Orphan Black at Toronto ComiCon 2014

Watika Lemon News Girls - Toronto ComiCon Orphan Black-4After a breakout first season, the stars of Orphan Black, Tatiana Maslany and Jordan Gavaris, returned to Toronto ComiCon to revel in their success.  It was a far cry from last year, when their first panel (see our report here), held a month before the show premiered, barely filled a third of the room.

This time around, fans waited over an hour to see the cast and find out what was in store for season two.

On the second front, fans were left wanting.  Jordan said that any attempt to reveal spoilers would result in their death.  However, two vague clues were divulged.  The first being that Felix (Gavaris) would find a love interest; and the second that Rachel (the business-suited clone we met at the end of the first season) would play a much large role in the new season, and would have a lot of interaction with Sarah (Maslany).

Most of the questions asked by fans were along the lines of ‘who would win in a fight,’ or ‘who’s your favourite clone?’  One woman cried as she told Tatiana what an inspiration she was to her, causing Maslany herself to tear up.

 

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Tatiana Maslany: Then and Now

Tatiana MaslanyI attended the first Orphan Black panel at Toronto ComiCon 2013, about a month before the show premiered.  I remember walking into the room about 30 minutes before it started and getting a seat in the second row.  I also remember wondering if I was wasting my time hearing about a show that might end up sucking.  By the time it started, the room (rather small to begin with) was about a third full.

Turns out it didn’t suck.  This year, I got to the Orphan Black panel about an hour early, and ended up sitting way back (which is why the pictures aren’t as nice).  They did a raffle, handing out three hundred tickets (half red and half blue) half of which won free autographs (I won!).  It turns out that a number of people in the back didn’t get the tickets, meaning there were more than 300 people in attendance.