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