Welcome people of
Zeist, er, Earth!
Wherever you are based on the planet, we’re delighted to welcome you to Watchercon and below you’ll find the schedule for the weekend line-up with all our global guests…
We apologise that it’s taken so long to deliver the specifics of the schedule below, but the sheer ‘worldwide’ aspect of this event has meant it has been more complicated than a physical show. At previous events we’ve had one stage to populate and though things might not always run exactly to time (such is the nature of the beast), small changes do not usually dramatically change the overall experience.
With a virtual event, one where organisers, guests and attendees are geographically separated by thousands of miles – where it’s early morning for some, afternoon for others and the middle of the night for an unfortunate few – it’s been a game of Immortal Tetris to align all the pieces to suit availability and connection, sometimes shifting even as we sought to nail it all down! The mouse is indeed mightier than the sword…
Some of our panels and Q&As will inevitably run in parallel or overlap – but remember when choosing your viewing pleasure that recordings of all the panels will be available for 48hrs afterwards, so you will be able to view elements later. We have a great team working behind the scenes, but though we intend to keep to the running-order below to the best of our ability – and the platform means we can have multiple stages, making this easier – please be aware that there may be some inevitable last-minute changes to timings or guest participation on the day if there are technical issues beyond our control.
We encourage attendees to have a look around the platform before the event, so you can familiarise yourself with the surroundings and areas. Various members of the HLWW team will be around, but once you ‘land’ on the convention platform, directions are fairly intuitive.
Most of the events will be steered by a host. If you have questions for the guest, you can ask them in the Q&A window alongside the stage-screen and the host will get through as many as possible…
Also be aware that one of the stages will be showing/linking to videos such as fan-films etc… running over the weekend.
- ALL TIMES ARE PST.
SATURDAY 21st AUGUST
WATCHERCON OPENING… MONTAGE FROM END OF NOT TO BE:
8:06-8:10am WELCOME TO WATCHERCON. Greetings from Carmel Macpherson.
8:10-9:00am PANEL: DUNCAN & TESSA (SEASON 1 + COUNTERFEIT 2) with guests Adrian Paul & Alexandra Vandernoot
9:15-10:00am PANEL: ‘COURAGE’, ‘SHADOWS’, (S3, Eps 6&9) ‘BROTHERS IN ARMS’. (s4. Ep 2) with guests Charles Wilkinson, Ken Gord, David Abramowitz & Stephen Geaghan.
9:15 – 10:00am Q &A: F BRAUN McASH
10:15 – 11:00am SETS IN HIGHLANDER with guests Steve Geaghan & Ken Gord
10:00 – 10:30am Q&A: REAL ANDREWS (Haresh Clay in ‘End of Innocence’. S5. Ep2)
10:30 – 11:00am Q&A: ALEXANDRA VANDERNOOT.
11:15 – 12:00 NOON PANEL: ‘STONE OF SCONE’. S5. Ep15 with guests Adrian Paul, Elizabeth Gracen, Richard Martin, & Ken Gord.
11:15 – 12:00 NOON Q&A: DIDIER BAVEREL (On Set Photographer for various Paris episodes).
12:00 – 12:45pm PANEL: ‘COMES A HORSEMAN’ & ‘REV 6:8’. S5. Ep11/12. with guests Adrian Paul, Richard Ridings, Marcus Testory, Valentine Pelka & Tracy Scoggins.
1:00 – 1:30pm Q&A: ELIZABETH GRACEN
1:30 – 2:00pm Q&A: RICHARD RIDINGS & MARCUS TESTORY
2:00 – 2:45pm PANEL: WOMEN IN HIGHLANDER with guests Elizabeth Gracen, Tracy Scoggins, Amanda Wyss, Donna Lettow & Gillian Horvath.
3:00 – 3:45pm Q&A: TRACY SCOGGINS
3:00 – 3:45pm PANEL: DIRECTING – BEHIND THE CAMERA with guests Richard Martin, Clay Borris, Charles Wilkinson, Ken Gord
4:00 – 4:45pm PANEL: ‘METHUSELAH’S GIFT’ S5. Ep16 with guests Adrian Paul, Elizabeth Gracen, Ken Gord, F Braun McAsh & Gillian Horvath.
4:00 – 4:45pm Q&A: CLAY BORRIS
5:00 – 5:45pm PANEL: ‘DUENDE’. S5. Ep14 with guests Adrian Paul, Anthony Delongis, Richard Martin & Gillian Horvath.
6:00 – 6:45pm THE WRITERS’ CRAFT with guests Gillian Horvath & Donna Lettow.
7:00 – 7:30pm EXCLUSIVE CONCERT: JAMES BYRNES (One-off Recording with songs chosen by Jim especially for fans at this Convention.)
6-45pm- onwards 24/7 LOUNGE OPEN FOR MINGLING & TODAY’S RECORDED SESSIONS OPEN FOR VIEWING (GO TO STAGE).
SUNDAY 22ND AUGUST
8:10 – 8:45am Q&A: PETER HUDSON (James Horton)
9:00 – 9:45am PANEL: DUNCAN’S NEMESIS with guests Adrian Paul, Peter Hudson (Horton), Ken Gord, Richard Martin .
10:00-10:45am Q&A: A KIND OF MAGIC: MAKING THE ORIGINAL HIGHLANDER with guests Jonathan Melville, Ewan McNulty
10:00 – 10:45am Q&A: DAVID ABRAMOWITZ, KEN GORD.
11:00 – 11:45am PANEL: THE FANS…From Podcasts to Fan-Films, how the fans keep the Highlander sword sharpened…
11:00–11:45am Q&A: STEVE GEAGHAN
12:00 MIDDAY – 12:45pm PANEL: ‘VALKYRIE’ S5. E10 with guests Adrian Paul, Musetta Vander, Richard Martin & Ken Gord
1:00 – 1:45pm PANEL: ‘BAND OF BROTHERS’ S1. E13 with guests Adrian Paul, James Horan, Amanda Wyss, Steve Geaghan
2:00– 2:45pm PANEL: VILLAINS OF HIGHLANDER with guests James Horan, Real Andrews, Anthony DeLongis & (non-villain, honestly) Ken Gord.
3:00 – 3:45pm Q&A: HL LOCATIONS: VANCOUVER, PARIS & SCOTLAND Andy Sloane, Kevin Reitzl & Ken Gord
3:00 – 3:45pm Q&A James Horan
3:00 – 3:45pm Q&A: ANTHONY DE LONGIS
4:00 – 4:45pm SWORDS ON FILM with guest Adrian Paul.
5:00 – 5:45pm And that’s a wrap… looking back and forwards.
NOTE: Through the weekend, Episode 14 of Andrew Modeen’s Dark Places (the season finale), and the entirety of Jeremy Orr’s The Watcher will be available on YouTube… (links available during the weekend)