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Smallville Panel at Comic-Con!
gonturan, the video GODDESS, who was only in the room for the Supernatural panel that followed, generously taped the entire Smallville panel at Comic-Con for no other reason than because she knew it would make me happy. She is my HERO. As always, her footage is fabulous, and there are LOTS of wonderful shots of Tom! Watch and enjoy! Some spoilers.

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chaotic4life From: chaotic4life Date: July 27th, 2009 05:05 pm (UTC) (Link)
OMG! Awesome. Thank you so much. Will def. watch this tonight.
tariel22 From: tariel22 Date: July 28th, 2009 11:20 pm (UTC) (Link)
I keep watching over and over. Mostly the Tom parts. :)
jlvsclrk From: jlvsclrk Date: July 27th, 2009 05:20 pm (UTC) (Link)
Wow, these are really excellent! Thanks very much to gonturan!
tariel22 From: tariel22 Date: July 28th, 2009 11:24 pm (UTC) (Link)
Her vids are always the best. She also took those awesome vids we all watched of Michael Rosenbaum at Dragon*Con last year. I can't thank her enough for these!
fotw_sv From: fotw_sv Date: July 27th, 2009 05:45 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thanks sooo much for posting these Tariel and thanks to your friend gonturan for taking them for us and sharing. It's like being there.
tariel22 From: tariel22 Date: July 28th, 2009 11:36 pm (UTC) (Link)
It's like being there.

That's how I felt, too. She's given us all a wonderful gift with these vids!
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tariel22 From: tariel22 Date: July 28th, 2009 11:37 pm (UTC) (Link)
They don't call me The Enabler for nothing! :D
christina_kat From: christina_kat Date: July 27th, 2009 06:20 pm (UTC) (Link)

tariel22 From: tariel22 Date: July 28th, 2009 11:37 pm (UTC) (Link)
I'm so glad you enjoyed them!
eeyore1017 From: eeyore1017 Date: July 27th, 2009 09:09 pm (UTC) (Link)
Yay, Yay, Yay! You and gonturan rock!! Thank you so much!! *grateful hugs*
tariel22 From: tariel22 Date: July 28th, 2009 11:42 pm (UTC) (Link)
Isn't she awesome? No other vids that I've seen can compare.
tasabian From: tasabian Date: July 27th, 2009 10:28 pm (UTC) (Link)
Many thanks to gonturan!

The vids are awesome - audio clear as a bell and so many wonderful shots of Tom! I thoroughly enjoyed watching them.
tariel22 From: tariel22 Date: July 29th, 2009 12:16 am (UTC) (Link)
She truly has a gift. And a great camera! :) She's also the one who made the vids we all watched of Michael's panels at Dragon*Con.

I was particularly pleased with the clear audio; I could hear every word. And she generously indulged my Tommy obsession with lots of shots of him! I'm glad you enjoyed watching!
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tariel22 From: tariel22 Date: July 29th, 2009 12:19 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: here via *friendsfriends*

It's my pleasure! I am so touched by her generosity in making these for us all to enjoy.

And thanks for friending me! *adds you back*
gonturan From: gonturan Date: July 29th, 2009 02:56 am (UTC) (Link)
Glad you're enjoying the video. I'm gonna have to say that camera was the best investment we've made in years. Here's hoping for interesting panels at dragon Con again.
tariel22 From: tariel22 Date: August 1st, 2009 07:55 am (UTC) (Link)
I can't even tell you how much I'm enjoying the video! :) And I've seen them linked or embedded by others on Twitter, in Smallville comms, and on Superman fan sites. All of fandom thanks you!

I hope Michael goes to Dragon*Con again. He's always awesome, and he always has new stories to tell. And they're getting better the longer he's off the show. He's still very gracious when he talks about Smallville, but he's beginning to dish the dirt a bit more with some very funny stories. :)
kelvintage From: kelvintage Date: July 29th, 2009 03:08 am (UTC) (Link)
Hey Tariel! How are you? This is the first time in a while where I've been genuinely excited about the cast of Smallville again. Still iffy on the show because I really disliked the season finale but I love these boys and girls.

The videos are awesome! The quality is SO good, I got to see Tom, Erica and Justin clearly, thank you gonturan and thank you Tariel for putting these up! I watched them all and it was an awesome panel, if only because Tom Welling was there! I can't believe it! He is GORGEOUS AND SO YOUTHFUL! Erica is so BEAUTIFUL as well. I wished that they sat beside each other, instead Tom sat between the two producers...awkward.

My favourite part of the panel was when the girl asked Tom to keep looking at her! Hilarious! He is so charming and such a sweet guy, I really missed seeing him in interviews. I know he got sick of them but I'm so glad he decided to go this year. And he's a producer now? I knew Tom agreed to a season 9 for a good reason.

I wished someone would have asked him if he plans to star in a film in the future after Smallville...I guess he's happy though. Please...no season 10 though, even though they will probably get one. Did you notice how people didn't cheer very loud when the producers brought up how the writers did an 'amazing' job? HA! They're so terrible. Hopefully Tom can save the show.

I missed commenting on your posts. Summer is a busy season I suppose.
tariel22 From: tariel22 Date: August 1st, 2009 08:57 am (UTC) (Link)
Hey, you! Long time, no see. I'm glad you enjoyed the vids. They really are exceptional, aren't they? What a treat to see the entire cast come to Comic-Con! Between the panel and the trailer they showed, I couldn't be more pumped for S9! My only worry is how I'm going to be able to wait almost two more months for new episodes. :)

I'm most excited by the news that Tom is a producer now, and not in name only. I have a lot of confidence in him, and I think he'll definitely have a positive impact on the show in his new role. I didn't have a problem with the seating. Putting Tom in the center, with Kelly and Brian on either side, emphasized not only his star status, but his new place on the production team. Besides, you know that if they had seated him next to one of his female co-stars, it just would have fanned the flames of the shipper wars.

Everyone looked fabulous, and seemed so happy to be there! Erica was stunning, Allison positively sparkled, and don't even get me started about Tom! :) Every time I watch the vids, I get excited all over again. And I haven't seen this much buzz about the show, or Tom, in a good long while. Good job, Smallville!

Your favorite part was my favorite as well. Could he have been any cuter? He was such a sweetie to play along! I was frustrated with some of the questions, and the people who wasted our precious time drawing attention to themselves and asking for the name cards drove me nuts. But that's nothing compared to my joy at seeing Tom make a public appearance, and handle it with complete confidence, charm, and humor. That's a gift I will treasure for a long, long time.
ophelia_77 From: ophelia_77 Date: July 29th, 2009 09:35 pm (UTC) (Link)
Hey T! As soon as Anna nudged me in the "24" panel and showed me the announcement that TW was going to be there, my first thought was how I wished you were there too. I kept thinking they must be pulling our leg. Glad you got to enjoy the videos though. He was so classy and adorable. You would have been proud. And the sneak peek of next season looks really good. I'm hopeful again!
tariel22 From: tariel22 Date: August 1st, 2009 09:07 am (UTC) (Link)
You got to see him! In person! What did you think? Is he even more gorgeous in the flesh? Can you even believe that smile?

Watching the vids, I did feel proud. I just love the man to pieces, and he handled himself with such class and grace. He was relaxed, confident, articulate, funny, and incredibly sexy. There certainly wasn't any question who the star of this show is. I'm so glad he decided to show up. His presence alone generated a level of excitement for this show that hasn't been seen in years. That's impressive.

I've only seen blurry, tilted, bootleg copies of the S9 trailer they showed, but even so, it looked AMAZING. I can't wait for S9!

It's so wonderful to see you here! I miss you! *hugs*
silverscreengal From: silverscreengal Date: July 30th, 2009 03:56 am (UTC) (Link)
I'm just getting around to thanking you and gonturan (she/he is an angel!!!!!!) for putting up those vids of Tom at CC. It is truly breathtaking to watch. After going so long without seeing Tom being Tom, I was beginning to think my old View appearances and TRLs were all I was ever going to have of him. I feel like I was there!!!

Squeeeeeeeeeee Fun!!


btw: Do you happen to know where I can get a transcript of the panel?? I know I saw it on LJ, but now I can't find it.

tariel22 From: tariel22 Date: August 1st, 2009 09:25 am (UTC) (Link)
I know! I still can't believe he actually showed up! And he was perfect, in every way. I'm so proud of him, and so happy that he received such a warm welcome. I hope it was a positive experience for him, and that he'll consider venturing out again sometime soon.

I'm glad you enjoyed the vids. I'm beyond grateful to gonturan for giving them to us all. I just keep watching them over and over!

I'm so happy to see you here! I've missed you. I hope we can share the squee when the show returns for S9! :)
cent From: cent Date: July 31st, 2009 10:42 am (UTC) (Link)
OMG OMG. Thanks to both you and gonturan for making the world a better place :D
tariel22 From: tariel22 Date: August 1st, 2009 09:31 am (UTC) (Link)
She truly is the video goddess. Between the Smallville panel, the Supernatural panel, and the Glee panel, I can't even begin to measure the joy she has brought me. And it's entirely my pleasure to share!
From: (Anonymous) Date: July 31st, 2009 11:10 am (UTC) (Link)

What a treat!!!!

Hello again. It's Sara from Portugal.Well every once and a while I just get these fantastic surprises. THANK YOU !!! What amazing videos. I understand from the comments that there a group of amazing people out there who are collaborating for all this to happen. As far as I'm concerned(from someone who lives in good old Europe) these vids are more precious than diamonds.I'm glad to see that Tom remains "loyal to himself", I mean , he truly is who he seems to be and that is rare in the world today.Of course I've seen the videos over and over and over....well you get the idea! I'm glad that Smallville is up for another 2(?) seasons. Even though here, in Europe, I think we're losing a bit the interest. Let me explain : what got us hooked in the series was the concept, a new approach to the myth, and of course the Cast(TOM!!!)But since the story moved to focus on Clark Kent being at the Daily Planet and the story with Lois, well, it's kind a "I've seen this before" you know? Of course not with these people but...you know. And sub-plots like the the Justice League and these new heros they are part of your cultural background but not ours. I mean Aquaman,The canary, Green Arrow, Zatana,Zod,etc , etc, that doesn´t mean anything to us. I don´t know if I´m explaining myself well.Even the Lois/Clark story: we´ve seen Lois & Clark : The new Adventures (I remember she was Teri Hatcher but I do'nt have a clue who the guy was, never seen before or after that show) and it didn´t quite "stick up", the portuguese network broadcasted two seasons and then suspended it.So for now I'm pleased to search the web for "goodies", I don´t know if the portuguese network is going to buy the new seasons. But thank God YOU guys exist.BLESS YOU.Oh, by the way: the girl who asked a questio and asked Tom to answer slowly...she is my new soul-mate. Seriously, I totally relate to that!But I wish that all goes well the show.And Tom is now Co-executive Producer! Great for him and the show.
just like to finish by saying thanks once again for sharing these videos and pictures: he is getting more BEAUTIFUL? Is that even possible?bye.

tariel22 From: tariel22 Date: August 1st, 2009 10:02 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: What a treat!!!!

You know, this was a big surprise to us as well! We only heard the news that Tom would be attending Comic-Con a few days before the event, and fandom went crazy with excitement and disbelief. The man hasn't given an interview or participated in a public event to promote the show in something like three years! And he was simply perfect, wasn't he? *swoons* Did you hear that some people spent the night waiting in line to make sure they would get a seat?

I've watched the vids over and over, too, and I never get tired of watching Tom be charming and captivating and a complete sweetheart. I feel so lucky to have these vids, and I can't thank gonturan enough for giving them to us. I'm glad they're bringing you joy, too!

That's an interesting point you make about how international audiences aren't steeped in the comic book lore like a lot of American viewers are. I never thought about that. And I could see where some people would see some parallels between LnC and S8 of Smallville. I don't feel that way, though. I was a huge fan of LnC, and Smallville feels completely different to me. BTW, Clark was played by Dean Cain in that show. He's actually been a guest star on Smallville! He played Dr. Curtis Knox in episode 7x04, Cure. I only recently started reading comic books again myself, for the first time since I was in elementary school. I loved Geoff Johns' episode last season, Legion, so much that I went out and bought some of his comic books. They were wonderful! Now I'm branching out and reading other authors as well.

After Comic-Con, I can't wait to see S9! Is it September 25 yet? :)
psychme From: psychme Date: August 3rd, 2009 11:25 am (UTC) (Link)
Hi, Tariel. Still mainly a lurker here, and you may have spotted this elsewhere, but there's a new gallery of gorgeous pictures from the Smallville panel here and seeing the Tom pictures made me think of you.
tariel22 From: tariel22 Date: August 3rd, 2009 08:57 pm (UTC) (Link)
Hi! *waves* Thanks for the link, those ARE lovely pics, especially of Tom and Erica! I wish the photographer didn't feel the need to put that huge watermark on them. I'll never understand people who "share" their pics and then disfigure them that way. I guess for them it's more about ownership and credit than sharing their love for the show.

It's been wonderful to see so many new pics of Tom, and some of them are just breathtaking! What a gift he gave to fandom with this appearance!
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