Doug Jones is one of those actors whose work you love, but whom you can’t recognize walking down the street or at the grocery store. Why? Because his work mostly involves heavy makeup and prosthetics, something incredibly difficult to do and do it well, and therefore you can very seldom see what he actually looks like. Since he was the lead Gentleman on "Buffy" and has done a lot of incredible work in such features as "Hellboy," "Darkness Falls" (as the Tooth Fairy, alongside our favorite resident vengeance demon, Emma Caulfield) and lately "Pan’s Labyrinth," we thought only fair to grant him some time in the spotlight so we could get to know the real Doug. This is how this special edition of "The Job" at Sci-Fi Grand Slam Summit Convention went.
It’s very funny how sometimes nature can interfere with reporting duties, but that’s exactly what happened as I was getting ready to cover James Marsters’ second (and shorter) panel. Therefore, I missed the first half of the first question, but I can still give you an accurate report of what was said in it. Get ready, for here it comes…
After having started the weekend in an awesome way, what with James’ panel and concert, Sunday rolled around and it was time for us to go to work again. Doug Jones (the lead Gentleman on "Buffy", Abe Sapiens in "Hellboy" and Pan and the Pale Man in "Pan’s Labyrinth" was first up) for us, after his photo ops and before his autograph session (which, let me tell you, was incredibly popular.)
As promised, Whedonopolis.com was present both Saturday and Sunday to cover both James Marsters’ and Doug Jones’ appearances, as well as James’ "Behind The Music" concert Saturday night.
It is a HOT day in Burbank, California, 95 degrees outside but for BtVS fans it is hotter indoors at Creation Entertainment’s Grand Slam. After a slizzlin’’ Spike/Buffy video, James Marsters hits the stage for his Q&A. The fans rush to line up at the microphones in anticipation of questioning their idol.