This past weekend, Samantha and I went to the great city of Chicago for the Chicago Comics Entertainment Expo (C2E2) where we had press passes! My head is still swimming with all of the cool things that happened, but the coolest person I met was Mark Waid. He was the first person we saw when we arrived to our hotel and I thanked him for the interview I conducted with him about Shazam. He told me that he really enjoyed it and my questions were really thought out. I could go into all of the announcements that I came across, but instead, I’ll just use this as a place to compile all of the links to our Bleeding Cool stories.
One thing that Sam and I noticed throughout our interactions is that any time we said that we were from Bleeding Cool, we were met with horrible responses. One writer said, “You know I can’t talk to you anymore” (probably joking, but he stuck to it). The only person who was totally cool with us was George Perez who we found meandering around before the doors opened. He was exceptionally nice and hoping for something more low key once he finishes his six issues on Worlds’ Finest. He said that he feels like “the prettiest girl at the dance” in reference to how DC continues to asking him to do things.
This is my article about Mark Waid’s announcement of Thrillbent.com. The day after it went up, I saw Waid walking the floor with his wife and I stopped him to share that I had reported fairly and emphasized that he wasn’t against print comics. His wife said, “I noticed that! Thank you so much!”
As the Before Watchmen panel was going, I was typing furiously onto my laptop while Sam was tweeting from her iPad. At the end of the panel, I e-mailed it out and once we got back to the room, I got on Bleeding Cool and saw that I had been scooped by my own wife. All of her tweets were up in an article called “One Woman Tweeting”
Here are Sam’s tweets from the Vertigo panel.
My tweets from the Valiant panel.
Here is my conversation with Dan Didio about Wally West. I forgot to mention in my article that I said to Dan, “It doesn’t help when Brett Booth draws Wally West and leaks the art.”
He laughed and said, “Yeah, he sent us a Ted Kord Blue Beetle picture the other day and we were like ‘BRETT! You’re a really talented artist, but stick with characters that we WANT to develop!”
Despite all the crap Dan Didio gets from fans and the press, he maintains a kind and cool demeanor. He was easy to talk to and I can’t express how nice he was. It really was the highlight of the weekend for both of us.
Ugh . . . so much to say, but I’m exhausted. I hope you like the articles!