I haven't blogged in a while. Actually, truth be told, I haven't written a while either. I'm hoping to rectify that, even with a brief blog update. Currently in my station of life, I'm caught asunder betwixt adult responsibilities, working and schooling. Rarely time for any writing or trivial pursuits of happiness. Some minor movie-going. (Captain America: Civil War was beheld several times, admittedly. I think the only movie I've seen so many times--at least recently--was Episode 7 of Star Wars. And before that? Honestly, I cannot recall. Probably something with my mother, who shared my obsessive personality for things.
Aside from such annotated monotony, I was able to make my scheduled appearance as a vendor this past weekend! (I know, I'm rather late on actually updating the Blog, which should be thusly renamed to The Occasional-when-one-feels-like-it Blog).
The convention in question--Con Kasterborous, North Alabama's Doctor Who convention. It was my second time attending in its five years of nonprofit operation, starring renowned guests such as Colin Baker and Caitlin Blackwood. Even with an appearance by BB-8. But I digress.
Because of work responsibilities, there were a few bumps in the starting up of things, bumps that were quickly evened out, and I was able to enjoy the weekend meeting and talking with other fans, particularly fans interested in my creative work. Admittedly, I felt a bit awkward showing up at a Doctor Who convention that chiefly premieres all things science fiction (hence the BB-8) with books of the high fantasy genre. All the same, there seemed to be a number of those who enjoyed my appearance, and it was definitely a pleasure meeting Andrew Cartmel, even in passing.
Some other highlights--meeting the lovely couple who organize CONjuration (based in Atlanta) and being promptly invited to it as an author appearance, getting invited to other fan conventions, writer's panel, and of course, hanging out with the Best Friend I don't see often any more (who was lovely enough to accompany me after straight after working third shift).
I'm including a picture of us--the only semi-decent one really, taken by another vendor. Both of us weren't paying attention to the fact that someone was pointing a camera at us, and as such, we both had our eyes closed at the inopportune moment. Oh well. It's the only picture you're getting of the lovely table setup, but I'm definitely not so much a picture-taking person.
I'll be sure to update with others news that I hope will soon be developing.