…well, it wasn’t really that funny at all. It was actually quite depressing. You see I was supposed to be filming interviews for PuppetVision: The Movie and attending the National Puppetry and Animatronics Summit in Australia last week, but due to a missed connection that set off a domino-like series of travel-related snafus I ended up being stranded in the UK and missed the summit completely.
I had been planning to attend the summit (and visit Australia for the very first time!) for over half a year so it was crushing to have to sit out the entire weekend in airports and hotels half a world away (although, if you’re going to get stuck somewhere, you can certainly do worse than London, England!). Most of all, I’m very, very sorry that my Principles of Great Puppetry Presentation had to be cancelled as a result of the travel problems.
Fortunately, both Naomi Guss and Gary Friedman (two of my favourite puppetry bloggers) were at the summit and provided coverage of the summit for those of us who couldn’t be there on their respective blogs:
- Puppets in Melbourne: 2012 Summit Coverage
- Puppet Summit Gives Animators a Voice
- National Puppetry Summit Winds Down
By all accounts, it was a fantastic event. Big thanks and congratulations are owed to Annie Forbes, Nicole Peters and everyone else helped make the Summit a big success.
(Monday Morning Inspiration will return next week)