Well, C2E2 is less than a week away, and I'm excited. Although I've been working in TV longer than I've been going to conventions, I've never attempted to get press access to any of these events until now. I guess it's because I always use vacation time to go to cons, and no one wants to work on their vacation. This blog has given me an opportunity to have a voice and share my love of this hobby with people who may not have known what the word "cosplay" means. So, I'm very excited to get this opportunity to cover this new convention.
Looking through the long guest list of celebrities, writers, and artists is a bit overwhelming. I'm trying to gather my thoughts, and think of awesome questions to ask. I'm not going to talk to every single person, of course. I've met Ray Park several times at conventions and outside of them. I think it would be wonderful to get an actual interview with him (who knows, maybe he'll recognize me). Alex Ross, the guest of honor, is such an iconic artist; I would love to talk to him as well. I absolutely want to grill Geoff Johns on any upcoming Smallville episodes he might be working on. Some of the actors from Kick-Ass will be attending as well. If I spot any of them, I'll try to snap a picture or get a quote.
Although a lot of awesome people will be at C2E2, there are three that I'm truely huge fans of. The top three celebrity interviews that I would love to get are:
3. Kevin Michael Richardson
Richardson is an amazing voice actor with a long list of characters, including Joker from The Batman series (a role that won him an Emmy nomination). He also voiced characters for The Boondocks, Teen Titans, Family Guy, Kim Possible, and the list goes on. I'll have to admit that my favorite character of his is Captain Gantu from Lilo & Stitch.
2. Kevin Conroy
Kevin Conroy IS Batman...period! Conroy has been voicing Batman for 18 years, starting with Batman the Animated Series in 1992. Since then he's been the voice of Batman/Bruce Wayne in numerous animated television series, feature films, and video games. He was actually my number one pick, until the Star Wars guests were announced.
1. Carrie Fisher
Carrie Fisher is nearly tied with Kevin Conroy on the celebs I want to interview list. She will forever be known as Princess Leia. Carrie Fisher is a sci-fi icon, and it would be an honor to meet her and ask her a few questions.
Well, just a few more days until the moment of truth. Who are you all excited to see? I ask all my readers to check out the C2E2 guest list, and if you have any questions you want me to ask one of the guests please comment here or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I'll see what I can do.