Friday, July 23, 2010

Day 2 in San Diego

San Diego Comic Con is amazing. We have completed our first day at the convention and it was completely overwhelming. We spent the first hour waiting in line to win a golden ticket to get the chance to get an autograph from the amazing Stan Lee. I didn't get one, but my brother did. He got to meet Stan Lee! And shake the man's hand! I was so jealous, but also excited for him. It had to be exciting to meet such a comic media genius.

We spend a lot of time wandering around the exhibit hall just taking in the sights, which were plentiful. My brother ran into a storm trooper, which was really awesome and I got to visit the booth of my favorite video game designer -- Square Enix. Yes, that's a picture of my men -- Cloud and Sephiroth. Ahhhh..... and then girlish squeal! I love Final Fantasy.

There is so much amazing art work here. I have just completely enamored of Alex Ross' work. The man is brilliant and I love his interpretation of the Joker. Sigh. I love all his stuff.

To finish off the night, I attended a cocktail party thrown by my publisher, giving me the chance to meet some wonderful booksellers and authors. In particular, I got to meet my all-time favorite author, Raymond Feist. I tried to control my fan-girlness, but I have to admit that I was slightly gushy. He was a wonderful, pleasant gentleman and a great conversationalist. It was such an honor to meet him and I am in heaven. Heavenly sigh.

At the same time, my brother attended panel with Penn & Teller, which is said was awesome. It wasn't a magic show. Just a panel where they talked about working together for 35 years. I wish I could have seen it, but I just didn't make it in time.

Today I've got a panel, a signing, a party, and dinner with my editor. But first, we're going to try to hit the Big Bang Theory Panel. Cross your fingers.


Moonsanity said...

If any Buffy or Firefly peeps are there just run over and take a pic, or make your brother do it. LOL It's cool that you got to do this together. You sound like you are having a VERY good time. I can't wait to see pictures:)

Berinn said...

Sounds like an awesome time. Thanks for sharing the scoop with those of us who can't be there (but really wish we were).