It was a very exhausting New York Comic-Con weekend. My dear friend Megan Rothrock and I once again teamed up on a booth in the small press area, her pushing The LEGO Adventure Book
series (Volume 3 was just released in the last month), me pushing all my books, but primarily The Klingon Art of War
and Without a License
, although I also sold plenty of my other Trek
books, my first two Supernatural
books, my Sleepy Hollow
novel, and many copies of Dragon Precinct
and Ragnarok and Roll
We were ably assisted by Jim, Wrenn, and Meredith, plus Lilly Hayes came by on Sunday to do balloon twisting. It was a huge success, we saw lots of wonderful people, met lotsa fans of our work and made some new ones, and just generally it was fantastic. Especially nice was seeing friends and colleagues I don't see often enough, like Emily Asher-Perrin & Kelsey Ann Barrett, Heather Bagnall & Luke Tudball, Amanda Cornwell, Kevin Dilmore, Sarah Beth Durst, Roger Everett, Jacina Fletcher, Esther M. Friesner, Rebecca Glass, Glenn Greenberg (and his daughter), Orenthal V. Hawkins, Arie Kaplan, Sue Kisenwhether, the newly married Christine Lawrence & Jon Simons, Candace Morreale, Larry Nelson, Sabrina Piazza, Sarah Rempe, Mike Rogers, John Scalzi, Will Sliney, Ian Randal Strock, Linda Tedesco, Tara Walsh, and others I know I forgot because I just did a convention for four days.
The best purchase ever were the five soft mats we got last year to comfort our feet while we stand on concrete for four straight days, which we got last year mid-NYCC. Even so, my feet were killing me each day......
We ended the weekend with a trip to the Laurie Beechman Theatre to see Moxie Anne Magnus, the Star Trek
drag queen, do "Moxie Magnus and the Androids of Uranus." Moxie did a show during NYCC last year, and this year's show was even better -- tighter and funnier. Moxie's always a pleasure to see anyhow.
Here are some pics from the weekend:
Setting up the booth:
Selfies! Me at the booth...
...me on the subway heading down for Day 2 on Friday...
...me at the booth on Friday...
...and Wrenn, me, and Meredith on the subway heading down on Saturday.
I didn't take as many pics of T-shirts and costumes as I should have, but I did get four. First there's this wonderful Star Wars riff on Goodnight Moon:
Then there was the woman doing a Sif costume that was the comics costume, not the movie one! (I got her while she was tying the laces on her gloves.)
My buddy Sarah Rempe was doing a teal fairy on Saturday.
And my favorite of the many "Where's Waldo?" costumes this weekend:
Meredith bought a "Meowchi" -- a mochi (a type of Japanese confection) that is also a cat. She named it Azuki.
At the Moxie Magnus show, we had a Tentacle Kitty Convergence around the candle!
Lilly, not to be outdone, decided to wear her Tentacle Kitty on her head.....
Finally, here are some pics of Moxie performing:
And to close, a wonderful group shot taken on 42nd Street and 9th Avenue outside the Laurie Beechman Theatre. L.-r.: Sue Kisenwhether, Wrenn Simms, Jim Foulds, Meredith Peruzzi (kneeling), Megan Rothrock, me, and Lilly Hayes.
And a grand time was had by all! Now to relax.......................