May 30th, 2011
Phoenix Comicon Impressions

First off, let me say that I will be giving a more in depth write up for Phoenix Comicon. As you might imagine, I am knackered. This was my first Comicon and I really hope it won’t be my last. It was a BLAST. I ended up speaking on nine (yes, you read that right, I said 9.) different panels over a three day period. My panels were: Fairy Tales of the 21st Century, Mixing Paranormal With Other Genres, Being a Newbie Writer (not sure how I got on that one), Erotic Science Fiction and Fantasy, The Big Idea (Thank you, John Scalzi), Urban Fantasy Authors Go To Town, Getting the Word Out, The Future’s So Bright, and Advice for Beginning Writers. Whew!

I will touch on some of these talks and tell you about the cool people I met over the next few days. The most important thing you need to know is that I was standing five feet away from Leonard Nimoy and not much further from Stan Lee, breathing the same air. Woo HOO!

In all seriousness, the thing I enjoyed most about Comicon was the sense of community. I’ve never seen anything like it. EVER. They welcomed everyone. And I mean EVERYONE. It was truly wonderful to see. These so called misfits could teach the world a thing or two about inclusion.

As a reminder, the Brenda Novak auction ends tomorrow. You only have one more day to bid on a massacre of your manuscript critique from me. (evil grin) Get those bids in now and prepare to bleed prepare to be enlightened. *ggg

6 comments to “Phoenix Comicon Impressions”

  1. Sounds like a blast. Looking forward to hearing more, and maybe someday going to one myself.

  2. Sasha, It was truly wonderful and a lot of fun. I’ll write more over the next few days. I hope you do get to attend one someday.

  3. I can’t wait to read your take on this one ‘The Future’s So Bright’. 🙂

  4. Bernard, The title is deceptive. It’s actually about dystopian vs post-apocalyptic stories. *ggg

  5. I would love to go to a ComicCon. Looking forward to your write-ups as you recover!

  6. Charli, I’ll write up the first one tomorrow. Just got back from a hair appt. Want to get some work in before I head off to a romance writer’s meeting. 🙂