Time to post the final photos of the Con. Since Clif and Russ were on the production side of things, I thought I'd post them together with the banners. I have no photos of Art Director, John Marcynuk and his panel.
Thanks again to hells_half_acre for her notes about these panels!
CLIF: I know a lot of people questioned his inclusion at the Con, but when you think about it, who better to give us more insight about Jensen & Jared than their bodyguard? He talked about what his job entails and that he and Jensen did indeed live in Jared's house for a while. They've since been kicked out. Ha! Yeah, marriage will do that. Clif said he did cook for them a little while he lived there and cleaned up a few areas like the kitchen, but everything else he left alone. He lives way out east of the city, so he leaves really early each day to beat the traffic, goes to one guy's place and waits for the appointed time to pick him up, then they go pick up the other guy (which he alluded was Jared 'cause they have to wait - lol), then they go to Tim Hortons for coffee before going to the studio or on location. He enjoyed saying that the production had filmed the night before just a few blocks away from the Convention hotel and nobody even knew it. There was also some talk about the gal who snuck onto the set in S2 and ended up working as a PA for a little while before she was found out. He said that most fans aren't like that and really are cooperative and respectful. Oh, yes and Misha did crash Clif's panel which was great fun.
RUSS: Again, I don't remember much about Russ's panel, just that he answered a lot of questions by skirting around them and not giving exact answers (must be picking things up from Misha, heh). About them filming the previous night? They put up signs pointing in the opposite direction to screw with the fans and some fans ended up stealing them! He said they really don't mind the fans showing up on set, especially if it's only a few, but they've still got a job to do and most fans respect that. He also credited the fans with keeping them on the air this long. Oh, and some of Russ's crew were sitting in the left front row, which was cool. Oh, and I do remember Russ saying that they usually film on location for the first 3 days and then at the studio for the other 3 or 4 days per episode.
JOHN: I feel kinda bad because by the time we got to this panel I was beat and I actually ended up falling asleep through a lot of his slide-show presentation. I know, bad fan! I couldn't help it. Long weekend. I loved the pictures he showed of the sets and wish I'd been able to take some pictures of them, but he moved through them pretty fast. The best ones were of Jensen on the set while he was directing this season and I have seen that someone did get photos of those, thank goodness! :D There are 8 people in the Art Department, 25 carpenters, and 17 painters. After filming the Beautiful Room for S4's "Lucifer Rising" they tore it down and then had to rebuild it again for S5's "Point Of No Return". The Beautiful Room was also re-used as the room seen in Dean's dream with the burlesque dancers in "The Song Remains The Same". After the movie production were finished with The Watchmen set they vandalized it so nobody else could exactly copy the same look. SPN came in with a crew of 40 people to redress it.
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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VanCon 2010 - Clif Kosterman photos by Raloria.zip (7mb)
VanCon 2010 - Russ Hamilton photos by Raloria.zip (2mb)
VanCon 2010 - Banner photos by Raloria.zip (14mb)