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!

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

"Be Happy Ever, Ever, Ever"

Johnny as the enchanted character Kai 
in Evgeni Plushenko’s “The Snow King.” Performances continue 
throughout this week in Moscow, and then the tour heads to 
St. Petersburg January 3, 2015, for another ten shows. 
(Plus maybe onto other countries after that... see below!)
Exclusive photo © Elena Vasileva.



70+ exclusive pics below! 

Plus an amazing exclusive 
Snow King video!!



Just announced!! 
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!



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



Sold-out shows night after night! 
Evgeni Plushenko’s “enchanting fairy tale 
on ice for the whole family” debuted December 5! 
The show is based on an adaptation of 
Hans Christian Andersen’s story, The Snow Queen, 
with Johnny playing the role of Kai. 
New teaser here!
Behind-the-scenes sneak peek here.



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




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, we have been awash for days in endless Snow King pics and vids coming out of Russia, about which we are of course not complaining at all except for the occasional deep sigh and long, melancholy gaze out the window as we contemplate the life choices that have brought us to this moment in which somehow we do not live in Russia and we apparently can’t have nice things where we live.

But then Johnny tweeted this over the weekend:

Friday, December 5, 2014

The Snow King: First Look

Johnny as Kai in “The Snow King” 
during the preview performance Thursday in Moscow.
The show debuts to the public tonight!
Exclusive photo © Elena Vasileva.



35+ pics below, including 
more gorgeous exclusives!! 

Plus Snow King video clips!

And please check back 
often for updates!

NEW!! YouTube vids 
from the public premiere
added below!


UPDATE!! Via Johnny during the Friday premiere: 
“Man Sandwich at Intermission. #СнежныйКороль #Чех



NEW!! 
Johnny will be competing 
(yes, competing!) in the 
Medal Winners Open in January!
Info here!



Performances begin tonight! 
Evgeni Plushenko’s “enchanting fairy tale 
on ice for the whole family” debuts December 5! 
The show is based on an adaptation of 
Hans Christian Andersen’s story, The Snow Queen, 
with Johnny playing the role of Kai. 
New teaser here!
Behind-the-scenes sneak peek here.



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




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.


The official trailer!
Video link.




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.



So yesterday the first photo that I saw from the preview performance of The Snow King was actually NOT a Johnny pic, but this one:

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Random Russia Roundup

Johnny in Moscow on Wednesday with an armful 
of good-luck gifts from the lovely Joveta Leo!
Exclusive photo © Joveta Leo.



50+ pics below!! 

Plus way too many video clips!

Now UPDATED with first 
glimpses of The Snow King
preview performance!
Check back often for more!

Via Johnny: “Snow King Selfie. 
Almost showtime! ❄️#TheSnowKingbyPlushenko 
#СнежныйКороль #Кай
Ganbatte, Johnny!! 
You’ll be amazing!



NEW!! 
Johnny will be competing 
(yes, competing!) in the 
Medal Winners Open in January!
Info here!



Performances begin on Friday! 
Evgeni Plushenko’s “enchanting fairy tale 
on ice for the whole family” debuts December 5! 
The show is based on an adaptation of 
Hans Christian Andersen’s story, The Snow Queen, 
with Johnny playing the role of Kai. 
New teaser here!
Behind-the-scenes sneak peek here.



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




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.


The official trailer!
Video link.




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.



UPDATES!! 
From The Snow King 
preview performance 12-04-2014.
More to come!

Friday, November 28, 2014

"The Happiest Morning!"

Johnny at Sheremetyevo International Airport 
upon his arrival in Moscow Thursday morning. 
Despite the monstrous weekday Moscow traffic and the 
early hour, fans were on hand to shower him with love!
Exclusive photo © Elena Vasileva.



25+ exclusive pics below!!

Now UPDATED 
with wonderful new photos 
and video clip from Russia!

PLUS: all-new 
commentary videos!




NEW!! 
Johnny will be competing 
(yes, competing!) in the 
Medal Winners Open in January!
Info here!



Performances begin next week! 
Evgeni Plushenko’s “enchanting fairy tale 
on ice for the whole family” begins December 5! 
The show is based on an adaptation of 
Hans Christian Andersen’s story, The Snow Queen, 
with Johnny playing the role of Kai. 
New teaser here!
Behind-the-scenes sneak peek here.



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

Note: since he’s in Russia, Johnny will not be 
doing this weekend’s commentary on NHK Trophy.
However, I believe Tara Lipinski and Terry Gannon 
will be part of the announcing team 
this Sunday, November 30, 4 pm ET on NBC.



UPDATE!! 
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!



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.


The official trailer!
Video link.


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




The essence of all beautiful art,
all great art, is gratitude. 
— Friedrich Nietzsche


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.



Wednesday, November 19, 2014

"My Dream Continues"

One of the highlights of this year has been 
Johnny’s amazing Bollywood-inspired program 
to “Nagada Sang Dhol,” which he debuted in Japan in June 
and in the US in August. While in Japan, he also gave 
a fascinating interview, now translated below 
for the first time for his US fans.

Exclusive photo © David Ingogly.



Special interview translation 
plus the final set of exclusive
Bollywood picspam below!

AND: a must-see video clip!!




UPDATE!! 
Johnny looking amazing and cracking everyone up
at USA Swimming’s annual Golden Goggle Awards
 on Monday, November 24. He and Rebecca Soni presented
the first award of the evening for 
“Female Race of the Year” to Katie Ledecky.


Yes, there’s video of just his segment!
I love that he’s introduced as 
“a performer of singular style on the ice and off, 
who emerged with partner Tara Lipinski as 
a one-of-a-kind voice of his sport during the 2014 Sochi
Olympics: three-time national skating champion
and fashion guru Johnny Weir.”

Video link.

Fab Johnny selfie with Ryan Lochte here!



NEW!! 
Johnny will be competing 
(yes, competing!) in the 
Medal Winners Open in January!
Info 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.


The official trailer!
Video link.





Less than a month away! 
Evgeni Plushenko’s “enchanting fairy tale 
on ice for the whole family” begins December 5! 
The show is based on an adaptation of 
Hans Christian Andersen’s story, The Snow Queen, 
with Johnny playing the role of Kai. 
New teaser here!
Behind-the-scenes sneak peek here.



The world breaks everyone, and afterward, 
some are strong at the broken places. 
– Ernest Hemingway


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.



OK! Before we get to the interview, here’s a brief roundup of random stuff that happened since last we gathered here to enjoy some Johnnyness together:

Friday, November 7, 2014

"We Got This!"

Johnny during his segment on The Meredith Vieira Show 
with NBC broadcast partner and BFF Tara Lipinski. 
Which I thought was the most adorable appearance 
by them ever until I saw their BuzzFeed quiz.
Photo via NBC.



A bazillion screencaps below
plus videos videos videos!!



NEW!! 
Johnny will be competing 
(yes, competing!) in the 
Medal Winners Open in January!
Info here!



YES!! The Dream Team returns! 
Join Johnny, Tara Lipinski, and Terry Gannon
next Sunday for NBC’s coverage of Cup of Russia!



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.


The official trailer!
Video link.





Less than a month away! 
Evgeni Plushenko’s “enchanting fairy tale 
on ice for the whole family” begins December 5! 
The show is based on an adaptation of 
Hans Christian Andersen’s story, The Snow Queen, 
with Johnny playing the role of Kai. 
New teaser here!
Behind-the-scenes sneak peek 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 while we’ve been away on a ridiculously long commercial break, these things happened: