benedict cumberbatch oz comic con

God, that’s a bit morbid. But that’s fine, it’s a good question. Well I guess the quote, most of you superfans will know everything I’ve ever said or done but, you know it, it’s “Dance as though no one’s watching, sing as no one can hear you, love as though you’ve never been hurt and live life as if heaven is on earth.” Which, I just think is a really good, sort of way not to be overly concerned of people’s perception of you, be free in expressing yourself and to enjoy everything you have now. With ultimate respect for any religion that gives you an understanding of something beyond this life. Just enjoy what you have now and be good to those around you. There’s another phrase that’s going around and round my head, it’s a beautiful lyric from the new Elbow album Guy Garvey, My Sad Captains,”And if it’s all we only pass this way but once, what a perfect waste of time.” It’s beautiful, but anyway that’s Guy Garvey for you. He’s a master.
—  If this was to be your very last conversation, what words of wisdom would you want to pass on?- Benedict Cumberbatch Experience Panel, OZ COMIC CON

Here’s just a bit of cheekboney goodness until I can get all of my photos sorted later. The Benedict panel at the end of the day was packed, and by that I mean 2000 people over 2 stages (stage 2 was behind Ben and just had the video broadcast). He ran onto the stage and seemed really chipper despite having spent all day doing thousands of singings and photos, it was incredible.

For the most part, I will direct you to the twitter round up because there were some excellent quotes in there. I’ll just add that he did the cutest/funniest impression of Una Stubbs (complete with Una style dancing) when asked about a prank pulled on the Sherlock set. He was talking about dialect coaches and he said “Julian keeps wanting to come out, I have to push him aside!” and then forgot the name of his dialect coach for 12YAS and asked his publicist, Karon, to fetch his phone and look it up. He talked about 40 Something, The Hobbit, August Osage County, Tinker Tailor Soldier spy and the backlash from Trekkies to his Khan.

He also talked about “trending” back when the first series of Sherlock started and he joked about thinking it was fashion and said how he had no fashion sense back then but he hopes it’s improved since then.

At the end of the panel he received a standing ovation and he quickly ducked next door to say hello to the stage that couldn’t see him, the cutie.

All in all the perfect end to the most wonderful, Cumber-filled weekend I’ve ever had!


There was a massive crowd of people for the Benedict Cumberbatch panel.

All of the staff and volunteers at Oz Comic Con did a magnificent job. Every Oz Comic Con official I spoke to was remarkably helpful and kind. They did a wonderful job of managing such a tremendous amount of people, and their efforts throughout the weekend helped make the event fantastically enjoyable.