Friday, September 17, 2010

Just Brief Picspam and a Special Link...

All in a day's work,
and more than just an absolutely gorgeous face:
From this ...

... to this ...

... to this ...

Johnny does it all in his own style!
(And with a rhinestone-encrusted raccoon stole
draped over his shoulder for part of the day,
courtesy of designer Isaac Mizrahi.)
After the excitement of Isaac's show in NYC,
Johnny journeyed to upstate New York
where he gave a speech at the invitation of GE
to its annual GLBTA Summit.
Johnny spoke about individuality, being your own person,
 and reaching your career goals.
Special thanks to Agentress Extraordinaire
Tara Modlin for the photo!

And now, a special link: Thanks once again to the ever-patient and dedicated Akiko Nakata, we have a translation of Wednesday's Hobonichi post about Shigesato Itoi and company's trip to Fantasy on Ice in Fukui last weekend! Written by Yasuhiro Nagata, a member of Itoi-san's "crew," the post includes the wonderful pictures we saw originally--but this time, courtesy of Akiko, we can savor the accompanying text in English, including the endearing conversation between Johnny and Itoi-san. Enjoy!

Coming Monday: Fan project details for All That Skate and Skate for the Heart! Fabulous inspiration for how we can show our support for Johnny at these shows!

Twitter voting roundup!
(although I have to say that I'm not impressed
with the way Faxo is monitoring--or rather, not monitoring--
this voting stuff, so I'm kinda only half-heartedly following
these contests now but I still want my people to win ...)

Vote here for Gail Turley's blog
"WheresMyKoppy" to win "Best Blog"
Current rank: #6
Voting ends tonight!

New! Vote here for Johnny
(current rank: #13)
and here for JW Art Project
(current rank: #31)
to win "Best of Twitter"
14 voting days remaining.

Yes! You can own a fine art print of Johnny
perfect for any/every room in the house!
Prints of artist Peter Jurik's "Showtime!"
are available for purchase from his website.
More info here!

Johnny has been honored with
a Human Rights Campaign's Visibility Award
by HRC's Seattle Steering Committee!
He'll be receiving the award and will be
the featured speaker at HRC Seattle's annual
"asOne" Gala Dinner on Saturday, September 25,
at the Westin Seattle. Yes, the public is invited!
For more info or to purchase tickets,
please visit HRC Seattle's website here.

Johnny Is skating in Yu-Na Kim's fabulous show,
All That Skate, in Los Angeles on Saturday, October 2!
Everything you need to know about tickets
and special gatherings of The Cabal
is right here!
This show is expected to be televised
on Sunday, October 10, on NBC--
check your local listings!

Also on Sunday, October 10, Johnny will be performing
in Skate for the Heart in Youngstown, Ohio!
Tickets are available here,
and there's a discussion page for fans here!
This show also will be televised on NBC
on Sunday, January 16, 2011, at 4 p.m. EST!

Please remember to register to receive
the JW Art Project's email newsletter!
They have great tidbits to offer,
and you get a special sneak peek at an exclusive photo
from the book when you sign up!
The Artbook is expected to be published
by the end of October--can't wait!

Coming up: More in the series
of translated interviews from the Mook Book
courtesy of the fabulous Akiko Nakata!

copyright 2010 / Binky and the Misfit Mimes / Lynn V. Ingogly / all rights reserved


germansoulmate said...

Just a short note: I could look at Johnny smiling all day. I don´t know how he does it...but his smile inspires me and it makes me relax and smile back after a stressy day in the grindstone that´s usually called work. Thanks for providing the pics of Johnny doing what I need most right now. A smile. And thanks for finally telling what Johnny did upstate NY. I so would like to listen to his speech. Is there any chance to get the script or a vid or something else for us needy ones...*flutters eyelashes and hopes she isn´t too creepy*

WheresMyKoppy said...

Thank you MM and Akiko again! Thanks for the link to the GE summit also, because I knew what he was there for, but searched high and low for a link or official info!

Anonymous said...

Johnny seems to be on fire these days! Love it! He was the biggest hit of NYFW and he wasn't even in it-although I may be a bit! Thanks MM for pics and link to translations!!

Beth (twitter-bsontwit)

Debora Walsh said...

'Cotton candy clouds' is right! I'm making Hello Kitty heart hands right now, so heppi that Johnny is getting the attention he deserves...and is just knocking people dead with that smile! And hey, props to GE for climbing outta the corporate box with their choice of JGW as guest speaker.

Is there any way for the fans, who cannot go to ATS & SFH, to help support Johnny at these events?
I know bodies in seats is the ultimate goal, but since some of us can't be there physically...I'd love to know what I can do to help him out.

PumaJ said...

Thank you, thank you, thank you Binks!

Thank you, Akiko for your translation:-)

aaaack said...

GE has a good reputation regarding being fair to LGBT employees. The most successful companies are fair toward all their employees. In such an environment, people can be fully focused on their work instead of on recovering from hurt and wrongs, or wincing from seeing friends hurt or wronged. Companies with a good reputation can recruit the cream of the entire talent pool.

Annie said...

What I love about Johnny speaking at the GE event, aside from the obvious "oh I wish I could have been a fly on the wall!" thing, is that corporate speaking engagements are great financial opportunities. I've hired entertainment and motivational speakers for corporate events in the past. It's a quick commitment and good compensation.

The economy is tough all 'round. I'm don't know how the event was funded, although it seems likely the corporation allocates a budget to support this group's events. It's nice to see some corporate resources being invested in such a unique and creative soul. And in this case a FORTUNE 5 company ain't bad!!! No, Fortune 5 is not a typo. GE is #4 on the 2010 Fortune 500 list, so that makes them a Fortune 5 company! Nice.

On another note, don't you think Johnny's got to be tired? He tweeted he had a vacation scheduled I know he's riding the wave, but he's gotta have fuel to do it. I get tired just following him.


Oh, and before I forget... you are AWESOME. ;)

aaaack said...

Bet he received many business cards. Looks tired, so hope he can get some downtime and sun to recover from time zone changes

Mimsie said...

Ok...I just LOVE LOVE JGW...the little fur reminds me of my mothers little foxes that were all held together by their mouths...LOVE IT!

Binky you make my day!!!! LOVE U BB

PumaJ said...

Binks, you do such a wonderful job with your blog:-) Such a great service to us fans. Thank you.

I've just read the translation again of the comments
Shigesato Itoi made after seeing the ice show and Johnny. I love the way they both just glow at each other. A true touching of similar spirits there.

Also, I just want to say again, that I feel very, very proud that the LGBT community, of which I am one small part, is reaching out to embrace Johnny to celebrate and validate his uniquely fabulous qualities beyond the figure skating. The very qualities that the figure skating establishment has given him the hardest time about. Without those qualities, Johnny would be just another beautiful figure skater. But, it is those very qualities, the very substance of himself and his genius, that elevates his skating beyond just being beautiful to being often transcendent. It is that genius that causes the skating to be transformative for so many of us who see him skate. Now, as he is being embraced by the bigger world outside of the narrow confines of elite figure skating, we are seeing the most wonderful unfolding of Being pour forth from this extraordinary young man.

jenn said...

I tried to post this days ago but was stymied by the registration. I'm baaaack! I love the pic of Johnny with the slogan "redefining what's possible" in the background. Isn't that Johnny in a nutshell? Judith, love your comment.