I thought the screening went well - even though the picture quality wasn't ideal -people seemed to enjoy HT which really is the most important thing. The Q & A that followed was fun, and a big thanks to everyone who attended and spoke with us afterwards. On the PR side we got coverage from Newsarama, ManiaTV, G4TV, IFC, Alter Ego Comic Cast, Comic Geek Speak, PopCultureShock, HeroSpy, BamKapow, Komikazee, World Famous Comics, and ScurvyDawg among others. It was no doubt a good start to getting our publicity machine in motion.
Beyond all that – just going to the Con for the first time was incredible. Aside from the being a fan of it all - it's really a perfect place to network. We met a lot of people in the film biz, and were also able to reconnect with many of the comic writers, artists, and creators that helped us along the way. Guys like Mark Wheatley, Bob Burden, Chris Yambar, Richard Starkings. I also met one of my idols - artist Neal Adams, and was extremely shocked to see Electro. (ooh sorry about that)
One of the highlights had to be meeting with Chris Gore. Chris really is the ambassador of Indie Filmmaking. He literally wrote the book on Film Festivals, and started the magazine and website Film Threat back in the 80s. We had a chance to chat with him at the Con, and he, being a judge of the festival, had some really great advice for us. Chris also hosts the segment DVDuesday on Attack of the Show, and we’re very grateful that he included us in his top picks from the festival.
Thanks to everyone who helped us out in San Diego. Thanks to the CCIIFF for all the work in setting up the screenings. Hope we're back next year!