MileHiCon was a blast! Sci/Fi people are crazy fun and I really enjoyed it. Some of the costumes in the Masquerade Walk were spectacular. And the best thing was the way entire families participated. It must be fun to grow up in a family with a common interest. Especially one where you get to let your imagination run wild. A few glitches—my first panel was on what happens after you get published—the marketing, promo angle. Unfortunately, our moderator kind of took off on a wild hair and we never did address the subject the way I think we were supposed to. Then, Mario and I were scheduled to read from our books and the fire alarms went off!! After forty minutes and no relief in sight, I just went home for the night. Did I mention this was at 11 p.m.? Past my bedtime for sure. But got to meet some really nice people, Fred Cleaver of the Denver Post, Rose Beetem who arranged the program, and Nina and Ron Else who ran the bookstore.
And speaking of bookstores, I’ll be signing at the Tattered Cover Highlands Ranch on December 11. Now let’s hope the weather holds. I’m so excited about it. The reviews have been good, if that means anything, but the real proof will be if I can sell some books. That scares me more than a little.
Just read in the newest issue of RT that Joss Whedon is partnering with Dark Horse Comics in a Buffy graphic novel that will pick up where the series left off. Whedon will write the first and final four issues of the planned 22-issue run. The first issue is due in March. I, for one, can’t wait.