After a bit of internal debating, I decided to get up early on Sunday to get in line for the Fringe Panel in Hall H. I hadn’t slept well at all on Saturday night, so I really wasn’t sure if I wanted to lose my last chance to sleep in for a full week. I convinced myself to go because I wanted to be able to talk about it on the “Fringe Podcast” that I will be doing with Jack on the Jay & Jack PLUS feed this fall.
I am so glad that I went! I got in line with Jim, Darrell, and Clint around 7:00am. There was a fun little celeb encounter while in line: Mischa Collins, who plays Castiel on Supernatural (love pre-season 6 Cas), ran right past us while out for an early morning jog. It was a neat sighting. The panel began at 10:00am. It was really fun and I’m so happy that I went. We even got AWESOME swag: Observer hats! They’re really nice hats, too; not cheap-o ones. I really love mine. It totally makes up for the lack of other swag this year (I’m talking to YOU, Psych people who didn’t give out shirts this year 🙁 🙁 ).
The panel itself was great. It was my first Fringe panel since the very first year when they showed the pilot at Preview Night – and that wasn’t even a panel. On the panel were J.H. Wyman (showrunner), Joshua Jackson (Peter), John Noble (Walter), Lance Reddick (Broyles), Jasika Nicole (Astrid), and Anna Torv (Olivia). It’s always fun to see panels where all the actors/crew get along so well. We did not get a lot of spoilerish info BUT we did find out the basics about where the storyline for season 5 will be. There was a lot of laughter and even some tears. Poor Anna Torv inadvertently made an orgasm reference without even realizing it, which was all the more hilarious because someone from the audience started snickering, which caused Joshua Jackson & moderator Damien Holbrook to start laughing. The whole panel was a lot of fun. I can’t wait for the final season of Fringe to start now.
After the Fringe panel, it was time to check out of the hotel. We said goodbye to Comic-Con for one more year. This year’s Comic-Con was a great year. I had a fantastic time. We successfully balanced panels, socializing, and sleep. There was no Nerd Flu outbreaks in the Glatfelter apartment-hold this year! I really hope that we can go again next year.
We headed over to Jay’s aunt’s house after leaving the Convention Center for a really fun afternoon with Jay’s family. That was also a really great time. We ate homemade carne asada and chicken tacos. SO DELICIOUS. I had a really great time there and wish that I could’ve stayed longer, but alas, I had to get on a red eye fight home that night so I could start my new job! Hopefully, next year, I will be able to stay through Tuesday and maaaaaybe we can go to Disneyland again, like we did in 2008 & 2010? That would be fabulous.
Well, I think that I’m done with all of my Comic-Con posts. Success! Now I need to figure out what else to blog about for the rest of August, haha. If you’ve made it this far, thanks for reading! 🙂
Pictures from the Fringe panel after the jump.
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