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The Best Panel I Will Ever Be On|
At 3:00 on Saturday, I was on the "The Best Webcomics You Aren't Reading" panel with Rob Balder (author of Erfworld and PartiallyClips, Kelly J. Cooper (former editor of Comixpedia), and Wednesday White and Eric Burns of comics critique blog Websnark. We discussed several comics, picking our favorites (and if you're curious, the ones we chose are listed here).
But at the end, Eric says that he has a new comic to unveil - a supergroup comic made by the best creators in all of webcomics - and he starts up an MPEG file with music entitled "Submitted Without Comment." And what did we get?
His marriage proposal to Wednesday. As drawn by the creators of some of the most popular and beautiful webcomics published today. And then, when it was done, he whipped out the ring and she hugged him tight.
A moment later, the audience yelled out "So?" and she laughed and said "Yes, of course!"
Rob and I later joked that it would have been the funniest thing in the world if Wednesday had watched, shrugged, and whipped out a counter-MPEG drawn by the remaining greatest webcomics creators today called "You're A Nice Guy, But..." Funny in that way that gets to be funny over the course of many years and many drinks, of course, but funny.
Eric then went out and got very drunk in celebration, and because it was a marriage, what the heck. I went with him. Wednesday's never looked happier. And can you blame a girl? When a guy loves you that much, man, you just know life's going to be awesome.
The next day I sat on a V For Vendetta panel, which was awesome as far as panels go, but I kept waiting for the proposal. Eric can relax. It's not a trend.
|Date:||January 15th, 2007 04:32 pm (UTC)|| |
I heard about that panel way too late to be able to buy a membership, and I couldn't have afforded it anyway, but when my daughter told me it was going to happen, I really wished I could have been there. Now... well, it sounds utterly amazing.
|Date:||January 15th, 2007 04:37 pm (UTC)|| |
It's a lovely comic. I'm not sure I think that proposing in such a very public way makes sense... unless of course you already know the answer.
|Date:||January 15th, 2007 05:43 pm (UTC)|| |
It made sense. Trust me.
|Date:||January 15th, 2007 08:42 pm (UTC)|| |
If I may ask (for official records, of course) how many times now have people said it didn't make sense or that it seemed unfair to you?
|Date:||January 17th, 2007 07:58 pm (UTC)|| |
I've been too dazed to keep count. :)
That made my geekometer squee. How very sweet!
There was a marriage proposal at a show at Dickens, and ...everyone was waiting for proposals for the rest of the run. But it wasn't, as you say, a trend.
For all the ones that go wrong, Marriage Is Good and Makes People Happy.
Well nerts. You were at Arisia? I had no idea. I'd considered going to that webcomics panel, too. That's what I get for flaking on reading LJ for a month. =:\