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Notes from the Con floor

Comic-Con has had an acceptable fun ratio, so far. I wasn't able to go to the Ringer panel, because a) MiAmor's panel was at the same time and b) I refuse to stand in line for hours this year. However, the Buffy and LGBT Fandom panel, featuring Jane Espenson, Tom Lenk, and (less thrillingly) Scott Allie, was totally worth the just-okayness of the rest of my day. Oh, fandom! You are so amazing and thoughtful. I ♥ you so! I took notes! More to come.

The highlight of the Jo Chen panel was the revelation that she was the one who suggested some Spike/Angel in the "Darkest" web comic, which was my favorite Buffy thing that year. It makes sense, what with her background in yaoi. Apparently, Joss asked her what she'd like to have in their 3-page colllaboration, and she requested some boy-on-boy vamp action. Naturally, he was very excited. Lucky us.

The other good thing was seeing the third episode of Torchwood along with John Barrowman, Eve Myles, Bill Pullman, the guy who plays Rex, the gal who plays Sally Sparrow Esther, and (swoon) Jane. She wrote the episode, and it's my favorite yet, though I'm not loving the show like I did Caprica. There's more lulz and Jack being Jack in #3, though, so that appeals.

Barrowman was on fire, as usual, leaping from chair to chair, propositioning audience members, and threatening to sing. (He didn't.) It was a happy crowd. The kids were excited to get masks at the end, though we agreed the "V for Vendetta" masks from a few years back were even better.

So far today, I missed the Torchwood panel and the Tin Tin panel due to the not waiting in line for hours rule. As it's not even noon yet, I imagine I might find something to amuse myself...

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ceciliaj
Jul. 22nd, 2011 07:11 pm (UTC)
OMG I am loving your notes here. So jealous <3!
rebcake
Jul. 24th, 2011 04:25 am (UTC)
I was worried I wouldn't get to see Felicia Day this year, but today made everything okay! I'll be posting more soon!
molly_may
Jul. 22nd, 2011 07:44 pm (UTC)
Yay! I'm glad you're having a good time and am selfishly jealous that you got to see Jane and Tom Lenk. I am (also selfishly!) sorry that you weren't able to see the Ringer panel, but I totally understand not wanting to stand in ridiculous lines. Also, that Torchwood viewing sounds like it was a lot of fun!
rebcake
Jul. 24th, 2011 04:30 am (UTC)
I think the Buffy & LGBT Fandom panel might still be the best so far, but I've had more Jane, Marti, Mercedes McNab, Joss, and Felicia in the past two days, so I'm not feeling too bereft at missing SMG. Oh! And I caught a glimpse of Nicholas Brendon, who I hadn't run into before. However, I didn't run across Seth Green when he was handing out ice cream, for which I'm heartily sorry. I figure that I'll be watching Ringer regardless, so there's no rush...
shapinglight
Jul. 22nd, 2011 07:49 pm (UTC)
Sounds like great fun. Are you going to the rest of the Buffyverse panels tomorrow?

ETA: I'm sort of disappointed to learn that the Spangel stuff in the web comic was Jo Chen's idea (though grateful to her). I thought Joss had thought of it himself.

Edited at 2011-07-22 07:53 pm (UTC)
rebcake
Jul. 24th, 2011 04:38 am (UTC)
Oh, yass. I've made it to many Buffyverse panels by now. *happy sigh* The LGBT one is still the best, possibly.

I've now heard 3 versions of the web comic story from various involved parties! I'm not too disappointed that Joss had so much respect for his collaborator and excitement about working with her, that he asked Jo Chen what would make it fun for her. She said, "Caleb and some Spike/Angel yaoi." According to him, he said, "Coming right up." However, it's still Joss. You know how it is as a writer — the barest sliver of a prompt can really get the juices flowing. Besides, as Joss also said, "Who doesn't like cock?" (Best moment of today's panel, imo.)

More notes to come!
shapinglight
Jul. 24th, 2011 11:24 am (UTC)
Besides, as Joss also said, "Who doesn't like cock?" (Best moment of today's panel, imo.)

:) Yes, I heard that one.

Would love to hear these other two versions.
eilowyn
Jul. 23rd, 2011 12:16 am (UTC)
Love the updates . . . what was MiAmor's panel about? And good choice in going to see Jane ♥ that's always worthwhile. Were Jane and Tom cute together? Did they talk about Andrew's sexuality? I'm just wondering based on the title of the panel. I have plans to go next year (already wrangled a futon from a San Diegan to sleep on) so hopefully I'll see you there!
rebcake
Jul. 24th, 2011 05:59 am (UTC)
MiAmor and his brothers are cartoonists. They have a beloved and successful "alternative" comic title that's been around for decades, so the panel was about their work, singularly and together.

The panel was ultra cute and filled with the thinky thoughts. Jane definitely addressed Andrew's sexuality, saying that the writers specifically made him "confused", which is only one flavor of gay, but she felt it was a legitimate one.

More to come!
zanthinegirl
Jul. 23rd, 2011 03:48 am (UTC)
That all sounds like so much fun! I'm very jealous. One of these days I'm going to have to go to comic-con myself!
rebcake
Jul. 24th, 2011 06:03 am (UTC)
It's definitely more manageable and fun this year than last. I have to hand it to the organizers, most of whom are volunteers, for scaling back on the numbers. The dealer's room floor was still nuts today, but I got into most of the programming I wanted. (Re: your awesome icon. I haven't seen Matt Smith and Karen Gillian yet, but one of my charges ran into them on the street yesterday! There was much rejoicing!)
aerintine
Jul. 23rd, 2011 04:39 pm (UTC)
Glad you''re having such a good time!
rebcake
Jul. 24th, 2011 06:05 am (UTC)
Thanks, sweetie! Hopefully I'll be able to report more soon!
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