Today was day 2 at Nerd HQ. I was able to attend my second panel and it so happened to be ‘A Conversation with Nathan Fillion.’ I know. Shut up. This was my highlight of the day/week/year. I will start by saying that I had a total Nerdgasm when I saw and met Nathan Fillion in the flesh. I mean, look at that adorable face and smile.
Nathan spent the weekend at Nerd HQ, spending times with fans, taking pictures, moderating panels, auctioning off items for charity, and hosting two Conversations for a Cause panels. This man can do no wrong.
At this panel, Nathan showed up with a bag of goodies, that included two engraved smart watches, signed posters, a wallet, props from Castle and Firefly, fan-made items, and more. For the next hour, began answering questions from fans and began auctioning off everything in the bag to raise more money for Operation Smile. I was amazed at how much each item went for.
“Wait a minute, name of the show, Castle. I think I’m safe!”
One fan asked Nathan, “What’s on you bucket list?” He actually had a list already, but it was geared more towards what he wants to do on film:
- Land a plane
- Play my own double
- Crack a safe (“I think I did that one! I did it on Castle. Crossed off”)
- Hit a detonator button
- Light a dynamite from a cigarette and/or cigar
- Drop a matching gas
- Walk away from an explosion
- Diffuse a bomb (I did that too!)
Nathan started to auction off a luggage tag that said Serenity on one side and on the back it said ‘I aim to misbehave.’ The woman standing next to me screamed $300. WOW!
One fan in the audience made a wonderful gesture. One fan, named Whitney, mentioned that three years ago everyone in the panel donated $440, so that she can have one of Nathan’s shirt. She said that she overheard someone say that they couldn’t afford to buy something. So she paid it forward, and donated $440, so that person can have something from Nathan’s bag. Both Nathan and Zachary were touched by that gesture.
You can watch the video below:
Here’s a photo of Nathan and me. 😀
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