UPDATED!! AWESOME CON: Nicholas Brendon Panel


In addition to the supremely talented voice actor Billy West, AWESOME CON had much more to offer in the way of panels.  One such panel was the Nicholas Brendon Panel that took place on opening day…If the name sounds familiar, Mr. Brendon (for seven seasons) played Buffy’s best friend, Xander Harris, on television’s Buffy The Vampire SlayerSimilar to Mr. West, Nicholas was hilariously candid and forthcoming about various moments in his career, such as the cancellation of television show, Kitchen Confidential.  He also reveals his initial involvement with Joss Whedon’s Firefly television series that few knew about (including myself), how he inspired the famous “shawarma” scene in THE AVENGERS, and much, much more!  Currently, the Buffy alum can be found on the television series, Criminal Minds, as Kevin Lynch.  You can check out the audio from the panel below…



Part 1 Highlights

  • The end of Kitchen Confidential (skip to 0:55)
  • Involvement in Marvel’s S.H.I.E.L.D. TV Series (skip to 11:20)
  • Inspiration of “shawarma” scene in MARVEL’S AVENGERS (skip to 12:05)
[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dlne4Mv6puQ&hd=1]




Part 2 Highlights

  • Nicholas reveals his favorite Buffy episode(s) (skip to 2:35)
  • Mr. Brendon shares his feelings regarding the critically acclaimed Season 5 Buffy episode known as “”The Body” (skip to 5:24)
  • Nicholas reveals his favorite and least favorite Buffy moments/memories (skip to 7:27)
[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RlvyYnI0m2c&hd=1]




Part 3 Highlights

  • Mr. Brendon unabashedly discusses his lack of skills with computers (skip to 1:23)
  • Nicholas talks about the film, PSYCHO BEACH PARTY (skip to 4:01)
  • Nicholas gives an update on the film, HARD LOVE (skip to 5:10)
  • Mr. Brendon reveals that Joss Whedon originally wrote the role of Malcolm ‘Mal’ Reynolds for him (start 7:19)
[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y2HJn7d74rQ&hd=1]




Part 4 Highlights

  • Nicholas discusses the experience of being on set with so many girls in Season 7 (skip to 1:21)
  • Mr. Brendon reveals why the Buffy animated series got canned (skip to 2:42)
  • Nicholas shares his feelings about the characters, Xander (his Buffy character) & Dawn (played by Michelle Trachtenberg on the show) coupling in the Buffy comics (7:56)
[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yXYBjMMT-0E&hd=1]


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