This was my first convention in Indianapolis, though not my first time there since I’ve been to other conferences and business meetings in the city. It’s a quick 1.5 hour flight so I got there on Friday in time to at least catch a few panels – though I was very sad to miss Gabe Tigerman’s panel. I love Gabe and I love his chapter in There’ll Be Peace When You Are Done – I at least got to say hi later that afternoon luckily.
I did catch some of Adam Fergus and David Haydn-Jones panel, which turned out to be delightfully full of all kinds of innuendo and just blatant naughtiness. These are good things imho.
David said he was lucky to get the role of Ketch. He had his final callback for Supernatural after working until 6 am the night before filming a Hallmark movie and he was exhausted. (But apparently not too exhausted to throw on a suit and be perfect for the part!)
Adam agreed, and gave him all the props for his portrayal.
Fan: Sorry David killed off your character, I liked him.
Adam: I liked him too!!
They had some amusing stories to tell, including the one about David and the motorcycle helmet – they couldn’t find one that was big enough to fit his head, so when they put it on it looked like a little kid’s helmet – which apparently was hilarious.
They also had a few serious things to say about their roles on the show. David said that one of his favorite character moments was when Mary told Ketch “this is just a one night” thing. He wanted to show a glimmer of broken heart in Ketch. Near the end, David said that Ketch also felt guilty and wanted to redeem himself.
David: In the hospital, that was the first time he called them ‘friends’.
Adam: Mick and Ketch were brainwashed as kids, but Mick was trying to break out of that.
Both Adam and David had lots of positive things to say about working on Supernatural.
David: The best working experience I’ve ever had is Supernatural. Jared, Jensen and Misha are the best, and the crew that’s been with them since the start and stayed the whole time, that really says something.
Adam talked about the first prank the boys played on him and then about the atmosphere on Supernatural and how special it was.
Adam: It’s so much fun to do what we do, and on Supernatural they are all so nice, and the leads never phoned it in – ever.
A fan asked about shipping Ketch with…. (pause)… Rowena?
David: I thought you were gonna say Ketch and Mick.
Adam: I was hoping!
Jason Manns helped out with the music and the emcee duties on Friday, along with Adam. It’s always nice to have his beautiful voice on stage.
Kim Rhodes and Briana Buckmaster were up next. A fan asked Kim to answer a question about working with the boys on Zach and Cody and Briana attempted to answer – hilariously.
Briana: So Zach and Cody were in the make up trailer…they liked to put on their own rouge and makeup… just like Jared and Jensen!
Someone asked them their favorite words and Briana said “audacious”.
Briana: I love the word audacious. It’s used sometimes to mean that women are being too bold, but I love being told that!
Her favorite quote is by Isadora Duncan: “Darling, don’t let them tame you!”
Kim: I love the word “home”. It means different things to all of us, but we all know what it means.
Kim invariably makes me tear up at some point in the weekend. In a good way.