Comic-Con interview with The Office writers

After The Office panel let out at Comic-Con Saturday afternoon, we headed over to the press room to chat with some of The Office writers, one on one.

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The Office writers panel intro video

The Office Comic-Con

Here is the intro video from The Office writers panel at Comic-Con.

In order of appearance:

  • B.J. Novak
  • Mindy Kaling
  • Mike Schur
  • Lee Eisenberg and Gene Stupnitsky (Gino and Leo from “Goodbye, Toby”)
  • Justin Spitzer (doctor from “Fun Run”)
  • Lester Lewis (neighbor from “Dinner Party”)
  • Jen Celotta (streetwalker from Rainn Wilson’s Independent Spirit Awards video)
  • Ryan Koh
  • Anthony Farrell
  • Dave Rogers (super-human editor)
  • Greg Daniels (neighbor from “Office Olympics”)

Tipster: tulip

My Comic-Con moment with Rainn Wilson

The Office Comic-Con

Instead of asking Rainn questions about his upcoming movie ‘The Rocker,’ or about ‘The Office’ Season 5, I decided to mercilessly impale him with my PhoneSaber.

If you’re an iPhone geek like us, check out PhoneSaber. It is the dorkiest, most useless app you can download to your iPhone. And totally fun.

Thank you, Matt Collins!

Comic-Con not so live blogging

The Office Comic-Con
The Office Comic-Con

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, should be posting the entire panel very soon, and I will link to it here as soon as they do!

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‘The Office’ at Comic-Con 2008

The Office Comic-Con

The OfficeA 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!

Special merchandise: the NBC Universal Store will be setting up shop to sell a limited edition BBBG bobblehead and matching t-shirt! Visit NBCU’s booth at #3919.

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.)