Some good news: even though Summer Glau lost her passport and was not able to make it to 2013 Ottawa Comic Con (Watch the video inwhich Summer apologizes to her fans and supporters), she was still able to join the Firefly panel via Skype.
Apparently catburglars - burglars who enter buildings by climbing through upper windows, skylights - are to blame for the missing passport but it's still unclear wether it was a joke or not.
Here are reports from con-goers:
Summer Glau has joined us over Skype. She mostly repeated her apology for not coming and blamed her lost passport on catburglars.
Summer apologised for cancelling and said she'd see us in Montreal in september. She sent a video apology (which you can find on the News
Just got back from the con! What happened was that Summer had been planning to attend the Firefly panel with Jewel and Nathan early in the day. Obviously she couldn't -- but she skyped partway through the panel and talked via audio for a few minutes. She attributed her passport's disappearance to a cat burglar. "I have to get a new one," she added, and then Nathan and Jewel said, with "duh" voices, "Yeah, you do." The tone was delightful and light and pleasant, and it ended with Nathan saying "Suuummmmeeer!" in the style of the blooper real "Summer!" exclamation, and Summer seeming to be just the right annoyed/embarrassed/pleased mixture. It was a good panel.
Jewel Staite and Nathan Fillion at the Firefly panel:
Credit photo: @Magietagie
There was no stream of Nathan Fillion/Jewel Staite's panel and fans were not allowed to take pics of the guests outside the photo ops (or had to do it discreetly).
Speaking about catburglars, Julie Newmar, who played Catwoman in the 60's Batman television series, was at the convention, just sayin'
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