It definitely feels like it was only yesterday that we were nervously securing our Nerd HQ panel tickets. And although we have made the long journey home, our hearts are still very much in San Diego. So to combat our post-con blues, here is the Top Nerdy of the most memorable moments from this year’s Conversations for A Cause!
10. The Supernatural unicorn
We could try to explain what’s happening but the clip truly speaks for itself.
9. Scott Porter’s electric guitar and beatboxing
A cappella? Star Search?! Even his fellow panelists were surprised and impressed. Porter is a man of many talents.
8. Sitting in Captain Kirk’s lap
Not just one, but two lucky nerds got to ask their questions whilst sitting in the lap of the one and only, William Shatner. That’s one way to make an HQ debut.
7. The best thing about being a nerd
Nerds of Pop Culture was one of my favourite new panels. I couldn’t agree more with Bobak Ferdowsi’s observation about nerds being “optimistic”. Being a nerd *is* awesome!
6. Nolan North’s Christopher Walken impersonation
When Alan Tudyk asks you to dance, you dance.
5. Stephen Amell’s remix of “Part of Your World”
Amell once again proves that the shower is where all the best song ideas happen. Someone get that man a dinglehopper.
4. Hayley Atwell’s life changing fan encounters
Television definitely can leave an impact on people and stories shared by Atwell are incredibly moving. She is such a class act.
3. Peter Capaldi crashes the Doctor Who panel
The Doctor himself made a surprise appearance at HQ. Luckily he had the TARDIS available to make it on time.
2. Zac’s Operation Smile mission story
Bill and Kathy McGee are such incredibly inspiring people. I recommend watching this entire panel from beginning to end. Spoiler alert: have a box of tissues handy, an extra one wouldn’t be a bad idea.
1. Bryan Cranston’s epic mic drop
It was the mic drop to end all mic drops. And Cranston literally dropped his mic. Only at HQ, folks.
And that’s a wrap from Nerd HQ 2015! We hope to see all of you lovely nerds next year!