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Mon, Jul. 30th, 2007, 03:35 pm
Templesmith in America 12: A Chat with David Slade

Friday afternoon was the meet up with David Slade, director of HARD CANDY and 30 DAYS OF NIGHT, who was down for the con for a couple days. David is a truly nice bloke, and amazingly wanted to interview me for my spotlight at the con, all about little ol' me, since I was a special guest this year.

Apparently it went ok. People considered us rather funny and humourous, which is good and after awhile I actually got into it. Good crowd too. Well over 100 people. Thanks to those who showed up!

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On the way out of the spotlight, we spotted the Redneck Jedi. We couldn't really resist and had to sk him a few questions...

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Ahem...after that, we had to head out for a special meeting. David had business, and I was able to tag along and got properly introduced to Grant Morrison and his lovely wife before the Sci Fi party kickstarted. ( hopefully I'll have some interesting news that comes from that one later on! ) I also got to chat with Don Murphy, of Transformers fame among other things.

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Sci Fi party...before the Sci Fi party.

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Then it was off to the Gentle Giant/Dark Horse party. Among others I got to chat with Mike Richardson about the project we're always threatening to do together and Jeff Henderson, the storyboard artist for 30 Days.

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Then off to the William Morris party, which was bloody hard to get into! Still I finally got to have a decent chat with Matt Fraction, rather than a couple of "hey, how are you's" which was super nice. Thought Warren might be there but no dice.

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For some reason, a large cauldron with firey stones is apparently cool to have around drunk people.

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Convention center on the rooftop at the William Morris party.

Courtesy of David Slade using my camera properly.

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More on the con next update.

Tue, Jul. 31st, 2007 12:16 am (UTC)
remylebeau01

the panel was a brilliant good time... too bad it couldnt have been longer.... I was hoping you were gonna demo some to the process stuff with a tablet ... but I know you only had so much time... maybe next year... or a maybe a web vid?

Cheers again for taking the time to chat with me and the signings/sketch...as usual... you made my day .....

Tue, Jul. 31st, 2007 12:35 am (UTC)
berserkershinji

You know people like Redneck Jed created Outback Steakhouse. ;)

Tue, Jul. 31st, 2007 05:32 am (UTC)
midusunknown

Loved the panel but wish I noticed that there redneck jedi

Sat, Aug. 4th, 2007 08:19 am (UTC)
midusunknown

huh, I just noticed I was in the spotlight's audience pic, sitting off to the left with my bandanna on.

Tue, Jul. 31st, 2007 02:19 pm (UTC)
fragglechick

I bluddy hate Grant Morrison, from my dealings with him in the past. He's a twat. I've probably said this to you before. However, he is a grudgingly talented twat, and has the midas touch, so any interesting news that the meeting generated is sure to be good. But I may still shake my head in a grundging manner. ;)

Tue, Jul. 31st, 2007 10:30 pm (UTC)
mneiai

Hearing people talk about your panel made me regret that I had to miss it, everyone seemed to really enjoy it.