It was less crowded this year than the last year I went.
I got my new copy of Tau Zero by Rob Reid signed!
I got to meet Claudia Christian (but I didn’t say much because I didn’t want to bother her).
I had a great signing at the Random House booth. Thanks to the great people at Random House and all the marvelous Mysterious Galaxy people!
I also had a marvelous dinner with John Del Arroz, his wife, Sam, and his “convention mom” (wow, I didn’t know you could have a convention mom!). John is an awesome guy and I expect to hear more from him soon (the usual rules apply: don’t forget me when autographing your New York Times Bestseller books!).
I was down for Preview Night and, after three hours on the concrete floor, my feet were kiling me. On Saturday, I was down for pretty much the entire day — nearly twelve hours and didn’t fell nearly as bad. The difference: I was wearing Dr. Scholl’s inserts. We’d been at a Rite-Aid and there was one of their magical measuring machines and I figured that I might as well give it a try. It certainly seemed to make a difference (still, it’s not the same as Doc Martens’).