Celebrating the 10th anniversary of the cult TV sensation Firefly, Science Channel gathered creator Joss Whedon, executive producer Tim Minear, and cast members Nathan Fillion, Adam Baldwin, Alan Tudyk, Sean Maher, and Summer Glau at Comic-Con International 2012.
The Comic-Con events guide stated they were reuniting “for the first time ever,” which seems hard to believe in light of their intense popularity online and at conventions. However, considering how great the turnout was for the panel, fans began waiting in line the night before as early as 10pm when the convention hall closed, and the line ran so long that by 8am its end could not be seen from the back of the hall, I wouldn’t dispute it.
Not too long ago, those shut out of a popular Comic-Con panel by others whose devotion to a property was greater than theirs were out of luck, though there was hope a juicy tidbit or two would spread by word of mouth. Yet as of late, those of us who have no desire to sleep outdoors or get up before dawn are aided by those who want to memorialize events.
For Browncoats and causal fans shut out of the Firefly panel or even the convention itself and for those lucky few who made it inside, sit back and enjoy what took place minus all the video material that was screened.