As many of you know I went to DragonCon in Atlanta, GA over Labor Day weekend. It’s my favorite con because it’s more geared to the fans and creators than the larger comic cons and wizard worlds. It also has programming for everyone.
This year, I had a lot of fun. My roomie were awesome. I got to hang out with some people I only get to see once or twice a year because I live in the northeast and they live in the south.
Badge pick up Thursday morning was a breeze. It took me less than five minutes to get my badge. I spent the rest of the day relaxing and running into friends who were just arriving. Thursday night, I missed the Super Hero Costuming forum meet and greet. It meant not seeing a lot of my friends all in one place at the same time. On the bright side, I got a chance to talk and drink with a friend who was unable to check into her room until the rest of her party arrived late that night. All in all, no complaints.
With the crowds, I decided to change things up this year. There was no way I was going to wait on a long line for a panel with my shoulder problems. It worked out well. Instead of going to the Flash, Arrow, and Doctor Who panels, I watched them live on closed circuit tv with some friends. It was nice because we could talk, hang out, and snack without disturbing people around us. I also avoided the larger photo shoots. I don’t have a lot of fun at the bigger shoots. Luckly, there were a lot of awesome smaller shoots with great photographers. The Marvel Knights shoot and the Dragon Ball Z vs Naruto shoot were really nice. I also got a chance to tag along with my friends as they did an MCU Asgardian group on Saturday. Just walking around the con gave me a chance to connect with other costumers and see their epic creations. I capped all this off with giving a short interview to Nerd Caliber while dressed as Orion. The only downside to the interview was my nervousness. I’m not the best when a camera is focused on me and it probably showed. On the writing front, I went to a small gathering that dealt with the nuts and bolts of self publishing. I also knocked out a few more chapters of the next book during the trip to and from the convention.
When I got home, I didn’t have a lot of time to relax. I had a pre-op doctor’s appointment scheduled and a number of things I had to do before surgery. I had hoped to publish something last week but it needs another draft before I’m completely satisfied with it. I also wanted to post some of the pictures from DragonCon but that will have to wait. I’m still waiting for some from the photo shoots I went to.
On September 15th, I went in for surgery to repair the tear in my rotator cuff. I was in and out in record time but I felt like hell yesterday. I’m not sitting in front of my computer with my right arm in a sling and feeling much better. Unfortunately, I won’t be attending Hartford Comic Con or any conventions until October. Healing comes first. I’ll be posting more often as I get better. I hope to finish the latest draft this month and send it off to my editor before I dive back into a story that needs some work.
Well this post was a lot longer than intended. I should probably go rest. Until next time, take care one and all.