Saturday brought extra lighting to the stage from Creation. Depending on who was on stage it either helped or made picture-taking worse.
What can one say about Misha? Like Samantha said, he's his own "entity". LOL He came out on stage carrying a platter of fruit and cheese to show us what good stuff they were getting backstage. He shared it with some people in the front row and then set it on the stage so anyone could come up and take something. Prior to Misha, Gary from Creation had explained how the gal who collapsed at Jason's concert needed $500 for a train trip home. He put in 100 from Creation & then had her friends take money from the audience. Within minutes they had it. When Misha came out he said he wanted to contribute something for her ticket, so he was going to auction off the bandaid he had on his finger, which he had signed. "Who's sick enough to pay $50?" A fan did buy it!
When asked about his ongoing social experiments, he said he's found that fans are "smarter than average"....most of us. :P As for what Castiel has been up to in S6? "Chillin' with his homies." He was asked the Shag, Marry, Kill question and answered, "Well I've always wanted to fuck myself.", then after getting a little confused and giving answers for Jensen and Jared he said he'd marry Dean and kill Sam. He told the prank story about Jared sending him text messages one letter at a time and then finding out it was charging Jared's own phone in the process. Meanwhile, Misha was getting hundreds of texts and couldn't stop them! Someone asked him about Jensen calling him a whore at last year's VanCon and after laughing briefly he started acting all sad and depressed. “Was he kidding? He was joking, right? He probably didn’t mean it… Do you think he meant it?” It was so adorable, but he couldn't keep it up for long. :P
Halfway through his panel he realized that his jacket was on inside out and had been through all the hundreds of photo-ops taken earlier. He couldn't believe nobody pointed it out to him. In all truthfulness, I didn't even notice it until he said something, which apparently happened to all of us. We couldn't help it. We were blinded by Misha. Then a little later he got up from the chair and noticed he'd sat on his water bottle, which wasn't closed all the way, producing a wet spot on the seat of his jeans! “This is like that nightmare you have when you’re eight. Wearing your clothes inside out in front of a crowd and spilling something on yourself so it looks like you peed your pants.” Someone gave him a little mini-Stonehenge. He tried to set it up, but it was too involved.
The final question was about tourist spots he would recommend around Vancouver. He heard "trysts" instead of tourist and said he'd had a tryst recently on a "small dirt path in Stanley Park" (going back to Rob's story). Thanks again for the quotes here from hells_half_acre. He then said, "as for tourist spots...I recommend you get on a ferry *meaningful look to audience* and just ride it as long as you can." He did give a serious answer then about the islands between the mainland and Vancouver Island and then the woman confessed she was from the area! "So why are you asking this question!?...I try to give you helpful tips and instead I look like an idiot - FOR THE THIRD TIME TODAY!" LOL Poor Misha! They started playing his exit music then and he didn't want to end the panel looking like an idiot, so he went into his Oscar speech and thanked his agent before taking out his iPhone and taking some pictures of the audience. OMG He had us in stitches the whole time! Misha is priceless! :D
I did keep a few slightly fuzzy photos, but they're not too bad and I like them, so I've kept them in. The photos have been re-sized down to 1600 x 1067, in order to save space. Still fairly large in my opinion. Keep in mind that the originals are over 4,000 pixels wide. If anyone wants a few in that size, PM me and I'll do what I can to get them to you. :)
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