The Saga of The Question
Let me start out by saying – imo JIB IV was a very good convention :) I enjoyed it a lot. The panels were good fun. The atmosphere was a happy one. Misha gave me a fluffy elephant (!). I was very satisfied with the answers to all my questions.
That said, there was STUFF happening behind the scenes I want to share. Or rather, I feel like I NEED to share, since it concludes the saga of The Question, which many of you have been following for some time now.
The cliff notes version for anyone unaware – I’ve been planning a question for Jensen about Dean’s sexuality for, oh, going on a year now. It had been carefully crafted with input from all over tumblr and it dealt with the academic debate among fans about how certain things in the show suggest Dean might be repressing bisexuality and asked how Jensen himself viewed Dean’s sexuality.
As of the NJcon fiasco, I quickly came up with several reworded versions of the question to avoid dealing with the subject head on like in NJcon and, hopefully, avoid a repetition of the same shameful crowd reaction at JIB.
What resulted was Plan A, Plan B and Plan C.
After the con schedule was released, I looked it over and decided the best time to ask my question would be in Jensen’s first solo panel, which was Saturday afternoon, coming after a J2 morning panel – the idea being that Jensen would have had time to settle in, but wouldn’t yet be too tired.
Ok tumblr, here’s how it all went down. But understand this isn’t really a con report, lots of stuff happened in-between and even during what I’m relating here, there was squeeing and flailing and meeting friends etc etc. I’m just cutting everything down to the relevant info: