Remember our AskJF contest last year? Well, we are planning a new edition, at the upcoming FedCon, with the kind help of our friend @silvercomet21. She will act as a “special FlanInfo agent” (yes, we’ve convinced her it’s a cool designation!) and relay one of your questions to Joe during the Dusseldorf convention, 17-20 May 2012.
So send your question via twitter adding into your message the hashtag #AskJF OR post your question in comments to this post. If it’s a good one, it will get the chance to be answered by Joe. We’ll select a question that is relevant for most of the fans, funny, respectful (we wouldn’t like our agent to feel embarrassed asking, or Joe to avoid answering) and, as much as possible, original (although we ALL want to ask him “what’s your new project?”, we’ll refrain from that one).
We are expecting your entries no later than Sunday 13 May, 13:00 GMT.
We are grateful for our special agent’s efforts, however we cannot guarantee that she’ll manage to actually ask him your question (as we know cons are pretty hectic), but the winner will get a nice (non-virtual) Joe-related prize.
Waiting for your questions as of now!
Update 14 May 2012:
Thank you everyone for the questions sent! The contest is closed now, the jury is out deliberating.
Update 19 May:
After a fierce jury debate (since we had several very good questions, it wasn’t easy to chose just one ), we finally settled for the winning question: Who or what has been most inspirational in your life?, submitted via twitter by LouiseVincent6, who’s about to receive the prize very soon! Congratulations, Louise!
Next step: our trustworthy Special FlanInfo Agent managed to ask the question just in the nick of time (it was the last question on Friday’s evening panel), and here’s Joe’s answer:
On a personal level his stepfather. He was very inspirational (he died a few years ago). And his mother. His parents are very important for him. He doesn’t like it when people complain about their parents, blame them for everything what went wrong in their lives. Which seems to be very common. Other than that he is a fan of Ralph Waldo Emerson(‘s books). Still, although the writer died more than 120 years ago. He/they are classic. He mentioned one of Emerson’s books being particularly powerful; “Self Reliance”.
Thank you for this, Cora, and have fun on the next days at the convention!
More details about the con and Joe’s presence there in our later post.