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Saturday, July 24, 2010

Comic-Con 2010: Day Three (Russell Tovey Loves Me)

After a long day at ComicCon...From the DC panel, I headed straight to the Being Human panel, which I feared I might be too late for. Luckily, I got there just in time to get in and get a seat. This was the perfect way to end the day. The moderator was dreadful, though. I don’t know why they keep dragging out these incoherent entertainment journalists to moderate panels. They really need to get some fans to do it. Toby Whithouse (creator/writer), Lenora Crichlow (Annie), Sinead Keenan (Nina), Aidan Turner(Mitchell) and, of course, Russell Tovey (George) were all present, charming and well-spoken. They all seemed to really like each other, and had great respect for the fans (up to a point). I think they were a bit short with some of the fans who weren’t very good at expressing themselves, but I can imagine it gets tiring dealing with fans, especially when they can’t seem to get to a point. There was no mention of Russell’s sexuality at all, though I really can’t think of a good time they could have brought it up. He did address rumors of being in a new season of Torchwood, though. He said he knows nothing and has never even watched Torchwood, but would be open to the idea. Most of the discussion centered on the second season. Apparently, Sinead didn’t believe the majority of the audience would illegally download the season. Russell told her that not only would they download it, but they’d be proud of it. The audience cheered this, of course, then a fan pointed out that they’d be less likely to download the show if it didn’t take seven months to get it here. This all left me feeling like a bit of a nerd, since I haven’t downloaded the second series and will be watching it as it airs on BBC America starting this week. Then, I snapped a picture of Russell and he looked at me with an expression that can only be described as “love at first sight.” Check it out.

I expect I’ll be going back to London with him now and maybe changing the site name to Fanblokes of the Universe. The cast will come to our wedding, I would assume. If you want to get us a gift, we’re registered at the Mattel booth.

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