If you’ve ever caught me at a convention, you’ll know that I can chat up a storm. This might make what I say next seem really weird, but I have terrible stage fright. It’s why I prefer the Q&A format for panels and lectures that I run. This piece was inspired by the fact that I had to run a panel after not having done so for three years. I was terrified.
I was also a bit on a Greek mythology kick and wound up drawing Icarus on the stage. Seems appropriate as I am also afraid of getting high off the attention and burning myself on the lights.
I hate stages.