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Comic Con Paris 2012

This was my second year at Comic Con Paris; which, few of you may know, is actually coupled up in the same place with the European Japan Expo, so you can guess how it easily gets crowded in there…

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While last year, Doctor Who was the main guest, 2012 welcomed the One Tree Hill cast. Though, I’m not a fan so you won’t read anymore than this sentence about that, heh.

Spent the whole 4 days wandering around the entire thing (my feeeeeeeet, they huuuuurt), but the main attractions were obviously the different panels/screenings, which of them I attended:

  • Masterclass: Alexandre Astier (from Kaamelott); though, finding the gigantic stage was the most painful part
  • Masterclass: Bref; which was honestly heh, we left like 5 minutes in
  • Screening: Le Visiteur du Futur, Season 3 premiere with the cast
  • Screening+Panel: Labyrinth, with Katie McGrath, Emun Elliott, writer Kate Mosse and director Christopher Smith
  • Masterclass: Doctor Who Backstage, with Caroline Skinner, Chris Chibnall, Toby Haynes and Murray Gold

Le Visiteur du Futur basically have a permanent spot at the con, I only caught up with the webseries last September so it was great seeing the entire cast. They had this great booth where the cast would often sign stuff.
The first two episodes they showed of season 3 were aweeeeeesome, with Ankama financing the production, we could really tell the budget was put to good use.
I also managed to caught the end of a signing session (I didn’t get a ticket to, heh) with the cast being silly, it was really fun.

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I could only attend the afternoon of the day of the Labyrinth panel (thus me missing the Teen Wolf panel D:), I also missed the introduction of the showing so I arrived in the middle of the it knowing nothing and it was weird (granted I’m not a fan of period drama) but the cast were fun during the talk.

A friend had warned me that I’d recognized Emun from Threesome and indeed I did (y’all go watch that great show, okay!) Katie was adorable as ever, I had missed her the previous year with Merlin.

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Lastly, the backstage of Doctor Who, where Murray Gold made the great effort of answering every question in French. Lots of stuff were teased about the next series coming, and it was just generally a nice panel to end this year’s edition of Comic Con.

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And some of random stuff around the con:

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