Man, wotta show.
The great folks at C2E2 (easily one of the best-run shows I’ve ever been to) slotted the Thrillbent announcement in as best they could given how late I came to them with it. That meant a 7:45 Friday night panel that, of course, started late because of some previous panel running overtime. So Peter Krause and I were fully prepared to make our splash in a giant room full of seven people in the audience.
Instead, the room was packed–and no one left. I answered questions about Thrillbent and Insufferable and about digital in general until after 9:00, and no one left. Unbelievable how hungry people were for information. The general sense of support we got throughout the entire show was phenomenal.
Spent some good quality time with pioneers like the Blind Ferret folks and others on Saturday, with the best of intentions of finding Reilly Brown and others as well, but something evil was in the Hyatt room-service tuna and I woke up at midnight sick as could be. Missed Sunday altogether. My apologies to everyone.
Extra apologies to Dennis Barger of Wonderworld Comics, with whom I’d talked about visiting the retailers-only getaway he was hosting. I really wanted to, I swear–I loved meeting retailers this weekend on the floor and talking to them about our venture–but between Saturday craziness and Sunday nausea, I was a no-show. Fah.
Exchanged a LOT of information with some wise people. Will be more attentive to the forums and comments starting tomorrow once I fully recover, at which time I’ll post the audio recording of the Thrillbent announcement.