I had a blast. Here are a couple of pictures I took. More pictures will be added as I get them developed in the digital darkroom.
Guest of honor artist Gilead. Took a lazy line and turned it into a dragon.
Guests of Honor
From Professor Sparks show
Not so old Tesla Coil
But it makes good sparks.
It was a great convention. Of course Phoenix was hot, it is this time of year. We did get some rain and strong wind Sunday afternoon.
I went to many of the writing panels. Didn’t do so well with the page that I submitted to the editor’s panel. I repeat myself, I don’t handle characters well, and keep repeating their names over and over, and they wanted the location of the warehouse closer to the front.
The trouble is I’ve heard this before, on the same piece, from my critique partner.
I’ve tried to do better, and fix the piece and other pieces, but I’m not getting them fixed.
Then I went to the panel on Critiques and one author mentioned that there writers out there that never get better or fix their problems. Now I’m worried that I’m one of those writers. Doomed, doomed, I tell you, to make the same mistakes over and over again.
The show put on by Doctor Sparks was worth it. He had some of the props from the original horror movies. Sparks with ozone, in person.
Phoenix traffic was as bad as I remembered it. No one does the speed limit on I 17 through Phoenix. If I wanted traffic this bad I would’ve stayed in Los Angeles.
We did take some time out to visit Bookmans used book store. Not that far from the convention. Also went through the Brass Armadillo. It is also only a couple of blocks from the convention hotel.
There were panels on moon exploration, bad movies, Filking, AIs, Star Parties, and poison gas.
Pictures starting with Authors
Book Sellers and good people
Michelle Lowe on the right and her and her beautiful assistant on left
Marie Andreas on right and her beautiful assistant on left
Demi Hungerford on right and her beautiful assistant on the left. Are you starting to see a pattern here? I got to start writing down the names.
Cake, Horns, and the Deer-in-the-headlights-look. People having fun.