I came, I saw, I AggieCon’quered.
It was my intention to do daily AggieCon posts, but I think I overestimated my stamina. I smiled, and I talked to people, and it was just more than I could take; I passed out pretty much as soon as the dealer’s room closed each night. I did get to meet up with some old friends, which was wonderful. I got to meet some pretty amazing folks, too, which was also wonderful. For example, Noree Cosper (author of A Prescription for Delirium), who joined in the book joy from the corner of my con table, and Christopher and Heather Poinsett Dunbar (authors of the Morrigan’s Brood Series) of Triscelle Publishing.
I feel like I learned quite a bit.
For instance, I learned that I need a big stand-up poster-thing with which to attract attention. And maybe some strobe lights. I learned that I need book stands.
I also learned that George R. R. Martin likes my hats. I like his hats, too. Hats are good, just in general.
On the subject of learning things, I was reminded once again why I prefer paper to these crazy new electrical books. I had to send out the minions to acquire physical copies of Mr. Martin’s books, because it’s hard to get an autograph on a mobi file.
All in all, the weekend was a whirlwind. I didn’t have a chance to attend many panels, though there were lots I wanted to hear. I did meet fascinating people, take lots of pictures, and sell some books. I don’t want to step on any toes by posting photos, so if you’re the subject of any of the following and want it taken down, do shoot me an email. (You know, for those masses of cosplayers who don’t like to be photographed…)