Some of the most beloved Warehouse 13 actors gathered together in the packed Marriott Atrium Ballroom to reminisce about the show that touched so many people’s lives.
One of the most poignant questions was “what would your one wish on the kettle be?” Joanne Kelly‘s (Myka) one heartfelt wish would be that “each and every one of you know how special you are.” She went on to say that the sheer amount of nice people she’s met during her first year at Dragon Con has made it an extraordinary weekend.
Allison Scagliotti (Claudia), another first timer, spoke passionately about how her favorite part of conventions is hearing moms talk about watching Warehouse 13 with their daughters and how the cast members are such great models. Television and movies today are lacking young, strong female lead characters, and it means a lot to Scagliotti to be considered an ideal role model for young women.
Saul Rubinek (Artie) was particularly engaging. When he woke up this morning, he wondered why he felt so exhausted. Then he realized how emotionally exhausted he was due to the overwhelming support from the fans. Later, he described how he came to be an actor. Rubinek was born in a refugee camp in Germany, and, after moving to Canada, he struggled to speak the language. At the age of seven, Rubinek was getting into fist fights, and his parents then enrolled him in acting lessons. This one act changed his life and put him on the road to becoming Artie.
Fan favorite Eddie McClintock (Pete) spent the panel doodling and interjecting random humorous thoughts. McClintock did speak earnestly on what it was like becoming Pete. “This was the first time that a network had said that they trusted me enough to be a leader of the show,” he recalled. In order to portray Pete, McClintock had to be the best man he could be because Pete is “heroic, honest, brave, and a child.” In the end, while Pete was a goofball, he would gladly lay down his life for any of the agents.
After commiserating with the audience about the show ending without a boyfriend for Jinks, Aaron Ashmore later chatted about how his favorite child book series, The Chronicles of Narnia, has stayed with him over the years. He said that he remembers the feeling of sadness and loss that he would never again be able to revisit this world. To him, fantasy worlds are easier to lose yourself in than stories that are based solely in reality.
All of the cast and show writer Derek Hughes were in agreement that much love and credit should be given to writer and producer Jack Kenny, who was not able to attend. While not physically at the panel, Kenny called back after a butt-dial from one of the panelists, and was able to hear the massive amount of love coming from all of the 2,000 Warehouse 13 fans in attendance.