I’m a little behind on this, mostly because, oh, that huge convention a week or so past. In any case, here are some of the best tweets out of Celebration and DragonCon and whatever else was going around from August 20th to September 2nd.
We prepped for Celebration, dodged power lines, read Mercy Kill and a few miscreants held a roast. Why not?
Last week, comic book writer Gail Simone considered the prequels, Celebration VI preparations were in full swing and Mercy Kill feelings were had. See it all below the cut.
Which leads me to hypothesize that ‘The Kessel Run’ is really just the GFFA version of Iron Chef. Or something. Also: A bit of EU, a bit of Star Wars life, and some (more) Hobbit snark.
In which Lord of the Rings, Batman, and the Olympics invade…
Some people take vacations where they can ditch all their tech, or at least keep it in the hotel room for after-hours perusal. I am not one of those people, at least at a Celebration. As a news-blogger, it’s my prerogative, nay, my duty, to keep at least an iPhone on me at all times. Because while yes, while there will be plenty of real-life socializing, I must tweet.
I have no idea how many people I was following during Celebration VI, my first Twitter-enabled convention, but right now I am following almost 300 people. That’s a LOT of tweets, so the first thing I want to do is see how I can – not to be heartless, ahh screw it – ditch some folks temporarily. (Temporarily.) Luckily, Twitter has a built-in feature that will serve me well in not only keeping all the unfollowed people together, but allow me to even backread – Lists.
I decided that my first target would be mostly professional entertainment sites and journalists that are unlikely to cover Celebration. For them, I created a list called Entertainment. Next, for the science fiction/fantasy and comics crowd I suspect won’t cover the con, I created the imaginatively named SFF-Comics. All together, that’s 60 accounts that will be safely out of the way while I’m frantically trying to keep up.
I haven’t actually unfollowed anyone yet, but the lists will make that easy. A day or so before the con, all I’ll have to do is go to the list members pages and unfollow. After the con is over, I can follow them all back. And best of all, I can still check up on them, via the list, whenever I have a spare moment. (Hello, airport.)
Granted, most of these accounts are people who don’t follow me back/barely know I exist, so I don’t think there’ll be many hurt feelings when I unfollow – but keep that in mind. A ‘If I unfollow you today, it’s only temporary’ tweet may be in order if your choices are otherwise. Or, you could always create a special list just for Celebration, and avoid the issue entirely! Lists are cool that way. For what it’s worth, here’s mine.
Stay tuned for more tips!
The drink we all whine for, Yoda in the clouds, fan creations, altered movie titles and more in last week’s tweet roundup.
So last week contained a holiday, which means I spent less time trolling for tweets, which means this week’s roundup is a little thin. Oh well. (Yes, you may have seen this – briefly – yesterday. Many thanks to Storify, who raised it from the dead!)
Twitter embeds are working again (apparently) but it’s too late. I’ve been seduced to Storify. There are no amazing hastag games this week, but I did find a larger-than-usual number of Star Wars life tweets. Also, the deadest Star Wars joke of the month? It’s very dead.