Thursday, June 13, 2013

The Weiborama Continues...

Johnny at the Guangzhou press conference. 
UPDATE: New Johnny + Stéphane pics from the 
Shanghai presser plus more Guangzhou pics below! 
Photo courtesy of the amazing Fannie Wang.

BREAKING: New video!! 

Wonderful Artistry on Ice promo piece 
about Johnny, just posted
Video link: YouTube
or HD version on Youku. 

OK! We continue to be awash in a sea of Weibo-y goodness and trying to sort it all out is nearly impossible, especially with the 13-hour time difference between Chicago and China, so here’s a bunch of stuff  from this week that happened or is happening or will happen or happened while you were sleeping or while Johnny was sleeping but anyway all of it is jampacked with awesome so here you go.

As always, please, please click any photo twice for full-size image. All days/dates approximate based on Weibo postings plus Google Translate times level of caffeine divided by ability to handle time-based math calculations while falling asleep. Your mileage may vary.

Monday, June 10.

These gorgeous photos are courtesy of Fannie Wang. Please see her entire beautiful gallery on Facebook here.

Opening number.

Born This Way.

Army of Me.

Love love love this one. 
Giant gorgeous Johnny projected onto the backdrop, 
while Johnny himself is live on the ice.

Video!! Johnny’s Army of Me from Guangzhou! 
Part of the comment from the Weibo posting reads: 
“So great, so wonderful, so amazing, fantastic!!!” 
Video link.

Post-show photo uploaded by Johnny to his Weibo
@李子君Angel and @花样滑冰闫涵 are wonderful!” 
[”Thank you Guangzhou, I am very happy!! 
Thank you for these beautiful flowers! 
@LiziJunAngel and @Yan Han are wonderful!”]

Wednesday, June 12.

My lovely friend Haohewuyin of Johnny’s Pandas 
(aka the Chinese Angels), waiting 
to greet Johnny at the Shanghai airport 
with a gigantic bouquet from his fans....

...more waiting, joined by a friend...

...and here he is, with flowers now in hand!

Photo tweeted later by Johnny: 
“I love my flowers! Thank you Shanghai!”

Johnny wearing his beautiful Tang suit, 
a gift to him last year from his Chinese fans! 
Read more about the gift and the fan meeting 
at which he received it here
Video and transcript of that fan meeting here.

Photo tweeted by Johnny: 
“Chinese silk jacket realness.”

At the AOI Shanghai press conference, 
with bonus Stéphane in the background. 
More from the press conference below. 
Not to be missed.

Meanwhile, Back In Guangzhou....
At some point, this happened.

Refresher from Monday’s blogphoto posted 
by Nathalie to her Instagram without comment. 
Because clearly there are no words.

And so yes, he wore this at rehearsal.

...BTW someone was filming him...

...and here’s a tiny glimpse (though not 
from the official videographer, I don’t think, 
so we still await that footage breathlessly...).
If the video won’t load for you,
please try this link.

And Now Fast-Forward To Shanghai, 
Where We Present: 
How To Have A Press Conference. 
Brought to You Predictably by Johnny and Stéphane, 
With Surprising Cameos By Kurt Browning 
And ... Patrick Chan.

Press conference tidbits: From what I could glean from Weibo, the staff had seated Johnny and Kurt together, but either Johnny or Stéphane moved Johnny’s place card so that he could sit next to Stéphane. Kurt pretended to be hurt, with great dramatic flair, and Stéphane just smiled and said, “Bye bye, Kurt!”

Apparently at some point either Johnny said “I love you,” to Stéphane, or Stéphane said, “I love you,” to Johnny, or they said it to each other, or someone said something charming and wonderful, and whichever way it was, everyone totally melted.

UPDATE: Stéphane said, “I love you, Johnny.” Watch here. #dying Transcription coming soon!

After Kurt exited, again with mock drama, Johnny leapt into the arms of Patrick and Stéphane, as you’ll see below.

Every photo from this press conference kills me.

UPDATE! New photo!
Please click twice for huge full-size image.

UPDATE! New photo!
Please click twice for huge full-size image.

Bonus from Haohewuyin’s camera. 
Please tell me there’s video...


Johnny and Stéphane—
How To Take A Picture At A Press Conference

UPDATE: New photo!
Please click twice for huge full-size image.

The result, posted by Stéphane to his Instagram
“Press conference with my swan @johnnygweir“

Tons more Johnny and Stéphane 
press conference pics on Weibo here, here
here, here, here, here, here, and here!

Thursday, June 13.

Posted by Nathalie Péchalat to her Instagram
“Bonjour. Guess who just woke up 
and who had preparation time!?”

Two bouquets from fans, 
one for Johnny, one for Stéphane.

IDK what he’s doing 
but he seems to be on camera 
and this shot is gorgeous.

From Nathalie’s Instagram
Stéphane, Nathalie, and Johnny wish 
Denis Ten a happy birthday today!

And finally: new Vine video from Johnny! 
Posted this morning, or at about 
8:30 pm tonight Shanghai time: 
“Goodnight from Shanghai!”

Bonus pics!! Johnny and Aljona Savchenko 
in their opening number costumes.

Flamenco Johnny at the hotel in Taipei.
Exclusive photo © Joveta Leo.

One more: Johnny at rehearsal, 
posted with this caption: 
“’Lady Gaga on Ice’ Johnny Weir 
is super popular ah!”

Bonus video for Throwback Thursday!! 
Just uploaded yesterday by The Standard Hotel in NYC: 
footage of the skating event Johnny and Sasha Cohen 
hosted there back in January 2012. Love.
Video link.

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!

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

First sign of summer: 
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!
Photo of Johnny in Sun Valley, summer 2012
courtesy of Mackenzie Keller.

Johnny’s in China the next two weeks!! 
For show and ticket info, please visit the official 
Artistry on Ice websiteFacebook page, or Weibo page. 

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

1 comment:

aaaack said...

Johnny is skating strongly and enthusiastically, with an enthusiastic audience following. Looking like he is having a great time.

Johnny combines yin grace and yang strength. Yin intuition and yang boldness.