Constance July 24th, 2006
I wasn’t there, for obvious reasons.
However, reports are floating in from a number of directions: friends, radio, lists, newspapers.
In the last few years, and even more so this year, this enormous comix convention is whereÂ Sf/F writers (and others too — the graphic novel isn’t restricted to sf/f/superheroes, etc.)Â who want to sell to the movies are finding their luck.
Hollywood’s scoutingÂ has come up gold — and they don’t need to worry aboutÂ original scripts.Â Or as one writerÂ remarked withÂ a mixture of bitterness,Â scorn and cynicism, as well as delight, since he and his co-writerÂ scored a deal:Â “O look,Â pictures!Â All story-boarded out and lots of good ideas for shots already!Â No pesky writers to hire for a script!”
TheÂ trade publishersÂ have reps there too.
The drawbacks, if you aren’t a deep fan or already deeply connected, one would think, are many, starting with the cost.Â The convention is enormous and getting exhibit space is competitive, i.e. expensive.Â Getting face time with anyone is really competitive, unless you are already a quantity thatÂ is known.
OTOH,Â one needs toÂ beginÂ somewhere to cultivate friendsÂ and acquaintances.
It might be the right thing for you and your goals.