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This is the first of at least two posts (probably more) about Dragon*con. This post is devoted to the three Torchwood panels Gareth David-Lloyd was on. :-)

I only took notes during the saturday panel, which I ran to after watching the Dragon*con parade. I was too far back to get even remotely decent pictures so I took detailed notes instead, though I couldn't write as fast as they were talking. Some are exact quotes, many are paraphrases. But here's what I've got. If you don't want to read the text you can scroll down to the picspam!

Big room (room holds 1750 people) On stage: Anthony Lewis (who played "Tommy" in 2.03, "To the Last Man), Gareth David-Lloyd, and James Marsters

Q: What's it like to kiss John Barrowman?
JM: It's not that sexy to do love scenes. I'm not a porn star. It's acting.
GDL: Unlikes James, I am a porn star. And I tend to forget I'm acting. (LOL!!!)
AL: I got to snog Naoko! :-)

Q: Will we see any more of John Hart?
JM: They tell me nothing. (He hopes so.)

Then there was some sort of anecdote about how the actor who played Jack's psychotic brother is a newbie to acting and tried to take things very seriously. And there he was stuck acting with JM and JB who clown around like crazy. JB demands that you have fun!

Q: (something about what what it like to be on Doctor Who?)
GDL: They filmed over four days...different crew than on Torchwood

Q: (trying to get info about casting for series 3 and beyond)
GDL: More than 2 possibilities but whther they're actually new Torchwood characters, that's up to us to find out.

GDL: (asked about his success/fame) It was overwhelming at first. He thanked us for our support and is pleased that we're entertained.

Question about scripts - how do they react to them when they see them?
JM: Am I excited as I turn the pages?
GDL: Do I have lots of lines?
AL: Does it "come off the page?"
JM: A good script doesn't necessarily make a good movie
GDL: Agrees - it needs a good director
JM: Three important factors: how it's written, shot, and edited

Question about gags on the set: (and I'm not really understanding what I wrote down.) Maybe if I watch some of the youtube vids it'll make more sense and I can fill that stuff in. It was funny at the time!

Favorite colors:
AL: blue
GDL: black
JM: green

Favorite swear words:
JM: fuck, idiot
GDL: fanny nugget (is that really what he said? :) That's what I wrote down?!)

Q: in KKBB, when Captain John suggests an orgy and Ianto considers it for a second, was that scripted?
GDL: No. That was his ad-lib. :-) (yay!!)

Q: What musicals would you like to be in?

JM: Musicals after 1975. Would love to do Jesus Christ Superstar
GDL: Prefers early musicals (definitely pre-19975) Wants to portray ambiguous characters.
AL: Like's Andrew Lloyd Weber stuff. Complains his girlfriend made him see Mamma Mia three times!
GDL: complains about Mamma Mia (alas, he is such a straight boy!)

GDL: says Torchwood series three is not going to be made more child-friendly. (huge applause!) Still "sexy and bloody"!
GDL: No "captain sandwich" in series three but he can't say for the future. (we can hope!)
JM: Interjects something about Ianto needing to work on trust. (LOL)

Q: about GDL's role in Adam
GDL: It's fun to play the villain - there's a dark side in everyone - could be a serial killer deep in Ianto's psyche

Q: re: themes of homosexuality
JM: In Buffy there was the first teenage same-sex kiss. JM says he is a subversive. Then says "Please get me on this show as much as you can. There are so few shows where you can be a subversive." (JM, I love you!)
GDL: Same sex relationships on Torchwood are not an issue. People are gay. Get over it.

Q: Favorite episode of Torchwood
GDL: Cyberwoman (to act); Countrycide and Fragments, to watch

JM would like to read a "George W. Bush is a bad president" audio book! JM, I love you!

Q: About set injuries:
JM gets hurt a lot. Told a touching story about how JB took really good care of him after he was injured on the set.

Q: Is Ianto fluent in Welsh?
GDL: He probably just knows a little - mostly swear words. (Much like GDL). Welsh really wasn't taught much until recently. With the Welsh Assembly coming in, things are changing in Wales.
JM: Don't mess with Wales!

Some funny anecdote about JM and GDL out having fun and peeing on the courthouse in Newport! (LOL)

Q: Ideal role?
JM: A disillusioned starship captain
GDL: Macbeth! He'd like to do both a stage and film version
AL: James Bond!

Q: Were you uncomfortable filming That Scene (the one in Adrift!)
GDL: John makes you feel comfortable if you're nervous
JM: something about John being the "most sensitive maniac" he's ever met. (LOL)

Q: someone must have asked GDL to do an impromptu rap song
GDL: attempts to rap about coffee (ok, you had to be there...)

Q: about fanfic
GDL: reads it from time to time
JM: tries to stay off the internet because it's "like heroin" :)

Q: regarding negative posts on the internet
GDL: had read some harsh stuff about Ianto and Torchwood (*shudder*)

Q: Favorite character on Buffy?
JM: Other than Spike? :-) Giles! yay!!!

Q: something about portraying love ??
JM: Loves JB. More about JB helping him when he was injured.
GDL: "Into the lift, Eye Candy!" So sexy! :-)

And that's it for my weird notes on the saturday panel. I hope at least some of it made sense.

And now, onto the picspam!

friday's panel
Anthony Lewis, Carol (the Brittrack director) and Gareth David-Lloyd

friday's panel again
AL, Carol, GDL, and someone else from Brittrack

More from friday!
Still more adorable-ness!

Love the hands!


Still more...

saturday's panel
My only post-worthy pic from saturday's panel. Anthony Lewis, GDL, James Marsters. *sigh*

GDL up close
Squee! The pic I took when I got his autograph. :-)
The first of a few sunday panel pics

sunday again
Also on sunday

GDL drinking something
Look! An action photo!

One last pic from sunday.

Date: 2008-09-03 01:03 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I love the pic you got of him at the booth! Btw hi! It was awesome meeting you at the con.

Date: 2008-09-03 01:18 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Yeah, I like how that pic came out. And hi! It was great meeting you too, and I really hope you can come to The Hub in October. I just added you to my friends list. (At my regular journal, [ profile] cowgrrl).

Date: 2008-09-03 01:20 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I'm definitely planning on The Hub. I gave up my seat on my flight back since they overbooked and now I have $400 in airline dollars. That means affording a flight to England won't be any trouble at all now! We'll have to make plans. Adding you back!

Date: 2008-09-03 01:23 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Oh wow, that's fantastic!!! Yay!!!!!

Date: 2008-09-03 01:25 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I do admit I gave it up totally with The Hub in mind lol.

Date: 2008-09-03 01:12 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Awww you took some really sweet and adorable pics. I was so upset I missed the Sunday panel because I had to head home on Saturday but I heard the Sunday panel was the best. I love, LOVE the pic you have of him after you got his autograph. SO CUTE.

Very adorable. Very wonderful and nice pics.

Date: 2008-09-03 01:20 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
At least you got to go to some of the con. I thought all the panels were great, but I think by sunday they were more relaxed. I'm glad you liked the pics! :-)

Date: 2008-09-03 01:25 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Awww thats so wicked. I wish I could have went to Sunday's panel as well. I heard he was so cute. Yes I love and adore the pics. I am trying to get my own up ASAP.

Date: 2008-09-03 01:17 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I went to DragonCon as well. I want to say thanks for posting all the comments they made during their panel. I was too busy stupidly staring at them to write anything down. I felt like a 12 year old girl at a Jonas brothers concert. Great pics as well.

Date: 2008-09-03 01:21 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
That's how I felt during Friday's panel. :-) Plus I kept trying to take photos. On saturday I was so far back in the room photos were hopeless so I decided to take notes since otherwise I wouldn't remember anything.

Date: 2008-09-03 01:58 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Oh, I forgot. Do you mind if I friend you? Also, were you there on Monday? Did you see Gareth wearing a cowboy hat at the walk of fame?

Date: 2008-09-03 02:02 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Sure, go ahead an friend me. :-) I write much more at my real lj, [ profile] cowgrrl. I was there on Monday but I never stopped by the walk of fame so I missed it! I didn't even know he was still there on monday. *sob!* I hope someone took pictures.

Date: 2008-09-03 03:35 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
OMG! That's how I felt too! Especially when he walked into the room on Friday. I just gasped!

Date: 2008-09-03 01:47 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
ZOMG! You have pics of him wearing the hat I made him!!!! You have no idea how much I squee every time I see him in it. (He's wearing it inside out on Saturday!)

Can I steal the pic you took on the walk of fame? I will totally credit you, but I need a really good pic of him wearing it for my Ravelry page (it's a knitting site).
Edited Date: 2008-09-03 01:49 am (UTC)

Date: 2008-09-03 01:59 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Sure, go ahead and grab the pic. :-) He must really like the hat because he had it on when he came out to sign pics on saturday afternoon. :) He was wearing it the whole time I was there. Credit should go to my other lj name, [ profile] cowgrrl.

Date: 2008-09-03 02:06 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Thank you! I can't believe he wore it so much. It's made with alpaca and wool, and he must have been burning up wearing it. If you want to see the hat from start to finish, you can check this post ( plus it has my commentary about getting up there and actually giving it to him.

Date: 2008-09-03 03:40 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
You should squee a lot because he wound up at the same bar I was at on both Saturday and Sunday night and he had it on for a good amount of time on both nights.

It really was very cute. :)

Date: 2008-09-03 03:45 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
That is so awesome. There are no words to describe how much it made my entire weekend to hear about how much he was wearing it. But damn, it's a really warm hat. I sure wouldn't have worn it that much!

Date: 2008-09-03 11:38 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Great pictures. I think GDL is the only person that can make drinking something out of a can look sexy.


Date: 2008-09-04 02:15 am (UTC)

Date: 2008-09-03 08:12 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Rockin' pics! I've got a Red Bull action shot, too! LOL!

Date: 2008-09-04 02:15 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Yay! I had to post mine even though it was slightly fuzzy!

Date: 2008-09-03 10:09 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Thanks for the report and pics!

JM: Interjects something about Ianto needing to work on trust. (LOL)

*mind firmly in gutter* I read this as Ianto needing to work on thrust.

Date: 2008-09-04 02:16 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Yay for minds in the gutter! Actually I thought JM's comment was extremely slashy. :-)

Date: 2008-09-03 10:32 pm (UTC)
ext_41770: Daleks (lauraislostart Eyecandy Jones)
From: [identity profile]
Oh, I'm never sick of reading Dragon*Con reports! s222
GDL and JM together! That's sooo surreal to me! My favorite characters' [of TW] interpreters together! *o*~

Thank you so much for sharing! =)

Date: 2008-09-04 02:17 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I totally agree - I never get tired of reading con reports, or reports from Gareth or John's concerts, etc! :-)

Date: 2008-09-04 09:22 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
thanks so much for this report. it sounds like loads of fun.

Date: 2008-09-09 03:34 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Thanks for the report! coffee rap?! Wish I could have heard that LOL

Date: 2008-09-09 01:19 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
There were fans who recorded the panels on their cameras. If I find the coffee rap on You_Tube I'll send you the link! (I've barely had time to look at any of the vids yet.)

Date: 2008-09-14 03:26 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Gorgeous pics!!!! Thanks for sharing!

Date: 2008-09-14 05:02 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I'm glad you liked the pics. I love your icon! :-)

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