Friday, June 1, 2012

Story of a CONduit

Rewrite begins today!

I'm making a note here: huge success. :) As in, CONduit was a big success. Jaron sold out of Villages, and I made enough money from prints to cover the cost of printing plus some. (I still have some prints left over, and I just might be giving them away when I'm finished with my rewrite...)

So, I've decided that I love going to cons. There's this air of familiarity, willingness to share, and overall good feelings. Plus there's something to be said for a place where people are just walking around wearing amazing homemade costumes like this one:


Sorry for the horrible lighting. The hotel was pretty dim. I had a lot of fun, though, and I made some new friends, too. For instance, sitting at the booth next to us was Travis Austin Lee, who was selling books--he had one that he'd written as well. When we started talking about writing, the way that he writes and edits just sounded exactly the way that I do. It's not the 'recommended' way--but I can't ever completely tune out my inner editor. It can take me an hour to pen a paragraph. Well, anyway... they say that great minds think alike. Let's hope that's the case, since I ended up buying his book. Couldn't help it. He was such a nice guy.


Paul Genesse was also there; he had a pizza party on Saturday night to celebrate the release of his third book in the Iron Dragon series. I remembered seeing him at LTUE; seems he remembered us, too. He talked to me for a while as we waited in line to get ice cream--and he even bought me a scoop! (They were only 25 cents, but it was still so cool that he did that. +10 awesomeness points to Mr. Genesse.)


Well, I'll be back to make the rounds soon. It's been too long since I've checked the blogosphere. I'm going to keep busy with all of this writing, but since today's the last day of work in three months, I'll try to be more active around here. Until then, bonus points for those who recognize the reference at the top of this post. More bonus points if you can identify the pin I'm wearing in the pics. ;)

Peace.

-Tsira

8 comments:

  1. I'm glad you had such a great time at CONduit. I'm not sure what the reference is, but I'm pretty sure you're wearing a princess pin from the Villages game in you pics. Those pins are awesome! :)

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    1. Eh, that's all right. It's just Portal. And yes, I did wear a princess pin, although by the end of the day I was wearing the dragon and knight, too. :)

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  2. That was a lot of fun. I'm glad we went. We should go back next year!

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    1. Hooray for being profitable! And yes, so much fun. ;)

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  3. I'm so happy you had such a great time! Conferences are amazing and meeting people is invaluable. You'll have to post more about it sometime :)

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    1. They're becoming one of my favorite things. I always meet such interesting people. I had a chance to visit a few panels while Jaron watched the booth, so I'll have to post what I learned from them soon.

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  4. ...conferences like those can be invaluable tools for meeting the kind of people needed for success in our biz ;)

    Sounds like a fun trip!

    El

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    1. It was! I'm naturally pretty shy, but going to cons has been really good at getting me out of my box.

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