Just announced at the FX Show site, Nathan Fillion will be appearing at the 2008 FX con January 25-27 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, FL. I don’t generally mention all the con appearances of our BDHs but this is one of the rare ones I go to every year, so this is pretty much all about me.
UPDATED, AGAIN: As was pointed out in the comments, Nathan was already scheduled to appear at the Phoenix ComicCon the same weekend. Ninja MALi posted this at Whedonesque:
It is true that Nathan will not be attending the Phoenix Comicon. Due to a mix-up of dates, Nathan was double-booked for both cons. It is important to note that Nathan offered to keep the gentleman’s agreement he made with PJ Haarsma and Matt Solberg when he discovered the conflicting dates, but PJ refused to put his good friend in the position of breaking his signed contract with the FX Show. Everyone involved is deeply disappointed and we apologize for letting the convention attendees down.
PJ Haarsma and Kids Need to Read will still be attending the convention and we hope to meet all of you who are going. We’ll have auctions, give away free buttons and we’ll still have our panel without our star. We may not have an overflow audience, but we’ll have fun all the same. Please stop by to learn more about our organization’s efforts to help foster a love for reading among young children.
FX is a good con that has been very Firefly-friendly in previous years. You can read my review of the 2007 FX con here (with Adam Baldwin, Ron Glass, and Christina Hendricks) and the 2006 FX con review here with Alan Tudyk and Summer Glau.
Other guests include Greg Grunberg, Stephen Tobolowsky and George Takei (“Heroes”); Laura Vandervoort and Helen Slater (“Smallville”); Jake Lloyd, Ray Park and Orli Shoshan (“Star Wars”) and many more, including personal favorites Nicholas Brendon (“Buffy”), Elisabeth Rohm (“Angel”), Jeremy London (T.S. from “Mallrats”), Marilyn Ghigliotti (Veronica from “Clerks”), and William B. Davis (The Smoking Man from “X-Files”), and those are just the ones from shows I like. FX do get the celebs…
Also a few zillion comic writers and artists, lots of models, and if part history is any indication, maybe half the room to fit ’em all.
See you there!
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