*When staff tried to walk Samantha off the stage at the end of her Q & A, she insisted on answering a few more fan questions and satisfying one fan's request for an onstage hug.
*Her final question from a fan didn't get an answer: "Which character on Supernatural would you want to take with you on a desert island?" Instead of committing to just one, Samantha speculated about a couple options and ultimately decided she couldn't choose: "Different guys for different reasons, right? I'd take all of them!" The crowd roared its approval and gave her a standing ovation when she finally stepped down.
Andi of Plastic!Winchester fame. In an hour, we'll check out Fredric Lehne (YED), so we'll post about that soon afterward. And of course, we'll be here early tomorrow for Jared and Jensen's appearances. There's more coming up from the con -- keep checking back!
We've also had some fun chatting with fans, and we even got the chance to chat with
* Fredric waltzed out on stage with a guitar, and serenaded the fans with "Sympathy for the Devil." It seemed appropriate -- and the fans went wild.
* He talked about filming a guest appearance for another show outside a school, and having kids look out the window and yell "Hey, it's the Evil Man from Supernatural. Hi, Mr. Evil Man!"
* He seemed genuinely shocked when a fan described him as "sexy and snarky." "I've got this face, and they don't let me kiss the girl anymore, so they let me be snarky." Hey, Fredric -- it's the snark that makes you sexy!
* We thought the Yellow-Eyed Demon was fun to watch -- but apparently he was even more fun to play: "It was an opportunity for me to just chew scenery shamelessly -- I was having fun. It's fun to play the bad guy, and it doesn't get any badder."
* But there were downsides: Fredric said he couldn't see when he was wearing the yellow contacts! He could see light, so the production folks had to put a beacon on top of camera so he knew where to look while they were filming.