Y’know, I’m starting to think she’s not very nice.
So this past weekend we attended Ad Astra, a science fiction con celebrating it’s 30th year. We wanted to try some different events this year and see what happens. Overall? enh…
While we didn’t sell a lot of stuff, we did meet a lot of people, most rewarding being folks who either knew our work from years ago or those who’ve stumbled across us online. Your enthusiasm is truly appreciated. When next our paths cross, we should have some next material available.
One of the other highlights was spending the weekend with our old friend Tara Tallen of Galaxion. We don’t get to spend much time with her and it was really great to hang out, joke, swap old stories and new ideas and to reignite the collaborative spirit of our heyday. Tara details a special moment of the weekend on her own write up of the weekend. Here’s hoping Robert doesn’t lose his bookmark.
Also nearby were the guys of Freelance Blues. Ian and Mike remind us of us years ago. Doing their own thing, creating their work and hustling it out there. In fact, they divided forces over the weekend to allow one of the pair to attend the concurrent Fan Appreciation Con as well. I’ve been aware of them for a while, and marveled at some of their chutzpah, but it was good to finally interact with them.
We also got to trade jests with old acquaintance Michael Rowe, a writer we knew back in high school that we ended up turning into the central character of issue 9&10 of the print DFS.
Our next outing will be a visit to the Toronto Comic Art Festival. We won’t have a table, but we’ll be floating about.
Updated: Check out a gallery of sketches we did during Ad Astra.
Last order of business? A little contest.
Head on over to our Facebook page and leave a comment on this weeks page. Then I’ll randomly select one person next Wednesday to receive my copy of the Fletch movie tie in novel. It’s the original Gregory McDonald novel but with the movie cover. After the previous discussions about Fletch, I hope to help at least one person discover these books.