My sleep deficit has inceased. It was a long bloody day yesterday. Headed up to Sydney at 3pm yesterday, and arrived home at 12:30am this morning, but it was worth it. Thoroughly enjoyed seeing the finished Serenity, I so hope it does well when it is released, and even though I knew what was going to happen, I still got teary in a couple of sections (those who've seen it, you know what I mean). We got to the Fox Studios at about 5pm, apparently people had been turning up since before 4pm, but after grabbing tickets, getting something to eat and then waiting in line to be let into the theatre at about 5:50pm, my friend and I ended up getting seats on the second tier (about 6 rows from the front), which ended up being very good because the autographs were done row by row, so we got out relatively early at about 10pm, plus we were right next to the entrance where Joss entered, so we were the first to see him when he walked in. The Aussie Browncoats presented him with his own 'browncoat', a drizabone jacket, and he will be presented with an Akubra hat in Melbourne to go with the coat. He seemed quite chuffed.
I will try to remember some of the Q&A and post later. He gave some really long answers about the 'families' he created on his shows, and working with the actors on Firefly, and talked about his 'feminist' heroes - on his shows and in real life. He was funny and engaging and completely endearing, and seemed very relaxed and comfortable, although he could have just been hugely jetlagged. The Q&A was filmed - apparently it will be an extra on the Serenity dvd when it's released next year.
One of the questions he was asked, and that I can remember most of the reply, was if he was stranded on a desert island what five people would he want there with him (dead or alive). His response was Jane Austen (his first female crush), Caligula because you needed a master of ceremonies and who would be better, himself(?), Emma Thompson, because he admires her a lot, and George Bush - because you would have to have something to eat!!!
I think Joss has now moved to the top of my SuperSekritBoyfriendCrush list. More later after I've had some breakfast.