Oh man, it pains me that I’ve only been blogging about once a week lately. My poor abandoned blog. Work, house maintenance, and TV take up so much time leaving nothing for the blog. Obviously my time management sucks.
Anyway, apparently I have commitment issues when it comes to topics on my blog. So even though it’s been 3 weeks since Comic-Con, I’m finishing up my recap, damn it! Beware blurry pics.
Saturday, July 24
Today was our INSANE panel day. Rob and I basically went to Ballroom 20 and stayed there from morning until late afternoon. No joke.
The first panel of the day was Chuck. It started at 10am and at 8am the scene already looked like this. CRAZINESS.
I was so excited for this panel (hence the reason for the 2 hour wait in line) and it ended up being a little disappointing. First, the panel started late (I later found out it was due to technical difficulties) so by the time they showed the opening highlight reel and hilarious Jeffster music video (singing Lady Gaga!), the cast was only able to come on stage to answer questions for a short time. 🙁
They did reveal a few tidbits for next season —
— Linda Hamilton has been cast as Chuck & Ellie’s mom.
— The Buy More has been taken over by the CIA and Olivia Munn and the Old Spice guy (Isaiah Mustafa) will guest star as CIA directors (or agents? I can’t remember).
The moderators also pointed out that besides Chuck & Sarah, there was another break-out couple last season — Casey (Adam Baldwin) & Morgan (Joshua Gomez). When asked what they like about working with each other, Joshua said he liked Adam’s soft hands (what?!) and Adam joked back that when the crew is setting up scenes for the two of them, they have to get an apple box for Joshua to stand on since he’s so much shorter. BWAHAHAHA. Poor Joshua looked so embarrassed.
After Chuck was a series of panels for animated shows I don’t watch — Family Guy, The Cleveland Show, Futurama, The Simpsons (Rob does, though). I didn’t know what the heck they were talking about but I have to admit that they were HILARIOUS. Especially Seth MacFarlane and the entire cast and crew of Family Guy. During the audience Q&A, a fan went up to the mic and was so nervous, he was stammering and couldn’t get his question out. Seth MacFarlane laughed and said he thought the fan was going to pull one of these and he pretends to whip out a gun and start shooting. OMG. So inappropriate. But I laughed anyway. I couldn’t help it!
The Cleveland Show
Next up was the V panel, which was a complete and utter snoozefest. Rob left mid-way through because he was so bored (he went to the Eureka and Warehouse 13 panels). And he’s the one that watches this show! I only watch it because he does. All I remember is that the actor who plays Tyler is just as weird and awkward as his character. Really. Oh, and Elizabeth Mitchell is an incredibly humble and gorgeous actress.
FINALLY. FINALLY. It was time for Fringe. OK. SO. I didn’t watch any of season 2. I was pretty much there to see my celebrity crush Joshua Jackson.
The cast and creators talked a lot about duality and duplicity with regards to the show’s alternate universe and how choices play a role in the differences between the two worlds. Anna Torv described it best when she said that both Olivias have similar goals but our Olivia wants to be the best while alt-Olivia just wants to win.
Everything else they discussed pretty much went over my head but really intrigued me. Maybe I need to do a season 2 marathon?
But for me anyway, Josh Jackson was the highlight. He infused humor into the panel. For instance…
— At the very beginning, the moderator asked him “Is Peter about to embark on the most exhilarating threesome he’s ever had?” WTF. IDEK. Anyway, JJ answered by asking in return “Is there such a thing as a non-exhilarating threesome?”
— During the audience Q&A, the panel decided to ask the fans questions in return. One of the questions was why Gene (the cow) had polka dots. When the fan didn’t know, JJ grabbed his water, took a huge sip, and made gurgling noises. The fan correctly guessed a bong hit. BEST moment of the panel by far.
— The last question asked by the panel was about the pot strains that Walter crossed. It’s completely quiet for awhile when someone in the audience yells out the exact ingredients. The creators are surprised, tell him that he wins a t-shirt while JJ says “And a five-to-fifteen year jail sentence!”
OHGAWD. IPUFFYHEARTYOU JOSHUAJACKSON.
Aaaannnnd the last panel for the day was The Vampire Diaries. I was REALLY surprised at how much the ballroom emptied out after Fringe. It went from full capacity to half. Those people don’t know what they’re missing.
Damn, this cast is hot. And they all seem so likable and nice! Some highlights —
— To start off, the moderator did some quick-fire questions. He asked Julie Plec (executive producer) who has the best hair. She answers Paul Wesley. They all joke that his hair is 2a on the call sheet.
— Next Kevin Williamson (executive producer) is asked who has the best abs. He says Paul again. Ian Somerhalder jokes that he’s lazy and likes food too much. Paul says his abs are 2b on the call sheet.
— Steven McQueen is asked Caroline or Bonnie — he stammers a bit, says Caroline quickly and tried to change the subject. Cute moment but totally awkward at the same time.
— Nina Dobrev has to answer if Paul or Ian is a better kisser. She just says she’s the lucky one getting to kiss them both. I’LL SAY.
— Matt Davis reveals he would rather be a Jedi over an alien and also wants Alaric to have filthy sex with Aunt Jenna.
— A fan asked Nina who the more attractive Salvatore brother is. She tries to talk around the question until Paul helps her out and says Elena would pick Stefan and Katherine would pick Damon. Paul also quickly says that Stefan has bigger fangs. Heh.
— Another question for Nina was who is least like their character — Paul or Ian. She answers Paul because he’s more fun and down-to-earth. And Ian is just like his character. BWAHAHA.
— After asking Paul a question, a fan asked him for his name… then was abruptly stopped before she could finish what she was saying. I guess the screener thought she was going to say something inappropriate. Paul asked her to finish her question and it turns out that she wanted his nametag (the one that’s in front of them on the table). AND HE TOTALLY GOT UP AND HANDED IT TO HER. Awww.
— At the end of the panel, Kevin Williamson apologizes for not revealing to much about season 2 but since they just wrapped the premiere the previous day, they put together a short reel of very raw footage. It was pretty rough (the colors hadn’t been adjusted and effects hadn’t been put in) but it was very cool. Some of the dialogue was very spoiler-ish so I won’t mention it here. I’m sure it’s on the interwebs somewhere.
And so ends my time in ballroom 20 for the day. I got in at 10am and TVD ended at 5pm. Yes, I realize that’s crazy. After all that, I took a loooong nap back at the hotel.
Sunday, July 25
Last day. Soooo tired. I wanted to see the Supernatural panel but it was immediately after Smallville and I severely underestimated the popularity of both shows. The line was RIDICULOUS. We stood in line for awhile and realized it was useless. We were getting tired anyway so we decided to go back to the exhibition hall for last minute purchases. And guess what? I ended up seeing the SPN guys anyway. !!!
On the way out, I saw the cast from It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia.
And so ends our time at the Con.
TIL NEXT YEAR. 😀