This will be my third appearance at this con, and I've always found it to be a very fun experience. Big enough to be worth the trip, but small enough to be friendly and casual.
The big news: We will be rolling out the ASSEMBLED! book for its first public appearance at a panel held just for it! I and at least one of the contributors will answer questions and do a couple of brief readings from the book. That will be followed immediately afterward by a general panel on "Writing ABOUT Comics."
The guest of honor this year is George R R Martin, by the way.
And-- barely a month later, we'll be doing it all over again at DragonCon in Atlanta (Labor Day weekend), where we'll have another panel just about the book and about the Avengers!
Post by Van Plexico on Aug 8, 2007 14:41:11 GMT -5
Trinoc-Con was huge fun, as usual.
The book roll-out went well enough; we were up against a George R R Martin panel, so turnout was less than I'd hoped, but the other panelists were great-- we had Rob Clough, who wrote the Englehart chapter, plus John Bellew (con prez), Gene Kannenberg (comics historian), T Campbell (web comics expert), and several other very interesting panelists and observers.
Sold a nice stack of ASSEMBLED and a boxful of SENTINELS books, too.
Marvel vs DC Jeopardy was featured three times, and resulted in one blowout (Rob C., in his first appearance as a contestant since his glory days at DragonCon, back in top form).... and two of the absolute closest, best, most entertaining matches we've ever had.
In the final match, we had three past champions duking it out: Gene Kannenberg, John Bellew, and Mike Moon.
Mike was trailing going into Final Jeopardy but he pulled it out at the end!
Congrats to Mike and Rob (and David, winner of round one) and to all the contestants for three great games.
I will withhold any specific mentions of questions/answers for now, in case I use them again at DragonCon.