Posted by Bob Greenberger on April 3, 2012
There’s something fun about I-Con, the people, the sprawling campus, being able to hang in the Green Room and just chat with friends – new and old. As a result, I wind up doing whatever I can to help them get guests or promote the show or whatever.
Two weeks ago, Carl Fink, the vice-chair and comics track leader, told me I should have some notes prepared because I was to receive an award. Normally, I skip the banquet since I usually go out with friends. This time, they went out and I attended the banquet and received a nice plaque.
The John Pilkington Award is given in memory of one of their most dedicated and reliable staff members. If you needed something completed on-time, and in the best interests of the convention, John was the best choice. His enthusiastic energy and overall love for the convention has been, and always will be sorely missed.
The award is given annually to a guest of I-Con who has over the years been a significant part of our convention. The recipient is someone the senior staff feel has been long dedicated to the growth, and reputation of the convention.
Following in the steps of people like Peter David and Harlan Ellison was me. Pretty cool.
The rest of the con was fun. My first panel was Stump the Experts and the few people who attended drifted in to watch, not prepared to stump me and Glenn Hauman. So, Glenn, Peter, and I spent an hour chatting about everything under the sun and those in attendance had a nice time. WAIT! There is more to read… read on »