Capricon 38 was amazing! This annual February convention in Wheeling is always a wonderful experience and I am glad I was able to be a book vendor this year. Secrets in Mystic Woods, was a big success. I was told by other authors there that if you sell 10 books all weekend, go home and celebrate. I sold 35 books!
Though, I wasn’t able to go to as many panels this year, because I was a vendor, I was able to attend a reading, listen to an interview with Timothy Zahn, learn about the legalities of transitioning your work into different mediums, and work on one of the after parties called The Engine Room.
The Engine Room Crew
I went to a workshop called writers and donuts and learned about projects other authors are working on and what software they prefer. I also spoke with other authors after the workshop and at the parties that gave me a lot of great advice.
In the Dealer room, I learned about other conventions in the area, met comic book authors, people with audio books, the artist guest of honor (and bought 3 pieces of art) and learned it’s best to keep your wallet somewhere else when you traverse this area of the convention. I think I bought close to five books the very first night we were there…and got them all signed.
I became friends with panelists I met the year before, connected with published authors, and though I felt small standing in the same room as Timothy Zahn, an author known for his sci-fi and Star Wars books, but we all start somewhere and we get to do what we love.
I want to thank my husband for his support, my in-laws for watching my daughter, my friend Kevin for introducing me to this convention, my parents for coming out, and all the people that came to buy my book.
I cant wait for Capricon 39 and I hope to see everyone at Windycon in November.
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