Here is Matt Collins’ report on The Office press room at Comic-Con.
While Tan-Monster verbally juiced Mike Schur, Jen Celotta, Greg Daniels, and the rest of the “Office” gaggle, I decide to document for Tallyheads what it’s like to be in the press room. So, donning my 007 pants, I snapped shots of everything going on.
Mindy Kaling, Michael Schur, and Jen Celotta at Comic-Con’s Office writers panel.
Update 8pm: okay, live blogging from Comic-Con today was kind of a dismal failure. Mostly because Matt and I were so completely busy after The Office panel in the press room with Greg Daniels, Michael Schur, Jen Celotta, Rainn Wilson, Justin Spitzer, and Lee Eisenberg. We’ve got some good Season 5 scoop for you, including information about upcoming episodes. We’re exhausted, so we may not post until tomorrow …
I will tell you that the crowd that came to attend The Office panel was massive — so massive that many fans decided to attend the two panel discussions that occurred prior to The Office panel just to get into the room and secure good seats. (Comic-Con does not clear the rooms between sessions.)
Matt and I had that very same idea — we started waiting in line around 10am to get into the Sarah Connor Chronicles panel, which started at 11:30am. Our seats weren’t great, but as soon as the panel ended, we rushed forward as fast as we could to secure fourth row seats for The Office panel, which started at 12:45.
Rainn did an awesome job of moderating the panel with his ascerbic wit and silly comments, some aimed directly at fans that had lined up at the microphone to ask questions. One young lady had clipped a Dwight stress ball to her hair, to which Rainn remarked, “is that a Dwight tumor on your head?”
Anyway, NBC.com should be posting the entire panel very soon, and I will link to it here as soon as they do!
A reminder of Saturday’s Comic-Con San Diego events:
Saturday, July 26th, 12:45-1:45 Exclusive Q&A with the writers of The Office The writers of the Emmy award–winning comedy The Office talk about their favorite episodes, characters, and fun behind-the-scenes stories. Panelists: executive producer/showrunner Greg Daniels and writers Jennifer Celotta, Michael Schur, B.J. Novak, Lester Lewis, Gene Stupnitsky, Lee Eisenberg, Mindy Kaling, Justin Spitzer, Ryan Koh, and Anthony Ferrell. Moderator: Rainn Wilson.
If this is anything like the writers panel from The Office Convention in Scranton last fall, I bet they’ll show some entertaining video clips as well…
Can’t be there in person? No worries, this panel will be recorded and available at NBC.com!
Dwight Schrute bobblehead giveaway: NBCU Digital Distribution and MobiTV will offer Comic-Con attendees the chance to win 25 limited edition Dwight Schrute bobbleheads. Street teams dressed like NBC Pages will distribute posters on both Friday and Saturday during the convention with details on how to enter.
Rainn Wilson appearance: while not a Comic-Con event, a reminder that Rainn Wilson will appear at a Q&A session after a screening of ‘The Rocker’ on Saturday night. More details
Lastly: Matt Collins (OTCR moderator) and I will be at the writers panel. If you see us, please come by and say hello! (Matt’s the tall one who likes to dance.)
As mentioned previously, the NBC Universal Office Store is now pre-selling a limited edition Comic-Con Dwight bobblehead and t-shirt, featuring the famous “Bears. Beets. Battlestar Galactica” (BBBG) slogan!