Tuesday, August 4, 2015

My Apologies to My Fan

The Savage Worlds Licensee seminar on ended with ahuge surprise for me: somebody I didn't know actually shook my hand and pronounced himself a fan of The King is Dead and this blog.
 
Frankly, I'm still not used to thinking of myself as a professional writer and I was really unprepared for an actual, real-life fan. I blathered out some thanks but really screwed up on some basic courtesy -- like catching this fan's name.
 
To my fan, please forgive me. It was my first time at GenCon and the first time I received recognition from someone who wasn't another blogger already known to me or was an industry professional I already knew by sight or reputation.
 
Also, your badge had flipped around and I was too shy to ask your name. I can be an idiot like that.
 
Meeting somebody who likes my work and whom I am either not pursuing employment from or is seeking to employ me is so far a unique experience. It was a perfect apertif to a fantastic weekend. My apologies again.
 
Thank you tremendously.
 
Oh, and if I get to call Wil Wheaton and Chris Pramas "Wil" and "Chris," then please -- please -- just call me Sean.
 
 
 
 

5 comments:

  1. Gen Con is a crazy event and it's tough to realize such things in the thick of it, especially when met with such a pleasant and rewarding surprise. Well done reaching out to the fan. Hopefully he'll see this and contact you.

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  2. It was me. I was trying to figure a way to respectfully approach you and your wife. Nathaniel Garth aka Dolomite23. I have been a fan for awhile from the stuff you wrote on Accursed and your own setting the King Is Dead. Thanks for taking time out just to say hey.

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    1. Thanks, Nathaniel! I'm sorry I didn't have the presence of mind to invite you out for a drink or something like that. I'll make sure to get you a copy of the TKID primer as soon as it's done (which will be several months from now) and I'll add your blogs to the "Friends of" list later today!

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  3. I'm a fan even though I wasn't at GenCon#

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    1. Thanks, Caoimhe! I hope we get the chance to meet in either California or Texas some day!

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