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.
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.