For those curious why interviews between Nick Spencer and I last three hours -- an excerpt

Me:
I have to say, the night before Image Expo, I had a dream about what the event would be like...
Nick Spencer:
Right.
Me:
And through all the weird things about the dream, like Image Expo being held on a boat for some reason--
Nick Spencer:
[Laughs] Forward that to Eric and Ron, by the way, because I love that idea.
Me:
Just rent out a huge yacht or something, right?
Nick Spencer:
It'd be pretty baller at that point.
Me:
So in this dream, the only announcement I saw was you. And you came out to announce a book, singular, but you sang it. [Laughs] You sang the announcement, and I was really disappointed when I didn't get to go, and in reading all these reports, no one said you came out and sang the announcements.
Nick Spencer:
Can I just say that your dream announcement is so much better than my actual announcement? [Laughs] Next year we will auto-tune the announcements on a yacht. That all sounds incredible to me.
Me:
It sounds like a Kanye West music video.
Nick Spencer:
I know! I was just talking about how great the event was, and now I'm like, the event is so much lamer than what Matt cooked up. Matt's subconscious should handle all the logistics for the next Image Expo.
Me:
I'll pitch that to Ron and see how into that idea he is. But, OK --
Nick Spencer:
Do you remember what I was singing about? You didn't even care what the book was about, just the gimmick of me singing the announcement. That's depressing.
Me:
Well, I cared! Not to go too deep into the dream, but there was a problem. I was supposed to do the live blog, as I did in real life, and I was having problems because I forgot my laptop. All I had was a CD-RW and a marker.
Nick Spencer:
[Laughs] The two worst possible things to have for the job!
Me:
And it's funny, I woke up and immediately e-mailed the other editors this dream, and then it became a self-fulfilling prophecy. I did end up having problems initially getting the liveblog going, and in my dream David got mad at me because all I brought was a CD-RW and he got mad at me in real life too. So it was this weird thing that happened. But. That's a tangent. I'm going to cut this out.
Nick Spencer:
I don't know if you should. I like all this.

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