Well, it’s only taken me forever (ok, just 2 weeks) to do this, but here’s the recap from my Comic Con fun a few weeks ago! It was a local Con (which was awesome) and the second annual in our area. I attended the first Con last year and had an absolute blast! So this year was highly anticipated.
Despite being exhausted from school and Spring Break (in which my body apparently decided to realize how tired it was despite doing nothing exertional the whole week), my sister Jocelyn and I arrived Friday for our set up.
Friday evening was for the VIPs. We saw some familiar faces and over the course of the weekend would meet people who had stopped by last year’s booth. Costumes were on point this year, and as anticipated, there were plenty of Reys and Avengers running around. Saturday was kind of long, but we entertained ourselves during the spots of down time (as evidenced by the last few pictures and the video if you’re unlucky enough to follow me on Facebook). Sunday was a bit lighter in attendance, but still fun!
There were several new authors I connected with and one who gave me some tips on other Cons in Texas that I should attend. We chatted with people who had read the Rise of Aredor series from last year. The response was really positive and they came back looking for more. Sadly, there are only two books in the series, but then my sister opened her mouth and told them all about the kazillion short stories I have written and how I should publish them. They all agreed with her, so now that project is moving up on the list. Adela’s Curse was well received. Although some young kids didn’t believe we had gotten the wings correct on the faery. I tried to explain that was just how I imagined them, but didn’t get very far.
I was set up in an aisle with a bunch of other authors, so it was tons of fun to chat with them and see avid readers come down the line with ever-growing stacks of books. And it was actually a really cool feeling when people walked by or stopped and recognized me and the books. 🙂
We might not have been as successful as last year, but plenty of books found new homes with readers and bookmarks and business cards got handed out, so I call it a win. 🙂
And now, enjoy some of the pics from the weekend!
Also fun fact: I mentioned that another author recommended some other Cons… So I’m going to have a booth at the Houston Space City Con on May 28-30 where Billie Piper, I repeat BILLIE PIPER will be in attendance. Also Alex Kingston and the 6th Doctor, but Billie Piper, guys. I’ll be in the same building as her. 🙂 ❤