One of my favorite writers (whom I lovingly stalk on the Internet) was attending - Cherie Priest. Of course, I had to work on Saturday <damn the need to pay my bills!> so we were only able to trek over to Dallas on Sunday. Most of the excitement was over by then but I still had a geeky giddy time. I believe I actually clapped my hands and jumped up and down upon receiving my first autograph. Yeah, I'm THAT girl.
|Cherie Priest graciously hanging like we're actually acquainted.|
The best part about hitting a Con on the second day - there is a smaller crowd. And in this case it was a tiny crowd. I was able to talk to vendors, got up close and personal seating at the panel discussions and met several writers who were milling about between speaking engagements. SQUEE!!
I have new authors to stalk. I've already searched Twitter and the blog-o-sphere to find them. A big nod goes out to Yard Dog Press, a small publishing house with some fun titles and friendly people. You should really check out their authors.
My new Author/Stalkers in no particular order... Rachel Caine <Morganville Vampire YA series, Weather Warden series>; Larry Atchley Jr <read Lawyers in Hell and look for Rogues in Hell this summer>; Lou Antonelli <picked up a short story collection from YDP so seriously, go check them out>; Selina Rosen <Bubbas of the Apocalypse and owner of YDP>
Shew! That's a ton of new folks to stalk.
And of course I made it home with a shit-ton of swag. ^_^ In addition to the books I brought home and the Stargate t-shirt the kiddo weaseled out of me, the Hubby picked up a steampunk book he'd been searching for