Greetings, dear Oregonians and Internet savvy people everywhere. I'm sitting here at the end of the long, strange, wonderful launch day for Abraham Lincoln, Vampire Hunter
. A day that began with me chatting up none other than Doris Kearns Goodwin
(one of my literary heroes — we were both guests on NPR's "On Point"), continued with me getting to meet James Cameron (one of my cinematic heroes — I'll explain in a minute), reached its crescendo with the announcement that Tim Burton (another one of my cinematic heroes) was producing
movie, and ended with a reading and signing at the Sunset Strip's own Book Soup
. All in all, not a bad Tuesday.
So, James Cameron. I had the opportunity to visit the DreamWorks Animation campus in Glendale today and sit in on the latest in their series of "DreamTalks." Today's guest? Mr. Avatar himself. After an engaging hour-plus talk about the experience of making the film, and the future of 3D cinema, I had the chance to spend a few moments with him. Here's a cell phone pic I took from the front row (that's DreamWorks Animation CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg on the right):
Pretty damned cool. Then it was off to Book Soup for the first of what I hope will be many readings and signings all across this great land. So far the book seems to be doing well. Which, weirdly, makes me nervous.
Tomorrow morning starts on a mixing stage in LA, where I'll be watching (or rather, listening to) the third episode of The Hard Times of RJ Berger — the scripted comedy series that I co-created, which premieres on MTV in June. I'll try and include a pic of that action in tomorrow's post.
And if you need more Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter before then, check out the Facebook fan page!