It’s been a minute since I’ve written, but I have a good excuse! I’ve been busy!
Firstly, I spent hours and hours formatting the paperback version of Lucid Dreaming. It won’t take nearly as long next time because now I actually know what I’m doing… but the first go around wasn’t pretty! (More on this in a future entry)
Secondly, I had to visit the parental units because my father had a major surgery coming up. (It’s over now and he’s recovering well.) It’s always important to see your loved ones before a surgery just in case something happens. Some may consider this morbid, but I prefer to have no regrets in my life.
And thirdly, I spent this past weekend (beginning on Thursday) at New York Comic Con!
Despite working in the comic convention industry, this was my first foray into NYCC and I was very impressed. The size and scale of the show was immense and the quality was high. If you’re not afraid of large crowds and you were at NYCC, you probably had a good time. I know I did.
It was an incredibly inspiring weekend for me, starting on Thursday evening with Patrick Rothfuss’ panel. I’ve been in love with The Name of the Wind since 2007, even creating a fan site (RIP) and a Twitter, Pinterest, Facebook and Instagram that still exist… so you might say this was exciting for me. You can watch the whole thing here, though it’s hard to hear the audience questions. There are some real gems in there, and it’s fairly NSFW.
On Friday I made it a priority to catch Steve Blum and Mary Elizabeth McGlynn for their Mini Master Class in Voice Over. I am a huge fan of both of them, and as a freelance voice over artist, these people are my heroes! VERY unfortunately, I cannot find footage of this class on the interwebs, but I will tell you… It was great. it was inspiring, uplifting, educational and something I’ll never forget.
Saturday I had the privilege of attending panels with Naruto/Boruto voice actors Amanda Miller and Colleen Villard as well as My Hero Academia voice actors Luci Christian and my personal favorite, the lovely and talented Colleen Clickenbeard (who I’ve met before and remembers who I am– squee!) Again, they were so fun and its clear they love their jobs which makes it even more inspirational!
Over the weekend I also spent plenty of time shopping (for books and art) and saying hello to industry friends I don’t get to see too often, which in itself was a very special treat.
So here’s hoping this high lasts a little while and I can be productive while it’s here! I know this blog is not cleverly written or special in anyway, but my brain is fried. Next time I’ll be more witty and charming, I swear!