So I got back from Yaoi-Con on Sunday and I had such a good time but I forgot a lot of really important things like telling everyone that the wonderful Chris at Stumbling Over Chaos is giving away Nexus (my fifth and final warder book in the series) which will be out this Wednesday the 26th. See...late.
Can I just say how awesome Yaoi-Con was? I picked up all 5 books of In These Words from Jo Chen, (does anyone know if 6 is out or when it will be out?), and Father Figure and Cruel To Be Kind. I also got another of those sleeve things and a Tiger and Bunny pin and postcard and a Buffy and Xander poster for Amy's daughter...and Jo Chen is awesome, she is kind and sweet and it's always like the best thing ever when people you admire turn out to be fabulous. She signed everything for me. Like Hamlet Machine, I was the first one in line to pre-order Chapter 2 in paperback. And she was super. I have a tote bag and a keychain and Chapter One in paperback and a print and stickers...just squeeee! I went all fangirl on her, hopefully she wasn't scared. The lovely Clare London went with me, both of us ducking away from the Dreamspinner table just for a bit. We went upstairs to see Jo Chen together too. Clare is wonderful by the way but I'm sure everyone knows that.
I realized I had everything from Teahouse that I wanted, (I ordered the comics and prints online), but I did get a key-chain. And then there were books to buy, lots of manga and print copies from DSP authors I love. Paperbacks make me happy. If I love a book, I will have it in print and getting them signed is thrilling. The best part of the con though is seeing friends, making new ones, meeting fans and rooming with Amy Lane. We have the best time. I love Yaoi-Con, I cannot wait to go next year.
I saw Ariel Tachna, Nicki Bennett, Andrew Grey, TC Blue, Lori Toland (it was her birthday!), Clare London, Shira Anthony, Pearl Love, EM Lynley, Julianne Bentley, Rhys Ford, Rowan McBride and of course Amy who I dragged to Starbuck's with me. So awesome that the Marriott had a Starbuck's in it. I know how Galahad felt when he found the grail.