Dragon*Con summary

I’m way late with this, but it turns out I took well over three hundred pictures at D*Con and it took a lot longer than expected to sort and resize them. 🙂

The convention was a blast. Met a lot of interesting people, attended some wicked events (Rave? Me? Nooo), and saw a lot of truly amazing cosplayers. The high points for me were The Mad Scientists’ Ball, the AMV showing, and the Exploring the Final Taboo writing panel. At the panel I got to meet a lot of authors I respect for the first time in real life, including Kayelle Allen, Kiernan Kelly, and Ally Blue. I also got to meet new-to-me authors Fiona Zedde and Sascha Illyvich.

I’d never had the opportunity to attend a writing panel before, so I was sitting in the audience, avidly taking notes as well as txting Katrina Strauss (who couldn’t attend this year) bits and pieces of the subjects covered. I was surprised as hell when Kayelle Allen spotted me and announced me to the room as “the best M/M writer in the world.” I’m sure the expression on my face was very deer caught in the headlights as I walked to the front of the room and told the audience a little bit about my stuff. A friend of mine told me I sounded calm and collected, but that’s what friends do so I’m unsure.

My favorite moment of the entire convention happened at that panel. When I stood up, Kiernan Kelly pointed to me and yelled “I’ve been looking for that damned hat all weekend!”

I still smile when I think about it.

Aside from that moment, no one spotted the Where’s Rowan hat. I did get to give away most of the prizes, though, so that was a lot of fun.

The entire weekend still feels like one long day, and as such is a bit blurry. The sweet-tea peach vodka I tried for the first time had nothing to do with that at all, I’m sure—oh my god I LOVE Georgia!—but luckily I took tons of pictures. Sharing a few below:

Kratos

Kratos

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Dr. Manhattan

Dr. Manhattan

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A bishounen in leather

Bishounen

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The Question

The Question

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Mmm, Spartans

Spartans

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Doctor Who

Doctor Who

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Hatta

Hatta

Cool, yeah? Those were just some of my favorites. If you’d like to view the public gallery I’ve created for more of them, click over to my flickr account. There, a lot of the images have captions. It’s currently 5am and I *just* finished that project, so it’ll be interesting to see if I’m as clever as I thought I was after I’ve gotten some sleep. lol.

3 Responses to “Dragon*Con summary”

  1. Anonymous says:

    I love the Doctor Who cosplay. Very good.

    But, Sheesh, those Spartans are so glisteny. I love it.

    Do you have any plans to update The Jascian’s Toy – I’m still waiting to see if things turn out okay for Dr. Blake, and if Jovin and Lucas manage to… overcome their differences.

  2. Glisteny Spartans. Good stuff. 🙂

    I’m not sure when I’ll be able to update “The Jascian’s Toy.” Hopefully soon!

  3. Sarah says:

    Shiny Spartans! Dr Who is super cool. 🙂

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