Hi, I did an interview with the publishing director an d Managing Editor of Yen Press as well as an interview of Editor of Vertical I want to publish as well as meeting the woman who started Shojo manga (and yaoi), and got some free books from Simon and Shuster (sic) and tips on how they would never publish my work as it talks about sex, violence, pedophiles, sexual abuse, drug use, and urban gritty life, since while their teen books don't even have kissing due to the need to 'reach a broad audience' (aka: no bans or problems by religious groups). Peguin books would have no problem dealing with those issues.
I mention this because Moto Hagia, published a series for teens on a pedophile, then a story where a boy's mother is taken in by an uncle who sexually rapes the boy for years. In order to escape the boy tampers with the car of his uncle but his mother is riding that day, so he kills her as well and deals with that guilt. His 'brother', the son of the uncle who had no idea of the sexual abuse blames the protagonist. This is real and gritty and printed in the 1970's in Japan.
I got several signings, including the authors of Beautiful Darkness, but also a manga artist from Vertical on a manga about the sexual exploitation of young women from the US in Tokyo's 'Entertainment' industry (promised jobs as waitress and end up as escorts). The story was not published here so the artist moved to Japan where it was serialized in a magazine then put out in manga format (3 volumes) which NOW has been picked up by the states. I talked to him quite a while.
We have not had internet as the gaming at Comi-con has downed almost every server in the downtown area. Which is um, difficult. I am sitting outside a closed Starbucks in my wheelchair typing this now.
No camera and no $175 to get the same model used on ebay - Canon Powershot A640/A630 - the reason I need this is not just the swivel LCD screen but it is the only camera I know how to operate. I have tried to learn new things but I forget them every two days so my computer remembers all passwords. I know how to use this camera, which I load into the compter and label my memories - it is part of 'The Five': my wheelchair, my wedding ring, my camera, my computer, my watch (the other thing I know how to work). Just part of the frustration of brain damage. With unemployment Linda says 2011 or so for replacing it with a used one. BLAH!
I will post pictures and interviews once I can get somewhere that has internet, honest. I am exhausted, 150,000 visitors over the days, and TERRIBLE wheelchair experiences, but lots and lots of people with RA, other illnesses, ventilators and kids in wheelchairs out in force, more every day - this is the place for those who live life at home on the computer to see the whole industry in one place - from films to publishers, to TV actors, Film Actors and Artists. I talked to Nene Thomas today and she was really cool, talked about the two models she uses in this years calendar that are from Victoria.
Gotta go, the street people are looking at me oddly.
5 hours ago