Owen Ward wrote: Eddie wrote:
I have yet to post anything about it outside of photos, but it was a good year. Different vibe this year. Felt more manageable.
How'd your panel go?
It seemed like a different vibe to me just from reading the latest updates and the like, a bit more low-key than usual. I found this article earlier today which could explain some of it.
Panel went really well! Thanks for asking. We had about 75 people there I'd say, and we somehow managed a LOT of material in the space of 1 hour. I've had more than a couple people email me with further questions, which I love. My panelists did an absolutely bang up job, and we were able to show clips from all their work. Andie had never publicly shown any of WoWMoM before, same with Jeff Unay and GREYWATER. All the clips were really helpful and illustrative as well.
Con was totally great this year. I had some meetings with Nerdist on Saturday, and we got invited to the massive Legendary Digital party on Friday night. Got to see some old friends and acquaintances, as well as meet Chris Hardwick, Felicia Day, and Bobek Fedowski. I briefly chatted with Max Landis and that dude can fucking dance all night. The show floor was really solid, and I bought some good art and blew waaaaaaay too much money on the 3 foot tall Devastator set from Transformers G1. I didn't really attend too many panels this year as prepping for mine and making sure I saw the floor kept me plenty busy. And I gotta say...Nerdist/Legendary Digital knocked it out of the park(ha!) with CONIVAL at Petco Park this year. There's tons of photos of me and Seanbaby Laser Tagging and doing the joust they had.
Andie Bolt, one of my panelists, works for GeekNation, so she got us all into the GeekNation party Saturday night. Ryan, Miki, and some other FIYH family folks were there, and good times were had by all. Also...serious fucking shout out to Ryan and Miki for being my AV team during the panel. Love those fuckers.
ALl in all...a really solid year. It was sorta surreal modding my own panel. IT only took going to the damn thing for 23 years, but yeah. It was fun.