So I got back Sunday from the Salt Lake Comic Con, where I shared an “author collective” booth with a bunch of very nice fellow writers. Most of them were also indie-publishers, but some were not. And of course I forgot to take pics. (Sigh.)
But this was my second convention this year; next year promises to be much more active, and I will remember to do things like let my readers know in advance (one fan was stunned to find me there). It was a good experience, and a nice data-point to contrast with Gen Con; SLCC had a much larger dealer floor, and lots more cosplayers.
I didn’t get to any of the panels, but that might be for the best; if I’d run into Milo Ventimiglia I’d have had to tell him I loved his role in Heroes but the show as a whole blew it big-time.
As to the cosplayers. There were some really good ones; my favorite was an amazing Groot (not pictured here).
Personally, I love the idea of cosplay. One of these days I’m going to cosplay as Blackstone (the one Sentinel I can believably pull off). On the other hand, I’ve got to wonder what some cosplayers are thinking. Among others I spotted a couple of bearded Sailor Moons, a woman in lingerie and a Darth Vader helmet, and a man in white Speedos and a Batman mask.
Yeah. . .
But the most LOL, eye-catching and just plain fun costume I spotted?
I loved that movie!
So anyway, back home and writing hard.
Marion G. Harmon