Thursday, July 24, 2014

The Weibocalypse Is Nigh

Johnny at Artistry on Ice rehearsal on Thursday.
Please click here for beautiful full-size image.
Exclusive photo © Joveta Leo.

More from this stunning 
rehearsal series below!

First photos of Johnny’s performance
as the King’s Consort from 
“Farewell My Concubine,” with male partner
Zhang Hao skating as the King.
Please click these for the full-size images.
Stunningly, heartbreakingly beautiful.

Special thanks to Elena Vasileva for finding these on Weibo!

Johnny in his makeup for the role.
Special thanks to Junko Mi for finding this one!

ICYMI: Johnny and Stéphane 
at the Beijing press conference.
Please, please click for full-size image.
More press conference coverage below,
including video snippets!

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.

No one seriously wants to read any words here, do they?

I didn’t think so. Which is good because after spending 24/7 on Weibo since late Monday night, all my sentences are starting to read like they’ve been written by Google Translate (actual quotes merrily offered by said translator with a completely straight face: “My mother does not love to take care of people obviously think Betty. This hopelessness face it... that good sparkling bubbles too!”)

Which reminds me: while we won’t know until full video surfaces, I feel like Rolling Ball of Sparkle has most definitely returned to AOI, at least as far as the press conferences go (please see below).

But first, your daily reminder: please remember to vote in the fan poll on Johnny’s website! #Buttons I’m still seeing Carmen voters campaigning hard, but lots of the Instagram crowd seemed to indicate they’d vote for Chandelier. #Buttons Can’t make up your mind? Vote for all your favorites! #Buttons And keep voting through August 5, when Johnny returns from China. #Buttons

OK! Brace yourselves: the Weibocalypse begins when the actual shows start on Friday—which is today in Beijing!—but we’re already drowning in amazingness....

Photos below credited per Weibo stamp on each image unless otherwise noted. Please, please click any photo for the full-size image. Nearly all these are wondrously huge, as is our preference. They may take a moment to load, but are well worth the wait.

Thursday, 07-24-2014.

Absolutely love these.

Exclusive photo © Joveta Leo.

Exclusive photo © Joveta Leo.

Exclusive photo © Joveta Leo.

Exclusive photo © Joveta Leo.

Exclusive photo © Joveta Leo.

Exclusive photo © Joveta Leo.

Exclusive photo © Joveta Leo.

An amazing shot, 
with Stéphane looking on in the background.
Exclusive photo © Joveta Leo.

Bonus rehearsal vid clips!! 
The ass swivel returns.

Press Conference.

Exclusive photo © Joveta Leo.

Exclusive photo © Joveta Leo.

Yes, he’s looking at Stéphane.
Exclusive photo © Joveta Leo.

And now of course they’re cracking up.
Please do click for full-size image.
Exclusive photo © Joveta Leo.

With more flowers from Chinese fans!
Please also click this one for full-size image.
Exclusive photo © Joveta Leo.

Yes, there is video of the press conference from Haohewuyin! But until she arrives home to upload all her videos, we’ll let the screencaps she has so generously shared tide us over. This promises to be a must-see video... and I believe there are three more press conferences yet to come on the tour...

Bonus vid clips!! Via Edvin Marton: 
“Playing at the press conference in Beijing!!!! 
#edvinmarton #violin #violinist #artistryonice #beijing 
#classicalcrossover#plushenko #johnnyweir #stephanelambiel”

Bonus pics!! More from rehearsal!

Via Li Zijun: “so happy 
to see you again! Johnny!”

Random fan meeting pic.
Via @bamii_m: “so sweet.❤️#johnnyweir”

Via @chrisxytang: “Just run into these 
excellent skaters as I passed by! How lucky! 
Hope to see you on Friday”

Via Johnny: “Apple of my eye! Thank you darling! 
 @ 香山公园 Xiang Shan Park, Beijing”

ICYMI:Surrounded By So Much Love.
Tons of Wednesday rehearsal pics plus fan meeting pics!
Not all of the rehearsal was quite this serious, though.... 
Please click for beautiful full-size image,
and enjoy all the endless picspam here

Very special thanks to Joveta Leo 
for the exclusive pics,  and to 
@Calmly_Camille for today’s headline!!!

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! 

Watch bonus clips 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

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