â€˜Ah, now I feel objectified!â€™
Misha Collins, March 27th, 2010 L.A.
Sleep is overrated. Especially at an event like this. The night before we partied and karaoked till about 2 a.m., and I had been so full of adrenaline that I couldnâ€™t sleep right away. I guess I might have slept about three hours that night, so my morning activities became a bit of a rush, though I managed to enjoy some absolutely perfect Eggs Benedict for breakfast (to my shame I havenâ€™t yet mastered the art of cooking them and when I can get some great ones, I can not resist â€“wanna bribe me? So fantastic a breakfast might just do the trickâ€¦)
I could hardly wait for this day to get started, as so much would be going on â€“ we were expecting AJ Buckley, Travis Wester, Kurt Fuller, Misha Collins and Jim Beaver. So much to take in and to experienceâ€¦ Plus I had won a meet&greet with Jim which I was particularly looking forward to. Come on! How could one person possibly handle all this? Iâ€™m just a human beingâ€¦ vulnerable to many emotions that already began to flood my systemâ€¦
â€˜Our original tv pilot was erased by some jealous douchenozzles.â€™ (AJ and Travis)
At nine a.m., however, I was to be at a round table for the press with the Ghostfacers, so I had to woman up and get there in time. AJ, alas, was late, so the five of us (press), Creationâ€™s publicist Monica and WarnerBrosâ€™ Chris were there with Travis Wester who felt chatty and was a great sport. He was there to basically promote the Ghostfacers Spin-off Webseries which is to air on April 15th on the CWTV.com, coinciding with the 100th episode of our fave show.
Please forgive me, kind readers, as we will be running an article on that shortly prior to the start of the new webseries, I will not linger much longer on this round table but address it in said article in depth. Iâ€™m leaving you hanging quite deliberately here, ah, I know, Iâ€™m naughtyâ€¦ but you love me for it, donâ€™t youâ€¦?
Just one thing: I submitted the zombie alligator idea to the â€˜Facersâ€™, Iâ€™m sure, Suze will be delighted to hear that. We were talking about ideas that Kripke might have for the spin-off as well as the show and Travis and AJ went on about not being experts on urban legends and not being sure what kind of ghoul they would like to encounter as â€˜Ghostfacersâ€™, so I found this to be my cue and told them how many on our site were rooting for a zombie alligator which caused a very surprised reaction from AJ who seemed to like the idea. I asked them to forward this idea to Eric Kripke â€“ I have no clue if they are actually going to do that, of course, but it was a funny scene nonetheless.
We had only half an hour, but it was full of interesting impressions â€“ personally, I was closely observing the actors (which probably comes with my real life trade, and my professional instincts tend to kick in in situations like this). All Friday I had heard from fans how nutty both guys were and how they never got serious, â€˜donâ€™t expect them to utter one sensible sentenceâ€™. That reputation did not hold entirely true. They were funny and at times seemed out of their minds, but also quite serious and down to earth, AJ in particular, who arrived a bit later (and brought his breakfast with him as he was quite hungry and had not managed to eat earlier), appeared to be rather quiet at times â€“ a total difference from their gig on stage later on.
On stage (getting ahead of my time table here) they were entertaining and hilarious, constantly poking the Winchesters verbally, and promoted their own series with much enthusiasm, while being guarded about giving too much away. There were no real spoilers to get from these two men. Even though they seemed out of their minds at times, they were sober enough to not let important information outâ€¦shameâ€¦ Everyone, including me, surely hopes (there is no other option, folks) for them not only to be successful with their spin-off, but to be back in season six of Supernatural, because (feel free to imagine your own version of the Ghostbusters theme song) â€˜facinâ€™ makes us feel goodâ€¦â€™
I had to leave earlier and did not see their full panel (thank God for all your youtube videos!), as I had to go to my meet & greet with Jim Beaver. Before that, however, I wanted to find Jim for my autograph (as I was not sure how else to catch him â€“ that was before I knew that he would be signing autographs and chatting with fans till midnight).
As far as organization goes, there were several minor overlaps which made it difficult to get to a couple of events in time. (Apart from that it made it difficult to grab something to eat, there was simply no time and I had not thought of bringing a snack to the theatre with meâ€¦ I was glad sometimes that it was so loud in the room that no one would hear my stomach calling for food.)
But Iâ€™m not there yet, letâ€™s take a verbal DeLorean back in time to the first panel of the day: