Guys! It happened…We went to the NC Comic Con this past Saturday, we were only there for that one day and left before the festivities were over, but it was still cool. A lot different from the local Comic Book City Con a few weeks back, there were a lot more costumes and I regret not taking mine, but still…
I met Gail Simone! So this lovely woman is right now one of my favorite writer in comics, not just because she is a female who can write females, but because she has such a great diversity of characters where each one is their own person and not just a copy of something that has already been declared successful. She creates an independence and has such fluid storytelling that I am invested with each issue I read!
Gail Simone is also a big inspiration to me for not only her ability to tell a story and define characters, but because she is a strong person with established views and no matter how much crap she gets for it, it wont change her opinion. I also respect the fact that if you don’t agree with her views she won’t tell you that you are wrong or yell at you for being ignorant or stupid, she just lets you have those opinions.
A fun fact. We got back in line to talk with her and take this photo…I got so nervous, I wish I could have told her the huge impact she has on me, and how it inspires me to want to create, even if it’s not as a writer.
This is my friend Seth!
Aw. This post made my day and it was LOVELY to meet you!
I had the best time at North Carolina Comicon. It’s funny, I think the rest of the country has kind of weird ideas about who lives in NC. But the cons and appearances I have had here routinely have one of the most diverse audiences I have seen anywhere, FAR more than, say, the ones in the Pacific Northwest, where I make my home.
And a lovelier, kinder, smarter group of readers you can’t find anywhere. After three visits, North Carolina has become very special to me.
Thank you for the kind words and keep writing and STOMP THOSE WHO SAY NAY.