Okay, a week later, I now present my brief Seattle Emerald City Comic Con 2011 Report.
First off, thanks to Bill Barnes for hosting a pre-show party, and thanks to David Willis for his tips on tips. At the con I met Magnolia who draws Bob White, saw Ketina (and Ronelyn and the Historian) who told me about their Doctor Who Tardis Project blog focused on watching every single episode – if you want to do it, that’s the place for company. Kate (I believe) came by my table and suggested using paprika or cayenne powder for my fried green tomatoes recipe. Peter Gruenbaum stopped by, who does a SF comic called Coiled with Amanda Kingsley although it’s on hiatus for another month. I got to meet (and get a sketch by) Sergio Aragones (my girlfriend stopped by his table and he serenaded her in Spanish, sweet!), which was great as he was a huge influence growing up. Speaking of huge influences, I said “hello” to Phil, who gave me some good advice on conventions. Saw Indigo, Dylan, Erika, Steve, Scott, Dave, KC, Aaron, Malki!, Sam, Danielle, and many others who aren’t coming directly to mind. And of course, thanks to Topatoco for setting up the island at Emerald City, you guys are AWESOME (oh, AND for blogging up my book this past week)!
It was a fun convention, and good to see everyone there. There is certainly a pleasure in doing a convention where you live, I simply made tea and a bagged lunch and caught the 5 bus downtown — easy-peasy. So it was laid-back, and good times.
And please, show your support by visiting the store! 🙂