I am back now from Phoenix Comic Con – an event which was, I must say, a massive amount of fun. There were drinks, readings, panels, and shenanigans – not to mention one truly hilarious game show; and although I never got to squee stupidly at Elvira in person, this is probably just as well. It no doubt would’ve gone down in history as my Least Dignified Moment Ever.*
I did, however, get to hang with friends old and new. I’ve known and adored Scalzi and Wil for lo, these many years; and I was fortunate enough to meet and goof off with Wonderful People From The Internet, including Si Spurrier, Sam Sykes, and Paul Cornell. By their powers combined, the weekend went from “a hoot and a half” to “absolutely outstanding.”
And now for a very few relevant highlights in bullet form, with links.
- We know who owns us – Me, Wil, and Si … beneath our master’s sigil, as Si put it.
- Four dudes go drinking and/or gaming – Left to right: Sam, Paul, Scalzi, and Joel (from Hijinks Ensue).
- Suvudu gets in on the action – Courtesy of the very kind Kevin Hearne, who I cannot recommend enough, for he is lovely.
All right, guys. That’s all I’ve got for now. I still haven’t finished unpacking yet, and there’s work to do before I sit down for a conference call first thing in the morning, so I need to log off and take this holiday evening to be productive. No rest for the wicked, etc. etc. etc.
But seriously, thanks a million to everyone who made the convention such a blast – not just the marvelous handlers and organizers, but the fantastic people who were kind enough to let me hang out and bounce around the event with them. It was a great weekend, and I hope I get to do it again next year!
* I would’ve exploded all over her like a fistful of fangirl confetti. She’d have been picking pieces of me out of her cleavage for days. Blissful for me. Annoying for her.