When you get two or more creators sitting behind a table at a signing or convention, when no one is around, they inevitably start talking shop. I've now done more signings and conventions than I can remember at once but the one thing they all have in common is an opportunity to gab with other creators. Despite what anyone might think, this is the thing I love most about the events. Whether it's comparing a common love of some old character or examining the ins and outs of the latest news or talking about our creative processes, it's always an enjoyable conversation.
When I mentioned this one time to a non-creative friend, he replied "I bet a lot of people would love to hear those conversations."
I asked fellow writers Barry Reese and Bobby Nash to join me in this, as I feel a solid connection to these two guys, and can only imagine if the three of us spent a weekend sharing a booth at a convention, we'd have some sterling back-and-forths about everything from old pulps to action figures to Silver Age comics and New Pulp.
You can read the conversational back and forth at www.newpulpfiction.com/2011/08/table-talk-behind-table.html
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