This weekend I attended MileHiCon 38 held here in Denver, CO. It was three days of SciFi and Fantasy mayhem and fun. Star Gate soldiers, Harry Potter look-alikes, Klingons, and a few zombies (see above) mixed together, especially at night when helped by copius amounts of alcohol.
I had the priviledge of speaking on panels with authors Daniel Abraham
, Paolo Bacigalupi, Theresa Crater, and Harley Elizabeth Garwood. We discussed the arduous task of getting published and parsed the tampering of mythos (except me, the talk turned too brainy to follow). I also met fellow fantasy writers, our own Jeanne Stein
and Carol Berg
. If you wanted steel weapons or flowered wreaths, the dealers' room had plenty of goodies. Who Else Books supported us writers by offering plenty of our books.
I learned what Filking was--folk singing with a fantasy fan slant--and Fan Fiction Slash--short stories about your favorite heroes, in this case, the consumated gay romance between Captain James T. Kirk and Mr. Spock.
The con was a great way to start the Halloween celebration.
Check out Acts I to IV of Thriller Chiller Theater
. But beware.