So it's Tuesday Night and I am finally in recovery mode from the SFBall weekender. What a grand weekend it was too. With great Guests, Staff & attendees. I don't think a show could possibly be more welcoming and friendly.
I arrived early on Friday afternoon and was kindly picked up at the station, though the event was really only around the corner. Although the Train Journey was a four hour jaunt all in. I guess I could have flown to spain in that time!
But I digress.
I settled in Nice and Early and got myself in my nice comfortable position behind my table. That was the easy part, I am used to it after all.
The guests were all gathered together in the Green Room around 6.00 to prepare for our stage appearance. Alongside Robert Rankin, J.A Saare, Fwah Storm (Reload) Miltos Yerolemou (Game of Thrones) Armin Shimerman (Buffy) Max Grodenchick (Deep Space 9), Star Trek writers Diane Duane, Peter Morewood, & David Gerrold. There was me Burger King in hand, Garbage Pail t-shirt & hoodie. Oh yes of course everyone else was dressed up! What was I thinking? This was a ball after all, then the quickest quick change I have ever done. Shirt + Boots = Tick.
Then all of a sudden I found myself microphone in hand in front of 300 attendees where I did my very best impression of Lee Bradley not being too inappropriate on stage.