Comic-Con is a trip!
I first attended Comic-Con 2 years ago to link up with Now Write! Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror contributors: Michael Dillon Scott was on a wonderful panel about writing fantasy, the Winner Twins have their own booth and each contributed their own exercise. That’s where I also met Ben Thompson who contributed the wonderful piece, “Diabolic Evil for Beginners” (in the High Stakes and Terror chapter.)
This year I was back for several days instead of just one afternoon and it was a trip! The place was full of heroes, baddies and everything in between – see some pics below. I got to see a hilarious Seth McFarlane panel and some previews of cool new shows Blindspot, Scream Queens, and The Expanse.
The Amazing Winner Twins
The Winner Twins (Brittany and Brianna) have been writing since they were 12. They felt resigned to a disappointing life because of dyslexia, but their father encouraged them to start writing, telling them they could do anything if they made up their minds to it. Now aged 20, they are extremely poised bestselling authors and teachers with a sincere desire to pass on their father’s encouragement to fellow writers.
Comic-Con Writers’ Panel
The Winner Twins hosted a terrific panel on “How To Create Your Novel” with legendary actor and bestselling author Richard Hatch, bestselling author, humanitarian and fellow anthologist Steve-Elliot Altman, Writers of the Future‘s John Goodwin and multi-award-winning bestselling author David Brin. All these illustrious speakers had inspiring and helpful things to say, such as Steve-Elliot referring to the writing flow versus editing: “You don’t clean up while you’re in the middle of vomiting…”