Tekzilla video host Veronica Belmont talked about her success and failures in January.
Question: Your background and success as a video host / blogger / journalist / spokesperson / entertainer / entrepreneur is really impressive. What have been some of your biggest hits and misses along the way? Do you think that there are some things that always work when taking a path like you blazed or is building a successful career like this more art than science?
Who have been in your favorite interviews and discussions? What made it so?
belbot: Thank you! Honestly, I'm most proud of the work Tom and I have done with S&L (The Sword and Laser), primarily because of the community that's developed around the shows. It's taken on a life of its own! It always works to have a genuine passion for what you're doing. Game On! is probably my biggest regret, because we worked really hard on the show, but it just didn't get the numbers we were hoping for. It was very over-the-top, and I recognize now that maybe we were a little too . . . overexcited? But I'm still proud of the work the team did on it. When we interviewed GRRM (George R. R. Martin), it was amazing. I was so nervous I almost puked on camera. But after a few wobbly moments, he really opened up and started talking. I think he figured out that we were just book geeks like him, and that he could relate to us on that level.