This fun-filled panel met in the Atrium Ballroom (M) at 4PM. Kelly Hu (Abigail Cho, a protégé of Mrs. Fredric), Paul Amos (Writer), and CCH Pounder (Mrs. Irene Fredric) delighted attendees with warmth and humor.
The panel discussed their roles on Warehouse 13 and how they became part of that production. It was with a sad note that it was announced this was the last season of this fantastic show. In fact, CCH Pounder had just flown in four hours earlier from her last time shooting. She informed the audience that Eddie McClintlock was still shooting, but was going to be at Dragon Con on Saturday in time for his panel.
During the Q & A, several questions were posed to the panel. One of the most significant responses came from Ms. Pounder. The question was how she felt about being a strong African-American female role model. She stated she didn’t think about it like that. Since she was born and lived her first seven years in Africa and then moved to England, she had been labeled as a foreigner, then by her gender, then by her race. Here in the United States, Americans tend to think about race first, then origin of birth, then gender. For her, it was not about if she was black or white, African or American, male or female. It was about whom the person is and the contributions that person makes.
It was an informational and delightful panel. All the participants truly had a great time.