Long long very long day, during which I said thank you for the Spike TV Comic Icon Award (which will get in October), saw a man dressed as a banana, did a presentation in Hall H for Stardust then walked off the stage and walked back on and did Beowulf, ran a camera gauntlet for about an hour of interviewers and then did the same with press interviews, then was hauled down to the Hall for a G4 interview and over to the CBLDF booth for a signing and then had some down time but there was a problem with the room key so I sat on the carpet with Charles Brownstein and talked CBLDF stuff for 15 minutes waiting to get into the room and then to the STARDUST screening which we introduced and then Jane and I did a Q&A afterwards, and I got back to the hotel room around half past midnight...
Ah, the life of a comic book superstar. Its so glamorous!
And an interesting side note:
At one of the press interviews, a fan asked if we would ever see a Sandman movie in our lifetime.
"I've been saying since 1991, I'd rather see no 'Sandman' movie than a bad 'Sandman' movie made," Gaiman replied. "I think the time of a good 'Sandman' movie is getting closer. With luck, we'll see the 'Death' movie first 'cause that's small and cheap and I'm going to direct it. [A 'Sandman' movie] needs someone with the passion of a Peter Jackson for 'Lord of the Rings' or Sam Raimi on 'Spider-Man' to get the film through Warner Bros."
"Getting closer" is much better than "not a snowballs chance in Hell," but i'ts still far enough to make me just a little bit sad. I liked "Death" and all, but she just can't compare to her big brother. The Sandman comics were dark, ominous and downright cool on a level I didnt think possible for a graphic novel. Someday they will make a fantastic film.
Provided Michael Bay or someone like him doesnt produce it.