I just got home from a long day's filming at Dragonmeet, the annual convention in Kensington, London. I'd originally planned to stay up there the weekend, but a nasty bug persuaded me to get home tonight and find my own bed!
Great day. I think it's my favourite convention - it's small, personable, and friendly (although when I say small, it's not teeny tiny - I managed to completely fail to see Rob Heinsoo even from a distance all day!)
We got loads of great interviews. We started by working our way through the artists area and talking to each of them about the issues inherent in working for 'exposure', and followed it up by asking a couple of publishers and art directors the same thing. We should have a nice little featurette on that soon.
Other great interviews included (but are not limited to) Simon Rogers of Pelgrane Press and Dominic McDowall-Thomas of Cubicle (both as warm and charming as ever), a quickie with Robin D Laws just as the convention closed, an epic hour-long interview with Lone Wolf
creator Joe Dever (who was an absolute pleasure, and very open), plus a range of British creators.
We also got a range of short little vignettes - best GM tips, worst GM tips, best product of 2013, "nazi, shark, or nazi shark?", and more, some of which merely bemused our patient and understanding victims and others of which elicited giggles and merriment.
As usual, these things end far too soon - but given how poorly I was feeling today, that may have been for the best!