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Time:11:22 am
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Yes - he's cancelled. It doesn't matter how many times you tell yourself that there is always this possibility, that if you pour a huge amount of money into these things you're taking a massive gamble - it's still devastating when you get the news. I'm gutted - and what is worse is the feeling that I have no right to be. I've met Elijah at 3 previous events - and, if the powers that be allow, I will be seeing him in London in a couple of weeks. Although between now and then I'm going to be scared to open my pc in case he cancels that too. There is also the possibility of RingCon in November. How much does this woman want? I hear you ask yourselves. It would take me far too long to be able to answer that question - so perhaps I won't even try. Obviously, having forked out over £1000 on two unrefundable plane tickets to NJ, I had to decide what we would do if this should happen. We have booked an extra two days at the hotel so we could see some of NY - and the plan was that if he should cancel we'd simply make it more of a holiday - just go to a few of the events such as Billy's & John's talks, but perhaps go on a couple of trips rather than spend the whole time at the hotel. It sounded ok - then. But now I feel no excitement, no joy - the magic has gone.

Having said all this, I want to make it clear that I do NOT blame Elijah in any way whatsoever. Some people are saying he's been selfish. That is extremely unfair. The organisers of these events always make it clear that the guests only appear subject to work commitments. We all know that even actors of Elijah's calibre have difficulty in getting good, or even reasonable, film work. And film schedules can be changed, which is what has happened in this case. Originally this film was supposed to start in June. I would imagine, indeed I'm certainly hoping, that this would explain the long delay between LF&CC announcing the photo ops and actually putting them on sale. They kept saying they needed to finalise some details with Elijah - and this went on for days. I feel sure this must have been because he needed to be sure of the new dates for this film. So it was really out of his hands. He has had a brilliant track record with these events - has never cancelled before which, compared to others, is really unusual. I feel that I've been very lucky because of this and knew, that at some point, my luck would run out. I feel so sorry for those who were going to meet him for the first time and especially anyone who may not get another chance. I'm sure he feels really bad about this. He hates to let people down and he knows the fans will be disappointed but I doubt very much that he understands the intensity of feeling that there is for him - he is too modest and lacking in ego - he would just think that - yeah, there's other people for them to see. Should I get to see him in London, I hope I'll have a chance to tell him how greatly missed he will be at ELF.
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primula_baggins
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Time:2006-06-20 11:46 am (UTC)
Is it possible to use the plane tickets for another trip? They are nonrefundable, but I think they do let change your destination if you want. The tickets I've known about will let you reuse them for a year.
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not_alone
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Time:2006-06-20 07:25 pm (UTC)
I didn't know that - thanks for the info. I'll have to think about this:)
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chocolatebuny
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Time:2006-06-20 12:53 pm (UTC)
oh...you'll see him in london. he has to be there for you. for all his fans. and let him know that we are upset he had to cancel ELF but we understand....at least some of us do. ;-)

i was disappointed when this news came, but i'm feeling a bit better over it. i had to sleep and get those nasty thoughts out of my head, and now things aren't as bad as they were yesterday.

i've met elijah twice myself, and i knew this would probably be the last time i'd get that chance. but my heart really goes out to those who would be meeting him for the first time. all that anticipation and excitement snatched away in a few sentences.
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not_alone
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Time:2006-06-20 07:32 pm (UTC)
It's such a disappointment, isn't it? I know I'm lucky that I (may) still have London - but I still feel so sad about ELF. I'm also sad that some people have chosen to blame him for it when nothing could be further from the truth. I hope you do get another chance to see him again - never say never:)
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ms_banazira
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Time:2006-06-20 02:56 pm (UTC)
I'm sorry for your dissapointment, Not_Alone. But you will have so much fun in New York City. Really, it's a magical place! See a show or two while you are there, and catch a couple of the museums! I just know you'll love it!
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not_alone
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Time:2006-06-20 07:37 pm (UTC)
I'm sure that once we're actually there I will enjoy it - it's just that right now I can't work up much enthusiasm.
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golden_berry
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Time:2006-06-20 03:18 pm (UTC)
Wow. I was looking forward to meeting you! I've SEEN Elijah--from a distance, at Lincoln Center--but never met him 'up close and personal'. The tickets to ELF are nonrefundable, aren't they? At least I have been procrastinating about airline tickets...still, damn! I hope you have a good trip anyway. But yes, the magic is gone. *snif*
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not_alone
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Time:2006-06-20 07:42 pm (UTC)
"The tickets to ELF are nonrefundable, aren't they?"

They will give refunds on the photo op tickets and Elijah autograph tickets, but I doubt very much that they'll give refunds on the actual entrance tickets. Apparently someone has been told that she will get a refund but I'm wondering if she's got this right. It's just so sad for everyone concerned:)
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elfellon111
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Time:2006-06-20 03:34 pm (UTC)
Some people are saying he's been selfish.

If that's actually true, then it's the most UNINFORMED thing I have ever heard leaving a fangirl's mouth. If there's anyone, and I really mean ANYONE in the LOTR cast and crew who has been so incredibly selfless and loyal when it comes to the fans, it's Elijah.

Seriously, anyone on my flist who blames Elijah like this for cancelling his ELF appearance (no matter how bad I feel about this myself, because make no mistake, I *do*) will be dropped of said flist in less than the blink of an eye. I know this sounds quite opinionated on my part, but I'm also *quite* sure Elijah is aware of the devastation he has caused, and I'm pretty sure he hated having to make that decision. So I'm having none of that, not from anyone.

Sorry - *gets off soapbox* - and I still hope we'll hook up this time.

*hugs*
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ms_banazira
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Time:2006-06-20 04:45 pm (UTC)
Thank you for saying that, elfie! Elijah has been the soul of generousity with his fans!
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janejanejane
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Time:2006-06-20 06:39 pm (UTC)
I only just heard about this and I'm really sorry, for you and for all the other fans looking forward to ELF.

I hope that you are still able to make something of your trip even though Elijah won't be there and I think you're very understanding about it all.

I do agree that Elijah wouldn't be happy at disappointing his fans and he seldom if ever has cancelled such an event before, but still I really feel for all those who were travelling to the US.

Let's hope and pray for LFCC to be good!

*fingers firmly crossed*
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not_alone
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Time:2006-06-20 07:54 pm (UTC)
Let's hope and pray for LFCC to be good!

*fingers firmly crossed*


I'm crossing everything Jane. Btw, have you received your tickets yet? I think they said they were sending them 2 weeks before - but it may be different with the Gold Pass.
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mother2012
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Time:2006-06-20 10:30 pm (UTC)
Having put it that way (about the photo ops), I'm sure you're right. I was just saying to someone else that it seemed to me that if there were going to be a problem with London, we'd know by now.
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not_alone
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Time:2006-06-21 01:47 pm (UTC)
if there were going to be a problem with London, we'd know by now.

Needless to say, I'm just clinging to that hope right now - won't relax til I set eyes on him:)
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jade_baggins
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Time:2006-06-21 01:19 am (UTC)
Once again I'm a day late and dollar short. I'm sorry he had to cancel. Shit happens. I am actually quite surprised there are people blaming him and actually making accusations of him being selfish. Really surprised at that. I didn't flip out when Dom didn't make a second return to ORC this year. I plan on going to ORC next year, if this happens next year I won't be having a fit over it.

I like the fact that Elijah has a busy agenda and it seems to be getting busier. I don't want it to deplete. I am certain that Elijah didn't want to cancel if he could help it. I really hope that people will understand that.
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not_alone
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Time:2006-06-21 01:55 pm (UTC)
Hi Jade - how're you doing? The reaction of some 'fans' has been quite shocking, hasn't it? Thankfully, I do think they're in the minority. Most people realize that if you're attending one of these events for one particular guest then you're taking a gamble. I still feel shell-shocked - but I always knew it was a possibility. I have no doubt that if there had been any way for Elijah to still attend, he would have done so. And yes - the fact that he has a new film in the pipeline has to be good:)
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(Anonymous)
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Time:2006-06-21 01:14 pm (UTC)
You - and many others - must be so disappointed, Pauline. I'm sure Elijah would not have cancelled his appearance at ELF without good reason, and I applaud your gracious response. I'm sure you would have heard by now if he were unable to attend LF&CC, so hopefully, at least for you, all is not lost! (Fingers crossed!)

The good news is that he has a new film project!

I'm sure you'll have an enjoyable holiday in New York anyway. I hope so.

Love and commiserations,
Blossom.
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not_alone
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Time:2006-06-21 02:05 pm (UTC)
Hi Blossom!! Yes, it is a huge disappointment - I'm now just crossing everything in the hope that London will be ok. I've just got to try and regard NY as our annual holiday - only better, because I'll get to meet some LJ friends and be surrounded by LOTR stuff!! I hope we'll hear more about 'Vamp' soon - possibly with on-set piccies!! Thanks for dropping in:)
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nuke33
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Time:2006-06-22 08:42 pm (UTC)
Hi not_alone! I don't know if you and I know each other(don't believe so) but I've heard some really nice things about you from my A&F friends. I hope you will be at ELF. I was also devastated when I heard the news and was definately not going, but have since changed my mind. I think it will be fun. I will be happy to re-unite with my A&F girls and meet some new Elijah fans as well. I will have my car with me (driving in from L.I.) so I figure we can blow off the convention at any time and see the sites in NY instead.

If you get a chance to talk to Elijah in London, maybe you can find out what film he's working on. Would be nice to know. Thanks. Hope I get a chance to meet you:-)
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not_alone
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Time:2006-06-23 11:28 am (UTC)
Hi Nuke! It looks like we shall still be going to ELF - I'm trying to regard it as a holiday with bonuses, ie meeting LJ friends, seeing LOTR people. I bet there will be so much going on when we actually get there I might not want to leave it to go into NY. But we do have 2 extra days to do that. Trying to be positive, but can't help feeling sad over Lij:( I hope we meet too - and I do hope we manage to extract some info from Elijah in London:)
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