Thursday, October 4, 2012

Dreaming in Darkness

A man must dream a long time 
in order to act with grandeur, 
and dreaming is nursed 
in darkness.
— Jean Genet

In dreams and in love 
there are no impossibilities...
— Janos Arany

Congratulations, Johnny, 
on your return to competition! 
We love you, 
we believe in you, and
we are so proud of you 

Please click any photo twice for larger view.
All Johnny photos © David Ingogly.
Ending photo illustration based on 
the "Phoenix" image displayed at the 
Because when we saw it
we all immediately thought of Johnny.

Finlandia Trophy Men's Competition

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Johnny's Practice
Thursday, October 4
3:50 pm – 4:30 pm Finland time
8:50 am – 9:30 am EDT
7:50 am – 8:30 am CDT
6:50 am – 7:30 am MDT
5:50 am – 6:30 am PDT

Johnny's Practice
Friday, October 5
11:15 am – 11:45 am Finland time
4:15 am – 4:45 am EDT
3:15 am – 3:45 am CDT
2:15 am – 2:45 am MDT
1:15 am – 1:45 am PDT

Men's Short Program
Starting Order
Friday, October 5
5 pm Finland time
10 am EDT
9 am CDT
8 am MDT
7 am PDT

One-Hour Finlandia Highlights Broadcast
Saturday, October 6
on Finnish YLETV2 and streaming here
5:15 pm Finland time 
10:15 am EDT
9:15 am CDT
8:15 am MDT
7:15 am PDT

Men's Free Skate
Saturday, October 6
6 pm Finland time
11 am EDT
10 am CDT
9 am MDT
8 am PDT

Men's Victory Ceremony
Saturday, October 6
8:55 pm Finland time
1:55 pm EDT
12:55 pm CDT
11:55 am MDT
10:55 am PDT

Final Finlandia Highlights Broadcast
Sunday, October 7
on Finnish YLETV2 and streaming here 
5:20 pm – 7 pm Finland time
10:20 am – 12 noon EDT
9:20 am – 11 am CDT
8:20 am – 10 am MDT
7:20 am – 9 am PDT

New pics / vids 
from Finland this morning!

Video courtesy of @ninniFancinelli:
"Johnny Weir Finlandia Trophy practices"

Photo tweeted by @ninniFancinelli: 
"@JohnnyGWeir and Galina !!!! Johnny's BACK!!"

Photo tweeted by @ninniFancinelli: 
"Johnny Weir being interviewed by Finnish media! 
Looking fabulous!!"

New!! Johnny at practice Thursday 
in Espoo, from this slideshow.

Galina and Johnny.

Two brief twitvids from Ninni are also available (click the video title to see the video):

"Johnny and triple toe loop!!"

"Johnny Weir's 4T! Two footed but he will land it tomorrow, I'm sure of it!"

Bonus pics!! Photo tweeted by Johnny on Tuesday 
at his practice before leaving for Finland: 
"In honor of great Russian coaches tradition, 
Тёма wears mink to my practice!"

Photo tweeted by Victor: 
"First practice."

Photo tweeted by Victor: 

First photo from Finland!! 
Tweeted by @ninniFancinelli: "Here's the pic 
of me, @iidamaaria, @JohnnyGWeir and @Vweirvoronov 
at the Helsinki-Vantaa airport!! THANK YOU!"

New on Johnny's website!! 
East Coasters, you're invited to dot429's cocktail reception 
hosted by Johnny on Friday, October 12, 
at the Tribeca Grand Hotel in NYC.  The event is 
part of dot429's three-day conference, "Straight Talk." 
More info / tickets here!

Please alert absolutely everyone you've ever met 
to "like" and follow the new 
on Facebook, Twitter, and Tumblr
Because he should be on all the things. 
With or without ice. 
But definitely with Viacheslav.

A new post from Patti 
on Johnny's Comeback Gift Fund website
Please go read it now!

But wait, there's more!!! 
Set those DVRs now: 10 pm EDT / 9 pm CDT 
for new BGJW episodes every Monday only on Logo!
Please be sure to check in with GetGlue
anytime you're watching the show... 
or thinking about watching the show.... 
or wishing you were watching the show....

Landing quads and kicking ass 
at a Grand Prix event near you!
Read his comeback statement 
on his website!

Please be sure to read Johnny's fabulous
London 2012 blog entries on! 
Here's a listing of his blog posts (newest first):
My First Impressions of the London Olympic Games
Fierce Competition (and Fashion!) at London Games

Yes, YOU can be a part of Johnny's comeback!  
Please visit Johnny's Comeback Gift Fund today 
and chip in as little as $1 via PayPal. 
Our small gifts can help make his dream of competing 
in his third Olympic Games come true!
And now you can leave a message 
of support for Johnny, too!

Please click to vote for Johnny 
once a day as "Best Sportsman"
Because he retweeted Luisa Lotka to tell us 
he wants us to! (Note: With his "58.132" rating, 
he is currently in 1st place in both 
Figure Skating AND across all sports!)

Q and A! Go read it now!

with MAC is pretty much sold out, 
but I'm leaving this video on here 
for a little while longer 
because I love it so much.

Yes! Johnny's dresses are now available
for purchase only on!

At last: Pop Star On Ice is now available on DVD!
Order yours today from the Pop Star On Ice website!

Johnny tweeted:
"Buy my single,'Dirty Love' via iTunes.
Tell all your friends to as well. The more copies sold
takes me one step closer to making a video! №1!"

You know what to do.
Please buy the song from Johnny's website,
or just click the "Buy" button on the player
at the top of the blog!

Hey, Welcome to My World also is available
as an eBook! More info on Johnny's website!

copyright 2012 / Binky and the Misfit Mimes / Lynn V. Ingogly / all rights reserved


aaaack said...

Meditation from Thais photos are ethereal... Johnny Weir happy in finding luck in love?

Beautiful program on video from what is seen. So neat to see the backbend worked in...tremendous stomach muscles. Johnny looks so svelte and flexible. Soaring jumps, like levitation. Is that Johnny's music for the long program? Quads sure are hard on the body.

Both Johnny and Victor have such kind eyes.

Nico said...


Those black and white photos are literally so gorgeous I can barely speak. I have been rattled with emotion all day, wondering how he's doing out there and what this first competition will bring.

It's an amazing feeling to know he's going to do this again. I'm literally on every pin and needle west of the Mississippi for him. I. cannot. wait. please. let. it. be. everything. he. wants. it. to. be.

Thank you for the blog, as always. Those photos. That night. That man. -sigh-



Debora Walsh said...

With only 12 hours left before the Finlandia Men's Short Program begins, I'm waxing a bit nostalgic...I remember stumbling quite accidently onto a blog, that perfectly expressed my shell shock after Vancouver.
Never a user of any kind of social media, I had no idea that there were soooo many people like myself who were so invested in the career of one Johnny Weir.
Since that day, I've met the greatest people, in person and online...people who like Johnny are warm, caring, funny & so socially aware I can count on them to teach me something new everyday.
For two years we've been invited guests to Johnny's life & career...and now we find ourselves back where we first connected...watching an extraordinary athlete on a frozen rink working to make his dreams (and our dreams for him) come true.
Ganbatte Johnny! Be strong, be beautiful, be yourself!
It's been an honor!

Bubblebabe3000 said...

Absolutely beautiful photos of sexy!

Good luck Johnny... as you start that emotional, breathtaking journey to fulfilling your dreams...

Thanks for taking us along!