I am pleased to announce my 1st Place win in a humor writing contest (family category) at ThinkingFunny2021.com. I won a monetary prize and registration fees for the on-line humor conference and workshops. There were attendees from all over the globe. Despite the two hour time difference, it all worked out well. I read my piece at an after party.
The lineup and conference was organized by Robb Lightfoot, an affable and knowledgeable emcee, humorist, and educator for forty years. He hosts a multi-disciplinary humor/creative community at ThinkingFunny.com.
The lineup included many talented folks.
John Vorhaus, author of The Comic Toolbox: How to be Funny Even if You’re Not.
Dave Fox, an international traveler who discussed writing about travel catastrophies etc, for fun and profit. His background: Rick Steves’ television travel guru, writer. Check him out at Globejotting.com
Humor coach, Judy Carter and panel of stand-up comics: Leighann Lord, and Brian Wetzel conference producer, who has been an opening act for George Lopez.
Songwriters Sara Hoxie and Leah Specher. Also
Steve Vanzant of the Banana Blue Slug String Band.
Disney story board artist and the animator of many Disney and Warner Bros films.
Great grandson Liam, age six, asked me all kinds of questions about Hercules! I faked the answers and showed him an illustration/photo of the hercules cell images.
Dave Master, mentor and multi-talented animator, teacher and pay-it-forward advocate of fostering creative communities.
Agents and editors panel: Gordon Warnock, Savannah Brooks, and Andy Ross.
What a great lineup and terrific conference. I am grateful for the win and wish to thank Georgia Hubley, a Chicken Soup for the Soul writer who told me about the contest in the closing days. I didn’t think I had a chance.
Never say Never!