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Kris Holden-Ried, K.C. Collins, and Paul Amos were guests at DragonCon 2013 where they did three lively Q&A panels as well as signed autographs and took pictures with fans. In addition, there were also a couple of fan events, including a fan meet & greet and a fan panel. Stephanie and Kris report on their Lost Girl-related adventures at DragonCon as first-time goers.
Fan Meet & Greet and Fan Panel
The fan meet & greet turned into a group chat about the series, and some Lost Girl cosplayers were in attendance, including a Bo, Vex, Kenzi, and Lauren. It was so lovely to meet other Lost Girl fans.
Thank you to everyone who came to the fan panel! Stephanie was a panelist, along with Kevin Bachelder from Tuning Into SciFi TV, Bo cosplayer Stephanie Stowers, urban fantasy author Jeanne C. Stein, Kelley Harkins, and Erika Pratte. You can listen to the fan panel over at Tuning Into SciFi TV. Thank you to Kevin for posting his recording of the panel!
Cast Q&A Panels
August 31, 2013 Panel
- Both Paul and K.C. made pretty memorable entrances. Paul took off his shirt and threw it into the crowd while K.C. belly crawled on to the stage, stuck his head out from the skirting on the table, and then jumped up behind the table triumphantly.
- K.C. Collins and Paul Amos revealed that another actress was originally cast to play Lauren, which this press release seems to confirm.
- When asked if he minded playing a siren, who are traditionally female, K.C. said that he doesn't mind at all, but he admitted he didn't know when he took the job that there are no male sirens in mythology.
- Kris and Paul are starting a theater company in Toronto. Paul is going to direct while Kris, Zoie Palmer, and Greg Bryk will act in the play.
- When talking about the love triangle, Kris said that he would like the show to continue to be innovative and not have Bo just choose between Lauren or Dyson but to explore a different conclusion. (Team Both?)
September 1, 2013 Panel
- K.C. did a lot of demonstrations in this panel. He, Kris, and Paul demonstrated how ridiculous they look reacting to an X as if it's a dragon. With Paul's help, he demonstrated what it's like trying to have an intimate scene with Ksenia Solo. And with Kris's (complete lack of) help, he demonstrated the best pick-up line he'd ever heard.
- Paul talked about how he loves that the sci-fi/fantasy genre can tell really inclusive stories.
- K.C. said that he would really like Hale and Kenzi to become a couple, but he has no idea if the writers have that endgame in mind.
- Paul commented that Vex is a character that really has to be earned — he couldn't just start appearing in every episode because he has such a dark side to him. He has really enjoyed Vex's journey, becoming more “humanized” over the seasons.
September 2, 2013 Panel
- Paul delivered on his promise to cosplay as Zoie Palmer. He showed up to Monday's panel wearing a long, blonde wig and a lab coat, and he wore them for the entire panel. Way to commit, Paul!
- Stephanie asked Kris how much of what we saw of Bo and Dyson's relationship in The Dawning was influenced by Dyson in his opinion, and Kris said that he thought that all of it came from Dyson's desires.
- Paul said that he thought Vex had never really lived around humans before he moved in with Bo and Kenzi, and Kenzi really opened up a softer side to him.
- Season 4 (kind of) spoiler: Kris mentioned that one of the early episodes in season 4 would explore in an alternate reality a relationship inspired by fans. (Denzi? Valkubus? What do you think it might be?)
- Kris said that as an actor who plays a Fae, he really doesn't like that they kill off a Fae almost every week on the show. Where's the SPCFae when you need them, right?
Thank you to all the Lost Girl fans!
It was great getting to see Kris, K.C., and Paul, but it was really the other Lost Girl fans who made Dragon*Con so great. We loved meeting all of you!
Thank you so much to Cindy B. for letting us share some of her photos.
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