Thursday, January 15, 2015

GANBATTE, Johnny!

Johnny visits with his beloved Japanese fans 
after arriving in Tokyo on Wednesday.
He’s wearing a mask to help protect his health as he prepares 
to compete in Medal Winners Open tomorrow!
Exclusive photo © Nanako Ugajin.
Please click for beautiful full-size image.



40+ pics below, 
including more exclusives!



GOOD LUCK, JOHNNY!! 
He’s competing (yes, competing!) 
in the Medal Winners Open 
this Friday, January 16!
Info here!

UPDATE!! 
Results below!

Via Johnny: “Life is a collection of glorious seconds 
and I’m so grateful that I can share moments I love 
with the world. Photo courtesy Yahoo Japan.”

NEW: VIDEO of Johnny’s 
performance below!!



NEW!! US Nats coverage begins 
Saturday, January 17!
Catch all the action on NBC with 
Johnny, Tara, and Uncle Terry Gannon 
beginning with this weekend’s new preview shows!


NEW!! From NBC Sports: 
Johnny & Tara with a quick take 
on this year’s Nats competitors. Love!



Want to wish Johnny a happy 2015?
By popular demand, per Johnny’s official Facebook page,
you can write to Johnny at his new fan mail address:
Johnny Weir Fan Mail, P.O. Box 32326, 
Chicago, IL 60632. Yay!!



Sold-out shows night after night! 
After a triumphant debut in Moscow, 
Evgeni Plushenko’s “enchanting fairy tale 
on ice for the whole family” has now completed the
second leg of the tour in St. Petersburg,
with hopefully more dates to come! 
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!

Official music video for The Snow King! 
With Dima Bilan (and lots of Johnny). 
Nothing would make my 2015 happier 
than to see this tour come to the US!
Video link.



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.



Kayso actually I wasn’t even going to blog today because I’m still working on part 2 of the St. Petersburg series that was supposed to be posted next but when you’re presented with an overwhelming array of photos of a masked Johnny communicating mostly with his smiling eyes to adoring Japanese fans, you have to blog those. So here they are, and thank you, dear Japanese fans, for sharing all these, and preparing so hard to cheer for him at MWO (see below), and always loving him so well.



REMINDER (updated!): Japan’s TBS has announced that it will broadcast Medal Winners Open at these times (hoping for livestreams or video later!):

*Saturday, January 17, 3 pm Japan / 1 am ET

*Saturday, January 24, 12 NOON Japan (confirmed!) / Friday, January 23, 10 pm ET 

*Friday, February 6, 8 pm Japan / 6 am ET

TBS broadcast schedule here.



UPDATE!!
Medal Winners Open Results

Via @Mutsumi57. Johnny greeting fans after the show, 
with gorgeous white rose crown from Machiko.


Congratulations to Johnny on an extraordinarily beautiful performance!! Final standings were:

1 - Evgeni PLUSHENKO 86.95
2 - Nobunari ODA 85.15
3 - Jeffrey BUTTLE 77.28
4 - Johnny WEIR 75.14
5 - Evan LYSACEK 73.32
6 - Takeshi HONDA 50.41

Full results from the ISU here.


UPDATES!! Our first glimpse of his incredible new costume, 
from the Japanese broadcast of MWO.
Via @esjw2.


Via @norakuro008. 
Johnny in the Kiss-n-Cry!


Via @esjw. 


UPDATE: VIDEO!!

Hauntingly, breathtakingly beautiful. 
A gorgeous program, and one of his most amazing costumes ever.
Video link.
Alternate video here.
















Via Johnny: “Thank you so much to my amazing fans 
for a beautiful evening! I love you! @jpjweangels”
 (Please do go read all the lovely comments on his post.)




All the cool kids hanging out later that night.
Via Johnny: “Happy Family. @irina_sluslu 
@rudkovskayaofficial @plushenkoofficial #СнежныйКороль


And one more.
Via @Mutsumi57.



MORE UPDATES!! Saturday in Japan, 
via @auca115: “Thank you for coming!! 
@johnnygweir #johnnyweir #motoguo わーい!


Via @auca115: “@johnnygweir at @wutberlin 
thank you #johnnyweir”


Via @kokujin28go: “Thank you 
for coming @johnnygweir”


Via Johnny: “One of my favorite things about Japan 
are the pristine white doily seat covers in the taxis. #Witch”



Please click any photo for full-size view. Some are small, some are huge, some are exclusive, all are wonderful. 


He’s here!!


And he’s happy to see everyone!




Via @hina_kinako.


Via @midnight_kurage.




Via @ugachan: “Johnny @ NRT その1 He wore a mask.”






Via @113xr.


Via @113xr.




Via @ESJW: “Thank you 
for always coming Johnny!”






Via @Rai_0n0_boW.


Via @Rai_0n0_boW.






Via @ugachan: “Johnny @ NRT その2 
He put his signature on a Japanese signature board.”


Via @ugachan: “Johnny @ NRT その3 
Eyelashes”




Via @ugachan: “Johnny @ NRT その4 
Beautiful eyes ♥”














Via @113xr.


Via @__takae__, 
which Johnny later Instagrammed!










Via @ugachan: “Johnny @ NRT その5 
Off to Tokyo by limousine bus.”


Via the Japanese Angels: “It’s was so nice meeting you. 
Thank you Johnny. We❤️You too! 
We can’t wait for the day after tomorrow!❤️”


Via Johnny, after arriving at his hotel with his 
armloads of gifts and flowers: “I feel so much love 
and support today. Thank you ❤️ ありがとう



Bonus Round: 
Bannerpalooza!

I absolutely love all of these. And I’m sure there will be many more at the arena for him...


Via @ohmy1021: “Getting the #banner ready 
for tomorrow’s MWO! Ganbatte, @johnnygweir!”


Via @hina_kinako.


Via @midnight_kurage.


Via @ugachan0723.


Via @325noane.


Via @donotbeordinary.


UPDATE! Via @yumico.


UPDATE! And one more, via @ryoko201.



More bonus pics!
Via Johnny: “Konichiwa!”


Via @ayukovon: “@JohnnyGWeir 
Welcome to Japan!”


Via Johnny: “We’re ready for the competition! 
Team Snow King! Яна привет
@rudkovskayaofficial #СнежныйКороль



Very special thanks to 
Nanako Ugajin (@ugachan) and @c4u_baby 
for the exclusive photos!



The Snow King hits the second leg of the tour 
and performs sold-out shows for more than 
60,000 people! Enjoy 50+ exclusive pics 
in Part 1 of our coverage.

Exclusive photo © Elena Vasileva.



Champion.” 
Special year-end post to ring out 2014 
with 70+ spectacular exclusive photos of one 
of my fav Johnny events of the year!

Exclusive photo © David Ingogly.



Johnny visits Albany, NY, to greet fans and 
skate with them! Exclusive picspam covers 
every moment of his visit.

Exclusive photo © Sinikka Grant.



The final set of exclusive photos and videos 
from the Moscow leg of the Snow King tour. 
Next up: St. Petersburg in January!

Exclusive photo © Joveta Leo.



Endless exclusive photos plus an 
amazing Snow King video compilation 
of all Johnny’s skating from the show!

Exclusive photo © Elena Vasileva.



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.



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

Exclusive photo © David Ingogly.



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

Exclusive photo © David Ingogly.



Dragon.”
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.

Exclusive photo © David Ingogly.



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.

Exclusive photo © David Ingogly.



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

Exclusive photo © David Ingogly.



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

Exclusive photo © David Ingogly.



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  
DREAM SCHOOL: NYC episode!
Johnny’s segment begins at about 30:51.



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!
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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!”
IN THE SAME WAY THAT IT NEEDS AIR.
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 2015 / Binky and the Misfit Mimes / Lynn V. Ingogly / all rights reserved

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