Dedicated to the Impossible Girl (And The Doctor Who World Tour)

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Although I met Alison only briefly at The Doctor Who World Tour, it’s a moment that I will remember forever… The thing is, I wasn’t even supposed to be at the #DWWorldTour in NYC. I was one of many who couldn’t get tickets. Then the day before the event, my friend Yissel asked if I wanted to go in her place. Her friend Christina had an extra ticket and Yissel couldn’t make it. I mean, why would I not want to go? Doctor Who is my favorite thing in all of time and space. I was lucky enough to meet Matt Smith and the crew not once but twice a few years ago. Now I get to see Peter Capaldi in the flesh! 

Processed with VSCOcam with f2 presetSo Thursday afternoon I put on a bunch of TARDISes and set off to see the Doctor and the companion and the Moff hosted by Chris Hardwick of the Nerdist. I met the golden ticket holder,Christina, in line at around 2pm and we instantly hit it off. The event wasn’t until 7PM but Whovains were in line since 1AM the night before. As usual with line cons (line con: (noun) the very long lines geeks wait in at geeky events and conventions) we made friends with the Whovians around us. (Shout out to Monica and Tatiana!) There were constant bursts of cheers going on during the line con, mostly because BBC America kept asking us to cheer for footage. They even interviewed me and my new Who friends, but only time will tell if I’ll make the final cut. We passed the time by talking about favorite Doctors and companions, crazy DW theories and other geeky things. Time seemed to fly by up until the last hour, or should I say the Eleventh hour, which seemed the longest. Legs were hurting and caffeine was needed. (Let’s see how many Doctor Who puns I can fit in this post.)

AnyWHO at about 7:30PM they finally let us in and me and my Who crew got pretty close to the front. They played the U.S. premier of season eight and it was awesome. I laughed a lot. I almost cried. Typical Doctor Who feels. I can’t tell you any more because of *River Song voice* spoilers.

Peter Capaldi was all I really cared about though. Here in my face was this new 12th Doctor face. But oh man, he was amazing in the first episode. He really really was. You’re gonna love him I’m sure of it. Then Q&A happened which was also very cool but I don’t remember a lot of it because I kept staring at Capaldi. And his eyebrows. Oh and Neil Gaiman was there! How could I forget?!… Oh yeah because I didn’t see him. He tweeted he was there which spread like wildfire on the line con but I didn’t see him. But I felt his presence (jk not really). 

Chris Hardwick, Peter Capaldi, Jenna Coleman and Steven Moffat

Chris Hardwick, Peter Capaldi, Jenna Coleman and Steven Moffat

So now on to the best and most important part of the whole entire day. As I was being ushered out of the theater a lady whovian named Alison came up to me, (bet you were wondering when I’d bring her up again) and said something like, “Hi Jamila, I am a fan of your blog.” And I’m like omgwut? First off, I don’t usually meet people in person who are fans of my blog. So when I do meet GGG readers I usually think they are mistaking me with someone else. Some other blog with “girl”and “geek” in the title, which is probably quite a few. So then Alison continued to tell me all of these kind things about my blog and myself and what a great job she thinks I am doing and I was hit with wave after wave of emotions. Shock. Happiness. Confusion. ME? All of this is about me? What?! Then of course in true Jamila fashion, those tears that almost came out during the Doctor Who episode came back.

The thing is, I was having a pretty shitty week personally. Then that shittiness was multiplied by Ferguson and Robin Williams. I had cried a few times earlier that week about sad stuff, so to cry about something happy when I needed it the most is something I’ll never forget. I just blog into the void not knowing who is reading my blog, let alone cares about it. So to meet someone like Alison is something I still can’t even comprehend. I still get emotional thinking about it. I’m forever grateful for that. 

Let’s end on a quote from the Doctor,

“What’s the point of being happy now if they’re going to be sad later? The answer is of course- because they are going to be sad later.”

10 thoughts on “Dedicated to the Impossible Girl (And The Doctor Who World Tour)”

  1. B - August 18, 2014 10:04 am

    I’m glad you were able to make it! I love the photos and how awesome that someone there knew you from your blog!

  2. Ladybronx2 - August 18, 2014 11:03 am

    WOW! I was so excited for you. Thank you for sharing your experience. I loved the part when you mentioned the GGG follower “Alison” made you feel so good after having a tough week. I can imagine how she felt to meet you in person.

  3. Melificent - August 18, 2014 1:38 pm

    Hate to break it to you honey bunch, but I’d be the same way to meet you! I absolutely love this blog and all you do for the female geeky community. :)
    Also, I’m going to NYCC & I hope to see you!

    1. girlgonegeek - August 18, 2014 1:56 pm

      Oh gosh so many feelssssss! I’ll make sure I wear waterproof eyeliner at NYCC!!! Can’t wait to meet you either! Def hit me up so we can meet up! Maybe you can come to our Geek Girl Brunch party?

      1. Melificent - August 19, 2014 11:09 am

        Party in NYC!!!
        ps; Have you been to the Doctor Who themed restaurant yet? I HAVE to stop by while I’m there!

        1. girlgonegeek - August 19, 2014 11:14 am

          No I haven’t it’s upstate so it’s a few hours away but it looks so cool! You def have to stop by the Doctor Who bar in Brooklyn called the Way Station though!

  4. Megan - August 18, 2014 2:31 pm

    That event sounds amazing. Totally worth the hours of lines. And how amazing to be recognized by a fan. You are the big time!!

  5. AlisonOTnyc - August 18, 2014 3:58 pm

    Wow chica! I feel so glad to have contributed to your happiness last week and I was lucky enough to spot you in the crazy crowd trying to exit the event. Your blogs are great! You should totally feel appreciated and I am so happy to have finally met you. I can’t wait for the next event and even more so your next post. Here’s to truly wishing you all the best and my favorite Doctor Who quote from Moffat:
    “The universe is big, its vast and complicated, and ridiculous. And sometimes, very rarely, impossible things just happen and we call them miracles. And that’s the theory. Nine hundred years, never seen one yet, but this would do me.”
    ― Steven Moffat

    1. girlgonegeek - August 18, 2014 8:46 pm

      Thank you so much again, Alison! So happy I met you! :D

  6. Butterfly Samurai - August 21, 2014 12:12 am

    Oh wow you have such amazing opportunities


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