Halloween weekend I had the opportunity to attend Jet City Comic Show in Tacoma. It's a great event, a smaller convention, but no less awesome. David brought his big Lego build for An Altered Fate and we had a great time meeting new readers - and handing out candy, of course.
Cosplay is one of the best parts of any comic con. It's people watching at its finest. Deadpool stopped by for a quick chat - he even carried his own music. Good times.
My booth, with books, handouts, and yes, lots of candy. I don't mess around, people.
These crazy kids came to hang out with me.
My oldest made his own Predator costume and had SO much fun walking around the con. He made and painted a latex mask, and made the armor out of floor mats and cardboard. It was pretty legit. Even this other Predator thought so :).
David and I attended Emerald City Comic Con over the weekend. It was a whirlwind of crazy - big crowds, big Lego displays, big costumes, big authors. We had a great time all around and I hope we're able to be there again next year.
Some of our time was spent in the fish bowl (aka, sitting behind the Lego displays as people walked by), plus we were able to walk around the Con, check out some amazing art, get some new books and sit in on a few incredible author panels. I am still geeking out over "What Makes Fantasy Epic" - I'm talking Peter Orullian, Robin Hobb (swoon!), Pat Rothfuss, Peter V. Brett and Stephen Erickson. Those are some HUGE names in fantasy and it was such a treat to listen to them chat about the genre. Other panels included awesome authors like Holly Black and Myke Cole. Listening to these guys talk about their books, about writing and the business of being an author was simply awesome.
But, my ramblings about our crazy weekend aren't nearly as interesting as pictures. So, without further ado, some pictures of Emerald City Comic Con (and yeah, it's mostly the Lego).
David and I in front of our display of models from To Whatever End.
Another shot of our TWE display.
Superheroes! How fun is this?
The beginning of the Mouse Guard display.
More Mouse Guard.
This castle was David's contribution to Mouse Guard.
And more Mouse Guard.
Lego mosaics. How cool are these? (Yes, they're all made of Lego).
It would be tough to get a cooler author panel than this - Peter Orullian, Robin Hobb, Patrick Rothfuss, Peter V. Brett, Stephen Erickson.
The big guy representin'. He's my biggest fan.
There was tons of cool cosplay, but I didn't take a lot of pictures of people. These guys were pretty fab though, so I had to get a shot of them. Labyrinth for the win!
TO WHATEVER END
Echoes of Imara Book 1
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AN ALTERED FATE
Echoes of Imara Book 2
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