Tonight is something as a big night for me as a fan and as a blogger. I have been given the unique opportunity to attend the Red Carpet Opening of the Seattle International Film Festival, featuring an advanced screening of Joss Whedon’s new Shakespearean adaptation, Much Ado About Nothing. Not only will I be able to see the film in advance of its release date (June 7th in the U.S), but I am also going to be attending the Cocktail Hour and Post-Film party before and after the screening.
The real kicker here is that aside from the open bar, hor d’oeuvres and other assorted pageantry, the event will be attended by Joss Whedon himself, along with several other members of the cast including Nathan Fillion, Clark Gregg, Amy Acker, and Alexis Denisof. While I am excited to meet any if not all of these people, I confess that I’ve been more than a little nervous about the experience. After all, I’ve never met anyone even remotely famous, let alone the likes of Malcolm Reynolds or Agent Coulson in the flesh. I have a few questions I’d like to ask each person, but I still honestly have no idea how any of it will go so I will simply do my best to keep my fan-boy exuberance to a comfortable minimum.
While I can’t say whether or not I’ll come out of the night with some pictures to remember it by (my friend is bringing her digital camera so it’s entirely possible), I can guarantee that the experience will be one I will remember for a very long time. That being said, I’ve double checked with the event coordinators and I WILL be able to post my review of Much Ado About Nothing after the show, so I look forward to at least sharing that part of the evening with all of you.
Here goes nothing!