I’m finally coherent enough to write about my DragonCon experience. I did do a recap on Romance at Random if you’d like to read that, but there’s even more adventures I had while I was there.
I had so much fun meeting people there. Everyone was nice and courteous even with their costumes.
In the picture to the left, I got a picture with another St. Louis author, the wonderful Laurell K. Hamilton, along with young adult Cole Gibsen. Laurell was so sweet and it was great to get a picture of her. She even had a booth at there.
As what character that is above… I’m not sure. But they were in the act the whole time and it was awesome! They rocked it!
Anytime I went up to someone and kindly asked for their picture, they agreed. Matter of fact, no one refused me and they were enthusiastic about it–well unless their pose required for them to frown.
I saw so many folks in costume: Baby Doll from SuckerPunch, Japanese Anime characters, Sophie from Howl’s Moving Castle, Ming the Merciless, several RD-D2s, Game of Thrones characters, Sarah from the movie Labyrinth (you know that scene where she’s wearing the white dress! Such a cool flashback!), Predators, Storm Troopers (gangs of them), scores of Jedi knights, plenty of men and women in kilts, some Spartan men from the movie 300 (yes, that one was nice), plenty of folks dressed up to go to Hogwarts, and even some Katniss lookalikes from the Hunger Games.
And the shopping! There were not only not only dealers to buy a katana to take home for Christmas, but their were corset dealers (I wanted one!), comic book stands, t-shirt booths, and even book dealers. I snagged a copy of THE HOME FOR PECULIAR CHILDREN. I haven’t had a chance to read it yet, since I’m still in recovery mode, but since I’ve heard good things about it I plan to jump in the pool soon.
I hope I can go next year! It was so much fun!
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