CONvergence - Finale @ 02:28 pm
It's after twelve (noon) and I'm home from CONvergence. I had my Sandman panel this morning. It went better than expected--MUCH better. In fact, I would say it was pretty darned good. I'm not sure there's a whole lot left to be said about Sandman, but we talked about graphic media in general, too. Though I wasn't entirely firing on all cylinders, I am 100% more interesting at 9:30 in the morning than I am at 9:30 at night.
As I was leaving I ran into my publisher/editor at Dybukk Press, Tim Lieder, who was signing with Dana Baird and Michael Mirriam, so I stayed a while and tried to entice people over to the table to buy books from them.
Of course, I brought my camera today, but most people were out of costume as the majority of people were checking-out and heading home. So, I didn't even take a single picture. I also entirely skipped the dealer's room this year, partly because last year it was sooooo crowded, but also because I was operating on a budget of $0 and there's always a lot of temptation in the dealer's room.
I would say it was a good con. It's impossible to top last year, but being a GoH is a once in a lifetime experience, so it's really not fair to compare.
I will say that listening in on the villain panel yesterday made me think I might like to revisit (and finish!) my superhero novel/novella. Villains are fun, is all I'm saying, and Dr. Doom gets no respect.
Today is another stupid-hot day. I probably should have contrived to spend the rest of the day inside the air-conditioned hotel, but we've compromised by setting the sprinkler up in the back yard and running through it a few times. Mason is still back there with some friends and our supply of water guns. So good times are being had. I'm tired, but much, MUCH happier than yesterday.