Just got back from ConestogaCon—I’ll share some of my pictures in a minute—but if you follow this link
, you’ll find a treasure trove of reports from fellow Fang, Fur & Fey authors who participated. Melissa Marr also will be posting video soon. She recorded many of the panels. This is a GREAT group of writers and I’m so happy to be a part of it.
Conestoga Con is small but mighty!! Had a terrific time and a lot of credit for that goes to Elspeth Bloodgood who runs the programming track every year. Tulsa in July, though... well, I probably don't have to say anymore. In fact, they received so many comments on the weather (100+ degrees with 80% (maybe a slight exaggeration) humidity), the decision was made to change it next year to April. Unfortunately, the same weekend as RT.
But on to pics-- now, you all know I'm techno challenged, but I'll make the attempt anyway.
Here's Tiffany Trent signing the HUGE stack of books at the B&N we visited. Jeff Martin and book seller Becky made us feel welcome.
Jaye Wells and Leah Hodge posing for Mark Henry.
The aforementioned Mark Henry-- wild man extradordinare who read us porno while we drank coffee in Starbucks. Didn't surprise me that people moved quietly away from our table.
My first panel: UF: It's Not Just For Chicks
Panel members: Mark Henry, me, Mark Del Franco, Steve Wedel, Justin Gustanis
Diana Gabaldon was guest of honor. She walked past us at one point and Mark Henry said, "She's ethereal." She is. In her hand she's holding art work from the graphic novel adaptation of her Outlander series to be released this fall. Elspeth Bloodgood conducted her interview.
Dinner at a Mexican joint-- left to right around the table (except, sadly, for the four fans in back whose names I stupidly forgot to write down): Renee George (who has a wicked website--google Romance the Night) Mark Henry, Michele Bardsley (look for Wait Till Your Vampire Gets Home in Nov), Dakota Cassidy (all I can say about her is WOW), Caitlin Kittredge (girl wonder) Jaye Wells (debut novel Red-headed Stepchild comes out next year), and Leah Hodge (all around cool chick.) Renee sent me a pic which is actually much better than mine so here it is:
One of the panels was this really cool reenactment of a fight scene from your book. Here's the battle between Anna and a werewolf that takes place in the fourth book, Legacy, out the end of August. Sorry my pics aren't too good but maybe you can get the idea.
One with me and the group that did the fights scenes: The Twisted Blades
And last but certainly not least, one of the wonderful things about attending cons is meeting readers. This pic with Emily was taken after the panel Creatures: Vamps and Shifters.
PC Cast, me, Dakota Cassidy (uncharacteristically in the back)and Rachel Vincent.
So, that's it. I'll get better at the picture thing, I promise.