Other than get us into the Javits through a special entrance with no lines, our fancy press passes ALSO meant we got invited to special press sessions. A week or so before the Con, we got the crown jewel of emails…an invite to the press session for our new favorite show, Sleepy Hollow. Naturally, we RSVP’d immediately, hoping that we would score a spot. Days went by with no word as to whether or not we had gotten in. We resigned ourselves to the fact that unless Tom Mison decided to wander the show floor, we would miss him, as the Sleepy Hollow panel was at the same time as the Doctor Who Big Finish panel (which preceded the X-Files panel, which as you all know was our main goal of the whole Con). And then Saturday night, magic happened. I was getting a post-Con drink with Sage when I checked my email. I promptly started screaming and hitting Sage when I discovered a message from the Fox PR rep.
We. Were. In.
As Sage said in her post about Day 4, The Comic Con scheduling Gods smiled down upon us on Sunday. The press session fit perfectly in the window of time between the Gareth-David Lloyd panel and the Big Finish panel. After charging up our phones in the press lounge (seriously…what WOULD we have done without that lounge?), we checked in at the press table and were promptly escorted back to the interview room (how much more LEGIT can we get, y’all?). We snagged seats at our assigned table (super close to where the talent would sit, naturally) and started chatting with our fellow journalists. After much flailing with one of the girls sitting next to us, I grabbed a business card and said “You’d probably like our blog!”. She took it and looked at it and THEN SAID “Oh! I’ve actually read this blog before!”
You know that moment in When Harry Met Sally where Marie quoted an article that Jess wrote BACK to him? Well now Sage and I know exactly how he felt in that moment.
The format for the press session was a photo and video interview session first, followed by Roundtables with the talent. Feeling oh so professional, we lined up with everyone else as the talent started filing in…
Guys. The photos don’t EVEN do Tom Mison justice. He’s absolutely beautiful and charming and has NO idea that he is on the verge of being super famous. As he was posing for pics, Sage and I noticed his very chic two toned green and brown boots. Since we have zero filter, we said that we liked them and he heard us. “Oh, thanks,” Tom said. “My dad said they were rather snazzy!” “AND they match your scarf,” I said. “So the whole outfit is working.” He grinned at us and then kept posing as we desperately tried not to faint from his dreaminess.
Nicole Beharie and Orlando Jones arrived shortly after Tom and Katia for their photos. We complimented both of their outfits as well, even getting an “Oh, STOP!” from Orlando when we told him how dapper he looked. What can we say? We love fashion here at Head Over Feels, and we always feel it is important for someone, be it a celebrity or a regular joe, to know that we think they look good. Pay the compliments forward, people.
Once the photos and video interviews were done, we settled in at our tables for roundtable interviews with the talent. Luckily, we got Tom (who was oh so Britishly cradling a cup of tea) and Katia first. Sage and I also learned our lesson about being bold with questions after our experience at the “Asylum of the Daleks” Doctor Who roundtable last year, so we weren’t afraid to speak up. Tom proved to be just as wry as Ichabod, frequently interlacing his interplay with the table with quips like “These WILD assumptions” when asked about the Ichabod/Abbie ship or telling one journalist she had a “silver tounge” when she talked about the differences between Irving’s portrayal of Ichabod versus his own. He also adorably pointed his fingers at Katia behind her back when he was asked about what characters may not be all that they seem. Like I said before, he’s completely charming and is now seriously threatening to break into my Top 5.