Glee! I was browsing Ellen Datlow’s livejournal, looking for references to an anthology she’s editing that features a short story by Jim, when I came upon a reference to her anthology featuring a short story written by my college roommate! I boggle at the spectacular pedigree of authors involved. Ko is in great company!
Today is clearly Recognize Priscilla’s Awesomeness Day!
First: OMG, GUYS! I’m on IMDB! I just modeled a few little things for the movie in my internship last summer. I had no idea I would be credited! Man, I am so much more excited about this than I should be. XD
Still working on the NYCC post and a post about my daaaaaaaaaaate last Friday (no, not with the Gaiman guy–loser still hasn’t called me), but in the meantime… I was on the news in Japan! Strange, I didn’t remember the camera crew, but I guess I just assumed they were associated with the event itself and shooting coverage.
Tonight kicked off New York Comic Con, and I dressed in my awesome Delirium costume. Expected to see a dozen goth chicks dressed as Death at the Neil Gaiman event, but to my surprise, I was the only cosplayer, as far as I’m aware! I had a lot of people ask me for photos, but the true awesomeness came later.
At the beginning of the Neil Gaiman thing, the people in the first three rows got paper and a pencil, and they all had the opportunity to write a question for Neil. After he read a few fabulous short stories aloud, he left the room briefly to peruse the questions and figure out which he wanted to answer and in what order.
He returned to the room and did the usual Q&A, but about halfway through came the question “The girl dressed as Delirium in row 6 is really cute. Can you get her number for me?” I laughed along with the audience, then Neil asked the person to stand up. The guy looked kind of cute, and I admired his courage, so I gave it to him, to a round of applause from the audience.
The next question: “What’s the weirdest question you’ve ever been asked?” Neil: “I think it was that one.”
And special bonus awesome: At the end, as we were all leaving, a guy asked me, “Hey, are you Priscilla from the Butcher Block?” He remembered me mentioning offhandedly on the podcast that I was going to be dressed as Delirium at NYCC! MADNESS. THE WORLD IS TINY. (AND I AM ITS QUEEN)
I’ve been sitting on this since Friday morning, but now I can finally share it! Fred, who runs the official Jim Butcher podcast “The Butcher Block,” asked me on to do a guest spot and discuss the most recent Dresden TV episodes. We talked yesterday afternoon for about 40 minutes (about 30 minutes of which appears in the podcast itself), and I had a great time! Listen to the episode here. You don’t need an iPod to listen–just download the mp3.
Alicey, I’ll put together a transcript for you, but it’ll take some time, as school/job applications are insane. *stabs Tech Reel DVD that works on my laptop and was working on my DVD player yesterday morning but hasn’t worked since, even though my Modeling reel was done THE EXACT SAME WAY and it works*
Jimmy, even though you don’t read/watch Dresden, you might be interested in tuning in, starting at 39:43. :D
It’s a silly reason to preen, but…