I am so happy to share my time with TJ with everyone! I feel lucky to have gotten to meet him again.
I have shared the website link and forum link on the Wales Comic Con FB group and hopefully we can pull some new members in to share their stories and photos. I am going to have a look at Instagram as well and see how many cool photos I can find on there too. The ones I have seen so far have been superb.
I am just trying to shrink my own photos down now and then I will post
As for the questions I asked during the Q&A session. I told him that Hodgins is one of the nicest guys in the show, just as he is one of the nicest guys any of us have ever met in real life... and I wondered how difficult it was to film scenes in the latest seasons where he had to be REALLY horrible to Angela. Going from someone so nice and caring to someone really mean must have been difficult. He laughed and said "yeah... but ya know that was totally my fault too" haha. He said that he had talked with the writers and producers etc and told them he feels like Hodgins needs to be horrible for a while because it would be true to life that even the nicest most caring of people could become nasty when faced with certain things in their lives. The writers wanted it to be only for 1 episode but he pushed back and said it wouldn't be realistic. So they kept it for a bit longer before Hodgins became more like himself again.
I also asked about the scripts and how hard it is to learn his lines (and the other squints too) because there are a lot of HUGE words and scientific terms in there haha. He said they don't get very long to learn their lines but they usually manage to do it in 1 or 2 takes. He also said he just got used to reeling off big scientific terms and he could do it quite fast now haha. And he said that it has never just been about learning lines for them - they all would do the scenes but then go a study what the words actually meant etc. He said when you think about it you could really learn a lot from the show if you wanted to.
Someone asked him about how much input he had in to his character and he said he worked with the writers to make sure Hodgins was right for the show etc.
Someone else asked about what it was like filming 24 with Kiefer and he told us about how he was filming that at the same time as he was auditioning for Bones, so the network got to watch the footage from 24 and it helped him get the role of Hodgins.
He was asked what it was like being in the wheelchair after being able to walk/run around the set to suddenly being in the chair. He said that he used to get to set early and most of the cast and crew would only ever see him in the chair. He would stay in it even when not filming. So most of them for 18 months only ever saw him in the chair. And at the very end of filming the final episode he stood up to do a speech and everyone was taken aback for a second because no one had seen him standing for so long. haha.
He was asked about his favourite experiments and he said he had loads of fun with SO many of them but generally any where any gunge, blood or guts etc were thrown at Cam were his favourite. He laughed and said that they also got Booth with some guts etc a few times and so they made sure that they loaded the thing with extra goop to get him with hahaha.
He asked us what our favourite episodes were and if we wanted to see more. And if they were to make a Bones movie would we go see it.
He talked about pitching the idea of a "Squints" show where Hodgins would lead the squints around solving crimes etc. But the Network turned it down. I shouted out that he needs to pitch it again and MAKE them pick it up, because he need to see more Hodgins and the squints. He laughed and said it would be great.
It was SUCH a great Q&A session.