Photo courtesy of Amy J. Putnam
 Robert was his usual effervescent self ("stoked", as he put it), especially since the HERCULES episode being aired that week was a Salmoneous episode. He teased the audience with a spoiler involving Hercules and grapes. Laughing, he said he'd heard that supermarkets were now running out of fruit!
 Asked about fame and its effects, Robert related the story of three kids who came up to him in Orlando to say, wide-eyed, "Do you know who you are?"! He doesn't consider himself to be famous but is glad to know his autograph can fetch dollars for worthwhile projects. He said that basically he's a working actor who is glad if his artistry touches someone.
 There was a reprise of the walnut accompaniment (this time with organic walnuts) to Salmoneous' Xena song. Alas, I couldn't scribble down the words fast enough but do know it involves "town" and "frown."
 Robert enjoyed working with Bruce Campbell on the upcoming HERCULES episode, MEN IN PINK (#H71) which is a homage to SOME LIKE IT HOT. He jokingly assured the audience that there was *nothing* going on between Bruce and him! He did spoil us with a few details from the episode since Brad Carpenter had shown us some of the fun slides from that particular episode earlier.
 There were many good questions about the characterization of Salmoneous. Robert does not see him as *greedy*. He just schemes a lot. Basically, he has a good heart and will do the right thing to help people as illustrated in THE GREATER GOOD (#21), for instance. Salmoneous has had his moments as the hero in such episodes AS DARKNESS FALLS (#H06) and FIRE DOWN BELOW (#H22).
 Does he expect to have a singing career? Apparently, there was a record producer in the audience so let's hope this person was listening to Robert pitch a CD called "Salmoneous Sings in the Key of Commerce," featuring such songs as "Brother, Can you Spare a Dime?" plus "If I Were A Rich Man."
 How does Robert keep his composure while working with such lovely actresses as Corey Eversen or Alexandra Tydings? He stressed his mantra, "I am a professional actor. This is a job." Otherwise, he thinks of batting averages!
 Robert gleefully told us that there was now a Salmoneous doll from Toy Biz which an audience member dutifully brought to the stage for everyone to look at. "I've finally got biceps," crowed Robert.
 Robert ended his part of the convention by telling us fans that we're the reason the show is a hit and to keep writing letters of support.