If it’s not blatantly obvious by now, I love conventions. I love the people I meet, the social interaction I get, and all of the pretty, pretty costumes. (Not to mention the pretty, pretty people). Anomaly con was wonderful. I had the opportunity to connect and work with a number of local authors this weekend including Vivian Caethe, J.A. Campbell, Mark Stone, Paul Lell and Josh Vogt. In addition I had time to hang out with friends St. James and Leslie.
I was only able to attend three panels this weekend, one on Zombie Love (that went downhill fast, but was a lot of fun) Flash Fiction –something I’m not yet very good at as yet, and another on Being charming vs. Being creepy at cons. I think the audience agreed that the creepy at con panel should be held on Friday, not on Sunday afternoon. Here’s hoping that can be arranged for future cons.
One of the things I enjoy most about working at conventions is the opportunity to dress in gorgeous costuming. Well, I haven’t updated my wardrobe in a number of years, so I splurged and finally got one of the Pendragon outfits that I have always lusted after. As a side note, being laced and unlaced into corsets and bodices by an attractive man on his knees for an hour is really a good boost to the day… granted I did tell him in advance that I was going to spend a lot of money at his booth, so I had his undivided attention.
As always, the con winds down, and now it’s Monday and I can barely keep my eyes open. I’ve got ideas for a half a dozen new projects, some of which I might actually get to and I’m looking forward to Starfest next month.