Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Yaoi-Con weekend

Just gorgeous.
 Let me just start by saying that I love Yaoi-Con so much. Its the only place where I can get things for me and find things that are not yaoi for my kids. It's like perfection in a con. I love seeing my fellow authors, (Augusta Li and Eon de Beaumont, EM Lynley, Zee Kensington and my bestie Amy Lane), seeing DSP staff I adore, (Anne Regan and Julianne Bentley), all the amazing costumes, and finding the booths of my favorite online web-comics. This year was awesome, where the DSP table was, we were right across from Starfighter (which I read slavishly and helped fund the Kickstarter for), four down from Teahouse, and on the other side was Alex Woolfson who is responsible for Yaoi 911, Artifice and The Young Protectors. He signed my book  so graciously even as I demanded that he get The Annihilator and Kyle back together. He probably thought I was a crazy woman.
All my Teahouse keychains.
 I enjoyed talking to my fans, Kelly, Mary and sign books for their sister Amy who was not there but who apparently is just as picky about her books as I am about mine. No bent corners please. If I jack up my own books, that's okay, but no one else can. Its always so much fun to talk about books and other writing projects.

Amazing
Young Protectors, Starfighter and Teahouse
I'm so glad that Yaoi-Con came back this year, they took a hiatus last year in 2013 so I haven't gone since it was in Long Beach in 2012. I hope I can go next year too as I always enjoy it. I so love setting up the DSP table and having people come and ask what we have. Talking about books I love by authors I love makes me think I missed my calling and I should have worked in a bookstore. But all in all a wonderful time. I didn't buy as much actual yaoi as I normally do but Jo Chen wasn't there and sadly I buy so much during the year and I've gotten pickier about who I collect since my bookshelf space is getting smaller. But I'm sure I will next year and I already can't wait. For a con where the early bird registration fee is only $45.00, you really can't go wrong. Hope so see a lot more folks there next year in San Francisco in the fall.



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