SDCC: Once Upon a Mystery Panel at Nerd HQ

Credit: Stephanie Coats/4YE
Credit: Stephanie Coats/4YE

Where else but Nerd HQ would you get a single panel of an awesome assortment of celebrities all giving their time in the name of charity and fan service? Moderated by Zachary Levi, the Mystery Panel guests were revealed to be Yvette Nicole Brown, Scott Porter, Retta, Colin O’Donoghue, Jennifer Morrison, and Josh Dallas.

The three Once Upon a Time stars sat shoulder to shoulder on one couch while Brown, Porter, and Retta occupied the other and right away things got funny. One of the first fan questions was how each panelist “treats themselves.” To Retta’s horror, Morrison was both stumped and confused. For those like Morrison who are unaware, Treat Yo Self day comes from Parks and Recreation, which starred Retta, and refers to pampering yourself. Retta and Brown provided several stories of all day shopping sprees as examples but Morrison said she likes to fly home first class.

Credit: Stephanie Coats/4YE
Credit: Stephanie Coats/4YE

Other revelations from this panel included O’Donoghue’s love/obsession with guitars and the outstanding news of Porter’s history with Star Search (think early American Idol). He won the competition as part of an a capella group where he provided beatboxing! After he provided a sample of his skills imitating an electric guitar, the other panelists unanimously agreed they shouldn’t have even bothered showing up.

The fans disagreed of course. It was a particular pleasure seeing the three Once cast members’ obvious affection for one another. See for yourself with the full Conversation below:

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