Beginning today, I've been appearing as a celebrity guest t the Novi Comic-Con, here in Detroit.
As a result,I've made some local TV and radio appearances promoting the event and my appearance at it.
As a result, I've been dealing with various publicity people connected with the event.
They haven't had time to deal with me very much, because apparently William Shatner, who is by far and away the biggest draw and attraction at this event this year, has been giving them fits.
Making demands that have had them all running around like chickens without heads.
This was happening at least the day before the event.
I didn't know if this had straightened itself out until today.
That's when I found out that it hadn't straightened itself out at all.
Huge lines of people were waiting patiently to get Shatner's autograph.
At 75 smackers a pop.
Or to even get a glimpse of him.
Which wasn't possible.
The event started at 12:30 pm and ended at 7pm.
And Shatner didn't arrive until 6:30pm.
Maybe he booked a bad flight on Priceline?
He gave strict instructions that he would only sign autographs.
And he wouldn't pose for a photo with anyone.
For ANY price.
And that no one could look at him without the privilege of paying for it.
There was a woman in a wheelchair who wasn't allowed to rise to see him without paying for it.
I don't know.
You're 84 years old.
I guess that can make you a little cranky.
I guess that can make you want to take a crap on everyone in sight.
So why take the gig?
It can't be for the money.
Even at 75 smackers a pop.
Why not just stay in the house?
If I learn any more about this, I'll report about it next week.
My books ,"Show Runner" and it's sequel, "Show Runner Two", can be found at the Amazon Kindle Store.
Along with the newer ones, "The Man Is Dead", and "Report Cards".
You can search by typing in my name, Cindy Williams, Laverne and Shirley, The Odd Couple, or Happy Days.
Check them out.
You don't need a Kindle machine to download them.
Just get the free app from Kindle, and they can be downloaded to an IPhone, IPad, or Blackberry.
The paperbacks, "Mark Rothman's Essays" and my new novel, "I'm Not Garbo" are not
e-books. But they are available for people without Kindle.
I have many readings and signings lined up for those, and the thing about Kindle is you can't sign one. If you'd like one of the paperbacks, personally autographed, contact me at email@example.com.
And now, we've got my reading of my "Laverne and Shirley Movie" screenplay on YouTube, and my 4-hour interview at the Television Academy's Emmy TV Legends Website.
Here's the link: www.emmytvlegends.org/interviews/people/mark-rothman
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- Hi. I am, according to my Wikipedia entry,(which I did not create) a noted television writer, playwright, screenwriter, and occasional actor. You can Google me or go to the IMDB to get my credits, and you can come here to get my opinions on things, which I'll try to express eloquently. Hopefully I'll succeed. You can also e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Perhaps my biggest claim to fame is being responsible, for about six months in 1975, while Head Writer for the "Happy Days" TV series, for Americans saying to each other "Sit on it."