Wednesday, June 19, 2013

"A Beautiful Swan on Ice"

Johnny at rehearsal in Beijing.
Photo posted to Weibo by Joveta Leo 
with a lovely and moving note. 
Please scroll to the end of today’s post 
to read her thoughts.

New video!!

News report on the Guangzhou show, 
featuring Johnny footage and interview 
from about 01:26 to 02:01.
Video link here or here.

As Weibogeddon rolls on, there’s such an enormous amount and range of coverage, from lolworthy press conference freezeframes to quietly exquisite rehearsal moments, that it’s difficult to shape it all together without ending up with just a mishmash of stuff. So today we have three distinct sections: Some gritty rehearsal images from Shanghai that offer a glimpse of the hard work behind the sparkle and glamor; more rehearsal and performance photos from Beijing, including gorgeous new exclusives from Chinese Angel/Johnny’s Panda Maria Ma; and a brief bonus section of the latest random overnight stuff that is, well, yes: a mishmash. But a really wonderful one.

As always, please click any photo twice for full-size view. Especially the first and the last one.

Programming note. Coming up next, by popular demand: a transcript of the already legendary Johnny and St├ęphane portion of the Shanghai press conference. Watch it here while you wait!


Johnny and St├ęphane.

Press conference.

Johnny’s winged leather vest 
is a design by Jeremy Scott for Adidas.
Exclusive photo © Maria Ma.

Exclusive photo © Maria Ma.

Exclusive photo © Maria Ma.

Another gift of flowers from fans.

With his flowers, listening to the 
amazing Edvin Marton perform.
Exclusive photo © Maria Ma.

Exclusive photo © Maria Ma.


Exclusive photo © Maria Ma.

Exclusive photo © Maria Ma.

Exclusive photo © Maria Ma.

Exclusive photo © Maria Ma.

Random Stuff.

Flower gifs! Johnny in Beijing, 
retrieving flowers on the ice, then carrying them later 
as he greets fans in the hotel after the show. 
From Haohewuyin on Weibo.
If a gif stops working, please refresh the page, 
or click the gif to open it in another tab. 

Johnny with flowers after the show in Shanghai.

Fans carry out Victor’s wishes and give Johnny 
a giant group hug in Shanghai. 
Posted by Haohewuyin on Weibo: 
“@Victor-Weirvoronov A big hug, we did it!”

Gorgeous new fan art from @ayukovon.

And one more: the companion photo to 
the one at the top of today’s blog. 
The two were posted by 
Joveta to Weibo with this note:

“It is graceful grief and sweet sadness
to think of you, @JohnnyGWeir, 
but in my heart, there is a kind of 
soft warmth that cannot be expressed 
with any choice of words. 
A beautiful day, 
a beautiful swan on ice.”

Very special thanks to 
Maria Ma 
for the exclusive photos!!

Must-see video if you haven't seen it yet! 
Or even if you have, worth watching again: 
Official Artistry on Ice promo piece 
about Johnny. Love. 
Video links: YouTube, or HD version on Youku.

ICYMI: More Artistry on Ice coverage 
plus exclusive photos on Monday's blog: 

Sun Valley tickets are on sale! 
Johnny is scheduled to perform again this year 
in Sun Valley’s gorgeous outdoor summer ice shows. 
More info and tickets here!

Fantasy on Ice is just weeks away!! 
Plus Victor’s first visit to Japan 
AND the husbands’ birthdays! 
For show info and tickets, 
please visit the AI Official website.

Johnny and Victor were named to Us Weekly’s list 
of Gay Power Couples! Check out the photo gallery here
Screencap tweeted by Victor.

The Refinery29 photo shoot featured on the blog 
last month is here! Please go read it now! 
Johnny is part of Refinery29’s “Month of Style Stars” for June, 
and the second photo from the interview (above) IS. A. GIF.  
(Refresh the page to restart the gif. So fabulous!)

ICYMI: “Vision,” featuring two gorgeous 
new exclusive pics plus thoughts on 
the Grand Prix announcement from the ISU...

Happy Pride Month! 
Johnny as the LA Pride Parade Grand Marshal, June 2011. 
Relive the glory (and the hair) here!

Please continue to tweet @Nike 
in a non-irritating way and tell them 
you’d love for them to sponsor Johnny! 
If you’re not on Twitter, you may write to them 
at Nike World Headquarters, One Bowerman Drive, 
Beaverton, OR 97005. More info here! #JustDoIt

To see up-close how battered and worn his skates are 
from thousands of training hours—particularly the left skate, 
because Johnny is a rare clockwise jumper and spinner—
please click here. Photo © David Ingogly.

Johnny’s latest column for the 
Falls Church News-Press.
His columns are published every Thursday 
in the “National Commentary“ 
section—don’t miss a single one! 

Special offer for Johnny’s fans from TWELV Magazine
Get his fabulous limited-edition cover issue of TWELV—
no longer available on newsstands—for 50% off! 
If you’d like to grab one, please email Kevin 
at, and he’ll explain 
how to order and pay for your copy. 
Do it now—there are only a few left!

updated calendars, in case you missed out on buying yours 
in January! The new 12-month version runs from 
July 2013 to June 2014, while the 18-month version takes you 
from July 2013 all the way to December 2014.

A number of Johnny’s auction items have been relisted
which means if you missed out the first time around, 
you’re in luck: It’s not too late to own a piece of Weir Gear! 
Go check it out and see what treasures you could take home!

Patti has posted a new message 
on Johnny’s Comeback Gift Fund website, 
with her thoughts on 2013 Nationals 
and what lies ahead for next season. 
Please go read it now!

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.

Landing quads and kicking ass!
Read his comeback statement 
and the update on his website!

Please click to vote for Johnny 
once a day as “Best Sportsman”
Because he retweeted Luisa Lotka 
to tell us he wants us to! 

Need to see Seasons 1 and 2 all over again? 
Watch episodes online anytime 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....

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 2013 / Binky and the Misfit Mimes / Lynn V. Ingogly / all rights reserved


aaaack said...

Thank you, Johnny's Chinese angels and Binky, for taking good care of Johnny and continuous coverage.

Looked like a very successful series of shows and encounters.

Any word on where Johnny got that amazing winged vest?

Binky and the Misfit Mimes said...

As mentioned above, the winged leather vest is a Jeremy Scott design for Adidas:

I agree: it's amazing on him!