Many television shows fail to click and gain a large fan following in the first season. Helix, on the other hand, has amassed a very loyal following. The show has been greenlit for a second season which is currently in production in Canada. New Helix episodes will air in the winter of 2015.
At Dragon Con 2014, a large number of Helix fans showed up at the ‘Icebreaker’ panel to talk about black goo, share their favorite season one moments, and theorize about what’s on the horizon for season 2. The panel was part of the American Science Fiction and Fanstasy Media track at Dragon Con.
- Tricia Ennis – Founder/Editor-in-chief at AllGeekToMe.net / @triciaennis on Twitter
- Ryan Guthrie
- Jessa Phillips – Editor-in-chief at GoodToBeAGeek.com / @sultryminxzoe on Twitter
- Kitty Chandler – Author at Unspooling Fiction / @mightybattlecat on Twitter
- Ryan Boyles – Co-founder/Co-host at Helix Podcast / @theRab on Twitter
The panel was kicked off by a special video greeting recorded by Helix cast members Neil Napier and Jordan Hayes. They expressed that they’d love to join the fans at Dragon Con, but due to the fact that they are in production, attendance this year wasn’t possible. See the special greeting shared below.
There Will Be Dialog…
When Helix fans are engaging with each other, there’s never a shortage of spirited conversation. Panel discussion topics covered a wide gamut of topics, including favorite characters, accuracy of science referenced on screen, plotlines, and predictions for season 2.
Starting off, panelist Tricia Ennis noted that she felt that Helix was initially marketed and presented as something akin to a TV version of John Carpenters ‘The Thing’ (arctic bio-terror,) but it became quickly apparent that it was so much more. What really seems to hook fans is the development of the character relationships on the show, combined with the dangers found within the claustrophobic setting.
For nearly an hour, the panel debated, fielded questions from fans, and reminisced about what made season one of Helix so memorable. It was clear that panelists and fans dove deep into the show to find detailed facts and points to bring to the discussion.
At the tail end of the panel, fans had the chance to answer some tough Helix trivia and win some incredible prizes. The panel gave away some very nice prizes, including episode DVDs and a Helix Press Kit. Huge thanks go out to Slice of SciFi for donating those incredible prizes!
Upset that you missed out on the panel this year? Watch the recording of the entire panel below…
Fans Make It Happen
By focusing on fans and nurturing their desire to gather and share their experiences, Dragon Con rises the other conventions.
In addition to this Icebreaker panel, fans looking for their Helix fix could also attend the Helix: Could It Happen session.
What Is Dragon Con, and Why You Should Be There
Dragon Con is the largest multi-media, popular culture convention focusing on science fiction & fantasy, gaming, comics, literature, art, music, and film in the universe.
The convention is organized for fans, and features more than about 3,000 hours of comics, film, television, costuming, art, music and gaming over four days.
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