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ABC’S “ONCE UPON A TIME,” “CHARLIE’S ANGELS,” “CASTLE” AND “THE RIVER” TAKE THE STAGE AT COMIC-CON 2011
Don’t Forget to Pack Your Bags for an Exlusive “Pan Am” Giveaway
ABC showcases its upcoming primetime lineup with an exciting peek at its new shows and an interactive booth at Comic Con 2011, taking place in San Diego in late July. “Once Upon a Time,” “Charlie’s Angels,” “Castle” and “The River” stars and executive producers will participate in the convention for Q&A panels, press room interviews and special autograph sessions. Additionally, the much buzzed about new drama series, “Pan Am,” will also be represented at Comic-Con. Below are the details:
Friday, July 22
“The River,” from Amblin Entertainment and ABC Studios, exclusive screening and Q&A panel for ABC’s newest supernatural series in Room 6A from 2:15-3:15 p.m. From the studio that brought you “Lost” comes a new adventure set deep in the Amazon. Join executive producers Oren Peli (“Paranormal Activity”), Michael Green(“Green Lantern”) and Zack Estrin (“Tru Calling”), plus cast members Joe Anderson (“The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn”), Eloise Mumford (“Lone Star”) and Leslie Hope (“24”). All attendees will get a limited edition Comic-Con poster and flashlight. You don’t want to miss this! The moderator will be Monica Rizzo of People Magazine. Following the panel, the stars will participate in a special autograph session from 4:45-5:30 p.m. in Room 28C.
Saturday, July 23
“Once Upon a Time” exclusive screening and panel in Room 6DE from 3:15-4:15 p.m.: Calling all “Lost” fans! –join moderator Damon Lindelof (“Lost”) as he introduces you to the magical story of two parallel worlds: one in a distant fairytale land, the other in a present-day reality. Following the exclusive screening of the pilot, co-creators and executive producers Edward Kitsis (“Lost” and “Tron: Legacy”) and Adam Horowitz (“Lost” and “Tron: Legacy”) along with Ginnifer Goodwin (“Big Love”), Jennifer Morrison (“House”), Robert Carlyle (“SGU: Stargate Universe”), Lana Parrilla (“24”) and Josh Dallas (“Thor”) will have a Q&A panel about this modern fairytale turned on its head. All attendees will get a limited edition Comic-Con giveaway! Arrive early for the exclusive posters and magic mirrors. After the panel, the stars will participate in a special autograph session from 5:45-6:30 p.m. in Room 28C.
“Charlie’s Angels” screening and panel in the Indigo Ballroom at Hilton San Diego Bayfront from 5:00-6:00 p.m. Hello Angels! This fun, glamorous, action-packed take on the 1970?s smash hit series introduces us to three new angels. After the screening, participate in a Q&A panel with Bosley and the ladies from the Townsend Agency. “Charlie’s Angels” stars Annie Ilonzeh as Kate Prince, Minka Kelly as Eve, Rachael Taylor as Abby Sampson and Ramon Rodriguez as Bosley. Written and executive produced by Alfred Gough & Miles Millar (“Smallville”), “Charlie’s Angels” is also executive produced by Drew Barrymore (“Charlie’s Angels” movies), Leonard Goldberg (the original “Charlie’s Angels”) and Nancy Juvonen (“Charlie’s Angels” movies). It is directed and executive produced by Marcos Siega (“Vampire Diaries,” “Dexter”). “Charlie’s Angels” is produced by Millar/Gough Ink, Flower Films and Panda Productions in association with Sony Pictures Television.
Sunday, July 24
“Castle” panel from 11:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m. in 6BCF: After the smashing success of the Q&A panel last season, “Castle” returns with scheduled panelists, including Nathan Fillion (Richard Castle), Jon Huertas (Detective Tony Esposito), Seamus Dever (Detective Kevin Ryan), Tamala Jones (Medical Examiner Lanie Parish), Susan Sullivan (Martha Rodgers) and Molly Quinn (Alexis Castle). Fans will be treated to exclusive video highlights, bonus footage from the upcoming DVD release of Season 3 and an exclusive Comic Con poster and notebook giveaway. The moderator will be Will Keck of TV Guide Magazine. After the panel, the panelists will participate in a special autograph session at the Marvel Entertainment Booth (#2329) from 2:15-3:00 p.m.
In addition to those Q & A panels, “Pan Am” – from July 20 to July 24 – will have a special booth designed as the first class cabin of a 1960’s inspired Pan Am plane. Fans who visit the booth will be given a flight time and a boarding pass. Check in for your flight on time, board the plane and watch a preview of ABC’s new drama. Fans that visit the booth will receive a Pan Am giveaway such as a collectable, one-of-a-kind Pan Am travel bag.
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Highlights from ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY’s March 25, 2011 issue
(on newsstands nationwide Friday, March 18):
GEEK GOD NATHAN FILLION
From Cult Hero to TV Star; Nathan Fillion on Firefly, Castle, Dr. Horrible and All Those Rabid Fans
NEW YORK – From the Firefly fans to the mainstream Castle crowd, everybody loves Nathan Fillion. This week’s issue of Entertainment Weekly looks at the fascination behind the ultimate ‘Geek God.’
Fillion is more polite than most—with fans, costars, journalists—because he occupies a special place in Hollywood. It started back in 2002, when, thanks to a few key roles from the mind of Joss Whedon—Capt. Mal Reynolds in Firefly and its big-screen adaptation, Serenity; an evil preacher in Buffy the Vampire Slayer; and a vain superhero in Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog—Fillion began receiving A-list treatment from sci-fi fans, even if he wasn’t quite an A-lister himself. And he was more than happy to play to that audience. “I think of Galaxy Quest and the plight of those pigeonholed actors who don’t do anything except for conventions,” he says. “To be pigeonholed as a Malcolm Reynolds? Uh, dream. Winning.”
In 2009, along came Castle. It wasn’t clear when the show debuted as a midseason replacement that it would be Fillion’s ticket to anything more than a front-row seat to its lead-in, Dancing With the Stars. The actor had already had a few shots at the big time with a string of short-lived TV shows. But in the boyishly charming crime novelist Richard Castle, the charmingly boyish Fillion found a role that has won a whole new legion of fans. Now in its third season, Castle (which airs Mondays at 10 p.m.) averages 10.6 million viewers.
Viewers may very well be responding to Castle, who began tailing NYPD homicide detective Kate Beckett (Stana Katic) for book research, because there’s so much of Fillion in the fun-loving mystery writer. The quirks around Castle’s edges— from the obsession with gadgets to the clever miming—are vintage Fillion. The show’s creator, Andrew W. Marlowe, a longtime Fillion fan from his days on Buffy and Firefly, thought as much when he cast him: “He’s a guy who I thought had the many facets to show the many different kinds of faces of what it meant to be a man. To play the beleaguered son, the loving father, a potential love interest who’s charming but someone who is also really annoying yet can get away with it—Nathan had that in spades.” Costar Katic would agree. “I would date Richard Castle, but not for very long,” Fillion gamely responds. “He’s got some money and nice tastes. He’s not an a–hole, but he is a bit of a prick.”
Fllion can usually tell his two rabid fan bases apart within seconds of their approach. “Castle fans—I’ll say 75 percent of the time—are women, and they light up. They go [eyes and mouth open]. They get really excited,” he says. “Firefly fans will see me, do a double take, stop, nod, and say, ‘Captain’ with an air of ‘I know what you’ve been through. I’ve been there too.’ A guy did it to me in a furniture store the other day. I was walking by, and he saw me, stopped, stood up straight, and said, ‘Captain,’ and I nodded and said, ‘As you were.’ ”
While Fillion is keeping his side projects to a minimum these days—Castle is still shooting its current 24-episode order and has already been picked up for a fourth season— longtime fans don’t have to worry about him losing his geek cred. “It’s easy to keep the geek fan base stoked by simply remaining true to the inner geek,” he says. “I just continue to be excited by the things I am excited by. I love sci-fi. I love computer games. I love technology. I like flashlights that are really small but really bright. If it has buttons, batteries, performs some kind of unusual function—yeah, I got it. I want it.”
Link to story on EW.com: http://popwatch.ew.com/2011/03/17/this-weeks-cover-nathan-fillion-castle/
Nathan Fillion, star of “Firefly” and “Castle”, signing copies of Heat Wave
Join Nathan Fillion (“Firefly,” “Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog”), star of the ABC television series, “Castle,” as he discusses the upcoming season of his show. A witty crime drama about a novelist who helps the NYPD solve homicides, “Castle” begins its second season on September 21 at 10 p.m. ET on ABC. Download “Castle” and more Fall TV shows at iTunes.com/TV.
September 18, 7:00 p.m.
- 9/18/09 7:00 PM at the Apple Store – 103 Prince Street, New York City, NY 10012
- 9/19/09 7:30 PM at Barnes & Noble, 189 Grove Drive, Suite K 30, Los Angeles, CA 90036
- 9/29/09 7:30 PM at Borders Books – 9301 Tampa Ave, Northridge, CA 91324