The panel was a smashing success.
We had a huge room filled to capacity (a very popular panel was following us), but the crowd, for whatever reason they were there, were captivated by a great panel and were extremely responsive.
Everyone on the panel did stellar work, but our grandmaster Kevin J. Anderson was wonderful — funny and informative. Bob Greenberger announced the awards with confidence and humor, and I couldn’t have been more pleased.
The format was fun and perhaps a little unusual, because we put the emphasis on our grandmaster by having each of our panel members ask him a question. A lot of back and forth about the craft of writing tie-ins and the current state of the trade followed.
I didn’t think we could top the Peter David panel last year, but we may have — or anyway did just as well.
My thanks to all.