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On Sunday as I was leaving an elevator in suit, I was approached by one of many photographers, which is nothing new really.

There was a lot of hussle and bussle, & my suit's audio feeds had been dead since Friday, making it difficult for me to hear exactly what was being asked of me. Apparently I was asked for an interview, and agreed to it simply by politely nodding at a moving mouth with extended hand before me. When i realized the extended hand had an audio recorder in it, i nearly panicked, but decided I'd been roped polietely enough into this, to warrant continuing.

I was pretty sure i could carry on the interview sharing the warmest-hearted information i had to give, and despite low-ventilation, keep my head together to avoid saying anything that could paint a ill light out of context.  Looking back I believe i did really well. I shared a heartwarming expression of experiences and goals, and the photographer even seemed a little tiny bit misty eyed and taken back with the conversation.

So i have high hopes that his journalistic integrity will demand that he share the beauty I saw reflected in his eyes. And that his 'Boss' won't simply tell him, "Chop the interview up into something about Fetish!" :/


But, I want to know for sure...
And i need help to do so...
Because, i was not able to hear what paper or internet-news medium he was from/with.
I don't know what company he was working for. Or who he took the audio-interview for.


He got pics of me in my Lopunny-modded ThumpieBunnyEve costume sprawled out atop a piano.
He was not under escort by staff, so i think he had a green press pass.
He had a beige jacket, and a hair style like David Tennant as Dr.Who, and appeared to be between 45 and 55.
He was pleasant and seemed compassionate, Dedicated to his work, and reaching to understand why we work so hard to go so far with what we furries do.
I'd like to see how his article came out. But I've no idea who he was writing for.


I asked con-ops but the staffer who's name i think started with a Z and handled press-registration, had retired for the night, and so I'm told, was packing to go home. So I've no leads.. My boyfriend purchased all the local papers for 2 days before we went home, but didn't see any articles in the paper pertaining to the interview.



I was instructed by Con-Ops to inquire here on the forum for help, so, is there any way to track down this press member, and his affiliation?
*hopping for help❣♥* Flopsy face

 

(Different & Unrelated article, including a pic of my Lopunny-Modded ThumpieBunnyEve fursuit with children:

http://www.theburghbaby.com/burghbaby/she-did.html/ )

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Was it Arthur Drooker? http://www.arthurdrooker.com/pages/media.html If so, you're in good hands.

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Apparently he also interviews Abe Lincoln look-a-likes. (Current photo on his front page) Laughing out loud

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Arthur Drooker? YES! Yes it was! EEE!

http://static.photoshop.com/content/spotlights/arthur-drooker/images/arthur_drooker.jpg

*Hop!* *Hop!* *Hop!* *Hop!* *Hop!* *Hop!* That's him!  Thank you so much Chiaroscuro! *Hop!* *Hop!* *Hop!* *Hop!* *PEEP!*

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As a note: Mr. Drooker's photography and a review of Anthrocon can be seen at http://www.coolhunting.com/culture/conventional-wisdom-anthrocon.php . Thumpie, you're the first picture. Smiling

--Chi

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agreed

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For the record, I handle the press passes. We had ten different media organizations (most of them fannish in nature) with green passes at the convention this year. 

-Xy

 

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I was apporced by one. At first I though it was just another congoer asking a question, then I notice the bage had a huge green section of "press" and "no escort needed". I didn't know AC had Press badges, but the "no escort needed" was a huge clue that this was a AC thing as outside press was allways escorted in the past. Also know Kage changed how to handle the press due to the fandom got too large and started putting on panels on how to handle the press for anteendees. Quickly extablished this was a good person and commented on how he fought to get positive articials into some of the local papers.

 

Good thing now to know how many of them was handed out now. Smiling

 

PS. Anyone know how to enable the spellchecker here?

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The press used to be escorted all the time by default. The problem was when folks wanted to make a documentary or conduct interviews for the entire weekend, I had to spend the entire convention following them around. So we've relaxed that policy a bit as a result (plus they're usually members of the fandom anyway). We still escort the local tv/newspaper/radio folks who show up for an hour or so.

If you see media wandering around with a (red) Escort Required pass, they should have a member of senior staff with them. If they don't, it's always good to ask where their escort is. (And yes, Kage's panel on how to deal with the press is highly recommended if you want to feel more comfortable talking to them.) 

One little caveat to all this: If you see someone trying to do interviews and they don't have a press pass, there's probably a good reason why we didn't give them one.

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