• I’ll be at Schuler Books in Grand Rapids tonight at 7:00 (the Alpine Ave. location) reading my muppet werewolf story and signing copies of The Mermaid’s Madness [Amazon | Mysterious Galaxy] and anything else you’d care to buy or bring.
So I survived my first Guest of Honor experience at Icon, and I’m still processing the whole experience. I had a wonderful time and came away completely wiped, which I think is exactly the way it should work. How cool was this weekend? Let me put it this way: they brought me a shrubbery.
They also gifted me with a drawing of Jig the goblin, done by Kurt Wilcken. Not to mention the opening skit, which included three of my goblins and my three princesses. And don’t forget that jacket in the art show (pictures below). Oh yes, I could definitely get used to this 🙂
Huge thanks to my liaison and fellow CatsCurious author Catherine Schaff-Stump, who spent the weekend spoiling me rotten and pointing out those annoying little details like the fact that it was 3:02 and I was supposed to be at a 3:00 panel. (And for reminding me how to spell liaison.) Thanks also to everyone involved with the planning, as well as the folks actually making things happened. This was one of the better-organized cons I’ve attended, and I had a blast.
I’ll have more musings on the whole experience, but I still need to sort it all out and recover my coherence, which started abandoning me about mid-morning on Sunday. So for now, here are a few pics from the weekend. (If anyone else has pictures from the con, I’d love to see ’em! For some reason I didn’t get much time for taking pictures.)
Jig and Shrubbery. Oh yes, it was made of 100% uncut awesome.
Laura Krentz made this wonderful jacket, which was available in the art show.
Author and Liaison, Photoshopped because my camera completely overexposed us but messing with the colors allowed me to more-or-less salvage the shot.