Nerdy. Even For Me.
Observations from Wizard World Portland, my first comic book convention in about 20 years….
• Seeing Brent Spiner (“Star Trek The Next Generation”) reminds me that he’s a really good actor and should be hired more. However, his online series, http://www.freshhellseries.com, is funny and shouldn’t be missed.
• Remember the latest “Star Wars” triology (“The Phantom Menace,” “Attack of the something-something” and … I honestly don’t remember)? If all you knew about those films was what you saw at Wizard World, you’d think they were damn good and highly popular. Instead of, you know, just total crap.
• I don’t like crowds.
• Meeting Marvel Comics writer Chris Claremont and shaking his hand is still pretty cool. Claremont wrote some of the most memorable comics of my 20s,and I learned a lot about storytelling from his books. I got to tell him that. Arguably the highlight of the day.