Tuesday, December 16, 2014

The Snow King: Finale

Johnny acknowledges the enthusiastic crowd 
after one of the sold-out performances of The Snow King 
in Moscow. Please do click for the larger image, 
which is practically life-size. Just the way we like it. 
(Note: I know he hates to look sweaty, but this photo is 
beautiful while also offering a glimpse of how hard he works, 
every night, to give the audience his very best.)
Exclusive photo © Joveta Leo.

75+ pics below, including 
more stunning exclusives! 

Plus new Snow King videos!!

See Johnny this weekend!! 
Johnny will be visiting the Empire State Plaza Skating Rink
in Albany, NY, Saturday, December 20, 11 am to 1 pm 
for a skating demonstration, public skate, and meet-n-greet!
The event is FREE and open to all. 
More info here!

The Dream Team returns for the 
Grand Prix Final!! Catch all the action 
on NBC with Johnny this Sunday, December 21!

’Tis the season! And by popular demand, 
holiday greetings to Johnny at his new fan mail address:
Johnny Weir Fan Mail, P.O. Box 32326, 
Chicago, IL 60632. Yay!!

Johnny’s coming to Japan! 
He’ll be competing 
(yes, competing!) in the 
Medal Winners Open in January!
Info here!

Sold-out shows night after night! 
After a triumphant debut in Moscow, 
Evgeni Plushenko’s “enchanting fairy tale 
on ice for the whole family” heads to St. Petersburg
in January for the next leg of the tour! 
The show is based on an adaptation of 
Hans Christian Andersen’s story, The Snow Queen, 
with Johnny playing the role of Kai. 
More coverage here and here!

Available on demand from EPIX!! 
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.
More info here and on the EPIX website.
Watch the trailer here!

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.

Yes, sadly, we have come to the end of The Snow King picspam... for now. Until, of course, the tour picks up again in St. Petersburg in less than three weeks with another ten performances. And then maybe, just MAYBE, onto other countries from there!

But today we wrap up our Moscow performance pics with an absolute treasure trove of exclusives, Weibo photos, gallery shots, AND eleven new videos showcasing Johnny’s skating from every possible angle. And, of course, the required ICYMI Instagram roundup:

The highlight among Snow King IG posts 
from the weekend, via Johnny: “Dream team!”

And the prequel, via Tomáš Verner: 
“Selfie - making of”

Via Karina Grigoryants, makeup artist for the show, 
who I think is cutting Johnny’s hair here... 
In the comments you’ll notice Irina Slutskaya politely 
asking if her partner Johnny will be bald the next day.

Via Katarina Gerboldt, after the shows had concluded: 
Москва слезам не верит...”
[Moscow Does Not Believe in Tears,” 
the title of a famous Russian movie.]

Via Katarina Gerboldt.

Via Katarina Gerboldt: Уже скучаю по вам 
мои зайчики,котики,чебурашки @t.verner @johnnygweir” 
[Already miss you my bunnies, seals, Cheburashka...
@t.verner @johnnygweir”]

Via Maria Sergejeva: “Missing @plushenkoofficial 
for the perfect photo with the best male figure skaters 
on a planet @johnnygweir #tomasverner #brianjoubert 
@t.verner #johnnyweir #thesnowkingbyplushenko”

Via Alex Jakushin: Просто душки [just ducky] 
@johnnygweir #thesnowkingbyplushenko 
#team #снежныйкороль #bestofthebests”

Via Katarina Gerboldt: Смотрим как разбираются 
декорации и у нас печаль....(((но ждите нас совсем скоро 
в Санкт-Петербурге!)#TheSnowKingbyPlushenko” 
[Enjoy the scenery and understand how we grieve....(((
but wait for us very soon in St. Petersburg!) 
So excited already!!

Latest Videos!!

Performances in order of their appearance in the show.

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The following is a compilation of photos from various performances, grouped together in order by show section, though within each section, the order may be a bit... fluid. Our series begins with bewitched, angry Kai fighting with Gerda, then goes through his capture by and surrender to The Snow King, from whom he is rescued by Gerda and her love for him, and ends with the finale. 

Some of these are exclusives, appearing here for the first time; nearly all are huge, so please do click on each to see the full-size images. They may take a moment to load, but as always, are more than worth the wait.

Enjoy more photos in the galleries from these amazing photographers:

And see pics from the Russian fan meeting in this gallery!

Bonus pics!! Stunning black-and-whites 
from Elena Vasileva.

Instagrammed by Johnny: “I am so proud 
to be a part of The Snow King family. I haven’t felt so alive 
on the ice in a long time. Thank you @plushenkoofficial 
@rudkovskayaofficial @katarina_gerboldt @t.verner 
@irina_sluslu @karina_grigoryants and many more...
And thank you Russia for accepting me. 
Photo courtesy of the magnificent Elena Vasilieva”

Exclusive photo © Elena Vasileva.

Very special thanks to Elena Vasileva 
and Joveta Leo for the exclusive photos!

ICYMI: Be Happy Ever, Ever, Ever.” 
Endless exclusive photos plus an 
amazing Snow King video compilation 
of all Johnny’s skating from the show!

Exclusive photo © Elena Vasileva.

ICYMI: The Snow King: First Look.” 
Extensive coverage of the public premiere 
in Moscow with exclusive photos 
plus multiple video clips!

Exclusive photo © Elena Vasileva.

First glimpses of The Snow King preview
 performance plus endless adorable pics/vids 
of Johnny teaching young skating students 
in Plushenko’s master class!

Exclusive photo © Joveta Leo.

For more exclusive Johnny photos, please visit 
the official website of my fav photographer, David Ingogly!
New never-before-seen rehearsal pics have just 
been added to the site, with more to come. 
Check back often for new uploads!

A fascinating Q&A with Johnny
don’t miss it!

ICYMI: Full video of Johnny’s  
Johnny’s segment begins at about 30:51.

Also on the blog: The Happiest Morning!
Johnny returns to Russia for the first leg 
of The Snow King tour, and is greeted by 
thrilled fans once again in Moscow.

My Dream Continues.”
The final set of beautiful Bollywood picspam
 plus translation of a wonderful 
Johnny interview from Japan.

42 Seconds.”
Stunning new exclusive photos of Johnny’s “Human”
performance at An Evening With Champions.
Absolutely breathtaking.

Sweet Memories.”
Johnny returns to Russia! 
And he’s greeted at the airport by fans 
who have not seen him for two years. 
A wonderful series of photos not to be missed!

The first series of exclusive photos from 
An Evening With Champions, featuring 
Johnny’s debut of the spectacular dragon costume 
given to him by his Chinese fans.

Bold Beauty: Bollywood Revisited.”
A stunning new look at Johnny’s 
Nagada Sang Dhol program 
in a series of 35+ exclusive photos, 
plus exclusive video.

To Stand in a Ray of Sunlight.”
Gorgeous sun-drenched photos 
of Johnny at rehearsal in Sun Valley, 
plus exclusive video of his practice.

The US debut of Johnny’s stunning 
and hauntingly beautiful new program.
Selected exclusive photos, 
plus exclusive HD video.

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.

Johnny’s latest column for the 
Falls Church News-Press.
His columns are published on Thursdays 
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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