Monday, August 21, 2017

I Survived Epicon 2017. Did You?

My biggest regret from the weekend trip was not getting to hear "Hit the Road Jack" over at the Ray Charles statue.

In the meantime, I documented the atrocities. Have a look!

Every librarian has the habit of visiting other libraries when they travel.

This is the main library for the county system.

The Ray Charles Plaza across from the hotel.

Piano keys motif! There are speakers around the monument, but the water fountain made too much noise...

Getting set up Saturday morning at my convention booth!


I keep working on my arched eyebrow look.

This is my official Geek Cosplay outfit. I'm dressing like I did in college.

Early morning crowd as the events pick up.

Pokemon Cosplayers. I think. I know the one on the right is a Pikachu.

A view of the main panel booth, taken from the above center seats.

One tip for running an Author/Artist booth: Have something to attract the passers-by.
Hence the bowl of candy.
If I learned anything on this trip to Albany GA, it's that the people here LOVE KIT KAT BARS.

Zatanna Cosplayer posing with Captain America Cosplayer.

Anime/Manga Cosplayers... for something I haven't read or watched. Hopefully someone will tell me.

I think this is a gamer Cosplay. The Armor and Weapon most likely shaped foam, to keep it lightweight.

Alice in Wonderland Cosplay!

Wonder Woman! And Dark Knight!

Wonder Woman didn't want to fight Bats, but we talked her into
humiliating him instead.

A big reason I traveled up for Epicon was to visit Albany itself. I was born here,
but haven't been back since the family moved in 1974/75 to Virginia. It took some time
following directions from my parents, but I found the road where we lived when we left.
I vaguely remembered how the road was straight, with large front yards and tall trees.
Sadly, I did not sell any copies of the books I brought to the table, but attendees did take some of my bookmarks and contact info, and also the coupon for 50 percent off on any Createspace purchase of Strangely Funny III (which contains the apt story "Minette Dances With the Golem of Albany."). If anyone wants the coupon code, please email me and I'll forward you the code!

Friday, August 18, 2017

EPICON 2017: I Got Georgia On My Mind

So here I am in Albany, Georgia. Where I was born. Hadn't seen the place since 1974. So of course I can't recall a single thing about the city. Parents can't even remember which street we were on.

Still, this is a big weekend for me, as I am doing my first comic-con as a guest author, selling my works and sitting in on a discussion panel! Link here for info.

Photos of everything coming soon. For now, pictures of the county library and the Ray Charles memorial!





You can't see it behind the trees, so...




Saturday is the big day! Hope to see you here!

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Getting Ready for EPICON 2017

Okay, so do I have everything packed???

Clothes, maybe. Toothbrush, think so. Deodorant? (sniffs) Yeah, I'm gonna need three more sticks.

Got copies of my books and anthologies to sell.

Got a Book Stand to display them.

Got a Promotional Banner to show behind the vendor's table.

Got driving directions.

Got a hotel reservation.

Got music burned to iPod AND CDs depending on which format the radio takes (going be driving dad's station wagon, the parents worry about me in an SUV).

Got bookmarks and display materials.

Got pens to autograph any book I sell.

Got Paypal on my smartphone for card purchases.

Got Shoes, Shirts, Dice.

What am I forgetting?

...

I'm always forgetting something.

Anyways.

I hope to see you all at the Albany Civic Center on Saturday August 19th for EpiCon!


Monday, August 7, 2017

Update on Gent 8/7/2017

My co-worker Melissa let me know this afternoon that Gent found a hooman and a forever home.

Best of luck to you, Gent. I hope you're going to a safe, happy place with good hoomans and/or fellow kittehs.

/sniff

Thursday, August 3, 2017

Clermont Comic Con November 2017: Author Time!

I'm making arrangements right now to attend Clermont Comic Con on Sunday November 19 2017 as an Author.

More local communities are hosting their own scifi/fantasy/comics conventions, noting the modern appeal of cool geek. You don't have to go to a major Con in a large city anymore. Well, actually, you kinda want to because you get to see more A-List celebs and artists, but hey, any chance to hang out in public dressed as Batgirl is a good plan.

Don't forget I have a trip to Albany GA this month, for the Epi-Con on Saturday August 19th! Hope to see you there!

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Gent Is Now Looking for a Forever Home

Melissa took the kitteh to the Lakeland SPCA, and he's on their website now for adopting!

Awwww look at him he's such a kitteh!

I hope there is a kind and loving family in Polk County FL looking for a friendly, purrfect tuxedo kitteh who will rub their legs and purr like a Porsche engine.

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Foster Kitteh Update 7/15

It's kind of a good news bad news thing.

The local SPCA agreed to take Gent in for their adoption program! Good news!

Gent is getting surgery for neutering, due to population control stuff regarding the feral cat/dog problem. Sorry, dude. Bad news.

Gent continued to behave like a gentleman when he got to the shelter, so they figure he will be easily adopted! Good news!

I miss him already. He was playful, affectionate, eager... Sniff.

I will see about stopping by in a few days and check on him.