elephantgirl (to_elephantgirl) wrote,

Fedcon Saturday (part 3)

The last session of the day had 3 more panels that proved to be fun. First on stage was Tahmoh Penikett (Helo on Battlestar Galactica). Joe Flanigan was supposed to be on first but his photo ops went way long so they put him on stage later. Which means that Joe's panel was way shorter than planned, which was unfortunate. But we'd see him again on Sunday so that made up for some of it.

Tahmoh talked about working on both Dollhouse and Battlestar Galactica. He praised Grace on how she managed to portray all different people, he said she gave him so much to play off of. He told a story about how Joss Whedon was a big fan of BSG and how he would not want to hear any spoilers on how the show was ending. Not even a hint. Good man Joss.

Tahmoh insisted on keeping on his hat for both photo ops and for his panel, so taking pics of him was a little hard. I would like to request that all actors out there take off their hats on stage so we can see their pretty faces (Michael Shanks anyone?).

Then Joe came on stage, he received a huge wave of applause. Did a little thank you bow, very cute. Then he needed help getting the mic to work. Even cuter. Most of the stories that Joe told, I had heard before but he gets better and better at telling them. Gestures and all, LOL. Oh, and I have to give a special mention for the shoes. :)

The most well-known story is probably the one about David Hewlett's little car versus Jason Momoa's big car. There was mooning. You have to hear it from them, I won't try to tell it, I wouldn't do the story justice. Even after hearing Joe tell it once before and seeing Jason and David act it out on stage, it's still funny. So instead of explaining it, here's a picture series of the whole thing:

He talked about his time on Warehouse 13, how it was weird that he didn't get to carry a gun. He'd like to return to that show, but probably not. Another favorite story is the one about how, on one of his acting jobs, they'd have to use some special kind of polymer to keep his hair down. And even then after a while it would pop up again. Nobody else in his family seems to have that problem.

He got asked about a new project, a photoshoot called 'Heroes'. The photos will be displayed all over London. He joked about how it would be fun to see his face on Buckingham Palace. Then he talked about his wife and how she'd be such a curser when in the car. He did an impression of her, of course.

As said, Joe's panel got cut short to make room for Michael Dorn (Lt. Worf on Star Trek TNG and DS9). He seems to be well-loved by everyone, such a kind man, very different from his character. He talked about how the stern character was for a big part his influence, how he played the character. Michael kept getting freaked out by the spotlights on the stage, he thought he would get beamed up any second!

He said he enjoyed meeting up with Terry again. He does see some of the Star Trek cast every now and then, which he finds rather enjoyable. I
I found listening to Michael very enlightening, the guy has been through a lot and has the wisdom of a full life to share. He acted a bit like a (grand)father to people asking questions, getting really involved in what urged the people to ask a certain question.

Afterwards there was a KISS revival concert but I didn't stick around for that. Instead we went to the bar where some of the actors hung out with the fans, including on the dancefloor. Fun was had by all, I'm sure.
I did a few more photo ops, here they are:


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