Convention Travel From Your Couch

Can’t make it to San Diego this weekend? Never fear, celebs with awesome online presence are here to keep you updated on the convention and beyond.

Rebecca Sugar

Rebecca Sugar Steven Universe
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What She Shares:

The creator of Steven Universe frequently shares times and places for her panels, which may just give you a vague feeling of FOMO. Fear no more! Not only has Sugar shared previews of her rehearsing* for said panels, but in the past she has also shared links to full videos once the panel is over. When Sugar isn’t at a convention, she shares plenty of art-in-progress, storyboard screenshots, and songs under development. Definitely worth following even when the convention doors slam shut.

*We know–this isn’t her instagram account. But we found the link on her Twitter.

Where To Find It:

Sugar is active on her Twitter account (@RebeccaSugar), Tumblr (RebeccaSugar), and Instagram (RebeccaSugar). Follow all three for full access to songs, art, and other secrets behind the scenes at Steven Universe.

Stephen Amell

Stephen Amell twitter
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What He Shares:

Let’s start with the fact that, next to Brett Dalton, Stephen Amell has one of the best pun games on the internet. Amell, star of the CW’s Arrow, gets personal on his twitter account, sharing his thoughts about conventions, fan encounters, and what it’s like to be a Dad. That is, when he’s not making fun of it all. This year at SDCC he’s working alongside Zachary Levi’s The Nerd Machine for part of the con. Follow their accounts, too, for bonus bts info.

Where to Find it:

Amell is punning all over. You can follow him on Twitter (@StephenAmell) and Instagram (StephenAmell) as well as Facebook (/StephenAmell), where he sometimes runs live broadcasts.

Ann Foley

Ann Foley Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
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What She Shares:

If, like yours truly, you are an Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. fan, you may have already discovered ABC’s gift to the fandom in costume designer Ann Foley. Not only does Foley provide her own commentary from the convention, but she answers fan questions from time to time about costuming choices, shopping excursions, and general design ideas. While at SDCC this year (and frequently at cons around the country), Foley will feature on the “Women in Marvel” panel. Foley also shares behind the scenes photos and videos with stars, and works exclusively with Covet TV to help you add the style of your favorite Agents to your closet at home.

Where to Find it:

To get all the designer’s secrets, follow Foley on her social media accounts: Twitter (@Afoley24), Tumblr (Ann-Foley), and Instagram (Ann.Foley). Not only will you get behind the scenes info from the convention floor, but Foley shares photos and info all year round. She is truly a great source for everyone from casual fans to aspiring costume designers to those of us with an itch for the most exclusive access.

Jared Padalecki

jared Padalecki and Jensen Ackles
Padalecki’s Facebook Profile Photo

What He Shares:

Half of the reason Supernatural keeps getting renewed, Padalecki is the king of live broadcasts on facebook. Since he went public with his depression and anxiety several years ago, Padalecki has become much more candid with fans and forthcoming about his daily struggles. That includes photos and updates from convention adventures, largely full of gratitude for the love and understanding he receives from attendees. When he isn’t on the show circuit, he shares links to his fundraising campaigns, photos of his home and family, and news updates about his career.

Where to Find It:

Like others on the list, Padalecki is plenty active on his Twitter (Jarpad), Instagram (JaredPadalecki) and Facebook (/JaredPadalecki) pages. However, if you’re into his fundraising campaigns, it’s worth checking out his page, as well. According to the page, his current campaign is doing more than ever: “In addition to funding charities that support the fight against depression, self harm and suicide a portion of the proceeds of the Rainbow tee will be donated to OneOrlando and Equality Florida’s Pulse Victims Fund. –Jared” Click the “follow” button on facebook to get notifications every time he goes live, you may find behind the scenes gems in real time!

Elizabeth Henstridge

Elizabeth Henstridge on Twitter
Henstridge has fanart as all her profile images

What She Shares:

The better question to ask about S.H.I.E.L.D. star Henstridge is ‘what DOESN’T she share’? Before discovering Snapchat, Henstridge was already all over the internet, with her thoughts on SHIELD’s storylines, livetweeting during the show, and photos from the set with her curmudgeonly co-star Iain DeCaestecker. Whether Henstridge is having as much fun as she reports she is…well that’s almost irrelevant when you can follow her from convention halls to treasured landmarks and back again. The way she talks about SHIELD characters frequently makes us question whether she’s not writing fanfiction of her own.

Where to Find It:

Henstridge keeps herself busy updating Twitter (@Lil_Henstridge) and Instagram (Lil_Henstridge) as well as playing with filters on Snapchat (Lil_Henstridge). You’re sure to get a few giggles along with your Backstage Pass.

Jen Schiller
Jen Schiller
Jen is a writer with a penchant for nerdy subject matter, and a nerd with a penchant for writing. She is into theatre, Disney, Harry Potter, books and her cats Sif and Dinah. She can be found all over the internet, or in your backyard catching Pokemon. Jen's favorite Batman is Adam West, and she can't be convinced otherwise.