Worldcon was held in Spokane Washington this year which is somewhat close to home. Or so I thought. Nine hours watching the most boring scenery go by and then tumbled into the Convention Center for booth set up. My plan right out of the gate was to shmooze with the elite, pick their brains, maybe learn a new trick or two. Over the next five days after arriving, I did just that and also attended some really awesome panels.
Book sales were minimal but I had a inkling of that going in. Sold only Book One and not the whole trilogy and that seemed to be the norm for about every author I spoke with. A lot of try and see if they're interested in the rest kind of deal. Since this gave me more time to do other things, of course I was editing Welcome Despair in the wee hours.
Oh, and the free books, and the parties and a Sushi place that served what could possibly be considered a disgrace or innovation with a dish called the Montana Roll. Yes, I ate it because...I had no idea and I'll try anything at least once.
Things got kind of crazy as I realized how small our planet truly is when people I randomly spoke with knew the same people I did. Fate? Coincidence? Cosmic monkeying? Who knows? Anywho, it was a blast. Looking forward to the next one in Kansas City, MO.