of lovely interactions with them, but I was there for Emilie and only Emilie. So I will talk about her a lot. And about Lana too.
-I’m a 18 girl from Spain, and I went there without my parents knowing. I just told them I was spending the weekend at a friend´s house but instead I took a plane to Paris, hahaha. My whole school knew about it and my best friends ((i literally ADORE these girls) helped me with the money and everything to go there.
-It’s been a month, so even if I’ll try my hardest at being sincere and write everything, I will probably forget some things.
So here we go!
1) Obviously, I’ll start talking about my experience with Emilie. When the Con started, the first Q&A was with her and Sean. I was in the 4th or 5th row so I was very close to the stage. When she and Sean came, I was so shocked because she was standing only a few feet away from me, and God, she really is even more beautiful in person! So when the host said: “You have to raise your hands and wait for us to called you so you can ask a question”, I just couldn’t help myself, and I ran to ask my question. I asked both Emilie and Sean: ”you both play characters that are in love with the villains of the show. Do you think there’s a darker side of your character that we haven’t seen yet?” and while the both of them were thinking the answer, I just couldn’t help myself and said: "Oh and one more thing. Emilie?" She looked at me with curious eyes and said: "Yes?" And yes this was cheesy but like I said, I couldn’t help myself and said: "I love you" The whole auditorium said: "Awwwwwwwwww!" And Emilie laughed and said: "Awwwww I love you too!". As you can imagine, I just couldn’t be happier. My idol just told me she loved me!
Anyways, after the Q&A, I had my photo with Emilie. I was so so so nervous! So I looked at her and said: “Hi beautiful” And she said "Hi honey how are you?" I looked at her and she smiled at me and I hugged her. She was so tiny! We hugged for like a minute and then the security guard said to me in french to stop the hug. I sadly did and I said to Emilie: “I’m sorry Em” ((you know, as saying, “I’m sorry for hugging you for so long”)) and what happened next showed me why I love Emilie so so so much: she looked at the security guard with an annoyed face and said to me in my hear: "Don’t be sorry, he’s just being a dick!" and then she hugged me for the picture. I was so surprised and amused at her reply, I couldn’t stop laughing! Like seriously, this girl is the best.
Here is my picture with her:
Then, I had my photo with her and Lana. I’m a huge huge Parravin fan ((Lana and Emilie)) so I just couldn’t miss this chance of having a picture with the both of them! I arrived to the studio and Lana was there but Emilie wasn’t. And while we were waiting for her, Lana started yelling: “Emilieeeeee. EMILIE!!!” It was really funny. And then she started talking about Emilie and said: "God, I love Emilie. I’ve known her for 14 years." I was very surprised with this cause I always thought they met at the OUAT filming. So I told myself to ask Emilie about how she met Lana later. So I asked her: "really? wow that’s a long time!" And she smiled at me and said yes. Then Lana sat on a chair and said her feet were hurting because she was wearing really high heels but then she smiled and said: "Hey! Since Emilie is very small I can take my shoes off! And she threw her high heels away lol. But then, Emilie came ((we all cheered for her)) and look at Lana and said: "Hey! Why aren’t you wearing high heels?" Lana replied: "Because I thought that since you are very small I shouldn’t wear them so we look the same size! And Emilie said: "Haha very funny… Put your shoes on!" Lana replied: Em, are you really gonna make me wear them?!" And Emilie nodded with her head. I just couldn’t stop laughing, because honestly these two were so funny, fighting like sisters! So I finally when to take my picture with them, and from the sudden Lana said: “Love you Em.” And Em replied: “Love you too” And I was just there in the middle, between them, like gjlhakjdahfglkjhdfgklj OMG OMG PARRAVIN JUST SAID THEY LOVE EACH OTHER IN FRONT OF ME OMG OMG!
And here is the picture with Parravin:
((let’s all take a moment to appreciate Emilie's face please))
Before I talk about anything else I wanna clarify something: there was a lot of talking about Emilie and some poor ignorants said that she was drunk and that it was very unprofessional and lots of more stupid things. Well, trust me when I say this: she WASN’T. Like I said, I’m 18 and I’ve been drinking in parties since I was 14 and I have seen all the possible drunk reactions and trust me when I tell you this: EMILIE WASN’T DRUNK. Not in the Con anyways. What happened was that the day before she went out for dinner with the cast and the VIP Oncers, and there yes, she had a couple of drinks. And with that, the Jet Lag and the little hours of sleep she had, that’s why she was a little bit sick on saturday. But that didn’t stop her from being incredibly sweet to all of her fans as you can see for my experience. So please, don’t believe the bad things that some “Oncers” said about her okay? Now let’s keep going :)
Anyways, the next time I saw her was on Sunday for the Meet and Greet. This was without a doubt one of the BEST things of the Con. I went into the room and she was there in a chair, with her traducer next to her. I sat next to the traducer, who was really cool by the way, and I smiled at her. She smiled back and waved her hand at me. The M&G lasted for 30 minuets and I was really lucky because we were only 10 persons so we really had the chance of talking to her for a long time. So the first thing I told her was that we wanted to thank her because thanks to Rumbelle we had meet an amazing friend ((THE LOVELY SOPHIEEEEEEEE WHO WAS SITTING RIGHT NEXT TO ME)) and she looked at us really confused and said: "What do you mean? How did you guys meet?" And we told her the whole twitter/fandom/fangirls things and how Twitter brings a lot of people together because of the show and she was really amazed and surprised. Sophie remembers that at some point in the meet&greet we hugged and Emilie looked at us smiling and said: "Awwww". I can’t believe I didn’t notice it lol.
Then I said: "We Rumbellers get really frustrated because you guys are always separated. Since you and Robert love Rumbelle so much, isn’t frustrating for you guys as well?" She laughed and said: "Oh God yes! But thankfully, Bobby and I are best friends on set so we are always together even if we don’t have scenes to film." She paused and when she saw how my face lighted up with the mention of Bobby she kept talking. "Bobby is amazing. I love him. I have some sort of chemistry that I don’t have with anyone else." I ABSOLUTELY FREAKED OUT HERE BECAUSE I ADORE WITH MY WHOLE HEART RUMBELLE/REMILIE AND HAVING MY IDOL NEXT TO ME TALKING ABOUT MY OTP WAS UNREAL AS YOU CAN IMAGINE.
After this, Sophie asked her about when she was a ballerina and she told us a lot of things about her life ((it was really funny because I already knew everything she said but I pretended like I didn’t because I thought it would be really creepy to be like: HEHEHEHE I ALREADY KNOW THAT EMILIE I KNOW EVERYTHING ABOUT YOU, THERE’S NOTHING YOU CAN HIDE FROM ME MUAHAHAHAHA. anyways, sorry!)) She told us about how she didn’t go to a normal High School and went to a Ballet school instead, and how she loved dancing and that it was a shame she didn’t do it anymore. Then she said that when she was 17 she realized she wanted to be an actress so she went to Los Angeles at 18 when she got the role of Tess, and her Mum helped her pick up a place and stuff. When she said that she was only 18, I suddenly remembered what Lana said before that she and Emilie knew each other from 14 years, so I said: “Em, Lana told us yesterday that you guys meet 14 years ago! That’s a really long time! I always thought you meet at the OUAT set!” And she said: "Oh yes! We actually met at the Bahamas filming something like a celebrity reportage" ((or something like that I don’t quite remember)) and we hadn’t seen each other in years when suddenly "I saw her in the OUAT set and we both were like: OMG NO WAY! You are the girl from the Bahamas! We have been really good friends ever since". After this, other girls asked a few questions about Roswell and if she was still in contact with the Roswell cast, which she said no. Her traducer was always traducing what she said in french because not everyone spoke english, and at some point she was talking, and both Emilie and I were looking at her and we suddenly looked at each other and start laughing without a reason and everyone was like: “what’s going on?! why are these two laughing?!” It was really funny and magical lol.
Then I told her the whole story about how I was there without my parents knowing, and how my friends helped me buy the ticket and everything and everyone in the room started laughing and saying that was crazy and incredible! And Emilie said: "No way. Wait, so you’re from Spain and your parents don’t know you are here? So where do they think you are? I replied: “I just told them I was spending the weekend at my friends house and if they call, my friend will just say an excuse haha.” She looked at me with her mouth opened ((She was really surprised and even shocked. Sometimes I think Emilie doesn’t realize how much her fans love her to be honest.)) Then she said: "Oh my God,that’s amazing! You are crazy! And wow you had amazing friends, you are a really lucky girl." I smiled and said: "I am" and she smiled back. That was the first time I had tears on my eyes but I didn’t cry. Then a guy came and said we had one more minute so I quickly said: "Em, are you going to comic con this year?" And she replied: "I’m not sure yet because we haven’t received the information but I hope so!" A girl looked at me and said: "You can also go to San Diego without telling your parents! Follow Emilie!" We all laughed and Emilie said: "Oh my God do that!" And I said: "Lol, I would love to but San Diego is a little too far, and besides I will be traveling in Italy when Comic Con happens. But maybe next year!"
And then the Meet&Greet ended and we took a picture all together. I hugged Emilie and told her I would see her after in the autographs session. I left really happy because I just spent 30 minutes with the person that inspired me the most in the world. It meant so much I don’t even have words to describe it! Here is the picture:
Then in the afternoon I had the autograph with her. I was with Sophie, and the queue was really long because Emilie was taking a lot of time to sigh the autographs and talk to everyone ((angel glhadfjkghldfkajghkadfjg)). So went it was almost my turn it was the first time during the weekend that I became very very emotional and with tears on my eyes, I realized this would be the last time I would see Emilie. Thankfully, I have always been really good at controlling my emotions so when it finally was my turn, I smiled happily. Then Emilie looked at me and said to Eric, who was sitting next to her: “OMG, check this out, this is amazing! She is from Spain but her parents have no idea she’s here. She came with the help of her friends and her whole school know about it! Oh, this is Eric” Eric said: "Are you kidding me? That’s amazing. Wow, you are a really badass!" I laughed and pointed at Emilie and said: "She’s that amazing. She’s the only person in the world that can make me do that." Eric laughed and looked at Em and said: "We have a wild one here." Then I said to Emilie: "If my parents ever find out I did this I will be grounded for ever but just know that it would be worth it." Emilie said: “Oh honey, I have already called them they know.” We all laughed and then Emilie said: "So now you are gonna go back home, and put on some pijamas and just be like "whats up I did nothing interesting this week" I laughed and said: "Hahaha exactly… or you know I can always say that I casually ran into you! Nahhh… my parents wouldn’t buy it". We kept talking and laughing until the security guard said we needed to hurry since we’ve been talking for 10 minutes already and she hadn’t even signed my autograph. Emilie looked at him kinda annoyed and took my photo to sign. Then I said: “Hey Em, do you mind writing down my favorite Belle quote?” She said: "And what would that be?" Me: "No one decides my fate but me" She laughed and said: "Oh yes, it suits you perfectly you rebel" Then she signed and it was really funny because she took kinda long time to write every single letter perfectly and I kinda had the feeling she did it to annoy the guard, you know like saying, “let my fans and I talk calmly thank you” When she was done, she handed it to me and said: "Here you go sweetie. I hope it was worth it." I said: "It really was. Thank you so much for coming Em. It meant the world. And she said: "No, thank you." And then we said bye and Eric said again: "Bye badass". They were really sweet together. Well, so I left the room and I started sobbing because I just couldn’t believe what I just had lived with Emilie, and I remembered I felt really stupid because I couldn’t stop crying and I promised myself I wouldn’t cry for this. But I just couldn’t help it, it was too much lol.
Here’s the autograph:
Anyways, I’m done with Emilie! I’m sorry it was that long but I wanted to write everything down so I would never forget it!
2) Now, ladies and gentlemen, the beautiful and amazing Lana Parrilla. Wow. Just wow. I can see why she’s the most loved one in the cast, this woman is seriously INCREDIBLE!
The first time I saw her was like I said, in the photoshoot with her and Emilie, and then in the Q&A. I got up and asked her: "One of my favorite scenes this season, was Regina apologizing to Belle. So, my question is: since you and Emilie are such good friends, do you think we can see more of them together in season 4?" And she answered: "Yes, I think so, I hope so, I love Emilie!" Which I said: "You guys are awesome together!" She laughed and said: "Thank you! She’s hilarious! Really really funny. You know, when we did that scene, I remember feeling as Regina: Oh God I have to apologize to her, so it became kinda comic moment, but then I looked at Emilie and saw that she was really hurt as Belle and she really wanted me to apologize as Regina, so I really did, and I think their dynamic is going to change after that." I said: "Gracias!" ((Lana has said multiple times how much she loves Spain because she used to live there)) and she answered: "De nada!" ((I’m a huge huge Parravin fan I just think these two have the most adorable friendship ever like really galkjdfhgkjafhdgkjhdflkjgh))
Then I saw her during the autograph. I have bought her from Spain local products I thought she would like ((Jamon serrano, etc)) so I said: "You know how you are always saying how much you love Spain and everything? Well then you have to like this! Jamon Serrano!" and when she saw them, she laughed loudly and said: "Wow that’s awesome thank you so much!" Then we start talking about Spain, she told me she lived in Granada ((Again I pretended I didn’t know, when of course I did lol)) and I told her she needed to come back to Spain to visit and she said she would love to, but she worked a lot. I said: "I know that. Don’t worry, your Spanish fans know how hard you work. So we forgive you for not visiting us. But still, te echamos de menos ((we miss you in Spanish)) she looked at me and with a sad/a little bit nostalgic smile she said: "Yo tambien os echo de menos" ((I miss you guys too)). It was such a beautiful moment. She truly cares about her fans and she’s so so so selfless. If only all the celebrities could be like her. Anyways.
Next time I saw her was on the dinner we had on Saturday. There was an special evening for 50 Oncers and the guests, and basically, we were all sat in tables, and the actors would come and sit and chat with us for like 10 minutes and then go to another table. I was a little bit down because I just found out that Emilie wasn’t coming because she wasn’t feeling good so she headed to the hotel. But Lana, Robbie, Bex, Jared and Sean were so so so amazing they instantly cheered me up. Seriously, where do all these people come from?
So Lana came and sit with us, I was with a group of friends, and when I saw her I thought: “Oh she’s wearing the dress she wore for Comic Con a couple of years ago.” Then that’s exactly what she said, she told us she was wearing the same dress she wore for Comic Con but in CC she absolutely hated how her hair looked. Then I asked her if she knew if Emilie was coming, and she said she was sure because she was sick, but she really hoped so! Then she said once again how much she loved Emilie and how sweet and wonderful she was, and when I told her she was my idol she said “I understand. Let’s cross fingers for Emilie! Did you guys see the tag I put yesterday on Twitter?” And Sophie and I screamed: "YES! REGAL BELLE!" And the 3 of us started "TEAM REGAL BELLE WOHOOOOO" She also said how lucky they all were to be here and how grateful they were ((them??? grateful?? YEAH RIGHT WE ARE THE GRATEFUL ONES OKAY))
Like I said, after Emilie, Lana has always been my favorite but seriously she was even better than how I imagined her.
Here’s a picture of her ((it was strictly forgiven to take pictures so I had to do it really fast))
3) NOW LET’S TALK ABOUT OUR EVIL PETER PAN. ROBBIE KAY. Okay I have the biggest crush on this boy. Like you have no idea. So when we took our photo together I said “Hi handsome” and he answered "Hi beautiful" ((jdgahljkdfghkldfjhglkdjfhglkdjfgh)) and I don’t know, he hugged me and he was a little bit shy and he was adorable and his accent and everything was perfect. I WILL MARRY THIS GUY MARK MY WORDS DOWN.
Here’s the picture:
Then we had a Q&A with him and Sean and I got up and asked the following question to him: "How much has being in OUAT changed your life? Like do you have now guess coming at you or…? Everyone laughed and Robbie himself laughed and he pointed to the public and said: "Oh well, you see?" We all loved him so much, he was so dynamic and funny.
Then I saw him again at the party. I asked him if he liked French girls and he said they were great and I said “Spanish girls are better” and he laughed and said: "I take it as your Spanish? I have never been there, but it seems like an amazing place, I would love to go". Then I told him I missed his character on OUAT so so much and this was very funny because he said "I miss myself too" and I said: "Oh you miss yourself? Nice!" And he got really nervous and cute because he didn’t want to look arrogant, and he started: "Well no, you know what I mean, I miss Peter Pan, I miss playing on the show and…" I couldn’t stop laughing!
But the best thing comes now! I was in the autograph with him and he recognized me from yesterday and said: "Hi you" and I said: "Okay Robbie, so… in Spain we have a tradition. Do you know how we greet someone when we just meet them?" And he smiled and said :”With a kiss I guess?” I nodded and he said "I’m really really sorry but I’m not allowed to do that…" I realized then that he thought I was asking him for a kiss on the lips so I said "Dude! You have a dirty mind! I meant a kiss on the cheek! Can you imagine if we really had to kiss on the lips everyone we just met? That would be awkward!” Robbie started laughing a lot and said “Okay okay you are right I’m very sorry!” And before I knew what was happening, he got up and he kissed me twice on the cheeks!!! I almost died!
4)) NOW IT’S THE TURN OF THE WICKED AND BEAUTIFUL BEX MADDER. Okay let me just say that before this, I wasn’t really a fan of Bex. I didn’t like her character at all ((dude she keeps messing around with my couples)) and I just didn’t feel anything towards Bex. That instantly changed when I met her. She’s seriously one of the most amazing persons I have ever seen. You can’t stop laughing with everything she says and she’s so enthusiastic and amazing and it’s really impossible not to love her. And let me just tell you that her interactions with Emilie were adorable. These two are one of my new BROTPS. Bexilie <3 <3 <3
The first time I saw her was during the autograph session. I told her I was from Spain and she said that she was going to Barcelona next week. I said "Okay Barcelona is very beautiful but you have to come to Madrid! We have better weather, more parties…" And she laughed and said that next time she would absolutely go to Madrid because I sold it really good to her! Then while she was signing the picture I said: "Oh by the way, Julia from Twitter says Hi" ((for those who doesn’t know, Julia is @loljmo on twitter and she loves Bex as much as I love Emilie and she’s really lucky because Bex noticed her on twitter so she knew who I was talking about!) she laughed and said: “Oh I love Julia! She’s so sweet!” and I said “she really loves you” and she laughed again and said “give her a kiss from me” and she blew me a kiss. ((YOUR WELCOME JULIA ;))
What else… Oh yes the panel! There was a Q&A of Bex and Emilie so I asked them if they could do for us their favorite line their character has said this season. And Bex said "Oooops" and we all laughed and Emilie said "Not bad but I have a better one… Yes" and everyone went "awwwwwww"
And finally, at the dinner again. She told us about how she used to be a model and she was in Milan with really stupid and superficial models. She also said that she loved Robert and sometimes they would have cups of tea on set and then I asked her about Emilie and she said that Em was her girl and that she was one the funniest persons she knew. *__*
I didn’t buy a picture with Bex but now I completely regret it!
5)) NOW IT’S SEAN’S TURN. Can I just say that he’s the most charming person ever? No, but seriously, what a gentleman! Funny, classy, appropriate, nice… I could go on all day long!
I talked to him a couple of times and he told me his brother lives in Spain and that he will probably visit him soon. He also said that he was grateful to be in a show like this and that we were the best fans in the world. And forgive me but I don’t remember what else he said! I think it was something about how much he enjoyed working with Lana?
Here’s my picture with him!
6)) And finally Jared! Sadly, he’s the one I had the less interactions with because I didn’t have photo or autograph. I did talk to him during the dinner. I remember I asked him for a Selfie but he said he wasn’t allowed to take pictures so I said: “You break my heart” and he said:"Oh no… please don’t say that! I don’t wanna break your heart! I’m a nice guy I promise! Is there any way I can make it up to you?" And I laughed and I said it was fine, just him being there fixed everything.
He was very very sweet. And funny. And oh God, he’s growing up so so so fast! I can’t believe that’s little Henry from season 1.
One more thing I wanna talk about!
During the Con I had the PLEASURE of meeting some AMAZING Oncers. I love you guys so so so much! It was amazing meeting you and I really hope we cross paths again!
So this is for you!
First of, one of my best friends from Twitter, Sophie! (@RumbelleBelguim) I laughed a lot with you, and dude we freaking met Emilie and talked to her about Bobby! All of our dreams came true! I love you and miss you lots.
Second of, the beautiful Louise! (@louisedeguyenro) When I first met you and you told me you were there alone, I knew I was gonna like you! I find in you a best friend, and seriously I had the best time ever with you, playing games and crying over Robbie and playing scenes of the show in the stage. I really hope that I see you some time soon! JE T’AIME BEAUCOUP.
NOW MY DEAR TIMMY! THE LOST BOY. (@LERMAHONE) okay people this boy is amazing. seriously. i felt truly blessed i met him. I had the best time and he was an amazing partner in crime for all of the crazy things I did this weekend. And his love for Robbie is beautiful. You are a beautiful person Timmy. I’m so proud of you. I love you and miss you lots!
Now, it’s Victoria’s ((@VictoriasWorlds)) and Alex’s ((Madonnalex)) turn! You two are by far my favorite Lana fans ever. Seriously your love for Lana inspires me a lot. And I don’t know you both are so funny and hilarious. Everyone should be like you okay? I miss you girls.
-Maria ((MariaPan_)) and France ((@lunacave)) you two were the sweetest persons ever. Seriously, I just wanted to hug you both all the time! You are great and I miss you so much. Please let’s meet soon? Okay? Okay.
-Amy ((@amylauramcgrath)) it really sucked that I met you at the end of the Con. You are a BEAUTIFUL and a STRONG person. Everything you said to me amazed me. I’m really happy I met you and I wish to you all the happiness in the world. Come soon to Spain please.
-the amazing Estelle (@Gaga_Kay_lover)) and her sister ((UGH I CANT FIND HER TWITTER AND I DONT EVEN KNOW WHY ESTELLE TELL HER TO CONTACT ME PLEASE)): you two were amazing and I had lots of fun fangerling with you over Robbie and Emilie and asking them questions. You are great and I love you.
-Siham ((@sihamck)): even if I didn’t see you much during the Con it was great to finally meet you with our two idols Emilie and Lana! You are really sweet and nice and I miss you already. Love you!
Okay this is the longest shit I have ever written. But it was worth it. This was without a doubt the best weekend of my life. OUAT and Oncers are the best. And even if it was really hard and I had to fight a lot to meet Emilie, it was absolutely worth it.
Please don’t hesitate to contact me about anything you want!
All my love.