Back from Comic Con and mostly settled in. Had a great time as always–attended some good panels (one on marketing for writers, one on agents and what they’re looking for, and one on urban fantasy with Jim Butcher on it), got to be on the panel for the International Association of Media Tie-In Writers’ Scribe Awards (that was a trip–me with my two short story credits on a panel with a bunch of published novelists…”nervous” doesn’t begin to cover it!), and spent a lot of time in the dealer’s room spending money and looking at all the cool costumes.
One of the highlights of the Con was getting to meet Jim Butcher and getting his autograph (one for me and one for Mike the PBR). Only got to talk to him for a brief time, but he seems like a very cool guy. I’d love to have the chance to chat with him longer–maybe I’ll get the chance at Gen Con. (I got to ask him a question at the Urban Fantasy panel too–whether he plans out all his plot twists books ahead or makes them up as he goes along. His response: “I’m not going to tell you that.” :))
Saw the pilot for “Constantine,” too. I liked it a lot, but then again: snarky British mages are kind of close to my heart. 🙂 I haven’t read the comic so I was going in completely cold. I don’t care if it’s not true to the source material. I liked it anyway, and I’m looking forward to the series when it starts in October.
So what did they have you do as a panelist?
Not much – it was a pretty big panel, so they asked a few questions and we got to give brief answers. It was a fun time.