It’s all about me, I know, but there will be other things at the convention besides me. So in between begging me for a free bookmark, or getting me to do custom autographs in your copy of Roe, there are quite a few interesting people you can meet.
First and foremost I am excited to say that Jewel Staite will be there. She is only the most cutest woman in SciFi history of ever.
Now the way I heard it (When I told myself) is that she just loves my books and wants people to buy them for her and drop them off at her table. But seriously, she is awesome and she is going to be there. Please stop by and visit her and say Hi and send along my undying adoration.
What about a magical Doctor? You could meet Sylvester McCoy. He played the Seventh Doctor and also recently did a wonderful job portraying the Wizard Radaghast the Brown in The Hobbit. As you can see in the photo below, both Sylvester and Ian McKellen are getting together discussing how to get beards as awesome as mine. (Okay listen, I have a delicate ego, don’t go crushing it by telling me the truth about my beard, ‘kay?)
And the line up continues. I could go all day on TV and Movie stars that are going to be there, but I will point out one more. Robert Picardo will be there. His portrayal of Kenneth, Joe, Lord Schweitzer, and Schmullus was second to none. But he is usually known on the show as the EMH program: Emergency Medical Hologram. He will be the Master of Ceremonies at Space City Con.
You can also meet other people such as Artists or Authors. A couple of my favorite Artists are going to be there: Jessica Grundy and Vo Nguyen. There will be many more. They will have their art on sale for immediate purchase and many will take commissions on the spot! You do not know how cool it is to have art made for you until you have your commission in your hands. You want a Snoopy on top of a Tardis as if it is his house? You want a mash up of Power Rangers and Rescue Rangers? Your sick for that, but yes, I am sure someone there will do it for you. How about a detailed, delivered in a brown paper bag Wonder Woman using her Lasso on Batman? Again, see the statement above about being sick and be sure to bring it by my table so I can see it too..
On the author side of things let’s start out with Tracy and Laura Hickman. If you are not familiar with them, then I guess they did not have a library under the rock you have been living under all you life. To say you have lived a sheltered life is to…. no, I won’t go there. We are talking about the authors, not deprived upbringings. Seriously though, they are some awesome authors that I have spent probably literally MONTHS reading (I am using the term literally correctly here) and re-reading. They created The Kender and if you do not know them, refer to previous rock statement. They also have a board game out and you can subscribe to their site and get to read their current work in progress as it happens. That is pretty darned neat. And what makes them even better is that they are willing to share their knowledge! That’s right, they will teach you how to write books. Stop by and see them and thank them for The Kender.
There is also this great up and coming author, Eric Johnson who has written three books of life stories and different people in a universe call After World. It is… oh, wait that is me. Sorry for the shameless self promotion, I don’t know what came over me.
You can check out lots of other authors though while you are there, many of us have tables in the dealer’s room where you can talk to us directly and ask questions.