Friday, September 25, 2015

LBCC - John Barrowman

John Barrowman
Long Beach Comic Con
September 13, 2015
John Barrowman wearing a Star Wars shirt during his panel
Star Wars shirt!!!

John Barrowman's panel is always a must-see because he is hilarious and is a fantastic storyteller.  I started out at the Buffy panel first thing in the morning (which I arrived at about halfway through), which was held in the room next to where John Barrowman would be a few hours later.  After the Buffy panel, I went to get in line for John Barrowman's panel which was 2 1/2 hours later.  


John Barrowman


There was a sign-language interpreter next to the stage, and she was sort of roped into the job since there weren't any official con interpreters available.  She was with a family member (I could be wrong about that as I could barely hear her explaining to John what had happened) who was hearing impaired so she volunteered to sign for the panel.  John definitely had fun with her throughout the panel, and it was fantastic!  


John Barrowman


I love how NC-17 John's panels are, but he is very aware that children are in the audience and warns the parents at the beginning.  He has great interactions with the kids in his audience as well, which is great to see.  

John Barrowman


John explains his love and appreciation for the opportunity given to him by Doctor Who in the video below.




One of the stories he told was about farting on a plane, and after he told that story, his phone started ringing and he answered it since it was Scott.  He tried to get Scott to speak to the audience, but he didn't say much.  


John Barrowman
Telling the farting on a plane story.

He told the story of his being naked for a scene on Torchwood and what he did behind the scenes.


The video below is a story of him farting during a scene on Arrow.  





I can't wait to see John again!

TTFN,
Veronica

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

LBCC - Buffy the Vampire Slayer Panel

Buffy the Vampire Slayer Panel
Long Beach Comic Con
September 13, 2015


Buffy the Vampire Slayer Panel
This is a brief post because I arrived at the panel late because I wasn't sure if I should just wait to get in line for the John Barrowman panel (which would start 2 1/2 hours later). The panels were being held in neighboring rooms, and there wasn't anyone waiting for John Barrowman, so I caught the last half of the Buffy panel.  

The highlight was watching Nicholas Brendan do his Joss Whedon impression (part of which is in the video below).





Nicholas also talked about how Joss created Firefly for him (the role of Mal was intended for him), but due to scheduling and the network, the role of Mal went to Nathan Fillion.  It was the first item I had heard that, and it gave me a new perspective on Nicky's role on Buffy after he lost Firefly.  





After the panel, I was waiting in the hall for John Barrowmans' panel, and I saw Nicholas go outside.  I could see him through the glass windows/walls just sitting at one of the tables smoking a cigarette with no one approaching or paying any attention to him.  I'm glad that he can have time to himself with all that he's going through.  He was only taking a smoke break before heading to the floor for signings (or photos).  


I'm sorry I didn't get more photos or video.  


TTFN,

Veronica