But not before a quick break to show off his ingenious idea of attaching a matchbook striking strip to the inside of his boot heel so that he could light matches the old school way ;)
I won't lie...I spent the next twenty minutes or so fretting over whether he would even be able to find my egg. But thankfully when he arrived back at the SWTOR panel room - which was hosting an entirely different panel by this time - there was my egg, sitting right up on the table. Poor Steve had to walk up and take it in front of everyone, but he got it back...and while he was doing so I was able to have a beer in an attempt to calm myself (okay, maybe I was just a bit too worked up about that egg) and even eat half of a quesadilla (I was starving).
Unfortunately this whole dragon's egg debacle caused me to be about 20 minutes late for my next writer's workshop, "21 days to a novel". Had I been there from the beginning I do think it would have been more helpful; as it was it did appear that this particular workshop, while informative, was more in the "novel in a month" category (like NaNoWriMo) - as in, more for people who don't write regularly, or people who have really bad cases of writer's block. Neither of which is quite my situation, though to be honest I'm more than thankful for that :)
Oh, and between my two writer's workshops this day, I was able to get two of Steve's Star Wars books signed!
|Both Timothy Zahn and Michael Stackpole were super friendly and awesome about signing these books.|
And on the way out of the Hyatt for said coffee, we ran into some other Game of Thrones costumers and grabbed a quick picture because, you know.... :)
Now stay tuned for the conclusion to one heck of an epic day - I'll post again soon!