Was it hard to write a book set at New York Comic Con? For Tash, it wasn’t. “This is the easiest book I ever wrote,” she said, adding, “The hardest part is that I fell in love with (Graham) and had to put him through so much. As I was writing a really hard scene for him, I was cringing for him and thinking “I’m so sorry.” Linn agreed with Tash on that last point. He added, “As creative people, the hardest thing is to try to stop your characters from getting what they want. If they get everything they want, that’s a boring story. We love our characters, but we have to put them through this.”
What’s their dream writing jobs? Lily Anderson wants to write Gwenpool: The Novel. Lauren Linn wants to give the world the backstory of Grover.”I want to write Grover’s backstory. What makes him who he is? I asked Frank Oz what’s Grover’s backstory and he said I don’t know. He just is.” Sarvenez Tash said she’d love to write Hermione and Ron’s early marriage. She explained, “Ron’s my favorite character. I think writing their banter would be great.” To which, Lily Anderson quickly replied, “Please send me that.”
Are any of the authors into cosplay? Brian Katcher is already planning his next. He said, “My next cosplay is The Tick‘s The Evil Midnight Bomber What Bombs at Midnight.” Someone in the audience broke out into applause upon hearing this. It was me. Sarvenaz Tash said she already lived her dream cosplay, when she threw herself a Tri-Decade Tournament for her 30th birthday. Everyone at the party had to come dressed as Harry Potter characters and compete in Minute to Win It style games.
Billy Henehan writes for The Beat. When he’s not writing for The Beat, he writes silly Game of Thrones recaps for Tuesday Night Movies and co-hosts the Run Chat podcast.