This past weekend, I made my way to Louisville, KY for the Imaginarium convention. It was the first year for the gathering and it didn’t show it. The promoters did an amazing job and the foundation is rock-solid as this con carries forward. I can’t wait to return next year. While there, I met some amazing people in the field I’ve been in contact with on-line for years. After years of working together, I finally met the cuddly Armand Rosamilia in person, caught up with Jerry Benns and the Charon Coin Press crew, and met some great new people like Jack Wallen, Peter Welmerink, and the ever entertaining man-servant of Armand, Jay Wilburn.
This was also the first time I’ve ever been a panelist at a con and it was amazingly fun. During the panel about zombies, the subject of doing something different came up and I gave a synopsis of Southern Devils. The idea of the novel went over very, very well and I’m excited to begin the finishing stages on the book.
Over the course of the weekend, I learned some new things, made some contacts here at home (Amanda- the plan is awesome!), got the invite to be a guest at another con in the spring of 2015, and even sold a few books. 2015 will be even bigger and I can’t wait to head back to the Blue Grass State for Imaginarium once again. Over the next two years, the goal is to attend more cons as I grow my relationships with different presses and as more of my individual work becomes available. I hope I see you out on the con trail soon!
Don’t forget to pick up Wicked Tales for Wicked People! A brother has to eat you know… Pick it up here on Amazon.