This weekend George R. R. Martin and Ron Donachie were on hand at the World Science Fiction Convention to receive the Hugo Award for the HBO epic series Game of Thrones.
I settled for a few shots over the heads of the throng of photographers who lined the front of the stage area several people deep.
As soon as the photographer snapped the official pics of the author and actor, they slipped back stage and disappeared from the crowd.
I made a quick dash for where I suspected they would reappear and was rewarded with the sight of their reemergence from the curtains.
I asked Mr. Donachie if I could get an interview as they passed and he told me to drop by the autograph area.
In the excitement I had forgotten that I had left my spare battery and charger on the sound man’s table and ended up going to the interview with my old point and shoot.
Fortunately, with a little tweaking, the audio and video quality are acceptible and I was thrilled, if a bit intimidated to be interviewing such notable folks from such a great show.