John "The Gneech" Robey (the_gneech) wrote,
John "The Gneech" Robey

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Well, Today Was Better :)

I enjoyed today much better. :) Some of it was seeing Brad Guigar, Pete Abrams, and Vince. Dan Shive also asked me about NeverNever to announce in his Keenspot blog, and it's always nice to have people interested in your work.

I think some of my dissatisfaction/ennui/whatever it was this morning came from being on the wrong side of the table, honestly. I had this mental breakthrough when laurie_robey and I were sitting in T. Campbell's "History of Web Comics" panel and I found myself wanting to be up on the panel answering.

Pete Abrams said something to me that I think really nails it on the head: "Dragon*Con, you can go and have fun and sell stuff. Here it's all just sell, sell, sell." And that's really true. Comic-Con has so much Hollywood, and so many huge piles of people, and it's so large and impersonal, that you have to really work to connect with anybody you know.

So right now I'm thinking about making Comic-Con a working con, so that (this year excluded) I can keep Dragon*Con as my vacation. Kerry has a plan to possibly get us a small press table. Also, apparently "the winds have changed" at Keenspot, so perhaps some fences can be mended there. Everyone I encountered at the Keenspot table today was very friendly, so Kerry and I might be able to start working with them.

Anyhow, as I say, I feel much better about things today. We'll have to see how things pan out from here.

-The Gneech
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