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A Comic-Con Noob Shares Her Experiences -- Sunday
July 21st, 2012 3:52AM

Sunday saw me in line by 3 AM. No that's not a typo…I was lying down on the sidewalk with hundreds of my fellow attendees awaiting the opening of Hall H. Once the doors opened I was thrilled to get in and find a seat as it meant I was going to get to see the Fringe panel but more importantly I had a guaranteed seat for Supernatural which followed. The Fringe panel was unexpectedly emotional as Jasika Nicole, Anna Torv and Lance Reddick all broke down in tears at one point. The panel attendees all received high quality Fringe fedoras featuring a ribbon imprinted with the logo as well as an announcement of the final season. It was by far the coolest swag I got for going to a panel.

And then it was time for Supernatural featuring stars Jensen Ackles and Jared Padalecki as well as Misha Collins, Mark A. Sheppard, Jim Beaver, executive producer Jeremy Carver and producer Ben Edlund who was seriously on some kind of mood altering substance. Was it simply too much caffeine? Maybe. Did he come across as being on speed? Definitely. The panel shared a sneak peak of the gag reel which will be included on the upcoming season seven Blu-ray and DVD release coming out in September as well as a clip package created especially for the panel.

Once I was done swooning over Mr. Ackles and company it was time to hit another comic panel, this time DC Nation. (Yes, I left the Doctor Who panel so someone who was a true fan could take my seat. Karma at work, I hope.) Moderated by surprise guest Kevin Smith, the panel focused mainly on upcoming offerings Young Justice, Beware the Batman, and Teen Titans Go! Proving what a true fan he is normally verbose Smith merely nodded at any comment directed his way and pointed to the panelists, indicating where he thought our attention should be directed. Although fans of the original Teen Titans may have left disappointed with the direction their favorite characters were headed it was a worthwhile panel nonetheless.

I couldn't think of a better way to end my panel experience than with Buffy turns 20, a panel featuring someone from every incarnation of Buffy, starting with the motion picture and ending with the current graphic novels. Clare Kramer, who was the “Big Bad” Glorificus of season five, moderated the panel which featured Nicholas Brendon, (Xander from the series) James Marsters, (Spike from the series) Jane Espenson, (writer/producer) Georges Jentry, (graphic novel illustrator) Scott Allie (Dark Horse publishing editor) and Randall Batinkoff (Jeffrey from the feature film). The highlight was Nicholas Brendan doing the Snoopy dance. It was the perfect ending to our last day at Comic-Con.

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