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SVScon 2015 – Ready for the last time? I’m not!

SVScon 2015

I realized today that there’s less than two weeks to SVScon(don’t panic, don’t panic, don’t PANIC!) and I haven’t even written a post about going.

As anyone who’s been following this page will know, I have been participating in SVScon for years, first simply as a geek interested in comics and video games, then as an author joining their Artist Alley. It’s been the highlight of my year for about 5 or 6 years, but sadly this will be the last one.

Not for me, personally, but for the convention itself. I’m getting all nostalgic about it every time I remember that I won’t be going to this convention next year. I have met so many people there over the years. Many are people I have a chat with every year when I see them at the convention, some have become close personal friends that I talk to every day and couldn’t imagine not knowing.

It was also the first convention I ever showed up at to sell my books. The first year was an absolutely terrifying experience, but I had barely unpacked my things before the first person came to buy a book and the small box of paperbacks I had brought with me was empty long before I had to pack up my things and leave, so there was a lot of happiness mixed in with the terror.

Let’s stop with the reminiscing before I get all teary-eyed.

Luckily, there’s going to be a new convention to take SVScon’s place. I’ll tell you all about Hydracon when we get a little closer to August where it will open the doors for the very first time.

Returning to my completely non-panic behavior in the beginning of the post, as usual I’m not feeling ready at all. Not only will my next book not be done before later this summer at the earliest, I have once again thrown myself into cosplay-project, because, apparently, being an owl-owner and a fantasy writer doesn’t make me weird enough.

This year I have gone from World of Warcraft to Dragon Age and I’m so not done yet. The costume will be very authentic, though, with all the blood it’s going to end up with from the various stab wounds I’m inflicting on myself.

Ahem…

If you’re going to SVScon this year, feel free to drop by my table for a chat! I’ll be in Artist Alley on Friday and Saturday.

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SVScon, Get Ready!

SVScon with dragons

Flowers are blooming, birds are singing… and I have absolutely no time to appreciate it!

I’m surrounded by boxes, some filled with books, some filled with costume parts, and I’m not even close to being packed and ready for SVScon tomorrow!

I already wrote that I would be going to the Danish convention SVScon back in February, so it really shouldn’t come as a surprise for me. Somehow, it still does.

I also promised that this year, I would finally take proper part in one of the best things at comic or game conventions: Cosplay. And I actually managed to get my costume done!

…Of course, yesterday, just two days before the convention, the wiring in my wristguards fell apart, so I will have to make a last mad-dash effort to fix it today, so I will still glow in the dark. In a fit of madness, I also let Skymone Cosplay talk me into participating in SVScon’s cosplay contest tomorrow, so it wouldn’t hurt to be a bit shiny when I faint on stage in front of hundreds of people.

Oh well, if I survive the swan dive Friday, you can find me in Artist Alley during Saturday, where I, as usual, will be selling books and posters! Just look for the red dragon lady with the big horns.

That is all for now! Back to playing electrician/moving guy…

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SVScon 2014 – Third Time’s the Charm!

SVScon with dragons

And so, the preparations have started for my third round of attending the Artist Alley at the Danish convention SVScon.

This year the convention will be 2.-4. May, providing another weekend of weird people in costumes and no sleep. I can barely wait!

You will be able to find me in Artist Alley both Friday and Saturday, but unfortunately I won’t have any exciting new book this year. But if you still haven’t gotten a copy of Resounding Echo or Silent Sound, I’ll have made sure to stock up on both, so come around! And if you already got your books, stop by anyway for a chat(I get awfully lonely if no one comes to visit me…).

Some of you might remember that I promised to dress up as a skimpy dragon for Genki, and I know I totally let you down on that one. Fortunately for you, I have had the cosplayer Skymone breathing down my neck to get me to finish the costume and this time it looks like it actually might happen! *Knock on wood*

If any of you play the MMORPG World of Warcraft, you might know the character I will be portraying. If all goes well, I will be dressing up as the dragon Alexstrasza and Skymone will be joining me as her sister Ysera. Of course, in proper online game manner, armor really doesn’t have to cover much on females. Funnily enough, it seems that the less it covers, the better protected you are!

If you don’t believe me, take a look at Alexstrasza’s game model.

So, yeah… I’m going to freeze my ass off.

Previous events at SVScon:
2012: A Day at SVScon
2013: Another Crazy Time at SVScon

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Koyocon – The Convention Madness Continues!

So… I haven’t really been to a convention in a while, have I? I mean, it’s been two months since the last one!

It feels like I just got home from Genki, but now I find myself packing up books to go to Koyocon. Luckily it’s only an hour drive this time!

Koyocon is a small Danish convention which will be held for the first time this year. I’m not sure how much there will be to see since it’s just starting out, but as it’s close to home I’ll take my chances. Not to mention, I know quite a few people behind the project, so I thought I would be supportive!

The convention runs from 8.-10. November and I will have a table all Saturday in the Artist Alley. As per usual, I will be selling books and posters, so you have the chance to bring home a shiny copy of Resounding Echo or Silent Sound.

Oh well… I got packing to do!