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With hundreds of thousands of people attending San Diego Comic-Con every year and the July 20-24 event quickly approaching, The Hollywood Reporter chatted with the big names in television to discuss their favorite memories and tips for attending the annual event. THR’s Live Feed will talk Comic-Con with actors, writers and producers in the days leading up to the event so check back soon for interviews and the latest news on panels and screenings.
Geek Cred: The CW’s Nikita, Lionsgate’s Kick-Ass
Comic-Con panel: Nikita on Saturday, July 23, 6 p.m. Room 6BCF
THR: What stands out from your first time at Comic-Con?
Fonseca: Last year was my first time there and the costumes were definitely the most interesting part. Seeing grown men dressed as Hit-Girl was really funny.
THR: What makes for a good panel?
Fonseca: Keep things light as well as meaningful. You don’t want to get too crazy serious but you also want to be able to describe things to the fans.
THR: Who would be on your dream panel?
Fonseca: I think it would be really fun to have the Breaking Bad cast up there with everyone from Nikita and combine the shows into one. That would be my dream. To see the Breaking Bad guys get into crazy trouble with the mob and hire Division and Maggie Q and I to kill the meth addicts. That’s my new spinoff. (Laughs.)
THR: What panel would you stand in line all day for?
Fonseca: Anything that Kate Winslet was involved with; I would wait all day to see her speak.
THR: Any tips for Comic-Con first-timers?
Fonseca: Try to relax. Comic-Con is overwhelming when you have such a long day of press schedules. Just know you’re going to be taken care of and its just fun, enjoy it.
THR: What questions would you recommend fans not ask in at panels?
Fonseca: Last year a lot of people were confused as to what our show was compared to the original. This year will be better because people will know our show a little better, so they’ll ask more specific questions. So ask specific questions.
THR: If you were to attend Comic-Con in costume, what would you dress up as?
Fonseca: Something really big so I would look like a really big man so no one would know it was me, like a GI Joe solider. (Laughs.)
THR: What can we expect to see from Alex next season on Nikita?
Fonseca: The show is going to be even better: louder, bigger, sexier, sadder, everything you can imagine. I think you’re going to see Nikita (Maggie Q) and Alex go head to head.
Email: Lesley.Goldberg@thr.com; Twitter: @Snoodit
Comic-Con 2010: ‘Nikita’
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