What a Surprise…

You Should Be a Film Writer

You don’t just create compelling stories, you see them as clearly as a movie in your mind.
You have a knack for details and dialogue. You can really make a character come to life.
Chances are, you enjoy creating all types of stories. The joy is in the storytelling.
And nothing would please you more than millions of people seeing your story on the big screen!

What Type of Writer Should You Be?

Gee, considering I went to film school, this is hardly an M. Night-level surprise.

Why Am I Smiling?

If you’d seen me this afternoon in real life, you’d have seen a man with a grin on his face. Why?

Because today I had the pleasure of meeting actor Edward James Olmos (Admiral Adama on Battlestar Galactica, Gaff in Blade Runner, etc.).

EJO was the original inspiration for the character of Commodore Diego Reyes in the Star Trek Vanguard series I developed with editor Marco Palmieri. Today, I got the chance to tell Mr. Olmos that, and give him signed copies of Harbinger and Reap the Whirlwind. He remarked that he had been asked several times to be “on Star Trek,” and I replied, “Well, in my version of it, you are.”

In case you’re wondering, Mr. Olmos is an incredibly funny, charismatic, and generous person. Gregarious and charming, he energized the room just by being there, and when he smiles everyone smiles with him.

Helluva guy. Glad I had the chance to shake his hand.

And then I came home to find I’d received a residual check from the Writers Guild. Sweet.

Yes, a fine day, indeed. 🙂

Lunacon schedule

Because I know you all care so much about how I spend my weekends, click here to see my schedule for Lunacon.

In capsule form for those of you too lazy to click:

7PM – The Year in TV (Grand Ballroom North)

11AM – David Honigsberg Life Jam (Mianus River)
2PM – Playing in Someone Else’s Sandbox (Odelle)
4PM – The Author as Sadist: Torturing Your Characters (Poplar)
6PM – Autographing (Westchester Assembly area)

12:30PM – Author Reading (Port Chester)

Those of you attending the con, I look forward to seeing you there!

Last Call for Guesses

I am impressed, my f-listers. You all did quite well with the Movie Quote meme I posted. Two quotations were not identified, however:

10. “But it’s absurd!”   “So is our electoral process, but we still vote.” — State and Main

15. “There’s one thing I don’t understand. The thing I don’t understand is every motherfuckin’ word you’re saying.” — The Limey

Thanks for playing, f-listers!