Wednesday, 27 June 2007

"Does your microphone smell like bacon? Cos mine does."

Last Friday I, or rather my avatar Maxwell Lisle, hosted a Transformers press conference in Second Life. The event was split into two with Michael Bay and Lorenzo Di Bonaventura stepping up first, followed by Shia LaBeouf, Megan Fox, Josh Duhamel and Tyrese Gibson.

These are always fun to do. Nervy at first — will the technical side go ok? will there be enough questions sent in? will they be any good? — but then, once you go live, everything clicks into place and they're a hoot, an entertaining way to spend an afternoon. This time there was the added pressure of it being streamed live on 15 websites around the world, plus the conference was being shot for in life TV (and it was that feed that was available to view for those not actually there).

A full transcript of the press conference, plus audio and videopodcasts are available at but my favourite moment came when Megan Fox sniffed her mike and opined the above quote. Not much you can say to that, really.

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