Thursday, November 1, 2012

Thursday Thirteen - 252 - 13 Things About Appearing at Hal-Con

1 -  This past weekend I got my geek on and worked my second sci-fi/fantasy convention, Hal-Con which took place in Halifax's World Trade and Convention Centre.
2 - A little farther along my aisle was Alex Bledsoe, whose stacks of books started to disappear on Saturday, so I hurried over to snag an autographed copy of Dark Jenny before they were all gone. 

3 - My friend and fellow writers' group member Shawna Romkey stopped by our table to see me and my partner-in-crime Lilly Cain who shared the table and a weekend of great conversation and laughs. We also remembered to chat with readers, believe it or not. Shawna's husband was one of the official sponsors of the event, and as a soon-to-be debut YA angel author herself, Shawna spent a whole day getting her own geek on.

4 -  One of the best things about these conferences are the costumes and the little photography parties that erupt everywhere.

5 - Hal-Con had lots of amazing events like this concert band performance of superhero themes. I loved it, and so did the standing-room-only crowd.
6 -  Harpies!

7 -  Here is my Hal-Con partner Lilly Cain, who writes sci-fi erotica. 

8 -  Wham! Pow!

9 -  Lots of great steampunk costumes, including this one with teacup and saucer holster, and 30s typewriter keys armband communicator.

10 -  My husband's former co-worker showcased his comic store Giant Robot Comics where I bought a 'Shop Smart - Shop S-Mart' T-shirt. 

11 - Was delighted to meet up with INNERSpace host Ajay Fry. My husband and I are longtime viewers of all things Space Channel.

12 - There were so many families all in costume, and all the kids were in a great mood. This little Princess Leia and her Princess Leia mom were stand-outs. She even had a teeny lightsabre.

13 - Thank you to all who stopped by our table to chat and pick up a book! It was great meeting you.

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Jennifer Leeland said...

Oooh VERY COOL!!!! Looks like you had some fun.

Alice Audrey said...

I wish I could have been there. It looks like a lot of fun.

CountryDew said...

Looks like you had a great time.

Michael Offutt, Phantom Reader said...

I would have loved to have been there. We seriously need to meet.

Travis Cody said...

I got to go to a game convention several years ago. It was so much fun. I'd like to try a Sci-Fi convention one of these days.