2012 Wizard World Philly Comic Con: Buffy Panel

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2012
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Mark Metcalf, Amber Benson, James Marsters, Clare Kramer, Kristy Swanson

Kristy Swanson, Clare Kramer

The woman who was in charge of handling the press told us where we could sit. She also said, feel free to crouch on the floor for close photos if you want. So near the end of the panel I literally crawled around in the below pink dress and took these pics because I had to, and it was encouraged! Man, how beautiful is Kristy Swanson, BTW?

(Other photos included in this post were taken from our normal seated position and aren’t as clear but I’m including them anyway so you can get a fuller experience.)


The panel started off with Clare letting everyone know that she’s filling in for Juliet Landau (who was originally scheduled to attend) and joked that she’d try to field any Drusilla questions. James promoted his band, Ghost of the Robot.



on the best acting advice they received
The second video is just a shorter, clearer version of the first about acting advice. My sister shot it because of her James Marsters obsession so I’m including it for all of us fangirls out there.


most memorable moments


James Marsters delves into how Joss Whedon really used a mixture of genres on Buffy, sometimes within the same episode or scene. He also discusses stage Vs screen acting.


on their characters’ deaths


Amber Benson comments on what it was like to have her death scene be used as her opening title credit for the rest of the show.


Amber Benson on Tara and Willow’s lesbian relationship
She talks about how it’s not about sexuality or even physicality but about love.


Benson discusses Tara’s death
James Marsters talks about what it was like when fans found Spike sexy since that wasn’t Joss’ original intention.


answering if they ever took anything from the set
I love that Clare Kramer stole Glory’s panties!


James Marsters on working on Buffy Vs. Angel
It’s awesome when he talks about working with Boreanaz on Angel.

Amber Benson, Mark Metcalf, James Marsters, Clare Kramer, Kristy Swanson

Well the Buffy panel at the 2012 Wizard World Philadelphia Comic Con was awesome, as would be expected. As I mentioned in my Thor panel post, BTVS fans are the best. They are perceptive, witty and inquisitive.

Mark Metcalf, Amber Benson, James Marsters, Clare Kramer, Kristy Swanson

I’ve been to a small, intimate Angel/Buffy convention years back. Plus my sister and I had also met a couple of the actors at another convention years ago but this was a first for her to see an actual Buffy panel. You don’t even know how excited she was.

Mark Metcalf, Amber Benson, James Marsters, Clare Kramer

I did most of the filming on this one and for some reason the fact that her camera is 2MP higher than mine makes a huge difference. That’s why some videos are clearer and closer than others. I’m also usually steadier but it was too much fun to stay completely still during this thing.

Mark Metcalf, Amber Benson, James Marsters, Clare Kramer

Mark Metcalf, Amber Benson, James Marsters, Clare Kramer

I would definitely say that a fun time was had by all. If Wizard World does another Buffy panel in the future I highly encourage you to attend it. What a blast!

Hot Donna, James Marsters, missemmamm

Press passes to the convention were provided to both Hot Donna & myself gratis from the awesome PR team at Wizard World.
The next Wizard World Comic Con takes place in Chicago this August. For more info on their upcoming cons please visit the Wizard World site.

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