Gabrielle Harbowy, the Dragon Moon Press Editrix-in-Chief, then surprised me with my Foreword Book Award for Destiny's Blood.
The book launch was super well attended and fun. I can't thank the Dragon Moon Press team enough for their help, especially JM Frey and Erik Buchanan. Leah Petersen also launched her debut novel, Fighting Gravity, and her reading was beautiful. It's worth picking up!
|Gwen Gades, publisher of Dragon Moon Press, sent us little congratulatory dragons. How freakin' adorable is that???|
The panels were fun, and I got to meet lots of new and old friends. I also judged the writing contest with Kevin Nunn, Miriam Harrison, Leah Bobet and Julie Czerneda, and the quality of writing was inspiring. Especially after all of our useless (but funny) prompts. I hope all of the participants keep on pushing their writing, and I can't wait to read more from them!
|Gabrielle Harbowy doing a reading from our co-authored story, Deserter, from The Beast Within II. It was neat hearing her read it (it was her first reading and she did an awesome job), especially since I hadn't read it since it was published.|
I must admit that parts of the con are a bit of a blur, due to a functional but irritating migraine. So if I did or said anything inappropriate, well, I probably meant it, but I might not remember. Forward all complaints to the complaints department: firstname.lastname@example.org (email address may be inactive). If you tell me a really awesome story of what I did the next time I meet you, I'll buy you a drink for entertaining me.
So, like my chopped up con memory, here are some snapshots of what happened:
|I like this picture, because I look forlorn and lost. And I might have been, as a bunch of folk were in my room drinking on Friday afternoon, and I imagine I was wondering how that came to be. Or I'd had too much to drink. We'll now never know.|
Now I'm prepping for tomorrow's book launch in Ottawa, and I'm super thrilled about it. Hope to see you there! Lieutenant's Pump on Elgin (near Gladstone), from 5 to 9 - come and go as you please. Woo!