Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Random Tuesday Roundup

An oasis of gorgeous: Johnny at G Lounge. 
More pics below!

UPDATE: Johnny’s latest column is up at the Falls-Church News-Press: Johnny’s World: Orange Birkin.” Don’t let the title lull you into thinking you’re embarking on a fluffy ode to fashion: It’s a stinging and powerful must-read that helps explain Johnny’s recent absence from social media, which had fans worried. I’m kind of speechless at the petty cruelty of this world, and at Johnny’s tremendous strength and heart in the face of it. Please go read it now.

Oh hai!

So last week I was deeply embroiled in editing a long, lengthy book with lots of words that was really long and in no way repetitively redundantly repetitive in repeating its main points repetitiously, and when I was finally able to lift my eyes from its many many pages, I happened to notice the smoking ruins of democracy all around us courtesy of what Jon Stewart affectionately calls The Crazy People in Washington. And the smoke has only gotten thicker since then as The Crazy People maniacally careen their clown car straight toward the hellscape of Default, much to the horror of the entire rest of the world and also most of us crammed in the rusty horse trailer The Crazy People are towing behind them.

Fortunately yesterday, just as I was resolving to stop reading Twitter entirely because all the news tweets were seriously freaking me out, along came this pic from Victor with the caption, @TimPeachBBC @EllyOldroyd The BBC is invading our home #documentary”:

Soon followed by:

Wait what? OMG YAY!! And then this:

Tweeted by Victor: 
“Tema is stealing my thunder. 
#Documentary @bbc5live @bbcsport

And also this:

I love this pic: Treasured photos on the table, 
the Japanese edition of Welcome to My World 
in the middle of the floor, a zillion shoes neatly stacked 
behind his “Джонни Вейр-Воронов” skates, 
and Johnny’s unforgettable Fallen Angel costume 
from the 2010 Olys nestled in tissue in front of him. 
With his beloved puppy by his side.

So just as we were all desperately clamoring, “Where / when / how do we watch / listen / roll around in this?” came these wonderful Twitter exchanges with the BBC people:

(See first photo above.)

Photo tweeted by Johnny: 
“Touch O’ Class when your dealing with 
an amazing team from @bbcsports 
and @BBC5Live! Thank you!”

“See you in Sochi!”?? YES PLEASE. Whatever that means (which I hope will be thoroughly explored in the radio piece) IDEK but YES! (A number of us were hoping maybe it meant Johnny would be doing some commentating there, which then immediately led us to the exquisite thought of the fabulous Viacheslav Romanov sharing some of the commentary duties...) 

OK, so just to recap: Apparently the radio-interview portion of the day will air on BBC 5 Live next Thursday, October 17 (ironically that’s Default Day, so yay you can listen live right on their website just as civilization crumbles!), with the filmed documentary to be broadcast in early 2014. BBC 5 Live radio appears to air sports coverage in the evenings beginning at 7 pm London time, or 2 pm EDT, so here’s hoping we can all tune in next Thursday for the interview!

BTW speaking of Sochi and skating...

...Japan’s Yuzuru Hanyu earned gold at Finlandia Trophy 
after performing an outstanding free skate 
in his beautiful new costume designed by Johnny.

Gorgeous detailing. 
Photos tweeted by @FabLio3.

Johnny also designed this costume 
for Eliška Březinová, 2012 Czech national champion 
and younger sister of Michal Brezina. 
Photo tweeted by Eliška: “Thank you so much 
 @johnnygweir for this great design of my dress!! :)

Random Fandom News

East Coast fans: Meredith Miner, owner of Fetching Grooming Salon & Pet Boutique (you may remember her as my lovely companion at the Delaware Valley Legacy Fund’s Heroes event in May) is hosting a Pet Photo Fundraiser on Sunday, November 10, in Scranton, PA! A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Johnny and Victor Weir-Voronov Scholarship Fund for LGBTQ Youth, administered by the DVLF. Details:

One of the raffle prizes:

The Peter Jurik “Showtime” Johnny poster, 
autographed by Johnny himself!

So if you’re in the area, please go check it out! And please visit Fetching Grooming’s Facebook page for more info.

ICYMI: In our ongoing effort to shower Johnny with love because it makes us happy, fan Mimi Dzyacky shared this dazzling artwork on Johnny’s Facebook fan page:

She also wrote this heartfelt post. Love it.

Bonus Round: 
More from G Lounge 
and Your Celebrity Host

Photos via David Paul Kay’s Facebook page.

Johnny, G Lounge owner Michael McGrail, 
and artist David Paul Kay.

Johnny, David, Michael, and Eric Pietrangolare.

Johnny and Michael.

Columnist Michael Musto, 
Johnny, and Michael McGrail.

Johnny and Michael Musto.

David and Johnny with guests.

Michael, David, and Johnny.

Victor and Johnny are assisted with the 
celebratory sparkler by a G Lounge staff member.

ICYMI: Video of Johnny dancing with the sparkler, 
courtesy of G Lounge’s Instagram
Full coverage on the blog here, plus two more vids 
from G Lounge here and here. You’re welcome. :D

One more (those boots!)....

...plus an old favorite: 
Johnny with a framed Peter Jurik poster.

A touch of class indeed.

Yes, always... 
Photo tweeted by Team Weir-Voronov
the group that manages the fan store (more info below).
Follow on Twitter and Instagram!

Johnny’s latest columns for the Falls Church 
News-Press are here and here
His columns are published every Thursday
in the “National Commentary”  section—don’t miss a single one! 

Also on the blog: 
“Dear Johnny...”
Selected black-and-white photos of Johnny’s 
hauntingly beautiful Schindler’s List debut.
Exclusive photo © David Ingogly.

“Something Beautiful Today.”
Johnny at rehearsal in Sun Valley — Part 1 
(much more to come!)
Exclusive pics plus practice video featuring 
his gorgeous triple axel.
Exclusive photo © David Ingogly.

“Sun Valley Sneak Peek: 
‘A Rare Human So Breathtaking....’ ”
Johnny debuts his Schindler’s List program 
in this stunning simple white costume. 
Exclusive pics and HD video.
Exclusive photo © David Ingogly.

Photo essay of 40+ starkly beautiful 
black-and-white pics featuring Johnny at rehearsal 
as young skaters watch, spellbound.
Exclusive photo © David Ingogly.

Quiet photo essay of exclusive black-and-white pics 
paired with Johnny’s quotes from his 
Exclusive photo © David Ingogly.

Please continue to contribute to the newly established 
Johnny & Victor Weir-Voronov  Scholarship Fund 
for LGBTQ Youthadministered by the Delaware Valley
Legacy Fund. The DVLF is the nonprofit 
organization who recently honored Johnny 

updated calendars, in case you missed out on buying yours 
in January! The new 12-month version runs from 
July 2013 to June 2014, while the 18-month version takes you 
from July 2013 all the way to December 2014.
All proceeds from the fan store are donated 
to the Johnny and Victor Weir-Voronov Scholarship Fund 
for LGBTQ Youth, administered by the 
Delaware Valley Legacy Fund.

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 a
nytime 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 2013 / Binky and the Misfit Mimes / Lynn V. Ingogly / all rights reserved

1 comment:

aaaack said...

Johnny is probably in various stages of mourning from not competing, but we're still his fans and we're not going away.

Johnny the whole is much larger than the sum of his talent parts. Like one of those miniature solar systems, different aspects will shift back from view or forward into view.

Johnny's brand has never been about clawing his way to the top of a competition. His brand is about being true to oneself, expressing yourself freely, conveying beauty and grace, and feeling whole and beautiful. These things are immortal.