More and more I find, when attending conventions, that I actually have time to do things besides just work at a booth. This is a bit of a strange turn of events, and I’m find I’m not always sure what to do with myself.
I took Friday off from my day-job so that I could get down to Denver early and avoid the rush for Denver ComicCon. Boy I’m glad I did! It was packed on Friday. I managed to pass by the news crew at the right time and got a nice long pan shot of me in costume on the news. (I was unaware until a friend told me on FB.) And there was much silliness with the action figure booth.
Instead of working at one booth I decided to run errands for several different ones WordFire Press, Dryad Tea, MalCon and a couple of others – and then when I desperately wanted to be behind a table I found an empty one next to a friend and handed out business cards. That went fairly well, Story of the Month Club got a few new subscribers, and I handed out lots of business cards.
On the whole it was a great time – I went to quite a few of the author panels this year and picked up a few tips, and on Sunday I was on a panel myself! I was invited to join the Women in Fiction panel and was thrilled to hang out with some incomparable ladies. After the panel I got a look at a photo of myself on stage – I swear I did actually have clothes on.
Sunday night finished up with dinner with a new friend while we waited for The Writer to finish closing up shop and join us. I had an absolutely lovely time. (I love making new friends!)
The fun didn’t stop there! On Monday I got some great news! For those of you that follow me on FB – this was the Big News Coming Soon post. I was offered a contract from WordFire press to publish my first book Charisma +1; The Guide to Convention Etiquette for Gamers, Geeks & the Socially Awkward. I’ve got a contract, so now it’s all official and stuff! Keep an eye out for more information on this project on Facebook.
On Wednesday, Story of the Month Club was featured over at the Celtic Music Podcast hosted by Marc Gunn – if you like Celtic music, he’s the guy to know!
On the whole I’d say its been a banner week!