Steve is appearing at OCon this weekend and gave an interview to the Omaha World-Herald.
The interviewer makes Steve’s Muppet departure sound more volitional than it actually was, but he gets brownie points for not referring to Steve as a “voice actor.”
There’s also an interesting sidebar about the 20 “most powerful puppet characters in the world.” It’s kind of funny that the author makes a point of mentioning that Socrates contemplated the question in ancient Greece, but the puppet characters included all seem to be American in origin and date back only as far as the 20th century.
This seems like an opportune moment to make an announcement: As you may recall, Omaha is relatively close to where I live (I described on Twitter it as “practically in my backyard,” which is true relative to the other places where Steve has appeared at conventions). It is close enough to make a day trip, and barring any unforeseen circumstance, I plan to attend OCon on Sunday for Steve’s Q&A.
I didn’t want to say anything about it at first, especially after last year when my Gen Con plans fell through. To be honest, I can still hardly believe that it is happening, and I have a weird, superstitious dread that something is going to come up at the last minute to prevent me from going.
But unless something else happens, you can expect to read a full account of my experience in the near future, hopefully sometime next week.