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So back on June 18, I looked at the schedule for Thursday at Comic Con and saw that Jason Isaacs' new show, Awake. We'd found out the week before that our Harry Potter fan panel was going to be that day, and the confluence of dates was too good to pass up, so I emailed Melissa Anelli of Leaky, and my longtime co-panelist, to ask this: ANY way to get him in the room for ours? Melissa asked around and...

Two weeks later, Evanna Lynch went with Jason on a short PR tour in Europe and she mentioned it and his reaction was, basically, yes I would like to do this! So at the London premiere, when I got to talk to him for a few moments, I said, "See you at Comic Con!" and he said, "Oh, are you involved with that?" I replied that I was the moderator and he said he really hoped to do it and would try to work the schedule out and we shook hands on it and I spent two weeks hoping....

Then I got to Comic Con and saw at the FOX booth that his signing was set for 5 - 6 PM on Thursday, which was the exact same time as our panel. My understanding is, when he also learned it was the same time, he told them that they had to push it back by half an hour, and they did. So Melissa and I plotted on how to get him into the room - I got everyone settled into the room, and she came in and announced that she'd found a big Harry Potter fan wandering the halls and there he was!

Someone towards the front filmed it and uploaded it to YouTube here, although I hope to have a slightly better quality version from my friend Leslie. I honestly don't remember all of the questions and answers, although I know he said Lucius's favorite ice cream flavour was "elf".

To wrap it up, I asked him about the future of the fandom - and made him cry and be sick! - and he said that one of the things about the series is, it encourages people to:
rise to the challenges that Harry, Ron and Hermione, and, I have to say, Draco and Neville [massive round of applause] do too, we all want to measure to those standards. It doesn't really matter if you pick up the books every year or if you dress like this every year or have a convention every year. What matters is, it's ten years of our lives ... over the decade we have been walked through this moral maze and the changes these characters went through, we went through with them. I think we'll stay in this forever whether we read the books and watch the movies, or not.


The rest of the panel starts here if you want to see what we talked about after. And yes, we hope to do it again next year!

Feel free to link back to this, and if you put it on Tumblr (or elsewhere) please share the links.

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Date: 2011-07-23 12:51 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] shocolate.livejournal.com
Oh he made it - I am so happy for you. He really is extraordinary.

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Date: 2011-07-23 01:17 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] heidi8.livejournal.com
Hee, you had the sneak preview! Thank you so much for keeping the secret!

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Date: 2011-07-23 01:17 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] chinawolf.livejournal.com
AWESOME!!

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Date: 2011-07-24 02:04 pm (UTC)

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Date: 2011-07-23 02:34 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] pennswoods.livejournal.com
Hello to Jason Isaacs!!!

What an awesome actor/HP fan.

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Date: 2011-07-24 02:04 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] heidi8.livejournal.com
He really, absolutely, completely is.

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Date: 2011-07-23 03:03 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] amaz0n-princess.livejournal.com
so so wonderful!

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Date: 2011-07-24 02:05 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] heidi8.livejournal.com
SO COMPLETELY THAT. Also, iconlove!

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Date: 2011-07-23 03:38 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] slytherincesss.livejournal.com
Heidi, this is so awesome! How exciting! I would have loved to have been there to see it in person.

You look fabulous. <3

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Date: 2011-07-24 02:05 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] heidi8.livejournal.com
: blushes - thank you!
And yes, he was totally awesome - I wish I'd been filming the crowd when he came in - it was FLAIL.

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Date: 2011-07-23 04:13 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] shakespearechic.livejournal.com
You guys are so awesome! And Jason is totally amazing. One of my favorite 'behind the scenes' DVD extras ever is from Peter Pan especially when he's talking about working with kids and trying to ship Peter and Wendy. :-P

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Date: 2011-07-24 02:06 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] heidi8.livejournal.com
He is just... he is amazing and thoughtful and smart and I adore him to the ends of the earth.

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Date: 2011-07-23 05:43 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] in-the-blue.livejournal.com
Thanks so much for linking that video and posting about the whole thing. My heart thanks you too!

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Date: 2011-07-24 02:06 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] heidi8.livejournal.com
I am just still completely starry-eyed over him!

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Date: 2011-07-23 07:44 pm (UTC)
gorgeousnerd: #GN written in the red font from my layout on a black background. (Harry doesn't want to be human. (bl0tts))
From: [personal profile] gorgeousnerd
Eee! I can't believe he pushed his other panel back; that's fantastic. I love how sweet the HP cast is. Thanks for sharing!

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Date: 2011-07-24 02:13 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] heidi8.livejournal.com
The generosity of his spirit in doing so was just... hearts in my EYES!

Every single cast member that I've been lucky enough to meet is a marvelously kind person to the fans and the press, as are the producers and both writers.

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Date: 2011-07-24 12:03 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sugarjet03.livejournal.com
Wow, what an awesome experience! Thanks for sharing the video!

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Date: 2011-07-24 02:14 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] heidi8.livejournal.com
It was an amazing experience! Glad you enjoyed the video!

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Date: 2011-07-24 05:56 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] inteligrrl.livejournal.com
It was an awesome panel, you did a great job moderating!

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Date: 2011-07-24 12:47 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] heidi8.livejournal.com
Thank you so much! I wish I hadn't had to run to catch a plane right after, though.

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Date: 2011-07-25 12:55 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] airemay.livejournal.com
How fantastic!!

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Date: 2011-08-29 02:42 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] materpenitentia.livejournal.com
I fell in love with his acting in the Patriot, then in Event Horizon, saw Black Hawk Down just for him (waited and waited and the first shot they show of him was just his eyes and I squealed that's him).

BTW - I send you a PM through messages at the top about the harry potter table at the Sheraton and bringing stuff for you guys. I'm on facebook as http://www.facebook.com/?ref=home#!/vdhampton .
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