The panelists included two cast members from Homeland, Navid Negahban who played Abu Nazir in season 1 & 2, and Nazanin Boniadi, who plays Fara in the current season of the hit show. The final two panelists were CBS correspondent and former Government official, John Miller and Jack Devine, a veteran of the CIA. Both had amazing insight into what the real world search for terrorists is like. It was great that the actors seemed just as interested in what they had to say as the audience did!
The discussion between the panelists was fascinating and I love delving deeper into the world of Homeland and the aspects of reality that are reflected in the show. They recorded the panel so my hope is it will be release soon! It'll definitely be worth watching!
After the Q&A part, we were all invited to a reception in their Club Lounge overlooking Manhattan. The view was gorgeous! The food spreads were delicious; desserts, finger food, wine and beer, everything was great! We were able to mingle with the panelists and they also had someone interviewing attendees. It was a lot of fun and yes, I did get interviewed. I chatted with both stars of Homeland a bit and told them how much I love the show.
On our way out, we received goodie bags which had popcorn, candy, a Homeland blanket, a wine bag, a pair of headphones, a screen cleaner, AND season 1 & 2 of Homeland!!!
It was an all around wonderful and insightful evening and I'd like to thank Sheraton TriBeCa and Starwood Rewards for allowing me to attend! I was not a member of their rewards club but if this is the treatment their guests receive, sign me up! I'll definitely be posting the panel when it becomes available!