How many years have you been attending Lilac City Comicon?
This will be my second year attending LCCC with Books & Chains. I’m looking forward to it since last year was an absolute blast.
What is one of your favorite memories?
There are two that come to mind. I met a reader who shared a name with a kingdom in my Boahim Trilogy, which was a first! The second was when a reader came to our booth and told me she had lost her sister a year before and strongly identified with the characters in Amaskan’s Blood. When readers make personal connections to your works—there’s nothing better than that. It’s why writers write.
What are you bringing to this 2018’s convention?
Elise, my chainmailler, is bringing a whole host of geeky chainmaille jewelry, in addition to some one-of-a-kind pieces. If things go well, I may have an ARC (Advanced Reader Copy) or three for Amaskan’s War, in addition to a new anthology I didn’t have last time. I’ll also have the first book with me, Class-M Exile, and a few other titles. You can expect fun and WA state local science fiction and fantasy, and the chainmaille jewelry inspired by it.
What’s the best advice you have for fans attending LCCC2018?
Plan ahead of time! Don’t underestimate a well-laid out plan. There are so many things to do and see at a convention like LCCC that you won’t get to everything. If you plan ahead of time, you’ll make better use of the time you have and are more likely to do a majority of it. Also, it’s normal to be a little disappointed at not getting to see everything. ;) Again, if you acknowledge this going in, you’ll have a great time.
Who would your dream guest be and why?
As with any convention, my dream guests tend to be those in fandoms I like, such as David Tennant, Nathan Fillion, and Gal Gadot, though they usually require more money than a smaller comicon can afford. It would be awesome to see Neil Gaiman invited to a comicon since he’s been involved in comics since the 1980’s.
What’s your favorite thing about going to cons?
I love meeting new people. It’s not just that I get to meet people, but these are my people—geeky, comic lovers that can talk for hours about their niche or fandom. To be a geek used to be synonymous with being bullied and teased because you were considered “weird.” It’s now acceptable to be a geek. About damn time!
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