Katee Sackhoff Talks Battlestar, Longmire, and The Flash at Silicon Valley Comic Con

There are few things I enjoy more in life than chatting with actress Katee Sackhoff.  I say this as a pretty big Battlestar Galactica fan, but also as a fan of Sackhoff herself.  She’s a pretty awesome person, an animal lover and fierce friend to those she deems worthy.   She’s also so much fun to talk to professionally, and if you ever get the chance to say hello to her at a convention or event, you should.

Katee asked me how I wasn’t dying in my BSG flightsuit (built by Midwick Armory).
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The third annual Silicon Valley Comic Con took place in San Jose over the weekend of April 6th-8th with several spotlight panels (some of which we’ve highlighted, some of which are still forthcoming) across fandoms and actual science.

Just a taste of how big (and full) the room was.
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Katee’s spotlight happened on Saturday the 7th in the largest ballroom the event used this year, and it was PACKED!  There was even a costumed classic and reimagined Battlestar Galactica group that sat in the front row (ok, yes, full transparency- I know them).

Lookit those Frakkers!
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The 50 minute panel flew by- and I kept my personal segment short to get right to the audience questions (of which there were several). We talked about her time on Battlestar, Netflix’s rescuing and continuation of Longmire, her The Flash character Princess Amunet, and the best parental advice from her dad.

I’m not sure what I said, but hopefully it was amusing and she wasn’t just humoring me. 
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You can listen to the entire panel here:

About Mary Anne Butler

Bleeding Cool News Editor Mary Anne Butler (Mab, for short) has been part of the fast-paced world of journalism since she was 15, getting her start in album reviews and live concert coverage for a nationally published (print) music magazine. She eventually transitioned to online media, writing for such sites as UGO/IGN, ComicsOnline, Geek Magazine, Ace of Geeks, Aggressive Comix (where she is still Editor-in-Chief), and most recently Bleeding Cool.

Over the past 10 years, she’s built a presence at conventions across the globe as a cosplayer (occasionally), photographer (constantly), panelist and moderator (mostly), and reporter (always).

Interviews, reviews, observations, breaking news, and objective reporting are the name of the game for the founder of Harkonnen Knife Fight, a Dune-themed band with an international presence.

Though she be but little, she is fierce. #MabTheProfessional

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