Not going out did give me a somewhat unique opportunity. As we were down in the hotels lobby, waiting to pick up food, Kevin Smith walked in to the lobby. He looked like he was in a hurry to go somewhere, and was walking fast. He obviously looked like he didn’t want to be stopped and have a conversation with someone. So, instead of meeting him, I figured he should get to his meeting. Unfortunately, someone didn’t read that visual cue of him walking quickly and not really engaging anyone and decided to say hi to him.
He said hello and continued on his way. Instead of being a jerk or blowing a gasket, he was still friendly. It’s still a dream of mine to talk to him about his writing process and being an indie film darling. While I’m not a huge fan of his writing (if you stop watching the movie, you can’t tell who’s speaking because the dialog is all pretty much the same), I am a fan of his movies. He knows how to write to the zeitgeist. I would like to think that I can do that as well.
We enjoyed the night in and got enough sleep to make it to our panels tomorrow.
We got up early enough to catch our early morning panels. I had totally meant to get going and get
ready for my first panel. While we were heading over to the convention center we ran in to the guy who owns Craig’s comic shop, Joe. He’s well-known at Comic Con and hosts the Eisner awards. It was pure chance that we ran into him. He introduced us to a man whose a working voice actor by the name of Marc Biagi.
It was a great conversation. We talked about a bit of everything. It’s a shame we couldn’t talk a bit more. He was fun to talk to. Who knows, maybe next year we can talk more.
After the conversation, I made a beeline to my first panel of the day called Writers Unite. It talks about the process of writing and how to market yourself, including pitching. They also covered building your portfolio.
I found the panel interesting. I kind of wish I managed to make the beginning of the panel. I’m pretty sure they covered quite a bit of stuff that I would really want to know.
The panel was given in a way to largely get through a lot of information.