Fortunately for me, two panels I wanted to see were consecutive in the same room. My friend, Giselle, and I enjoyed the Coraline panel with Neil Gaiman, who I was delighted to see in person. The FlashForward panel was right after, which we wanted to stick around for just to see John Cho in person.
What can I say? I love, love, LOVE the Harold and Kumar flicks, and not to mention he was pretty awesome as Young Sulu.
Giselle and I also ended up channeling our own inner Twitardness that weekend and flipped our shit when they bought Dominic Monaghan out as a special, surprise guest on the panel! Since the Lord of the Rings trilogy came out, the hobbit actors has been kind of our Beatles for awhile… specifically Mr. Monaghan, who made us swoon in all sorts of horrible, fangirl ways (ew, girls swooning!).
They also screened about half of the pilot for the audience and admittedly, I am already hooked! The plot has an apocalyptic sort of theme, which I am a sucker for. I recommend it for anyone looking for a good, sci-fi series to follow on a network channel. It’ll premiere on ABC in the fall season!
After dawdling a bit and running into Gene Simmons outside the panel rooms, we headed down to the Exhibit Hall to look for the FlashForward signing (in hopes that Dominic will be there, too…). I spotted Adam Baldwin on the floor, charging people for autographs and photos– and I gladly paid the $10 to take a picture with him! The X-Files and Firefly geek in me couldn’t pass up the chance!
To our surprise, the line for FlashFoward wasn’t filled up already by the time we got there. It was even one of the more faster lines I stood in during the convention! I wished I had said something more than “Can I take a photo with you guys?”; but things move quickly in these lines and I was busy trying to get Giselle’s photos with her screenwriter hero, David S. Goyer. Such is a con-life, I suppose.