Saturday! This was the busy day for me. So busy I didn’t get many pictures taken…eeek!
We had an Urban Fantasy panel at 10:30 and that was cool; The League of Reluctant Adults was well represented…five of the eight panelists were Leaguers! We did a little autographing after that, and then I had an interview with a blog called Comic Book Therapy. Not sure when that will be up, but when it appears I’ll let you know. I also found time to sit with Priscilla the Ultra Talented, she who makes glorious maps, and signed two dozen prints she had made of the map that will appear in TRAPPED. If you are so inclined to snag a print from her once you see it in November, I will be providing a link to do so.
The Weta booth area was ultra shiny. I’m sure you’ve seen pictures of the trolls that will be in The Hobbit. But have you seen Thorin Oakenshield’s map, complete with silver letters?
Another signing at the Random House booth at 3. Much happiness and joy there. My cousin Drew, who owns Ash Avenue Comics in Tempe, stopped by to say hello. And so did Diana Rowland! Squee! She signed my copy of EVEN WHITE TRASH ZOMBIES GET THE BLUES—and if you haven’t read her White Trash Zombie books you’re kinda missing out.
I exited and wrote a bit of HUNTED (coming in 2013!) and then headed on down for drinks by the bay with some Random House folk.
When you have drinks by the bay with Random House folk and people give you shots called Liquid Cocaine that are half Jägermeister and half Goldschläger (THANKS, GERMANY!) and yeah they give you three of them and maybe some beer chasers, the brainstorming for future writing projects can get a little loopy. Somehow we got fixated on writing mysteries featuring a private dick called Saxon Codpiece.
SAXON CODPIECE in THE BAGGAGE HANDLER
FOUL BALLS: A SPORTS MYSTERY featuring SAXON CODPIECE
And so on. I cannot explain this other than to say we thought those were bloody hilarious at the time.
Anyway, I’m back home now and after the doggies mauled me coming in the door they sat on the couch for a post-mauling nap. Have you seen my doggies? Manley is the pug and Sophie is the Boston terrier.
Tags: SDCC 2012