We knew we absolutely had to make the Billie Piper panel. She’s a favorite of ours, since we love Doctor Who and we love her in a few other things she’s done like Penny Dreadful. Also, she was being interviewed by one of my favorite radio personalities-Kerry Jackson. Fun fact, Kerry actually went to the same High School as me (many years before) and he used to come back and speak at assemblies. One year, however, he announced that nothing in high school matters and you really needed to get out of high school to see the world for what it was (a true statement) and the principal banned him from ever coming back. Lame.
Even though we showed up at 9AM-which was two hours before FanX even opened-we had to wait in a very long line for the Billie Piper panel. She was kind of a popular guest among geeks, and the first panel of the day right at 11AM. We wanted to make sure we got good seats. She was so charming, and we just adored her.
Ken waited in line to ask her a question. He wanted to ask her about her about her career as a pop star before Doctor Who. He was sure he’d be the only one to bring it up, but Kerry Jackson beat him to the punch before they even started questions-bummer! Did you know she was a pop star? It’s terrible 90’s brit pop. Seriously. He asked her which her favorite song was, and it’s this one:
I kind of love it. Unfortunately Kristina and I were both bummed that not a single person asked about her in Penny Dreadful.
Luckily since we got good seats we could just stay in them for the next few panels that we wanted to see. After Billie Piper went off, they brought out Carrie Fisher. Yes. Princess. Freaking. Leia. Let me tell you, she is a HAM. She was upset that no one had gotten her a Coca Cola so she asked the audience if anyone had one. She declined the diet coke someone brought up, but when a guy brought her a regular one she leaned down and french kissed him, then said “You give me what I want, I’ll give you what you want!”
A little bit later she brought out her dog Gary. He is missing teeth and his tongue is too big for his mouth, but man he’s cute. She called him her “familiar” which I think is adorable.
After Carrie Fisher’s panel they brought out their Lannister panel with Lena Headey and Nikolaj Coster-Waldau. That’s Cersei and Jaime from Game of Thrones, but I’ve loved Lena for years. I loved her in Imagine Me & You, and I enjoyed Nikolaj in Mama. They were interviewed by Bill Allred.
Turns out, Lena is a little awkward in real life, and Nikolaj is a big-hearted charmer!
After this panel I may have a new man crush on Nikolaj. He’s just so damned handsome and charming-and boy he was just kind-hearted and sweet. He never said one negative thing about anyone!
Right after that we all rushed to get in line to see Felicia Day. She was lovely and charming, and it pretty much made it worth the two our wait… Even though that sucked a lot. Unfortunately the volunteer who took the photo got it blurry, sad day-I should have just handed it to Jan, but oh well.
I only took one photo of a person’s costume at FanX this year and this was it. I found the cross over pretty funny.