ORIGINALLY POSTED: March 29, 30 & 31, 2013
WonderCon in Anaheim, CA
I Wonder, Wonder, Wonder… CONVENTION PANELS, DAY 3
My final day at the convention opened with a peek at Joss Whedon’s latest project of Shakespearian proportions – Much Ado About Nothing. He introduced the cast after apologizing for Nathan Fillion’s absence (boo!), then joined them for a Q&A about the movie he filmed in his Los Angeles home over the course of 12 days.
Next up… More Nerdist you say? Fantastic!
Because if you think a nerd girl like me can get too much Nerdist, you’re wrong. I was there with bells on when Chris Hardwick stepped up to moderate a panel discussion and field Quemments with participants from new and upcoming antics at Meltdown.
The Nerdist blog coverage of this panel gives you even more information. Just go here…
Oh, and we were all glad to hear Chloe was feeling better!
My last panel of the con was a Q&A with the cast of CW’s new show Arrow. As a fellow ARCHERY ENTHUSIAST, I’ve been enjoying the show so far, so I was really pleased to see how many cast members came out to meet their fans. Alas, I didn’t get a wrist-band for the autograph signing, but I stopped by the DC booth after the panel to nab a couple of photos (below).
What nerd girl doesn’t love a man in leather wielding a bow and doling out heavy hits to bad guys from a motorcycle?!!! I’ve got my own bike, Oliver. Let’s ride!
When asked, Stephen lamented over the fact that they don’t let him do as much on the bikes as he’d like, despite the many other stunts they let him do on set.
Considering they’ve got Dr Who cast members popping in and out most weeks, I’m hooked on this show now for the long run. John Barrowman plays Tommy’s father, and they just had Alex Kingston guest as Laurel’s mom.
Other stellar guests include Manu Bennett as Slade and Kelly Hu as China White. (Loved you in X-Men, Kelly.) Plus, Thea called Roy “Speedy” in a recent episode (nudge-nudge), and series writer Marc Guggenheim hinted we might be seeing more from Deathstroke. Whoot!
As for the cast members present at WonderCon…
I’ve been a fan of Paul Blackthorne since he played Harry Dresden in the Dresden Files. (I was bummed when they canceled that show. I read a couple of Jim Butcher’s Dresden books and really enjoyed them.)
Stephen Amell is doing a great job as our dark, complicated hero. He’s certainly working hard to fulfill the role. Not to mention the writers are adding some dimension to Willa Holland’s role in later episodes. I’m looking forward to seeing it all play out.
They’re planning to twist things up for Colin Donnell as well, which should make things interesting with him and John Barrowman. He busted out an Arrow parody song for convention-goers with his amazing voice. I guess word had gotten out after the cast’s 2012 holiday party, and someone had the sense to ask for an encore. Well done, Colin.
One final romp in the Exhibit Hall before going home…