First and foremost let me say that Satine Phoenix is an absolute angel, and I can now genuinely say that she is an extremely nice and understanding person. Satine has been at a few conventions that I’ve attended, but I never had the testicular fortitude to actually go up and introduce myself. The bad thing is by not going up to her and saying hello and introducing myself like a normal person would, I just fed into the sterotype of nerds or geeks being afraid of women with of immense beauty.

This past weekend I did a few walk bys with my buddy Rene before I actually went up and said hello. Let me tell you, that band aid couldn’t have been ripped off any smoother, because as soon as I started talking to her all my worries went away. I know that may sound like something out of a movie, but it’s true and I’m actually embarrassed that it took me so long to say hello. I had seen her book New Praetorians at her booths set up during different conventions, and it always looked interesting to me but I never knew what it was about. When I actually began talking to her and we did our first interview, I’ll get to that, I got a special in depth telling of what the book and main character were all about. Being the co-creator, she was able to elaborate on the characters and plot all while letting me get to know her more as a person. The interview we did was great and ran for about 10 minutes. I was flying high because I had overcome my fear and when I got home that high went to a low real fast.

When I plugged in my equipment I realized that the video was fine but the audio was a mess. I messed with it as much as I could but couldn’t salvage anything. I took to twitter and complained about the audio, then took a deep breath read New Praetorians and then tweeted to Satine asking for a chance for a second interview. The book was so great, it had given me a second wind and the courage to ask for a make up interview. It was late, so I went to sleep and received a response the next day saying yeah she would do the interview. I just want to point out that fan interaction is key and those who take the time to respond deserve all the respect in the world.

I went back for the second day of comic con with 70 pages of knowledge about the story of New Praetorians and had an amazing interview. I just want to say thank you again to Satine Phoenix, for not only cementing me as a fan of New Praetorians but for being an all around great person.

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Please enjoy the interview with Satine and I.

By Taylor

Taylor is one half of Media Discord and resides in Orange County, CA. He grew up loving video games, comics and movies. His favorite game is Chrono Trigger and his favorite comic book character is Deadpool.