Well, why not? If it's first come, first served again, then if any writer wants to be in with a chance, all you need to do is turn up early.
I was there before the panel before even started.
Over an hour early.
Mark was going to go into that panel before he saw me queuing there.
There are no guarantees when it comes to breaking into the comic book industry, but you can give yourself every advantage, and if you keep trying, and never give up, then eventually you will succeed.
The first thing I'll be doing at Thought Bubble 2017 is locating where the pitching session is happening and then getting in line. Thought Bubble will be going on all weekend and if I miss out on one panel, and if I have to look around the convention a little later, then so be it.
That's exactly how I felt when I saw CYBERFORCE: ARTIFACTS #0 in the shops in December. Well, after the joy and elation.
I want to build a career, and that means that my journey is far from over.
I think fear is a natural thing, you just have to use it. That's what I do, anyway.
Can I ask, why?
I'm sure you can think up an idea by then, Thought Bubble isn't until much later in the year.
And even if you don't win, you're at least reminding the folks at 2000AD that you exist and that you're going to keep trying. That's certainly worth something.