So here I am, this fabulous Con going on downstairs, and I’m sitting at the desk in my hotel room, penning a blog post. So I better make it good, right? So far it has been a great weekend! As I said before, the big fun for me is seeing old friends and making new ones. I moderated a great panel last night on what the next big monster in fiction will be. We determined that zombies are here to stay and that we’d be looking to lesser known mythological characters for new ideas. I also had a great time doing readings with authors Marcia Colette and Sapphire Phelan. We managed to run some poor guy out of the room, but I got a chance to use innocents as guinea pigs for my vampire story.
Today’s activities include:
6pm Signing– I always feel strange doing signings. First off, I write eBooks, so I don’t have much in the way of physical things to sign. Though I think I’m going to do a little impromptu contest to give away an eBook or two. I’m just never really sure what to do at those things. So if anyone at the Con is reading this– drop by and talk to me!!
10pm Romance vs. Erotica, How much is too much?– I think y’all know my take on this. There’s no such thing as too much as long as it’s pretty.
11pm Taboos and Societal Bans– I found myself on this panel because my good friend, Bethany Halle couldn’t be here. It’s going to be a no holds barred discussion of BDSM, alternative lifestyles and the like. It should be fun, though I don’t consider myself an expert by any means.
12pm BELLA MORTE! — Yes folks, I’ll be shakin’ my groove thang into the wee hours of the morning and rockin’ it out with one of my favorite Goth bands of all time. This weekend I’ve gotten the opportunity to meet frontman Andy Deane (who is also a very talented horror writer) and I’m so glad to go out and support them.
So I guess I should get off this thing and go down to participate. The husband has some panels this afternoon that I don’t want to miss. If you’re in the Roanoke area, you should come on down and see us. We only bite if you ask.