An Interview, Pictures, Travel Update and DragonCon

I forgot! I’m also being interviewed over at The Valentines today. This is a new blog of 14 YA authors whose books will be coming out in 2014. On Tuesday’s they post author interviews and rave over books they like. Friday’s are dedicated to Cupid’s Arrows. You just have to go read what that is to understand how awesome and fun it is.

Now, I’m not going to gush about how wonderful my weekend was, but just know it makes it to my top 5 best weekends EVER!

Here are some pics to sum it up.

Simple set up, gift basket and bookmarks to give away.

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Look how crowded it was! You can’t see me, but I’m in that back corner behind the three teens. Everyone visited, ate yummies, laughed, and generally had a great time.

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I sat and signed books for most of the two hours with great conversations along the way. It was wonderful to see so many of my favorite people.

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When it was all over, I sat and visited a while longer with some dear friends. And, I sold all but 3 of the books I purchased for the occasion.

Special thanks to Laura who picked me up from the airport, stayed up way past her bedtime, drove me around the next day, fed me, and then woke up at O’dark hundred to send me home.

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I have tons of other pictures. If you want to see the food, and pics of me with almost everyone who came (you know you do), you can see them Here.

See, I’m getting better about giving you options regarding my over sharing. 🙂

I have two signings and a craft fair on the schedule–1 for each of the next three months. Last night I also got the crazy idea that I should try and get a table at DragonCon this fall in Atlanta. That would be so AWESOME! However, I feel way out of my league just looking at the webpage, BUT that’s the league I eventually want to fit in. Yeah, I know how to dream BIG. But going there could help me get that movie deal, right??

I probably won’t pursue it this year, but I will do it one day. It’s all planned out in my head: books, violet contact lenses, kickin’ Talia costume custom made…

Would you ever try something as big as DragonCon? I might need a partner to sit with me. 🙂 Two people allowed per 6 foot table.


About charitybradford

Science fiction and fantasy writer and blogger. My first novel is now available--The Magic Wakes (WiDo Publishing, 2013)

Posted on February 26, 2013, in book events, Personal Journaling, Questions, World of Sendek. Bookmark the permalink. 12 Comments.

  1. Looks like you had an awesome time! If you can afford a table at DragonCon, go for it.

  2. LOL, that's why I don't think I'll get one this year. But, shared with another author I think it would be worth it. I wonder how many books you should take to something like that?Mind boggled!

  3. We need to talk. 😉 I've never heard of DragonCon, what is it?

  4. 🙂 I was squealing with real fan girl geekness when looking it up last night. Some of my favorite scifi authors will be there–Kevin J. Anderson, Larry Niven, and Timothy Zahn just to name three. It's HUGE. 50,000 people go every year. It's in Atlanta. Lots of people come in full out costume!Yeah, I'm really a geek at heart. It's probably one of the biggest scifi and fantasy conventions in the US. Tables are a little over $500 though, and I think it was $65 for the second vendor at the table. In the long run completely worth the money. I just don't think I can swing it this year, but I'm seriously considering next year. Especially if I can get someone to go halvsies with me. 🙂

  5. Congrats! It looks like it was a great event! I'd love to go to one of the Cons. I'm thinking of Horror Con over in my neck of the woods. I'd even dress up! =)

  6. It sounds like so much fun doesn't it! Good luck and let us know if you go.

  7. DragonCon? Hadn't heard of it. I'm nearer to ComicCon in San Diego.

  8. I want to go with you! 😉

  9. I love Dragon*Con – I've been twice. I think it's an awesome idea for you to try and get a stall! Maybe next year if you don't do it this year 🙂

  10. Charity I am IN for dragoncon if you want to go in together… also, what kind of venue did you use for your book signing?

  11. Amie and Jadie, let's make DragonCon a party next year!@Trisha, I've decided to do it next year no matter what. @Jadie I used one of my favorite writing spots. It's a French Bakery that's open 24/7 with a laid back and eclectic style. Nothing matches and I LOVE that! They also did the catering which was great since my flight came in 40 minutes late making me 15 minutes late to my own event. 🙂

  12. Your signing looks like it was SO MUCH FUN! I'm checking out The Valentines … they sound awesome!

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