Joe Flanigan is attending the New Zealand convention Armageddon Expo in Hamilton and Wellington.
Updated post – 28 June 2013
Also participating: Jason Momoa and Mitch Pileggi. Joe’s announced schedule for the two weekends is as follows:
Hamilton, 25 – 26 May, Claudelands Arena
Saturday, 25 May: celebrity brunch (10:30); autograph signing (2:30pm-5:00); photo session (solo at 2:30 pm, with Jason Momoa at 4:30)
Sunday, 26 May: panel (noon); autograph signing (2:30pm-5:00); photo session (solo at 1:00 pm, with Jason Momoa at 4:30)
Wellington, 1 – 3 June, Westpac Stadium
Saturday, 1 June: celebrity brunch (10:30); autograph signing (2:30pm-5:00); photo session (solo at 2 pm, with Jason Momoa at 4:40)
Sunday, 2 June: panel with Jason Momoa and Mitch Pileggi (2pm); autograph signing (2:30pm-5:00); photo session (1:30 pm)
Monday, 3 June: panel (1 pm); autograph signing (2:30pm-5:00); photo session (solo at 3:30 pm, with Jason Momoa at 4:40)
The first picture has been shared on twitter by Paul Blomfield (thanks, Paul, keep them coming!), who caught Joe when adjusting his height against Jason Momoa and Karl Urban. Yes, Joe, they’re taller.
On Sunday, Joe tweeted for the first time in 2013:
New Zealand is beautiful! I may have gone a little too far with my Māori tatts though http://t.co/4It1MB8RjK
Kiwis don’t appear to be a talkative bunch (or twitter is not their thing, or we weren’t good enough in finding their tweets from the con…), so we don’t have much about what actually happened in Hamilton. Luckily, they take pictures
So in KIWIreviews’s updated album you may find pictures from Joe’s panel. Here below a sample:
Just one little piece of info from Sunday’s panel, shared on twitter by @ReaverBait
Photo taken during the panel and shared by @HashtagRadioNZ
@HashtagRadioNZ: Listening to #JoeFlanigan from Stargate Atlantis #armageddon #lovethetron pic.twitter.com/vbME9hb0w6
Update 30 May 2013
Between Hamilton and Wellington, Joe tweeted about his outdoorsy deeds
Update June 1st
First day at Wellington is off now. No panel for Joe, just random pictures from the Friday night cocktail party and Saturday photo opportunities. Very few comments from congoers. Special thanks to DellRuby (RataTurner on twitter).
But really this is the guy I went to see, and I will be going back to see more of him tomorrow, and hear him talk too pic.twitter.com/M3tiKzzxYW
As a reply to Karen DeRulle’s comment “He looks a little ticked off”, we got this:
@saska50 @FlanInfo He said he had been feeling a bit under the weather earlier. he does do ticked off well!
And a blurrily artistic picture, also by Dellruby:
Update 2 June
The second day at Wellington started with Joe tweeting his version of Haka:
Fragments from the SGA panel (with Joe, Jason Momoa and Mitch Pileggi), brought to you by @catatonichic (who isn’t even an SGA fan, so we’re even more grateful!), @ReaverBait and @EmmaJayJenkins. Thank you!
Flanigan: not in jail, in spite of antics over last week
Joe Flanigan just said that Jason Mamoa is a pure guy.
“which superhero would you be if you could?” Mitch would be Wonder Woman, Joe would be Batman, Jason would be Wolverine.
Joe on asking RDA for advice: Don’t do techno babble otherwise they’ll give you those lines for good
Joe when asked if they hang out socially: We try not to LOL
Jason: We don’t hang out all the time but when we see each other we’re infinitely close
Joe: notice how my character never had a girlfriend?
Joe: fav episode Vegas. Bittersweet episode, shot as last even though was penultimate. And got to play a little Johnny Cash
Momoa would like to see Joe with tattoos
RT @catatonichic: Observation: Momoa and Flanigan play really well off each other
RT @ReaverBait: Wonder if anyone has told Joe that the slash fans had him hooking up with people all the time….?
RT @EmmaJayJenkins: #JasonMomoa and @JoeFlanigan’s answer to every question “I like Beer” haha
RT @catatonichic: Fangirl asked for hug. Joe hugged Mitch. Jason hugged Mitch. Damian hugged Mitch. Fangirl hugged EVERYBODY
As a bonus, a picture of Joe apparently exercising Haka, shared by @kiwichrisjones, thanks!
Saturday’s signing, pic taken by Castle Photography, shared on Armageddon’s website.
Update 4 June 2013
An excellent gallery from the third day panel, on Monday, also by Ditha, here. Worth checking them!
A quote from the panel was shared by Kylie Klein on twitter:
“I love the idea of playing a good guy who’s fighting his own demons.” – Joe Flanigan.
Note: While we wait for videos (hopefully), here’s a reminder back in 2009, when Joe was a guest at Armageddon, with Jason Momoa and Paul McGillion, and this is what happened!
Update 21 June 2013
A video covering the three days event reveals Joe with a rough voice and we get to hear what Jason thinks about Joe’s skills when it comes to motorcycling in snow and mud (from minute 3:00 on). Thanks the fan who taped, edited and uploaded on youtube, aoddlypony!
Update 28 June 2013
So, now we have access to a longer version of the panel recording, see below