Brian and I used to make ConnectiCon an annual stop in our show tour! Although the show was very heavy with anime and manga, we loved the excitement and spirit of this show. But it seemed like the past few years there wasn't much for us and our listeners to get invested in so we stayed away, but. Well, thanks to some forceful pushing and prodding from President Mathew Daigle and sweet talking from Public Relations Director Leo Marinak, we decided to get back!
First of all, ConnectiCon is an incredibly organized show with so much room to move around, you never quite realize how many people are actually in attendance. There is something always happening; panels, gaming of all kinds and panels everywhere for everything.
This year we were excited to see some comic book creator friends of ours would be there including Billy Tucci, Rodney Ramos and Aaron Wood. This is great to see the print folks beginning to have a bigger prescience. New comer Matt Triano who was set up in artist alley spent about an hour with my friend, artist Luis Ramos going over his portfolio.
Media guests this year were also 'Secret Identity' approved with Marina Sirtis (Deanna Troy from Star Trek Next Generation), Neil Grayston (Fargo from Eureka) and from Battlestar Galactica; Michael Trucco and Tahmoh Pinikett!
As far as interviews I think everyone will love the two I did; the above mentioned Tahmoh Pinikett (Helo from BSG) and voice actor Jon St. John. I sat in on Jon's press junket and was impressed by his humor and the fact that he and i have a lot in common, as you will hear. Tahmoh is incredibly humble, friendly and passionate about what he does. Both are amazing with their fans and I think you'll like what you hear.
Another cool thing that happened was as I was working in the press room, i was approached by some of the other media members (podcasts and videocasts) who were asking about how we arrange interviews, market our show and have kept it going for almost eight years. Never thought of Secret Identity as the old, established show... but I guess we are.
All I can say is thank you to Mathew, Leo and the entire staff for helping not only us, but thousands of fans have an incredible weekend. You can bet we will be planning to be back next year (July 10th - 13th 2014), as long as they'll have us.
For more information, please go to www.connecticon.org for more information.