June 11th, 2014

woods, Elizabeth, camera, April

A-Kon After, "Here Goes..."

A-Kon takes great care of its guests...picked up and later delivered to the transportation terminal of choice (mostly DFW, but I prefer the train), hotel rooms, a terrific green room staffed by friendly, helpful volunteers and packed with delicious goodies.  In the new hotel (this was the second year for the Hilton Anatole) the green room has a stunning view over the Trinity River floodway and part of the city.   They provide the writer and artist guests with a table from which to offer (er, sell) whatever it is the person has done, in Artists' Alley, separate from the main Dealers'  Room.   And the writers have their own dedicated room for the writing track programming.   Writing isn't a main theme at A-Kon, but supporting a writing track and writer guests means the writers can find the fraction of attendees who want to see them.   What the fraction is, I don't know.  What the attendance is, I do know, and any convention that delivers over 20,000 (it was 25,000 on Saturday this year) fans of SF, fantasy, anime, cosplay, gaming....will deliver a healthy number to the writers who attend.  In other words, we had an audience at panels, and plenty of people who wanted signatures on their old books and new books to buy.
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woods, Elizabeth, camera, April

A-Kon After, "Sunday & Heading Out"

In the rush to get out of the house to take husband to the car place to pick up the old van (it had been towed there last week with a dead battery and in need of some other work--we keep it for hauling hay, mostly) I skimped a bit on Saturday stuff.   Three panels that day, with a break between 2 and 3, the last one being nearly all the writer guests talking about how we got started.   Fun. 

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woods, Elizabeth, camera, April

Pictureless Sock Talk

Yes, I will post more sock pictures.  But not until I get software on this computer that handles the right file format and does what I want.  Ideally, I will find my old installation CDs for the software I had on the now defunct old computer (the picture files are safe, no worries.)

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