I'd been in Hollywood for five years before I started writing 'The Guild.' I worked enough to pay all my bills. So I was very lucky in that respect. Most people don't make a living acting.
I think Hollywood has seen what fandom can do for a project. You can definitely see that when you go to Comic-con.
At no point am I ever threatened by people who question who I am, or why I like the things I do, or my legitimacy. Because I know who I am very strongly, and I think that's what geek culture can reinforce.
I still do commercial work as an actor, which I love, because it's very quick, and it definitely pays my bills.