Geek frenzy is spreading throughout France as Comic Con Paris, which began on Thursday, ramps up to its final rounds of le awesome this weekend. As we reported a few weeks ago, Sir Moffat of TARDIS (aka Doctor Who executive producer Steven Moffat) is vacationing in la ville d’amour to sip some champagne, bite some baguettes, and, oh yeah, be mobbed by thousands of adoring fans at this Parisian sci-fi event.
Thanks to Beans-on-Toaster and friend of Kasterborous Aurélie Demonchaux, we can tell you that following Thursday’s screening of Les Anges Pleureurs (Blink) and Friday’s two-part showing of La Bibliothèque des Ombres (Silence in the Library/Forest of the Dead), today sees a complete departure from Moffaty Whoness in favor of Moffaty Sherlockness, with a screening, an actor signing, and a panel featuring Roland Timsit, the artistic director of the show’s French-voiced edition, and Gilles Morvan, the voice of Mr.
Cumberbatch Holmes himself.
But the big moment, if you’re a descendant of Louis XVI (or just happen to be in the nation where he lived), comes tomorrow, when the Grand Moff proves he exists by hosting a screenwriting masterclass, attends the French-dub premiere of The Impossible Astronaut/Day of the Moon, speaks at a panel, kisses your photos, and signs your babies. If you’re at the convention, not only will you see one of the world’s greatest living imaginations in the flesh, if that’s even possible, you’ll also learn whether or not said imagination can speak fluent French.
Beans on Toast has a discussion thread for each day of the convention so those who attend can share their experiences with the world or arrange to meet up with other BOTians… here’s Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and the grand finale that is Sunday.