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Actor / EntertainerActor at a haunted house

Sep 5th 2017 by LemonezerSquege • 16 Questions • 50 Points

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Thank you for all of your questions. It is now noon and I must eat and get to some legal work. I will probably check in some time this evening to answer a few more questions. I hope this has been of use to the Reddit community.

*Edited the "Dreamer's Act" line because this was not something that was typed by me and is not correct. I apologize for not catching this sooner. Credit to MinuteMinutiae for bringing it to my attention.

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Was was the worst overreaction you experienced after scaring someone?

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When was the last time you felt like a leaf on the wind? Also your acting in tucker and dale kills me. Bang up job, you're one of my favorites.


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What happens to those who came from a country that don't exist anymore?

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There was an episode of House MD, where one of the patients was deaf and it alluded to conflicts about whether being deaf was a disability or something that made the patient unique. Have you seen it?

Also, just a fun story, an acquaintance once told me that he had a nephew with a cochlear implant, and he would just take it out whenever his parents or teachers would yell at him. I found that to be interesting.


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When was the last time you felt like a leaf on the wind? Also your acting in tucker and dale kills me. Bang up job, you're one of my favorites.

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What happens to those who came from a country that don't exist anymore?


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I was in a morph suit with baby doll parts and I was a contortionist jumping at people. This one woman went into shock and I had to break character to lead her to the emergency exit.

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when I was nominated for the Emmy. It required a mantra to calm me down.


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It becomes the burden of the U.S. government to prove alienage and determine a country to which that person is able to be returned.

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I have not seen that episode. Now I want to watch it, lol. My son tends to pull them off when he wants to play on the swing set or whenever he's in the basement. He seems to think he needs to play without his "ears" on. He has started to get defensive when we try to adjust them on his head. He's tells us "no touch, leave it on". I


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when I was nominated for the Emmy. It required a mantra to calm me down.

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It becomes the burden of the U.S. government to prove alienage and determine a country to which that person is able to be returned.


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Does how the person act prior to getting scared affect you in any way?

i.e. if I go in cool and calm will you try extra hard? If I'm scared shitless from my first step will you dial it back? Or is it just all ham all the time.

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What instrument do you play for Hot Gazpacho?


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The DACA is supposed to end in 6 months if Congress can't find a more permenant solution. Any thoughts on alternatives? Do you think congress can even come up with a new solution? Or will this be another mess like the healthcare act?

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Is there a specific reasoning behind other deaf people's reticence to embrace the implants or is it just a 'there is nothing wrong with me to fix' type of thinking?

Have any of the people who were initially against the implant more interested now that they have more first hand experiance on how it works and how much of an impact it can have on one's life?

Last question: How hard it it to update the implant when technology advances? Does it require another surgery or can parts be retrofit to the existing system?


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What instrument do you play for Hot Gazpacho?

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The DACA is supposed to end in 6 months if Congress can't find a more permenant solution. Any thoughts on alternatives? Do you think congress can even come up with a new solution? Or will this be another mess like the healthcare act?


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Body language is definitely something I look for. The best thing to do as a scare actor is that if you can't scare them, then entertain. Typically if you act pretty calm and not scared actors will not bother you. We look for the wimpy ones cowering behind their boyfriends. At the same time though if I get a tough person and they're never scared then at that point I make jokes and become funnier rather than scarier, because in the end I still want them to get their money's worth.

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Guitar but poorly so I need two to three guitars to drown out my chord heavy strumming.


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I am not confident that Congress will get their act together, but I'm cautiously optimistic. My alternative would be something along the lines of 245(i) where we allow a path to permanent residency for Dreamers. I don't know how likely that is to happen. I never underestimate the power of Congress to bungle things, so it could be like healthcare.

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It's a bit of "we don't need to be fixed". It's also that they fear that technology will wipe out the future need for ASL.

My BIL is still against CIs but once we made amends he actually considered hearing aids. He's not a candidate for either though. My MIL ended up getting a hearing aid after not wearing one for 20 years. She did it for my son, which I love.

The internal piece is meant to last decades but if it fails then it would need to be replaced. The external piece( processor) is replaced about every 5 years. He would get the latest version.


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Guitar but poorly so I need two to three guitars to drown out my chord heavy strumming.

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I am not confident that Congress will get their act together, but I'm cautiously optimistic. My alternative would be something along the lines of 245(i) where we allow a path to permanent residency for Dreamers. I don't know how likely that is to happen. I never underestimate the power of Congress to bungle things, so it could be like healthcare.


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Can you tell me in detail how the job works? Do you hide in places etc... I've never actually been in a haunted house so I'm curious about how the job works.

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Hello Alan!

Loved you in Tucker and Dale vs. Evil. Can you share any interesting stories in the making of that seminal film?


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Do you think if we allowed a path to citizenship it would embolden those who had previously thought about illegally immigrating to go ahead and do it?

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How silly is that argument.

Preserve a disability to save a language.


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Hello Alan!

Loved you in Tucker and Dale vs. Evil. Can you share any interesting stories in the making of that seminal film?

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Do you think if we allowed a path to citizenship it would embolden those who had previously thought about illegally immigrating to go ahead and do it?


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So I'm currently a Roamer which means that I can pretty much go where, I mostly go outside but I can go in the haunt too, but my first year I was in the haunt.

A basic day at the haunt is that I go there around 3-4 to get everything ready, to eat food, get my make up done, etc. around 5 when the haunt starts we have this big screen in the line, a video plays and fire erupts from it and all the actors run out at the same time scaring all the people in the line all at once before heading into the haunt.

When you work inside you are assigned a spot, these spots have little nooks and crannies you can hide in/put your supply bag in. What's a supply bag? Well it can be anything from food to water or more make up if need be. So you stay in your assigned room until a group of people comes through. You scare them and then wait for the next. The toughest part is the waiting, sometimes it's a slow night and the gaps between groups is very large. On top of that I never know when I'll be home that night, just depends on how busy we are.

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the seminal part was unforgettable.


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Not likely. I only say that because it depends on what you mean by "path to citizenship." An individual cannot become a citizen of the U.S. simply by applying. He or she must have five years of lawful permanent resident status, AKA LPR status or Green Card (or 3 years if LPR status was obtained through a U.S. citizen spouse); be at least 18 years old; as well as continuous residence in the U.S. for at least five years, have been physically present for at least 30 months out of the last five years; and possess good moral character. If you entered illegally, you still need to become a permanent resident. In order to become a permanent resident you must have someone petition for you. You can have a family member or an employer petition for you after you have entered illegally, but whether or not you meet the criteria for adjustment (applying for a Green Card inside of the U.S.) depends on who applied for you or whether you are eligible for a waiver of unlawful presence. So if you create a path to citizenship where you still need a petitioner, must meet certain criteria for presence, and pay a fine (or apply for a waiver) for your unlawful presence the barrier of entry still remains high.

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Cochlear implants isn't exactly a cakewalk but it will open a lot of doors for our child. I will say that ASL is a beautiful language. It's an extremely social language and they take a lot of pride in their culture. I personally think their aggressive behavior is actually pushing parents away from wanting to teach their CI children ASL.


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the seminal part was unforgettable.

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Not likely. I only say that because it depends on what you mean by "path to citizenship." An individual cannot become a citizen of the U.S. simply by applying. He or she must have five years of lawful permanent resident status, AKA LPR status or Green Card (or 3 years if LPR status was obtained through a U.S. citizen spouse); be at least 18 years old; as well as continuous residence in the U.S. for at least five years, have been physically present for at least 30 months out of the last five years; and possess good moral character. If you entered illegally, you still need to become a permanent resident. In order to become a permanent resident you must have someone petition for you. You can have a family member or an employer petition for you after you have entered illegally, but whether or not you meet the criteria for adjustment (applying for a Green Card inside of the U.S.) depends on who applied for you or whether you are eligible for a waiver of unlawful presence. So if you create a path to citizenship where you still need a petitioner, must meet certain criteria for presence, and pay a fine (or apply for a waiver) for your unlawful presence the barrier of entry still remains high.


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OP, is it true that yo momma so ugly, she went into a haunted house, came out with a job application and 9 months later you were born?

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Please clear this up for me: are you British-American or American-British or Intergalactic-Chinois?


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I looked up the flowchart for citizenship when all this came up earlier this week. One of the steps in the flowchart is literally "Are you a person of good moral character? (Yes-continue) (NO-STOP You are not eligible for citizenship)".

lolwut. Who tf would answer "no" to that? Someone who should answer "no" would be the person to lie anyway!

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I know that the implants really need to be implanted at a very young age otherwise your ability to learn spoken language is diminished, which is a huge reason many parents get the implants at such a young age. Would you be opposed to him deciding that he doesn't want to use the implants in the future?


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Please clear this up for me: are you British-American or American-British or Intergalactic-Chinois?

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I looked up the flowchart for citizenship when all this came up earlier this week. One of the steps in the flowchart is literally "Are you a person of good moral character? (Yes-continue) (NO-STOP You are not eligible for citizenship)".

lolwut. Who tf would answer "no" to that? Someone who should answer "no" would be the person to lie anyway!


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That would explain a lot.

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Texan.


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For naturalization purposes, good moral character is basically asking if during the 5 year period immediately preceding your application whether you violated any laws? If the answer is yes, then that person is ineligible to naturalize until they accrue five years of good moral character.

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I wouldn't oppose it if he was old enough to understand what was is at stake. I honestly want him to be happy. He's doing really well with his CIs but if he wasn't doing as well then we would likely have him uses his CIs for environmental awareness. You hit the nail on the head with the importance of implanting early.


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Texan.

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For naturalization purposes, good moral character is basically asking if during the 5 year period immediately preceding your application whether you violated any laws? If the answer is yes, then that person is ineligible to naturalize until they accrue five years of good moral character.


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Have you gotten the chance to attend a haunt trade show or convention at all? Transworld or Midwest Haunters convention maybe? I've been in the industry for 14 years and the shows are some of the biggest highlights outside of season. Also, I see you said you're from Wisconsin. Ever hear of or attend Wisconsin Fear Grounds?

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I love Death at a Funeral. What was it like being directed by Yoda? Also, how did you end up getting cast in a primarily British film? (You were awesome, btw)


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You may wish to include a disclaimer like this to avoid running afoul of practice rules and to avoid misleading people.

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Are you planning to teach him ASL? I took some ASL in high school, so I'm aware of many of the issues with them and the heated feelings that surround them. It often seemed as though loosing the deaf community and ASL were huge roadblocks to implant acceptance.


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I love Death at a Funeral. What was it like being directed by Yoda? Also, how did you end up getting cast in a primarily British film? (You were awesome, btw)

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You may wish to include a disclaimer like this to avoid running afoul of practice rules and to avoid misleading people.


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Before I was an actor I would go to haunts all the time so yes I have heard of it, and I love it. I know a few of the team leads have gone but I never have. I would love to go to one of those conventions so maybe one day.

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I sent in an audition. Frank Oz championed me. It wasn't easy. One the best jobs I have ever had.


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Thanks so much. Good looking out.

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Yes he is learning ASL. We have a lot of family members who rely on ASL. I know a lot of parents who let their CI children drop the ASL component. A lot of the children lose interest or the parents want to prevent them from being exposed to the anti cochlear toxic. I don't blame them. I really wish I could advocate more but I just don't want to align myself with the activists.


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I sent in an audition. Frank Oz championed me. It wasn't easy. One the best jobs I have ever had.

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Thanks so much. Good looking out.


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If you ever get the chance to go to the conventions, take it, especially if you want to stay in the industry. There are great networking opportunities there.

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Why did all those college kids keep killing themselves on your land?


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If a DACA recipient's work authorization expires after next march with no renewal and they get married to a US citizen afterwards (assuming legit marriage) can they still adjust their status while in the US?

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As being deaf myself, Is there a chance that if i had kids in the future, they can be deaf due to passing down same genes?

I was born deaf and got a cochlear implant when i was two and currently in college. From my understanding, it was a genetic fuck up that made me deaf as no other family or relatives are born deaf. It was interesting to hear your side of having a deaf family and they being opposed to the CI's while i am the only one.


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Why did all those college kids keep killing themselves on your land?

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If a DACA recipient's work authorization expires after next march with no renewal and they get married to a US citizen afterwards (assuming legit marriage) can they still adjust their status while in the US?


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My endgame is that I want to have my own haunt but that's way down the line. I'm still super young too so I have some good potential. But we'll see

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rewatch it. mainly they are stupid. they followed a killers instructions mainly. also stupid.


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That depends on how they entered the U.S. If you are a Dreamer who overstayed a visa then you were admitted meaning that you can adjust in the U.S. when you are petitioned by your spouse. If you are a Dreamer and while you had DACA you applied for Advance Parole and now have a lawful admission, then again, yes you can apply to adjust. However, if you entered without inspection at the border and do not have a lawful entry, then your spouse can petition for you, then you must apply for a waiver of unlawful presence, and leave the U.S. for your immigrant visa interview. This is assuming you are otherwise admissible to the U.S.

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It depends on the gene. Recessive gene would mean that your partner would need the same gene to create a deaf child. For dominate it only takes 1 parent to pass the gene.


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rewatch it. mainly they are stupid. they followed a killers instructions mainly. also stupid.

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That depends on how they entered the U.S. If you are a Dreamer who overstayed a visa then you were admitted meaning that you can adjust in the U.S. when you are petitioned by your spouse. If you are a Dreamer and while you had DACA you applied for Advance Parole and now have a lawful admission, then again, yes you can apply to adjust. However, if you entered without inspection at the border and do not have a lawful entry, then your spouse can petition for you, then you must apply for a waiver of unlawful presence, and leave the U.S. for your immigrant visa interview. This is assuming you are otherwise admissible to the U.S.


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What was the funniest scare yoy ever pulled off? Give us details! And is there good pay in candy and/or money, and is there any practical skills that can be gained from this job?

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Hi! What was your experience like working with Shia LaBeouf and the other actors on Transformers: Dark of the Moon?


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what will these changes really mean?

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As a deaf teenager starting university next year, I'm really glad you decided to have your son implanted with CI at very young age because you'll faster at young age right? I was born deaf and received CI at the age of 2 3/4 on the left side. Stuck with hearing on the left side only until last year where I got my second CI on my right side.

I started speaking with my own voice. I learnt Australian sign language (Auslan) a bit but kinda gave up because I was waaaaay too used to speaking because I'm always surrounded with hearing people. Sometimes I regret not knowing or understand Auslan. Also, I didn't really take part of deaf community because I feel like I just simply don't belong in there. I'm sure your son absolutely wouldnt have problem with that.

Make sure you take your son to a school that have benefits for child with disabilities. They are really helpful, respectful and great guidance for the future. Without that, I wouldnt be a top student in every class. The nice thing that one of my teacher said was that she never ever would call 'deaf' a disability. It warmed my heart.

The important thing for your son to learn is that DON'T LET THE DEAFNESS STOP YOU.

Best of luck for the future!


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Hi! What was your experience like working with Shia LaBeouf and the other actors on Transformers: Dark of the Moon?

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what will these changes really mean?


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This is a very unique job not necessarily a lot of skills, just something I love. The pay isn't fantastic but hey, I get paid to do this so I'm still happy.

Well my main character is a giant dummy holding a dummy and I do ventriloquist acts. His name is chip and I once jumped behind someone in line, this woman fell to the ground, looked up at a grown man dressed like a dummy holding a smaller dummy. As she looks up at me I make the dummy say in a smoker voice: "Wow you sure give me some wood". She was laughing really hard after that.

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We got along. I had a blest on that. I know there are crazy stories about many of the people on that movie but my experience was lovely.


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It means thousands of young people who came out of the shadows to apply for DACA will now live in fear and legal limbo.

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Thank you for that advice. I don't get to meet a lot of young adults who were implanted young. Have you considered working with Cochlear to be a resource for parents? I'm assuming you have Cochlear since you live in Australia.


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We got along. I had a blest on that. I know there are crazy stories about many of the people on that movie but my experience was lovely.

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It means thousands of young people who came out of the shadows to apply for DACA will now live in fear and legal limbo.


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What are your favorite "scary movies"?

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Was going to Julliard worth it?


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are they now criminals? and were they before?

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Is this community attitude regional, or is it generally accepted among deaf people worldwide? Have you considered moving to an area where this is not an issue among the deaf community there (if there are such places)?


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Was going to Julliard worth it?

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are they now criminals? and were they before?


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A personal favorite of mine is The Thing, but I also have a soft spot for Halloween.

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Absolutely. All my accents have benefitted from their dogged pursuit of vocal perfection. Hated it while I was doing it but have used it throughout my career.


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Well unlawful presence is an immigration violation, meaning it is a civil offense not a criminal offense. That is why there is no right to a government provided attorney during immigration removal proceedings. These Dreamers are just back to where they were before, but in fear because they have exposed themselves by applying for work authorization.

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From what I know it's pretty common in countries that have access to cochlear implants. I know for sure that deaf communities in the Europe, Australia and even Mexico are pretty against it. Its the communities that rely solely on sign language.

Edit to answer the last question: The deaf community is spread out all across the country. They do a lot of FaceTime these days. Back in the day, you either traveled to see them or used the TTY to communicate. I ended up leaving my job that worked with Deaf coworkers a few months before my sons surgery. That's how I took myself out of the deaf community.


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Absolutely. All my accents have benefitted from their dogged pursuit of vocal perfection. Hated it while I was doing it but have used it throughout my career.

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Well unlawful presence is an immigration violation, meaning it is a civil offense not a criminal offense. That is why there is no right to a government provided attorney during immigration removal proceedings. These Dreamers are just back to where they were before, but in fear because they have exposed themselves by applying for work authorization.


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Any chance we can hear your velvety voice in Wreck It Ralph Two?

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I read that if people applied for renewal before the Tuesday, even if they weren't due for renewal yet, that they would still be evaluated. Is that the case? If so, why if there has been no ruling as of yet?


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What other taboos are there in the community that you don't agree with, or outsiders might find strange?

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Any chance we can hear your velvety voice in Wreck It Ralph Two?


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I read that if people applied for renewal before the Tuesday, even if they weren't due for renewal yet, that they would still be evaluated. Is that the case? If so, why if there has been no ruling as of yet?

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they have stated I am their lucky charm. I won't argue. Why would I? So it could be likely.


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If a DACA recipient applied for renewal that will expire between now and March 5, 2018, their applications will be adjudicated. However, these DACA recipients must move fast because the deadline is October 5, 2017. USCIS is still sticking to its processing times so decisions on renewals is not made immediately.

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It's mostly the way they try to dictate how parents raise their kids. It's usually the vocal activists who try to interject. One taboo I've noticed is that you leave your hearing aids at home when you're at deaf events. Hearing aids have a love/hate relationship in the deaf community. A lot of them think it's not for kids.


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they have stated I am their lucky charm. I won't argue. Why would I? So it could be likely.

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If a DACA recipient applied for renewal that will expire between now and March 5, 2018, their applications will be adjudicated. However, these DACA recipients must move fast because the deadline is October 5, 2017. USCIS is still sticking to its processing times so decisions on renewals is not made immediately.


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I always wanted to know how to properly pronounce your name. Thanks! Do you get that a lot?

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I'm sorry I didn't clarify. I meant those that are due to expire after March.


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are there any major threads of disagreement with regards to teaching sign languages other than ASL, or neutral words with offensive signs that people disagree about whether to change?

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I always wanted to know how to properly pronounce your name. Thanks! Do you get that a lot?


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I'm sorry I didn't clarify. I meant those that are due to expire after March.

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yes. it's not a common name


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Those whose work authorizations will expire after March 5, 2018 are out of luck, unfortunately. They will only have work authorization until their validity period expires.

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Deaf folks tend to use Facebook. They like to use the term Audism or Audists to describe a person who thinks being deaf is a bad thing. Technically I would be considered an Audists because I implanted my child. I hate that word.

The sign "cochlear implant" is used with a bent "v" to the head which implies a level of hostility. To give you an idea... A bent "v" to the neck means Vampire. There is discussion that it's more appropriate to sign it with a "u" to the head. The letters refer to the signed alphabet.


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yes. it's not a common name

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Those whose work authorizations will expire after March 5, 2018 are out of luck, unfortunately. They will only have work authorization until their validity period expires.


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Hi Alan,

Big fan of Strangers with Candy, How was your experience working with Amy Sedaris, Stephen Colbert.. etc?

Thank you Father!

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Will recipients of DACA be asked to leave the country immediately?


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Heh. I've been a hearing signer for over a decade, and I never made the connection until you just said that. Wow. So culturally Deaf people are vaguely hinting "vampire" when they sign that someone has a cochlear implant... completely missed that.

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Hi Alan,

Big fan of Strangers with Candy, How was your experience working with Amy Sedaris, Stephen Colbert.. etc?

Thank you Father!


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Will recipients of DACA be asked to leave the country immediately?

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I learned so much. I knew Amy from a few plays we did together back in the day. Colbert was always intimidating to me. He is so damned impressive. Amy too but Amy is Amy. I knew her ahead of time.


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In order to be removed, one must be placed in removal proceedings or be apprehended by ICE and asked if they want to return voluntarily. The Trump administration may certainly ask, but whether DACA recipients will comply is a different issue. They have a right to go before an Immigration Judge.

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That's what I've seen on FB. A lot of the neutral Deaf want to change it. My mother in law told me about it changing the sign.


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I learned so much. I knew Amy from a few plays we did together back in the day. Colbert was always intimidating to me. He is so damned impressive. Amy too but Amy is Amy. I knew her ahead of time.

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In order to be removed, one must be placed in removal proceedings or be apprehended by ICE and asked if they want to return voluntarily. The Trump administration may certainly ask, but whether DACA recipients will comply is a different issue. They have a right to go before an Immigration Judge.


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Alan, thank you for all the work you've done, ranging from Firefly, to Tucker and Dale, Dodgeball, Moana, etc etc.

I was wondering which voice acting role you found the most challenging in your career?

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Arizona resident here. I haven't done much research but it really sounds like border states could be affected heavily by this decision. Does this mean that immigrants once protected by the DACA will now have to leave their jobs?


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Hi u/ahavahlove,

I just read through your AMA about your son's CI and it interested me a lot as I also wear CIs, although they are much older. However, I am sure wether or not you will answer my comment as it's been ten hours already since you started your AMA. I guess I'll post it and cross my fingers.

First of all, I am quite surprised by how similar the deaf people's community's reaction you encountered to what my parents encountered, even if I would say it was not as extreme. t ranged from disappointment to mild disapproval and hostility. I guess not having other actually deaf people in my family helped ease the decision.

I also wanted to say I consider your son has something I could say I am jealous of. He has closely related deaf people. With the years, I have lost more and more contact with my local community, so even if I learned LSQ (Quebec signed language) when I was a kid, I lack practice and am not fluent anymore. I have forgotten a lot of signs over the last decade and would hardly be able to discuss with anyone in LSQ. You could say I am what the deaf community feared I'd become, which kinda sucks Thus, I feel like he might have some sort of luck: he will never lose that part of himself.

Something else. Have you heard of FM systems? If yes, sorry for wasting your time and interfering in what doesn't really concern me. If not, it's definitely worth taking a look. It's some sort of emmitter-receiver system which I mostly use in school to help me undrstand the teacher when there's loud noise in the classroom. If found it extremely helpful when, for instance, there was chatter and such. It has the advantage of being extremely simple of use and being undisturbing (english is not my native language, so I do not know if this word exists, but I am too lazy to chech out, sorry) for the other regular students. There is also a similar system used for TV. Mind you, I live in a country where this is all paid by the government, so it might not be as adfordable where you live.

What implant model does your son use? I have one Platinum and one Naida ( by Advanced Bionics).

Did he say how he felt when he first wore his CIs? For me, it sounded a bit like morse code (edit : dumb me, he didn't hear anything before)

Finally, how well does he cope with the whole thing? Since it's been something like 18 years since my first implant, I have somewhat lost the novelty feeling, so I'm interested by his reaction.

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Alan, thank you for all the work you've done, ranging from Firefly, to Tucker and Dale, Dodgeball, Moana, etc etc.

I was wondering which voice acting role you found the most challenging in your career?


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Arizona resident here. I haven't done much research but it really sounds like border states could be affected heavily by this decision. Does this mean that immigrants once protected by the DACA will now have to leave their jobs?

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wish I knew. They all have their own challenges. Disney is really relaxed though so they are supportive of everything I do. Feels like that anyway. Con MAn. season one maybe. We walked a thin line with the stereotypical Vo roles. It was meant to be perceived as racist so I really had to push it to make the comedy work. It is one of my favorite episodes.


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Not necessarily. The work authorizations that remain valid (to date) allow the recipient to continue working legally. However, some employers may be motivated to fail to give promotions or raises to those who will soon lose work authorization.

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I recommend you take at least 3 years of college level classes if you want to become fluent in ASL.

We plan to use the FM system when he goes to school. It wild definitely help him a lot.

My son wears the Nadia's q90. He was 10 months activated and didn't really react to sounds until about 1 week after activation.

He's really rough with his CIs. Used to pull them off when he was bored. We often had to keep him busy to get him to keep them on. Now he wears them all day and asks for them in the morning.


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wish I knew. They all have their own challenges. Disney is really relaxed though so they are supportive of everything I do. Feels like that anyway. Con MAn. season one maybe. We walked a thin line with the stereotypical Vo roles. It was meant to be perceived as racist so I really had to push it to make the comedy work. It is one of my favorite episodes.

A:

Not necessarily. The work authorizations that remain valid (to date) allow the recipient to continue working legally. However, some employers may be motivated to fail to give promotions or raises to those who will soon lose work authorization.


Q:

Alan, if you could green light any personal passion project, what would it be? And whom would you work with?

A:

My 24 year old girlfriend is under the DACA program. She came here when she was 4 and she did not come in with a visa, they brought her in illegally. The question now is, if we get married, how hard will it be for her to get a green card or what would be the next steps in order to legalize her?


Q:

What is your plan for school? School for the Deaf? Mainstreaming? Something else?

I was born deaf. My parents learned to sign, although they mostly wanted me to be oral. I spoke and heard with my hearing aids while being mainstreamed. As an adult, I threw out my hearing aids and stopped talking. A lot of people were like "But your parents spent hours teaching you to talk and hear! You're just going to throw that out!?" I'm grateful for what they did for me, but I'm mostly grateful that they gave me a choice. That choice is worth so much more than if they only gave me sign or only gave me speaking and listening skills. I think you're doing the right thing for your son.

A:

Alan, if you could green light any personal passion project, what would it be? And whom would you work with?


Q:

My 24 year old girlfriend is under the DACA program. She came here when she was 4 and she did not come in with a visa, they brought her in illegally. The question now is, if we get married, how hard will it be for her to get a green card or what would be the next steps in order to legalize her?

A:

I have to get back to you on that. I am about to do a play on Broadway written by Steve Martin. That feels like it.


Q:

If someone was brought to the U.S. without inspection, a U.S. citizen spouse may petition for them. After approval of the petition that person must request a waiver by demonstrating that the U.S. citizen spouse will suffer extreme hardship if the intending immigrant is not permitted to return after their immigrant visa interview or if the U.S. citizen goes to live with the intending immigrant to the country of origin. Once the extreme hardship waiver is granted, the intending immigrant applies for an immigrant visa and goes to their interview at a U.S. Embassy or Consulate abroad. The intending immigrant leaves the U.S. with the waiver approval in hand so that he or she does not trigger the 3-year or 10-year bar. After the interview and approval, the intending immigrant reenters and receives his or her Green Card in the mail.

A:

He is starting a DHH preschool in a week. They do a lot of oral components but they also teach ASL. We plan on mainstream unless he is demonstrating a visual need. I think having oral skills is invaluable to finding a job. I used to work as an employment specialist for the deaf and it was extremely hard to find employment for the ASL only folks. It was really heartbreaking to see. My clients that were able to lipread or speak some were so easy to find jobs for. This was partially the reason we decided CIs. Thank you for being so kind.


Q:

I have to get back to you on that. I am about to do a play on Broadway written by Steve Martin. That feels like it.

A:

If someone was brought to the U.S. without inspection, a U.S. citizen spouse may petition for them. After approval of the petition that person must request a waiver by demonstrating that the U.S. citizen spouse will suffer extreme hardship if the intending immigrant is not permitted to return after their immigrant visa interview or if the U.S. citizen goes to live with the intending immigrant to the country of origin. Once the extreme hardship waiver is granted, the intending immigrant applies for an immigrant visa and goes to their interview at a U.S. Embassy or Consulate abroad. The intending immigrant leaves the U.S. with the waiver approval in hand so that he or she does not trigger the 3-year or 10-year bar. After the interview and approval, the intending immigrant reenters and receives his or her Green Card in the mail.


Q:

How does it feel being one of the most handsome actors in the business?

(You were totally my teen crush)

A:

Are there any legal avenues available for those previously protected by DACA other than citizenship? Or is citizenship the only way to fully protect yourself as it currently stands?


Q:

Saw a post on tumblr the other day about this old woman. She hadn't spoken to anybody in thirty years because nobody in her life knew sign language. She was so thrilled to finally be able to chat up a variety store clerk.

Do you worry that one day your son might not have access to a deaf community?

A:

How does it feel being one of the most handsome actors in the business?

(You were totally my teen crush)


Q:

Are there any legal avenues available for those previously protected by DACA other than citizenship? Or is citizenship the only way to fully protect yourself as it currently stands?

A:

Which business are you referring to? Nice of you to say. Thank you.


Q:

I have found that my DACA clients fall into certain categories of relief. Some can be petitioned by family members, others are in danger if they return and are now presenting claims for asylum, and others are eligible for Cancellation of Removal for Certain Nonpermanent Residents. However, that last one can only be solicited while in removal proceedings.

A:

No.. his generation will be much more accepting than my generation. I think he will do fine with peers. I do fear him being exposed the negativity of the older generations.


Q:

Which business are you referring to? Nice of you to say. Thank you.

A:

I have found that my DACA clients fall into certain categories of relief. Some can be petitioned by family members, others are in danger if they return and are now presenting claims for asylum, and others are eligible for Cancellation of Removal for Certain Nonpermanent Residents. However, that last one can only be solicited while in removal proceedings.


Q:

Hi. What would be your dream film project?

A:

Could be mistaken but doesn't Asylum need to be applied for within a year of arrival? Is there a way around that if a year has already passed?


Q:

Ive tryed to study a little ASL because my hearing is just going to continue to degrade. And with it all the cultural stuff you learn along with it. Much of the deaf dont really see it as an impairment, at least within their own communities. It probably stems from problems associated with being around the hearing.

That 'negative vibe' within the hearing isn't going to go away. I deal with it often enough. " shun, because I'm being shunned" not sure if it's defeatism or what. But it's fustrating on both sides of comunication.

It really is so much damn better to be able to partake in conversations. They may not agree with your decision, but your kid will be happy. And will be accepted by both the hearing and nonhearing (assuming he continues learning ASL)

A:

Hi. What would be your dream film project?


Q:

Could be mistaken but doesn't Asylum need to be applied for within a year of arrival? Is there a way around that if a year has already passed?

A:

Serenity .05 - they early years where e everyone looks older


Q:

Yes, there are exceptions to the asylum one-year deadline. If there were changed conditions in the country of origin that now makes the country unsafe for that individual; if there were changes in the applicant's personal circumstances that now place him or her in danger; if the applicant possessed a legal disability (under 18 years old); or if the applicant had status and did not apply for that reason.

A:

Thank you, we wanted to give him the best of both worlds.


Q:

Serenity .05 - they early years where e everyone looks older

A:

Yes, there are exceptions to the asylum one-year deadline. If there were changed conditions in the country of origin that now makes the country unsafe for that individual; if there were changes in the applicant's personal circumstances that now place him or her in danger; if the applicant possessed a legal disability (under 18 years old); or if the applicant had status and did not apply for that reason.


Q:

Helloo, so what is the thing most people say who recognize you, so I can avoid it if I should ever get so lucky? "Hey, aren't you the dude from firefly?" And what would you prefer? Gimme some tips for the least-annoyance factor please.

A:

Since we shouldn't punish children for the sins of their parents, wouldn't it make more sense to deport the parents that broke the law?


Q:

I think the internet/social media/tv have exposed this new generation and the last generation to many more minority groups than ever before. So many of the past generations hid people away when they were slightly different. It is fascinatingly disturbing.

Only semi-related, but I listened to a podcast by Radiolab about blind people and how they get isolated because people want to do everything for them instead of letting them fail and learn. It was mostly about echolocation, which is used by a very very minuscule section of the blind community, but it was interesting at least to hear their theories of why the blind community is so unemployed and isolated.

A:

Helloo, so what is the thing most people say who recognize you, so I can avoid it if I should ever get so lucky? "Hey, aren't you the dude from firefly?" And what would you prefer? Gimme some tips for the least-annoyance factor please.


Q:

Since we shouldn't punish children for the sins of their parents, wouldn't it make more sense to deport the parents that broke the law?

A:

Say Con Man. I will love you more.


Q:

They are still permitted to go before an Immigration Judge and present relief.

A:

The difference with the deaf community is that they have a very strong and thriving community with their own language. Interestingly the Deaf community only accounts for 1-2% of the hearing loss population.


Q:

Say Con Man. I will love you more.

A:

They are still permitted to go before an Immigration Judge and present relief.


Q:

Did anyone explicitly ask you to reprise your role as K-2SO when directing you on The Tick as the rogue boat companion of Overkill?

I got a very similar vibe from both roles.

A:

Did anyone explicitly ask you to reprise your role as K-2SO when directing you on The Tick as the rogue boat companion of Overkill?

I got a very similar vibe from both roles.


Q:

me too. it wasn't till I watched it. they are very different in my head. I got to improve more in Rogue. The Tick is tighter on lines. I am voicing over after hey have already shot the scene. There isn't any reason to MoCap so I am not there when they film to add my two cents.

A:

me too. it wasn't till I watched it. they are very different in my head. I got to improve more in Rogue. The Tick is tighter on lines. I am voicing over after hey have already shot the scene. There isn't any reason to MoCap so I am not there when they film to add my two cents.


Q:

Which bawk was your favorite bawk to bawk when you were bawking for Moana?

A:

Which bawk was your favorite bawk to bawk when you were bawking for Moana?


Q:

the middle one. The one right int he middle

A:

the middle one. The one right int he middle


Q:

Hi Alan! I'm curious, what is your go-to comfort food?

A:

Hi Alan! I'm curious, what is your go-to comfort food?


Q:

nachos.

A:

nachos.


Q:

What is the longest amount of time you have spent on a set to get a seemingly inconsequential shot?

A:

What is the longest amount of time you have spent on a set to get a seemingly inconsequential shot?


Q:

The obstacle course in season two. It was expensive and took TIME to build. We shot half of what we had to play with. Wah wah

A:

The obstacle course in season two. It was expensive and took TIME to build. We shot half of what we had to play with. Wah wah


Q:

Do you feel like your life closely resembles Wray Nerely? I would like to think you're a bit more popular than that lol. I loved the short stint you did on Arrested Development. And of course Firefly and Tucker and Dale.

A:

Do you feel like your life closely resembles Wray Nerely? I would like to think you're a bit more popular than that lol. I loved the short stint you did on Arrested Development. And of course Firefly and Tucker and Dale.


Q:

My career is much better than Wray Nerely's. I did a small role in Rogue One as a Emperial pilot. It was one scene. They were going to credit me as Wray Nerely. The scene was cut - that is a total Wray Nerely career turn. He gets in one of the best sc-fi franchises of all time and he gets cut.

A:

My career is much better than Wray Nerely's. I did a small role in Rogue One as a Emperial pilot. It was one scene. They were going to credit me as Wray Nerely. The scene was cut - that is a total Wray Nerely career turn. He gets in one of the best sc-fi franchises of all time and he gets cut.


Q:

Hi Alan! Thanks for doing this. My question is, what was your favorite voice acting role and why?

...Also we share the same birthday and I think that's pretty cool.

A:

Hi Alan! Thanks for doing this. My question is, what was your favorite voice acting role and why?

...Also we share the same birthday and I think that's pretty cool.


Q:

March 16th! very auspicious if I do say so mine self. King Candy was my favorite. They really let me play and the character had a hell of an arc.

A:

March 16th! very auspicious if I do say so mine self. King Candy was my favorite. They really let me play and the character had a hell of an arc.


Q:

How did you get into character for your roles in Moana?

A:

How did you get into character for your roles in Moana?


Q:

I lived in a chicken coop fro a month learning the ways of the chicken.

A:

I lived in a chicken coop fro a month learning the ways of the chicken.


Q:

What is the least exaggerated yet most unbelievable story that has happened to you while at a con? If that's too specific, weirdest real thing that's happened because you're a celebrity?

Thanks so much for Firefly and Con Man- both have been a great source of entertainment and joy in my life. I would probably faint if I ever met you, but I'll stop the fanboying while I still have some dignity.

A:

What is the least exaggerated yet most unbelievable story that has happened to you while at a con? If that's too specific, weirdest real thing that's happened because you're a celebrity?

Thanks so much for Firefly and Con Man- both have been a great source of entertainment and joy in my life. I would probably faint if I ever met you, but I'll stop the fanboying while I still have some dignity.


Q:

I had a girl come into my room on accident. I answered the door and she came in not looking at me bitching about how her key doesn't work. I think she was drunk.

A:

I had a girl come into my room on accident. I answered the door and she came in not looking at me bitching about how her key doesn't work. I think she was drunk.


Q:

Alan, congratuations on your (and Mindy's) Emmy nomination! I'm pulling for you both. There's a line in Con Man about reddit. My question is, do you browse reddit on a regular basis? If so, what always gets Alan Tudyk's upvote?

A:

Alan, congratuations on your (and Mindy's) Emmy nomination! I'm pulling for you both. There's a line in Con Man about reddit. My question is, do you browse reddit on a regular basis? If so, what always gets Alan Tudyk's upvote?


Q:

I don't Reddit so much. I am always distracted by newsie things. That is a deep hole to travel down.

A:

I don't Reddit so much. I am always distracted by newsie things. That is a deep hole to travel down.


Q:

Do you enjoy watching movies with yourself in them, or have you given up on watching any movies ever?

A:

Do you enjoy watching movies with yourself in them, or have you given up on watching any movies ever?


Q:

Nah. I will with my wife if she hasn't seen it. Sometimes I turn on HBO or sorting and one is running and I will stay on it to watch. Firefly is the exception. I am not watching me I am watching the show. SO cool.

A:

Nah. I will with my wife if she hasn't seen it. Sometimes I turn on HBO or sorting and one is running and I will stay on it to watch. Firefly is the exception. I am not watching me I am watching the show. SO cool.


Q:

I know you have been a fan Halo. Any plans on playing Destiny 2? Bonus points for playing in a group with Nathan, Nolan, and Gina.

A:

I know you have been a fan Halo. Any plans on playing Destiny 2? Bonus points for playing in a group with Nathan, Nolan, and Gina.


Q:

No. If they call I will come.

A:

No. If they call I will come.


Q:

Any plans for Con Man Season 3 yet? Or is it a wait-and-see thing with Syfy? The season 2 cliffhanger got me right in the feels.

A:

Any plans for Con Man Season 3 yet? Or is it a wait-and-see thing with Syfy? The season 2 cliffhanger got me right in the feels.


Q:

Season three I think depends on the response of seasons one and two. If a ton of people tune in and also watch on the SyFy website it should be a green light.

A:

Season three I think depends on the response of seasons one and two. If a ton of people tune in and also watch on the SyFy website it should be a green light.


Q:

Whats the funniest "oh shit, I fucked up" thing that's ever happened to you in your career?

A:

Whats the funniest "oh shit, I fucked up" thing that's ever happened to you in your career?


Q:

when I set out to write all episode son season one of Con Man and Direct all epodes of season one of Con Man, also when I set out to produce all episodes of Con Man and when I set out to act as the lead of all episodes of season one of Con Man simultaneously.

A:

when I set out to write all episode son season one of Con Man and Direct all epodes of season one of Con Man, also when I set out to produce all episodes of Con Man and when I set out to act as the lead of all episodes of season one of Con Man simultaneously.


Q:

Kraft reviewer?

Please provide your views on Velveeta.

PS You did a very nice job on Rogue One.

A:

Kraft reviewer?

Please provide your views on Velveeta.

PS You did a very nice job on Rogue One.


Q:

Thanks on Rogue. Velveeta too velvety for me. I like a polyester cheese sometimes wool.

A:

Thanks on Rogue. Velveeta too velvety for me. I like a polyester cheese sometimes wool.


Q:

Hi. I was wondering what some of your toughest challenges were working on Con Man as a writer, director and actor simultaneously for the first time?

And congrats on your Emmy nomination-it's a brilliant show and well deserved by such an under appreciated actor.

A:

Hi. I was wondering what some of your toughest challenges were working on Con Man as a writer, director and actor simultaneously for the first time?

And congrats on your Emmy nomination-it's a brilliant show and well deserved by such an under appreciated actor.


Q:

Thank you. The toughest challenge was doing all those jobs at once. It took up every inch of my brain. I was like a broken robot that could only compute one thing. It changed my life. In a good way. I am so aware of peoples contribution to any project. Cut, crew, crafty, transpo etc....

A:

Thank you. The toughest challenge was doing all those jobs at once. It took up every inch of my brain. I was like a broken robot that could only compute one thing. It changed my life. In a good way. I am so aware of peoples contribution to any project. Cut, crew, crafty, transpo etc....


Q:

Hi Alan, I wanted to tell you that you absolutely made the Dallas Fan Expo worth it for me. I wasn't that excited to go honestly, was more supporting my friend, and I had heard Saturday was an absolute crowded mess. I went Sunday and accompanied my friend in line for her to get your autograph and you were just so kind and friendly. I didn't want to take up your time because I didn't even pay for anything, I was just standing there, but you still talked to both of us and were incredibly nice, we talked about the Firefly board game and such. I was disappointed when we couldn't get in to the packed Mark Hamill/Kevin Conroy Q&A, but making it to your Q&A made me not mind so much. You were hilarious and really good with the audience, just made the entire day and ticket price worth it.

How do you keep your energy up at conventions like that? Three manic days, going to events at the con, maybe seeing friends and family while you're in your hometown area... I would be grouchy as hell and really not into talking to long lines of people. How do you maintain a positive attitude like that and keep so engaged with fans?

A:

Hi Alan, I wanted to tell you that you absolutely made the Dallas Fan Expo worth it for me. I wasn't that excited to go honestly, was more supporting my friend, and I had heard Saturday was an absolute crowded mess. I went Sunday and accompanied my friend in line for her to get your autograph and you were just so kind and friendly. I didn't want to take up your time because I didn't even pay for anything, I was just standing there, but you still talked to both of us and were incredibly nice, we talked about the Firefly board game and such. I was disappointed when we couldn't get in to the packed Mark Hamill/Kevin Conroy Q&A, but making it to your Q&A made me not mind so much. You were hilarious and really good with the audience, just made the entire day and ticket price worth it.

How do you keep your energy up at conventions like that? Three manic days, going to events at the con, maybe seeing friends and family while you're in your hometown area... I would be grouchy as hell and really not into talking to long lines of people. How do you maintain a positive attitude like that and keep so engaged with fans?


Q:

I learned form the best. Nathan Fillion. Also it helps to be genuinely happy to meet people. I hear great stories. Fans have changed my life for the better. There is a natural appreciation that comes with that.

A:

I learned form the best. Nathan Fillion. Also it helps to be genuinely happy to meet people. I hear great stories. Fans have changed my life for the better. There is a natural appreciation that comes with that.


Q:

Have you fonged anyone lately?

A:

Have you fonged anyone lately?


Q:

I can't afford the jail time.

A:

I can't afford the jail time.


Q:

Hi Alan, I know this subject is beyond beating a dead horse but is there anything Firefly-related for you in the future (as in prequel related)?

A:

Hi Alan, I know this subject is beyond beating a dead horse but is there anything Firefly-related for you in the future (as in prequel related)?


Q:

I hope for a prequel but animated. That is doable and can be good.

A:

I hope for a prequel but animated. That is doable and can be good.


Q:

Who was your favorite character to voice and why was it Hei Hei?

A:

Who was your favorite character to voice and why was it Hei Hei?


Q:

It was a specific silly challenge. It was ridiculously fun

A:

It was a specific silly challenge. It was ridiculously fun


Q:

Hi, Alan!

Long time listener, first time caller.

What do you look for in a script when considering a part? Which character would you most like to play again?

A:

Hi, Alan!

Long time listener, first time caller.

What do you look for in a script when considering a part? Which character would you most like to play again?


Q:

Wash. Wray Nerely. It's a toss up for obvious reasons. I like writing and directing. Wash because he's Wash.

A:

Wash. Wray Nerely. It's a toss up for obvious reasons. I like writing and directing. Wash because he's Wash.


Q:

Hi Alan, did you get the inspiration for Hot Gazpacho from your medium-long walks among potatoes and beets?

A:

Hi Alan, did you get the inspiration for Hot Gazpacho from your medium-long walks among potatoes and beets?


Q:

Try it. You will see.

A:

Try it. You will see.


Q:

I love you, do you love me too?

A:

I love you, do you love me too?


Q:

of course. I will always remember that week-end in Zanzibar.

A:

of course. I will always remember that week-end in Zanzibar.


Q:

Why do I cry every time I hear the phrase, "I am a leaf on the wind. Watch how I soar"?

A:

Why do I cry every time I hear the phrase, "I am a leaf on the wind. Watch how I soar"?


Q:

because Joss is a brilliant writer and has a lot of practice killing your favorite characters.

A:

because Joss is a brilliant writer and has a lot of practice killing your favorite characters.


Q:

My daughter wants to be Moana for Halloween and her little brother wants to be Hei Hei. What tips can you give him to get into character?

A:

My daughter wants to be Moana for Halloween and her little brother wants to be Hei Hei. What tips can you give him to get into character?


Q:

I can tell him not to eat rocks. Learn to send his eyes in opposite directions

A:

I can tell him not to eat rocks. Learn to send his eyes in opposite directions


Q:

You're a pieces?

A:

You're a pieces?


Q:

Did I spell it wrong? I am fish.

A:

Did I spell it wrong? I am fish.


Q:

I'm excited for the Con Man marathon this Saturday night on Syfy. The gospel of Wray Nerely needs to be spread. Since they're just showing season 1, do you know yet if season 2 will be another marathon? Or are there plans for both seasons to air on a weekly basis?

A:

I'm excited for the Con Man marathon this Saturday night on Syfy. The gospel of Wray Nerely needs to be spread. Since they're just showing season 1, do you know yet if season 2 will be another marathon? Or are there plans for both seasons to air on a weekly basis?


Q:

Yes, season 2 marathon is in October right before NYC Comicon. I am not in control if when it is shown and how much is shown - which is actually a good thing since it would probably preempt every show on SyFy upsetting a larger percentage of SyFy fans

A:

Yes, season 2 marathon is in October right before NYC Comicon. I am not in control if when it is shown and how much is shown - which is actually a good thing since it would probably preempt every show on SyFy upsetting a larger percentage of SyFy fans


Q:

kittens or puppies and why?

A:

kittens or puppies and why?


Q:

puppies. I have two and they rule. me. they rule me.

A:

puppies. I have two and they rule. me. they rule me.


Q:

Hi Alan?

A:

Hi Alan?


Q:

Yes, calgil.

A:

Yes, calgil.


Q:

Favorite dinosaur?

A:

Favorite dinosaur?


Q:

T-Rex. He's such a dick it's funny.

A:

T-Rex. He's such a dick it's funny.


Q:

Thank you for the entertainment!

Can you come to Boise, ID, so we can take a medium-short to medium-long walk through a field of tuberous potatoes while I wax rhapsodic about how you are one of the few celebrities that I would really care to meet?

I promise to only look at you semi-longingly.

A:

Thank you for the entertainment!

Can you come to Boise, ID, so we can take a medium-short to medium-long walk through a field of tuberous potatoes while I wax rhapsodic about how you are one of the few celebrities that I would really care to meet?

I promise to only look at you semi-longingly.


Q:

ha ha

A:

ha ha


Q:

Hi Alan, huge fan here!

What is your biggest fear?

A:

Hi Alan, huge fan here!

What is your biggest fear?


Q:

Nothing. I fear nothing. Not even death. You hear me God. Do your worst. Ha ha ha ha! I laugh in your undefinable face! I am most afraid of repercussions of what I have just written

A:

Nothing. I fear nothing. Not even death. You hear me God. Do your worst. Ha ha ha ha! I laugh in your undefinable face! I am most afraid of repercussions of what I have just written


Q:

What was your favorite bit part you ever played but never got credited for?

A:

What was your favorite bit part you ever played but never got credited for?


Q:

I don't think I was credited as playing the Mayor in the Rick and MOrty I did. I did two roles.

A:

I don't think I was credited as playing the Mayor in the Rick and MOrty I did. I did two roles.


Q:

Hi Alan! Phenomenally huge fan. Got any tips on widening my character voice repertoire?

A:

Hi Alan! Phenomenally huge fan. Got any tips on widening my character voice repertoire?


Q:

I found my way in through theater. The roles tending to be varied and with a long run I was able to perfect accents and the like.

A:

I found my way in through theater. The roles tending to be varied and with a long run I was able to perfect accents and the like.


Q:

What is your favourite TV guest appearance you've made?

A:

What is your favourite TV guest appearance you've made?


Q:

My favorite guest appearance on Con Man was Stan Lee. I mean come on how cool is that. For me, it has yet to come out I filmed it two weeks ago.

A:

My favorite guest appearance on Con Man was Stan Lee. I mean come on how cool is that. For me, it has yet to come out I filmed it two weeks ago.


Q:

Alan, as someone who has worn many hats in the industry, and to someone who is very new to a very small part of the industry, what sets apart a good producer from lackluster or terrible ones? From both the point of view of crew and talent as well?

Also, where can I get some sweet shirts like Wash had?

A:

Alan, as someone who has worn many hats in the industry, and to someone who is very new to a very small part of the industry, what sets apart a good producer from lackluster or terrible ones? From both the point of view of crew and talent as well?

Also, where can I get some sweet shirts like Wash had?


Q:

You need to have a way with people more or less. Know hen to stay out of the way and when to share your opinions. Terrible ones undermine the creative process. The Wash shirts belong to Fox. They aren't very cooperative.

A:

You need to have a way with people more or less. Know hen to stay out of the way and when to share your opinions. Terrible ones undermine the creative process. The Wash shirts belong to Fox. They aren't very cooperative.


Q:

Alan! Do you have any other pet projects coming down the pipeline? Also, was Amy Acker the first choice for Dawn? Any basis in reality there?

A:

Alan! Do you have any other pet projects coming down the pipeline? Also, was Amy Acker the first choice for Dawn? Any basis in reality there?


Q:

Yes. absolutely. Amy Acker is one of the best actresses working today. I am sorry to skip some questions I am trying to get all the con man questions. I'll come back for some.

A:

Yes. absolutely. Amy Acker is one of the best actresses working today. I am sorry to skip some questions I am trying to get all the con man questions. I'll come back for some.


Q:

What would be the title of Hot Gazpacho's hit song?

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What would be the title of Hot Gazpacho's hit song?


Q:

86 Gazpacho

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86 Gazpacho


Q:

Alan,

Who would win in a fight: Sean Astin or Nathan Fillion?

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Alan,

Who would win in a fight: Sean Astin or Nathan Fillion?


Q:

Fillion. He has the reach and size advantage. It would be a blood bath or a puss shower

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Fillion. He has the reach and size advantage. It would be a blood bath or a puss shower


Q:

If you could instantly become a master at any skill, trade or discipline, what would that be?

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If you could instantly become a master at any skill, trade or discipline, what would that be?


Q:

Piano. Oh the music I could make.

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Piano. Oh the music I could make.


Q:

What things can a director do to make an actor's job easier? On the other end, what can a director do to make your life more difficult on-set or in pre-production?

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What things can a director do to make an actor's job easier? On the other end, what can a director do to make your life more difficult on-set or in pre-production?


Q:

On Con Man I found that in all areas of production it was best to collaborate not to dictate. Except with budget people. Their job is to dictate to you. With them I pushed back. Also have fun. Have fun pushing back on the $ guys.

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On Con Man I found that in all areas of production it was best to collaborate not to dictate. Except with budget people. Their job is to dictate to you. With them I pushed back. Also have fun. Have fun pushing back on the $ guys.


Q:

Hi Alan! My son Zander and daughter Kaeli are big fans. Would you mind saying hello to them? It would really make their day!

A:

Hi Alan! My son Zander and daughter Kaeli are big fans. Would you mind saying hello to them? It would really make their day!


Q:

Hello you two. Your names remind me of a couple of characters I know. Have a great day.

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Hello you two. Your names remind me of a couple of characters I know. Have a great day.