Celebs and ComicMix at Book Expo
Our Big ComicMix Broadcast crew joined us at Book Expo this weekend, recording all kinds of interviews and news segments for our podcasts. We’ll let ’em tell you – and show you – all about it in their own words:
It was a dark and stormy night…wait..no..I’m not Snoopy, just ComicMix Kai giving a quick update with some photos from our incredible experience at this weekend’s Book Expo America held at the Jacob Javits Center in NYC.
I had an AWESOME time, this was every book lover’s dream to be among fabulous authors and publishers, not to mention stepping on people that you LEAST expect to. It’s time for a trip to the chiropractor from lugging around no less than four count ’em four bags of full of BOOKS BOOKS BOOKS!
Actually, I REALLY did step on someone. I was being a good girl and doing my job of setting up and coordinating interviews, in this case with "Cousin" Brucie Marrow’s publicist and I stepped back and practically crushed the woman standing behind me. I apologized profusely and the woman said in a German accent (clue here) "that’s ok, don’t worry." I couldn’t believe my eyes – it was none other than famed "sex-pert" Dr. Ruth. Apologizing again and babbling on about how I’m a huge fan, the good doctor took a picture with me.
OK, now back to the rest of the show, which by the way, CANNOT be covered in a mere article or two – which is why ComicMix has been running various articles all weekend. Photo highlights include LL Cool J promoting his new Platinum Workout book (interview in action with the Big Broadcast’s Mellifluous Mike Raub), the aforementioned "Cousin" Brucie Morrow, the very beautiful Deborah Pratt (and Mike Raub, a big fan from her Quantum Leap days) talking about her newest venture The Vision Quest,
Jeff Kinney, author of a new and innovative style kids/young adult book Diary of a Wimpy Kid (with Mike again), Tom Wilson of Ziggy fame (with me), Lynn Johnston, creator of the long running comic strip For Better of for Worse (oh yeah with me again), and me (well just my arm and my recorder) interviewing famed author James Patterson autographing his newest young-adult novel Maximum Ride: Saving the World and Other Extreme Sports.
Another very interesting person that I met was a young gentlemen named Matt Brown who was doing some very creative promotion for his mom Resa Steindal Brown’s educational book The Call to Brilliance. Having two sons and four step-sons of my own (yep, it’s the all male Brady Bunch at my house) I hope that one day that one or more of my wonderful boys will publicly support me like Matt does of his mom!
So many people and books to talk about, so little time. Over the next few weeks you can check out our interviews on our three times a week broadcast here at ComixMix. Pay particular attention to our interview with VIsion Quest’s Deborah Pratt; I think you’ll find that of particular interest.
Back to the grind.