Monday, June 29, 2015

It's Been a While!

Sorry - my intention was to be back in mid-June, but between a family crisis (now thankfully under control and on the upswing!) and preparing for the second Joss in June conference, I've been away longer than I ever intended.

Don't worry - I've seen plenty of movies I want to chat with you about, as well as what's looking like an absolutely astonishing TV series. I'll be catching up on my postings this week and I appreciate your patience, but boyhowdy! getting ready for that conference took every spare moment I had (plus a few!).

I had been invited to deliver the keynote address at this conference - keynotes are big deals. You're given more time to present your ideas, so they need to be tightly structured and well-supported. Since I was presenting on Avengers: Age of Ultron, there was only so much I could do prior to early May and I had no way of knowing if what I thought would fit, would actually fit until I'd seen the film. (It's more than a little nerve-wracking writing that way, to be sure!) It all worked out - and I even worked in a puppet, since the presentation was about Ultron's links to Disney's Pinocchio and the evolution of artificial intelligence. Sounds crazy, but I think it works.

But I'm back now - check back in a day for my first "catch up" summer movie post!