Tuesday, July 07, 2015

Galacticon 4, and update on SDCC schedule

Galacticon 4 has just announced that Tahmoh will be a guest with the rest of the BSG cast members at Seattle, Washington from July 31st to August 2nd. If you're in the area, you can get your tickets now via their website.

Tahmoh also uploaded a copy of his schedule at San Diego Comic Con - if you missed his tweet, a copy is included below. On top of the Behind the Music panel announced earlier, he's signing autographs with BSG co-star Kandyse McClure everyday during SDCC, and will also be a presenter on Friday evening at the Eisner Awards.

And don't forget, if you met - or are meeting - Tahmoh at a convention, you can share your stories! Email them, along with pictures and/or videos to us at all.about.tahmoh@gmail.com

Saturday, June 20, 2015

Behind the Music panels, SDCC

The website, When Nerds Attack, reported that Tahmoh will be one of the guests moderating panels on music at this year's San Diego Comic Con. Tahmoh has also confirmed this.

The schedule, as reported on the site is as follows:

Friday, July 10th at 10:00am-11:00am (Room 23ABC)
Post-apocalyptic worlds, zombie attacks, sharks falling from the sky and other out-of-this world situations abound during “Syfy Thrills and Chills.”
Join Bill Brown (Dominion), Jason Gallagher (Z Nation), Reinhold Hell (Helix), FM Le Sieur (Being Human), Shawn Pierce (Haven) and Chris Ridenhour (Sharknado 1-3) as they show you how much influence the music has on defining your experience as a viewer and learn about the subtle details that go into making sounds for top Syfy television programs. 
Moderators: Tahmoh Penikett (Battlestar Galactica, Continuum, Haven) and DJ Qualls (Z Nation)

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

A Sudden Windfall - A Convention Story from Kara Nagle

Another in our series of Convention Stories!  

I went to the Salute to Supernatural convention JUST to meet Tahmoh. I am a fan of Supernatural, but the price tag for the con was one that was only feasible if I had a sudden windfall. Tahmoh was announced as a guest around my birthday, and what did I receive? A sudden windfall. The signs aligned so that I could go. I bought the tickets as a birthday gift for myself, and counted down the days to the con.

The convention itself was only so-so. I do not fit the target audience age-bracket. I turn 30 this coming October, and also have a case of resting bitch face that scares off potential friends. I tried talking with other fans, but so many were just so excited to see everyone and celebrate the fandom it was hard to get a conversation in.

I went dressed as Gadreel, but with a modification. Instead of the purple/burgundy shirt under the leather jacket and hoodie, I had a red shirt with the Tyrell logo on it. It was a salute to Tahmoh's love of Blade Runner. I, too, love that movie.

I enjoyed Tahmoh's panel, and his passion for mindfulness. I have been trying to practice mindfulness over the course of 2014, and into 2015. His encouraging words stick well. I think it was his panel that started the SPNFit hashtag, or some combination of his panel and Mark Sheppard's.

Tahmoh seems wholly engaged with his audience, and respectful, gracious, and modest. I love that. It's not to say he is not larger-than-life, because he is, but he is kind of like a big cat, I think. Graceful, full of quiet strength, but also full of so much kinetic potential.
Photo by Chris Schmelke.
Shared by Kara Nagle.

I participated in the photo ops and the autograph ops. As I was in line for the photo and auto ops I watched all the other fans get their photos with Tahmoh. He was so game for whatever was requested. I didn't ask for anything other than a standard photo. I didn't want to waste my birthday gift. He was polite, grinning from ear to ear, and absolutely lovely to interact with for the few seconds I was in the photo op.

During the autograph op, which was after the photo, he recognized me and we chatted briefly about Battlestar, since I brought a Battlestar comic book to be signed. Again, Tahmoh was fantastic. Polite, chatty, and wonderful. We wished each other a Happy New Year, and I was on my merry way.

I have been petitioning my local cons to invite Tahmoh in for an appearance. I know he is busy, and will only get busier with his level of talent. I will definitely try my darnedest to meet Tahmoh again. SFCon was too brief, but it was great. I am glad meeting Tahmoh closed out the con for me. It definitely made my weekend, and I treasure the experience.

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Fans' convention stories

A while ago, we asked fans to send in stories of their experience meeting Tahmoh at conventions. It took us a while to get our acts together as both our schedules got a bit mad, but we figured it's still the 20th May somewhere around the world. So, what better way to celebrate the man who brought us all together by launching the site's new section: Fan Stories.

So, without further ado, we give you 3 short stories to start with!
I met Tahmoh at DallasCon 2014. I had won a spot at the Meet and Greet auction, but the first time I spoke to him was during the autograph session. I was extremely nervous because I really admired his work in Battlestar Galactica. I got my autograph and continued on my day through the convention. Later, after his panel, they announced one of the winners of the music video contest which I had entered. I wasn't expecting to win, but I saw the opening frame of my entry and my mind went blank. After the video was over and Richard [Speight Jr.] called my name, he sent Tahmoh out to find me. A few of the people there got some good shots of the enormous hug that Tahmoh gave me. That is one of the best convention moments that I have had so far. -- Shannon Bowen, May 2015

I had the pleasure of meeting Tahmoh at the Supernatural Phoenix convention this past weekend! It was so amazing since I've loved him since the Battlestar days. -- Anna Swinford, February 2015

I'm French and in 2014, I went to the 'Jus in Bello' convention in Rome, Italy. It was the first time I met Tahmoh and I haven't took a photoshoot with him yet. The first day, I went to the autograph room, and when it was my turn he shook my hands saying "hi nice to meet you". It made me laugh that he shake hands with his fans. After he signed my paper, I decided to ask a small question about the film Man of Steel and despite the world who waited behind me, he took the time to answer me with a smile which surprised me; he seemed happy to be there, meet the fans, before I left, he again shake my hands and say "nice to meet you" and I ran to buy a photoshoot. I wanted to have a memory of him, his kindness and his friendly smile.

Later that day (I think) I did the photoshoot, even being a little tired, he kept his smile; that smile which showed that he loved his fans and EVERY minute spend with us was more a joy for him than for us. When it was my turn I said I wanted the pose, he said "ok", I thanked him, he smile and shake my hand again.

And since that day, since the convention, he became a kind of hero for me, and I could never forget. Tahmoh, thank you for these good times to spend with you. -- Mary (@winchesterina), February 2015

© Mary (@winchesterina)

 All photos and videos are copyright of their rightful owners. Want to send us a story? Email it to us at all.about.tahmoh@gmail.com and feel free to include videos and photos (make sure they're not blurry and hi-res, please!).

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Birthday project from a fan

Recently, Marie, a fan contacted us over Twitter to tell us about her birthday video project for Tahmoh. If you'd like to participate in the project, here are her conditions:

  • Make a selfie with a message for him (state your Twitter ID if you have one, or just state your name and where you're from), OR
  • Make a 5-second video (remember to state your name and where you're from too), OR
  • Show a picture of you with a scrolling message (or photoshoot, if you've met him at a con) with the same info. 
Marie is asking that all entries be sent to her via email (mlleackles [at] hotmail [dot] fr) by May 10th to be included in the video.

Disclaimer: We're not affiliated with this project, but we thought this sounds like fun.

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

We want your convention stories!

As Tahmoh has been active on the convention circuit lately, we've seen a lot of stories of meetings during photo-ops, meet-and-greets and autograph sessions scattered throughout Twitter, Tumblr and other forums. We love these stories, and we think, if you allow us, we'd love to share them here on the site so that other fans who may not frequent Tumblr or Twitter may also enjoy these stories.

So if you've met Tahmoh recently, and have a story, pictures and/or videos to share, email them to all.about.tahmoh@gmail.com Don't forget to include your name, or a pseudonym of how you want to be credited on the site, and which con you met him!

Lisa and I will go through them, but you'll retain ownership and rights of the stories and pictures/videos you share, and obviously, you'll be credited!

Wednesday, February 04, 2015

Riftworld Chronicles crowdfunding campaign

Recently we posted that The Portal as shooting the first season of the webseries, Riftworld Chronicles in Toronto. Yesterday, the production studio, First Love Films, unveiled a Kickstarter campaign to help fund the post-production process of the series. Please do check out the campaign, and consider supporting them. And even if you don't end up backing the financially, I'm sure the producers would appreciate you sharing the link to the campaign. 

I know we've previously featured a crowdfunding campaign for a film that didn't end up going anywhere (for which we're sorry, but it was unfortunately one of those things that didn't work out) but the conditions to Riftworld Chronicles is different. For a start, the 1st season of the webseries has already been shot (and this is detailed very explicitly on the Kickstarter page). The funds they're raising right now will go into post-production work such as sound, graphics and title/end sequences. So take a look! And here's a tweet from Tahmoh about the support the campaign has been receiving thus far: 


Monday, February 02, 2015

Supernatural convention panel videos

Tahmoh was at two Salute to Supernatural conventions in January. Kate Deth and SPCMRose, two of our lovely followers on Twitter found videos on YouTube that they shared with us on Twitter. Thanks to both, and to ScarredByWinchester and Toridactyl EmCeHenry who uploaded the clips for those of us who weren't at the cons.

Also, SUPERnatural Untouchable has a collection of live-tweets from Tahmoh's panel along with pictures at the convention in Houston. A lot of people also tweeted pictures and quips from the panels, so take a look at our Twitter for those.

For an updated list of Tahmoh's convention appearances this year, see here (the link can be found at the top of the site and will be updated once we have news of his other convention appearances).

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Riftworld Chronicles shooting in Toronto

Riftworld Chronicles, the web series based on the short film, The Portal (which you can now watch when you sign up on the official website) is currently shooting in Toronto. The producers have been sharing a lot of behind-the-scenes photos from the shoot, so if you're on social media, make sure you follow @riftworldseries and @firstlove_films on Twitter and Riftworld on Instagram!

Sunday, November 09, 2014

Supanova Pop Culture Expo, Australia and a new page for convention schedule

If you missed the news on Twitter, Tahmoh has confirmed that he will be attending Australia's Supanova Pop Culture Expo in Adelaide (Nov 21-23) and Brisbane (Nov 28-30) in a couple of week's time. You can also enter a contest to win a FANCAM360 with Tahmoh and Jamie Bamber on Syfy Australia's Facebook page

For easy reference, I've also added a page listing Tahmoh's scheduled convention appearances for the rest of the year and next year's at the top of the website. The page will be updated when new conventions are announced so posts don't get buried.

Thursday, October 30, 2014

The Portal/Riftworld Chronicles

 As an exclusive to fans who have been eagerly waiting for the release of the short, First Love Films have made The Portal available prior to its public release. You can sign up to get a code to watch film here: http://www.riftworldchronicles.com/ 

The site was having some problems yesterday due to the heavy traffic, so if you get an error message when you enter your email, keep trying (or come back to it later). 


Wednesday, October 22, 2014

New convention dates for 2015

Creation Entertainment just announced Tahmoh for majority of their 2015 Supernatural convention dates. Appearance is subject to his scheduling and work commitments.

San Francisco (Hyatt Regency SF Airport)
Jan 16-18, 2015 (Sunday only)

Houston (Hilton Houston North Hotel)
Jan 23-25, 2015 (Sunday only)

Phoenix (Sheraton Phoenix)
Feb 20-22, 2015 (Saturday only)

Las Vegas (The Rio Suites Hotel)
March 12-15, 2015 (Sunday only)

Seattle (Hyatt Regency Bellevue Hotel)
March 27-29, 2015 (Saturday only)

Washington, DC (Hyatt Regency Washington, DC on Capitol Hill)
July 24-26, 2015 (Saturday only)

Minneapolis (Minneapolis Convention Center)
Aug 21-23, 2015 (Saturday only)

New Jersey (Meadowlands Expo Hall)
Sept 25-27, 2015 (Saturday only)

Toronto (Metro Toronto Convention Center)
Oct 9-11, 2015

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Convention updates - cancellation

Unfortunately (for those heading to the conventions), with his filming schedule, Tahmoh has to cancel appearances at this coming weekend's Asylum 13 in Birmingham and Awesome Con in Milwaukee next month.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Update on The Portal

Some developments down The Portal front. An official Tumblr for the film/web series has been launched. I also know for certain that Jonathan, the director/writer and the producers love fan art, and are trying to curate them so if you've done any fan art based on the trailer, do feel free to submit something for them. They would love to see what you've done!

Also, this post suggests that the short film will be made available online sometime in the fall/autumn. Stay tuned! As soon as we have news that we can share, you'll probably hear it on our Twitter first, but the site will also be updated!

Convention apperance update

Convention update: Tahmoh's confirmed both Dallascon (happening next weekend) and ComicCon at Sea.

Salute to Supernatural
Sept. 19-21, 2014 (Sunday only)
Westin Park Central Hotel
Dallas, Texas, USA
Asylum 13  
Oct. 17-19, 2014
Hilton Birmingham Metropole Hotel
Birmingham, England 

Salute to Supernatural
Oct. 24-26, 2014 (Saturday only)
Hyatt Regency O'Hare
Rosemont, Illinois, USA

Salute to Supernatural
Nov. 14-16, 2014 (Saturday only)
Marriott Burbank Airport Hotel
Burbank, California, USA

Awesome Con
Nov. 21-23, 2014
Wisconsin Center
Milwaukee, WI

Jus in Bello VI
May 15-17, 2015
Rome, Italy

ComicCon at Sea (cruise)
June 14-21, 2015
Spain and Italy

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

CBC's Strange Empire

Tahmoh will be in CBC's upcoming drama, Strange Empire. According to their Twitter, the show is a "drama set in an 1860s Western frontier town". That's all we can confirm at the moment, but stay tuned for more announcements when we have more news!