Still recovering after CONvergence this weekend. Phew! It was a roller-coaster of an experience. And I managed to cover costs, which was a relief.
Yeah, I’m learnign all about SciFi/Fantasy conventions. Minneapolis was an overwhelming and fun and lovely experience. The smallish one I attended in Phoenix didn’t have the numbers to earn enough to cover expenses, but it was about the literature and the love for it. And it was small enough that I was able to meet four excellent writers who were delightful to spend time with and who I’ve enjoyed both their work and keeping in contact with.
I’ve mentioned Gini Koch of the “Touched by An Alien” SciFi comedy series of books. Then Seanan McGuire (aka Mira Grant) of the amazing “Feed” zombie series (and the “October Daye” series, and collector of dolls and My Little Pony).
I also met Ashley Barnard who wrote “Shadow Fox” which I recently finished — which was a lovely romance romp, and reminded me of all my escapist fantasies as a young teen. And the sharp Marsheila “not Marsha” Rockwell, who wrote “Legacy of Wolves,” which was a engrossing fantasy detective story (I especially liked Greddark, the Sherlock-Holmes-meets-James-Bond dwarf).
So, yeah. just getting back into the groove. Worked today. Spent time with my girlfriend. We walked around, slid the long slide at the Phinney Community Center playground, gazed at the mountains. Good times.