I was on a panel entitled literary franchises in Hollywood and there were so amazing names up there beside me. Margaret Stohl (co-author of the Beautiful Creatures series whose book has just been turned into a movie, and former video game sound editor), Scott Speer (Music video and commercial director/creator and author ofImmortal City), Tony DiTerlizzi (co-writer of The Spiderwick Chronicles and creator of The Search for WondLa series), Ashley Edward Miller and Zack Stentz (TV writers and screen writers [X-Men, Thor], and authors of Colin Fischer), Mike Richardson (president of Dark Horse), Rob Reger (author/creator of Emily the Strange, which is being made into a film by Dark Horse Entertainment for Universal) and Mark Frost(Co-writer of TV’s Twin Peaks, screenwriter for The Fantastic Four movies, and author of The Paladin Prophecy). I couldn't even believe I was sharing the stage with these people!
I was by far the newbie in the group, which is always fine by me--- I loved being able to listen to these guys and soak up all their info. I felt like an audience member myself!
Scott and I got there first and I had a chance to chat a bit with him (side note: everyone go see STEP UP! It's going to be amazing!) Such a cool guy, and so incredibly humble. He kept the panel fun and positive, and made sure we ended on the right note by saying, hey, getting to do what we do is pretty freaking cool. Agreed.
Below are some pictures of the day! And no, I didn't get to attend Twilight--- maybe next year?
Waiting for our panel to begin! I was a little nervous, to be honest.
Hope you all had a great week!