Finally recovered from a very, very busy weekend at Rhode Island Comic Con and I just wanted to say thanks to everyone who stopped by the booth. I also want to say an extra thank you to the folks who came back for books 2 and 3 whom I met the previous year in RI or Boston--guys, you are amazing. Sometimes working on this series I can feel like I'm in a bit of a bubble and it's kind of unreal, and to have the chance to meet face to face with you a second time is seriously the best feeling in the world.
I have to say a special thank you to the couple who came back for books 2 and 3 who took a selfie with me (congratulations on your pending nuptials by the way!). That was the highlight of my weekend. If you ever post the picture anywhere, send me the link!
It was so much fun to talk shop with a few of you who are also writers as well. I'm sincere when I say I answer every email, so if you ever have any follow up questions about the writing process, fire away! I might not have the answer (everybody writes differently, and everyone has a different writing and publishing process) but I will do my best.
Lastly--to all the parents who checked out the book and bought it for your kids. Thank you. True story: when I was growing up, my dad had a rule. He'd buy me any book I asked for as long as I read it. We weren't a big literary family, but when my father--who has always said in another lifetime he would have loved to have been an English teacher--saw I was a reader, he did everything he could to promote it. And because of him I grew up to be a writer. So maybe, just maybe, you'll see yourself on the dedication page of their first book as well. (The proudest moment of my entire life was being able to thank my parents for supporting my creativity when the Indestructibles was published.)
So... when's the next con for you? I'm at Northeast Comic Con in December in Wilmington, Mass (which is a great little show, by the way, if you're local--the organizers put on a great event). And I'm speaking at a panel on Saturday at the Salem Lit Fest. Anyone know any local shows I should look into for December or January? Even if I can't table, I kinda want to go--maybe I'll cosplay for the first time. I have this idea for being Karnak from Marvel's Inhumans...
Matthew Phillion is the writer of "The Indestructibles," part-time actor, occasional filmmaker. Currently on the lam in Salem with his trusty dog, Watson.