This weekend marked my first Con on the other side of the table and I had an absolutely amazing time.
My favorite part of any Con weekend has always been meeting other like-minded individuals (read: Geeks), and this weekend was no exception. From the other vendors and artists,
to the cosplayers,
to aspiring writers (who I truly hope check out my blog regarding upcoming contests), I met some incredible people. One young lady named Annie shared my adoration for Rupert Grint, a handsome gentleman by the name of Thomas knew of the inherent masochism of writing, and I got to hang out for a long time with a professional harmonica player. Still, though, my favorite part was the kids.
I can't tell you how many scared, overstimulated, and overtired kids were made to smile by a glow stick and some vampire teeth, and how many hilarious and adorable stories I heard from tiny, lisping voices.
I did go spend some time on the other side of the curtain, though. I bought an awesome hat, and spent some time with the cast of the Firefly. Alan Tudyk was as hilariously snide as you would imagine,
and Adam Baldwin was the nicest guy you could hope to meet.
I also gave a book to Jason David Frank for his daughter Jenna, and we took a second to shoot a video together. I'm going to pretend I'm not jumping up and down while I type that.
This weekend was something that I have wanted since I was a very small child. There I was with my publisher, hanging with my kind of people, selling my book. It truly doesn't get any better than that.