The first was Friday night with my fearless former editor Tim Travaglini and the charming Andy Briggs (The New Adventures of Tarzan). Andy's work with Tarzan has taken him to Cameroon where he is working with Ape Action Africa to help save our fellow primates!
I moderated the second panel, a jam-packed stage full of awesome writers-- Veronica Wolff (The Keep), Holly Black (The Coldest Girl in Coldtown), Veronica Roth (Divergent), Marissa Meyer (Cinder), Lissa Price (Starters) and Ally Condie (Matched). We had a great time talking about romance and the kick-ass heroine.
|The view from the podium-- a packed house!|
Also? I got to meet Jim Butcher. Which. Was. Awesome. Because I heart me some Dresden Files. I never thought I'd geek out over someone at Comic Con, and I've seen or talked to a ton of "names" at conventions-- Christian Bale, Jason Statham, Stan Lee, Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Gene Simmons, etc. But who does it for me? Writers. Novelists. Jim Butcher! Squee!
All in all, it was an awesome, exhausting, wonderful time. If you were there, thanks for coming! If you missed it, maybe next time? It's worth the trip.
Now, back to our regularly scheduled deadline...