Creation Entertainment brought it’s official Supernatural convention to Las Vegas this week and the weekend has been reserved for the show’s heavy hitters. Saturday started off with a bang with appearances by Sebastian Roche (Balthazar), Mark Pellegrino (Lucifer) and Mark Sheppard (Crowley).
Roche was a ball of hysterical energy who spent his panel singing, wandering around the audience, doing impersonations, and basically not answering any of the fan’s questions during the Q&A. Visiting with the audience and jumping from one topic to the next made for an entertaining and slightly risqué hour. Roche doesn’t hold back, he says whatever he thinks.
Mark Pellegrino followed Roche and said he was like the “heroin after the cocaine in the Creation speedball”. Having had a reaction to some body lotion, Pellegrino was operating in a benadryl induced haze for his panel, but delighted fans by bringing those who asked questions up on stage and hugging them to him as he talked about a medley of things. One fan who was an acting student asked about his acting technique and Pellegrino mentioned that he also teaches acting, although he hasn’t been for a couple of years due to scheduling conflicts. He also spoke about a film that he and his wife are making called “The Last Train”, based on the play of the same name by Tony Montes about two people who meet in the midst of committing suicide and how that changes their lives.
The morning wrapped up with Mark Sheppard who plays Crowley, the King of Hell on the hit series. He appeared onstage bearing a huge black eye which he got when he came around the corner and ran into a cupboard. Sheppard also wound his way through the audience, stopping to give a high-five to an adorable child and talking to people in the audience while good-naturedly bantering with those fans asking him questions. One fan asked about Mark and his lack of love for the Beatles. The gruff but ultimately loveable Sheppard spoke about music (he is a musician himself) and summed up his feelings by saying ” There are things that you can do to Marvin Gaye that you can’t do to the Beatles.”
Fans were delighted with the morning’s programming and headed off for photo ops and autograph signings before the afternoon’s events began.