Wednesday, July 23, 2014

“Surrounded By So Much Love"

Johnny at Artistry on Ice rehearsal Wednesday. 
Not all of the rehearsal was quite this serious, though.... 
Please click for beautiful full-size image.

50+ more pics below!
(Yes, 50. Because too much 
Johnny is never enough.)

UPDATES!! From Thursday afternoon this morning. 
Or something.
Via Johnny: “Flower Hug! Thank you! 
@ MasterCard Center”

Via Johnny: “With my gentlemen, 
@plushenkoofficial and @slambiel ❤️

Via Maxim Trankov: “With best swan on ice!”

COMING UP: Press conference photos 
plus more from rehearsals! 
At the Beijing press conference, left to right: Edvin Marton, 
Evgeni Plushenko, Johnny, Stéphane Lambiel, and Yan Han. 
Please click for full-size image.

Johnny at the press conference.
Please click for full-size image.

Johnny and Stéphane at the press conference.
Please, please click for full-size image.

NEW: Fan poll 
on Johnny’s official website!! 
Voting continues through August 5. 
More details below!

Yes!! Summer touring continues! 
Johnny just finished his Fantasy on Ice tour 
performances, so get ready: the Weibocalypse 
of Artistry on Ice is happening now! 
Please see Johnny’s official website for all 
his performance dates this summer!

Johnny’s ONLY US performance 
this summer will be in Sun Valley, ID, August 16. 
Tickets on sale now. 
Don’t miss this chance to see him skate live!!

Dear Johnny, 
we believe in you, 
we support you, and 
we love you always.

Note: Candles last only 48 hours, so please visit often 
to keep the love and light shining...

Exclusive photo © David Ingogly.

This is another one of those posts that wasn’t happening and then I idly wandered over to Weibo some hours ago and saw Johnny’s Wednesday all wonderfully well-documented in a way that had to be immediately shared, plus then lovely Joveta Leo sent me some extra pics just in case, you know, 45 or so weren’t quite enough. As of course they wouldn’t be. So since I wasn’t actually blogging today—and I use “today” loosely, because this post covers Wednesday in Beijing which was actually yesterday although I’m still kind of having Wednesday here now at least for a few more minutes while Johnny has already moved on to Thursday in Tomorrowland—I didn’t really have any words planned for this space but that’s OK because no one cares because here are 45+ pics from Weibo. Which I believe is where this paragraph and this day—whatever day it is now—began.

But first, a quick reminder: please go vote in the fan poll on Johnny’s official website! And if you already voted, please go do it again! Because he asked so nicely:

Via Johnny: “Visit 
and vote for the piece of music you’d most like 
to see me use for my next gala program!”

I’ll just wait here......

Actually, hold on, let me go vote for “Buttons” again....


OK! Let’s Weibo!

Photos below credited per Weibo stamp on each image unless otherwise noted. Please click any photo for the full-size image. Some are pleasantly huge, as we all prefer.

Wednesdays With Johnny
Part 1. Artistry on Ice Rehearsal
I love all these pics so much.

Exclusive photo © Joveta Leo.

Exclusive photo © Joveta Leo.

Exclusive photo © Joveta Leo.

Pairs with Scott Moir.
Stéphane is not impressed.

I’m not sure Tatiana Volosozhar can save him...

...but how can she resist?
Exclusive photo © Joveta Leo.

With bonus Zhenya.

I feel like Stéphane is maybe 
still not impressed.

Exclusive photo © Joveta Leo.

Exclusive photo © Joveta Leo.

Exclusive photo © Joveta Leo.

Exclusive photo © Joveta Leo.

IDK but in my head he’s shocked 
that Joveta caught him in the locker room...

...but not too shocked to pose beautifully.
Exclusive photo © Joveta Leo.

Part 2. Fan Meeting!

So Johnny’s Pandas had a fan meeting 
Wednesday in Beijing, to which they 
brought all kinds of gifts for Johnny, 
including these “disco roses“...

...and a very very special gift. 
They posted this teaser photo on Weibo before the meeting. 
Please click for closeup of exquisite detail.

And here is the guest of honor!

Reading the Pandas’ card....

...and now opening their amazing gift...

...a gorgeous dragon-themed skating costume!

Haohewuyin explains
“You said you wanted a dragon, 
now we give you a real Chinese dragon!”
Exclusive photo © Joveta Leo.

More gifts!

Exclusive photo © Joveta Leo.

So. Many. Gifts.

I believe this scroll may represent Johnny in the role of 
the King’s Consort that he’ll be skating with 
a male partner during the AOI tour.

Via Johnny’s Weibo: “So happy to be surrounded 
by so much love. Thank you!!!”

Via Johnny’s Weibo: “Thank you @Johnny_Pandas 
for an amazing Beijing Fan Meeting. 
It was so much fun!”

Yes, there’s video! But not yet... Haohewuyin will upload  her videos after she returns home from attending several of the AOI shows. Until then, here’s another look at the fan meeting via a new set of her video screencaps!

And now that Johnny has received his surprise, 
the Pandas released these photos showing the 
incredibly beautiful detail of the dragon costume!

Bonus pics!! A few more from Johnny’s 
arrival in Beijing on Tuesday.

Some of the advertising 
for the Artistry on Ice tour!

And one more, via Weibo. 
This Weibo user posted a screencap of 
Johnny’s Instagram of his Consort costume, and wrote:
“Johnny, the little Prince, came to Beijing, 
maybe for Artistry on Ice in Beijing ~ 
I feel this guy is going to become immortal ~ 
super beautiful ~ #Johnny Weir#”

Very special thanks to Joveta Leo 
for the exclusive pics!!

ICYMI: Johnny with the birthday gift from fans 
that we managed to keep a surprise for weeks: 
a vintage Trifari brooch! 
Via his Instagram: “Thank you to my beautiful, incredible 
and wonderful fans for your birthday gifts! 
This Trifari dragon is magnificent!” 
Thank YOU for this fabulous pic!
Happy birthday all month long, Johnny!

Read all about our birthday fan project 
and see exclusive pics in this post: 
Here Be Dragons”!

Johnny stars in To Russia With Love
a new documentary about LGBT athletes, portions of which 
were filmed in secret during his time in Sochi as an NBC figure 
skating commentator. He also is an executive producer for the film, 
a project of Robert Redford’s Sundance Productions, 
which will premiere October 22.
More info here and on the EPIX website.

Johnny and Tara’s brilliant commentary 
segment from Late Night With Seth Meyers!
Video link.
Watch their interview with Seth here.

Johnny and Dora!!
Watch his spot over and over again 
here, here, or here!

On Johnny’s website, 
linked to his retirement statement
Thank YOU, Johnny!

ICYMI: Johnny plans to discuss his personal difficulties just once, 
in an exclusive interview with Access Hollywood’s Billy Bush. 
The three-part interview is available at these links:

UPDATE: In response to a rash of erroneous reports in the media, 
Johnny spoke briefly with Access Hollywood again
to set the record straight.

Also on the blog:
“Rise Like a Phoenix”
An exquisite black-and-white series 
of Johnny at rehearsal. 
Exclusive photo © David Ingogly.
Please click twice for larger image.

“Favorite Fairytale”
Beautiful Johnny being happy on the ice. 
Exclusive photo © David Ingogly.
Please click twice for larger image.

“Cure for the Uncommon Cold”
Gorgeous sun-drenched Johnny picspam, 
for those of us who prefer our winter 
a little less... wintry. 
Exclusive photo © David Ingogly.
Please click twice for larger image.

“Random Tuesday Roundup, Or: Is It Summer Yet?”
More Sun Valley
 since because Chiberia. 
Exclusive photo © David Ingogly.
Please click twice for larger image.

“Because It’s Glorious.”
A look back at Johnny’s first national title 
and his thoughts on Nationals, accompanied by 
20+ exquisite black-and-white portraits.
Exclusive photo © Elena Vasileva.
Please click twice for larger image.

“Frost Giant.”
25+ exclusive pics of Johnny
performing Army of Me.
Exclusive photo © David Ingogly.
Please click twice for larger image.

All of Him Is My Treasure.”
Fans react to Johnny’s graceful exit 
from competitive skating.
Exclusive photo © David Ingogly.
Please click twice for larger image.

“Practice Is Perfect”
25+ exclusive photos of Johnny’s 
Sun Valley rehearsal.
Exclusive photo © David Ingogly.

“Dear Johnny...”
Selected black-and-white photos of Johnny’s 
hauntingly beautiful Schindler’s List debut.
Exclusive 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! 

A number of Johnny’s auction items 
have been relistedwhich 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!

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.

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 2014 Binky and the Misfit Mimes / Lynn V. Ingogly / all rights reserved

1 comment:

aaaack said...

Johnny is very well loved in Asia. Dragons are auspicious, and that's a beautiful costume.