Monday, November 7, 2011

Jane Austen Convention - Part 4

Our last full day at the Jane Austen convention! We were busy busy, as you can tell from the above picture!

In the morning, we decided to model some of our items for a while - Rebecca is sporting a darling brown linen apron, a la Molly Gibson, and below I am wearing a printed half-robe.

About 3 in the afternoon we had a very long lull - and complete silence, as all of the attendees were in the grand ballroom to hear a talk given by the famous screenwriter, Andrew Davies!

After that was over, the most exciting thing of the entire weekend happened! The BBC film crew came into our room, and got set up for filming the tea booth! Rebecca and I were so excited to see the cameras 'in action'! Then, while that was going on, one of the crew members came over to our table and asked 'did we mind if they came over and did a bit of filming at our booth afterward'?
 Of course we didn't mind at all! We couldn't believe it! We were booth in such a state - kicking each other under the table we were so excited, and frantically tidying up our booth!

Basically the lady just interviewed us a bit and asked questions about what we were selling, and the different types of dresses.

It felt so strange to be surrounded by cameras and British-speaking people! Too much fun!

At the end of the interview, the lady even bought one of our children's dresses for her little girl!

Apparently the filming at the convention may be part of a Jane Austen documentary airing on BBC in December. I doubt our bit of filming will make the final cut - but it was great just getting the experience! Something we will certainly never forget!

The last day, as we were packing up we got a glimpse of Mrs. and Mrs. Edward Ferrars, Colonel Brandon and Marrianne as they were making their way to the Grand Ballroom for the long-anticipated wedding!

We thought it made a fitting end to a lovely week, full of memories!


Rozylass said...

Talk about being in the right place at the right time! Wow, what fun! Thanks for sharing.

Anonymous said...

Was that the historian Amanda Vickery?

Kristin said...

That is so awesome! I would have been a nervous wreck. :)


Caroline L. said...

WOW. My jaw kept dropping after I read each paragraph! What a special day!

Lilac Bud Gal said...

That is SOOO neat!!!! I am really happy for you! I think I would have stood dumbfounded in front of the camera... hehe! It would be really cool if your part got into the finished film thing, or at least part of it! :) It really sounds like a wonderful convention. Do they have it every year?

Atlanta said...

Hey, I think that was Amanda Vickery! neat!

Sarah - They have it every year, but sadly not in Ft. Worth! Next year its going to be in New York City. (so I don't think I'll be going...)

Anonymous said...

How exciting! Glad you has fun.

Caytlin Sebo


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