Christian’s hair was the sixth team member.
There be (Pen)dragons here!
At this year’s True Blood panel at the San Diego Comic-Con, the cast that were present appeared to be a lot more comfortable on stage than last year. Besides Alan Ball and Charlaine Harris, those gathered included newcomers Joe Manganiello (Alcide Herveaux) and Denis O’Hare (the King of Mississippi– Russell Edgington), Kristin Bauer van Straten (Pam), Deborah Ann Woll (Jessica Hamby), Nelsan Ellis (Lafayette Reynolds), Sam Trammell (Sam Merlotte), Rutina Ellis (Tara Thornton), Anna Paquin (Sookie Stackhouse) and Stephen Moyer (Bill Compton). The only two missing were Ryan Kwanten (Jason Stackhouse) and Alexander Skarsgård (Eric Northman) who were away working on filming other projects. Not to disappoint the crowd, Anna and Stephen went backstage and returned with a cardboard cutout of Alexander, which they placed on an empty chair and proceeded to molest.
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This year, some of the cast and crew of the hit BBC series Merlin made their first trip across the pond to attend Comic-Con in San Diego. Co-creators Johnny Capps and Julian Murphy were on hand, as well as stars Anthony Head and Colin Morgan. Merlin airs here in the States on the SyFy Channel.
We got a chance to sit down with all four of them individually to fire off a slew of questions, ranging from how they deal with the success of the show having led to an enlarged fan presence at Château de Pierrefonds — which is open to the public while they film — to what they call the hardcore UK fans behind their backs (lovingly, of course!).
Click through to watch complete videos of all four interviews!
Once again, this year’s Comic-Con ended with the traditional screening of the classic Buffy The Vampire Slayer episode, "Once More With Feeling." The event filled Ballroom 20 with more than 3000 fans.
Tron: Legacy has been building buzz for the past couple of years. Part of that buzz has been from presentations and viral marketing to fans at venues like Comic-Con. Viral marketing has played a role for many genre movies of the past few years and this was no different. Last year’s Comic-Con Tron: Legacy scavenger hunt that ended in a full replica of Flynn’s Arcade is now the stuff of legend. At Wondercon this year, there was a fake news conference and a skydiver jumped out of a helicopter. With those previous events in mind, there was much anticipation for what Disney had in store for us for what was likely to be the last great viral marketing event prior to the film’s release.
Comic-Con is almost upon us and this year promises lots of Whedony goodness.
Get out your dry cleaning and get ready for dancin’ crazy!
The schedule for the final day of Comic-Con 2010 is now out. It will feature the return of Nathan Fillion, talking about Castle, a well-known Watcher talks about Merlin, and the traditional Comic-Con finale, Once More With Feeling.