I am blogging from GalaxyFest, a sci-fi con sponsored by the Colorado Literacy Foundation. It's been an awesome experience!
I shared a table with an author from Albuquerque. I actually learned a lot from him. Great guy! You should check out his stuff. His name is Kirt Hickman, and he writes sci-fi, epic fantasy, kids' books, and even a book on revising fiction. Check out his website at http://kirthickman.com.
I also sat next to a group of awesome guys - the Mandalorian Mercs. If you don't know who they are, you should check them out, too! I enjoyed hanging out with them and learning about their craft! www.mandalorianmercs.com
I've seen so many fascinating costumes! Obvious ones I could easily identify, and others I couldn't recognize at all! Steampunk seemed to be the biggest draw this year, although there were some pretty incredible Star Wars costumes. I applaud the folks who participate in cosplay. It takes a lot of courage!
And the celebrities abound! Most of the VIP guests walked around without any kind of escort. They've been friendly and gracious. But the best ones took pictures with my book!, Asylum I have a whole collection - Darth Vader, Chewbacca, the Eleventh Doctor, Indiana Jones! This morning, R2-D2 happened by my table, but because he has no hands to hold the book, I posed with him. It was a blast!
I'm glad GalaxyFest was my first con. It was a great way to ease into the world of fandom! (I'm already there from the fan side, of course!) I dream of the day when I get to be a VIP celeb guest! (That's a big dream, my friends, but my God is a BIG God!) Can't wait to see what He's going to do from here.
And to the guys who sat next to me - both sides - thanks for making GalaxyFest such a pleasant experience! It's been great getting to know you over the last few days!
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