Me and Ms. Simone
Phillygirl with Nick Brendon!
My Friday began with an early morning train ride into the city-- and the train died 2 stops from home. After half hour of 'rebooting' the engine, the train was put out of service and we were put out on a cold windy platform. We crossed the tracks and I did get on one of the new double decker trains, but my plans to go to the 10 AM library panel were shot to hell.
It was a breeze to get in on Friday, all professionals only. I stopped by the DC booth right inside the door, but then went to the 11 AM Formats and Genres panel for librarians. In fact, I spent most of the day in panels- also the Comic Bloggers Panel (Heidi from The Beat, Joanna D Carlson, Ron Hogan from galleycat, and Chris from Comics212. As a blogger, I felt like the bit part actor to the megastar. After sitting behind him for an hour, blogfriend rab from Estoreal and I caught up.
Saw some of the Marvel Initiative panel-- was great to see Dan Slott and Mike Oeming so high profile. Didio's DC Nation was the normal loud and fast sideshow.
I picked up the daily sheet of signing for the DC booth...and there it was..Gail Simone at 6:30 PM. I had been checking the NYCC site, and she was never listed, and knowing she is a West coaster I was surprised, and thrilled.
When I met her, rab from Estoreal wanted to be present "just to watch this". I was third in line, and told her I was so excited to meet her I could just cry. She was so nice, signed my one BOP that I bought (with about 100 of her comics at home!), and took the pic on my previous post.
While she was signing, rab took me over to her husband Scott- and awww- he said that she won't let him read a lot of blogs because of trolls that trash her, but he can read mine, and that it's funny! I'm so glad to see our talented Gail has such a nice, funny, and attractive husband!
Within the next few days, I'll finish with my panel notes, sightings, and pictures.