For some reason, my brain decided 5:30 A.M. was the time to be awake today. Despite the horridness of that, I only nodded off a couple of times.
The first panel I went to was about Doctor Who costumes and props. I learned that the Daleks that run around at Comiccon and Geek Market are actually controlled by people who sit inside of them. For some reason, I thought they were remote controlled.
I did my shopping. I bought my mom two romance novels for Mother’s Day. They’re written by an Ottawa area author named Aurelia Osborne who is published through Renaissance Press. I got myself something for my wall also. It’s a tree of life wall hanging done in metal.
I misplaced my car. I parked near the fry truck, but didn’t remember I parked there, so I went out the wrong doors when I went to drop off my purchases rather than lugging things around.
Next I went to a panel on pushing boundaries in comics. A lot of what was said I could identify with as a writer. The challenges faced with editing sound about the same. Trying to find the perfect drawn lines or the perfect words are equally arduous and sanity testing.
The panel on making short films was interesting. It gave me an idea that I’m not going to talk about yet. I’m just going to tease. It involves me possibly starting a relationship with YouTube…
There was a neat panel on KobraCast, which is a type of thermoplastic that looks similar to plaster of paris, without the mess. It looked quite easy to work with.
I hung out with a writer friend and chatted about promoting one’s book. He’s pretty good at selling it. I’ve been afraid that I would get my book done and hate trying to sell it because I’m not a pushy person. I’m not an in-your-face type. I’m a quirky, often introverted, writer. What I learned in watching him was that the key to selling novels is a little different than selling other things. Pretty much, just talk about the story. People become interested in the passion the author displays and that’s what sells it. Also, it’s good to have a general repeatable spiel.
Then there was a panel on Steampunk Gadgets. I prefer the options where I don’t have to become an electrician in order to make a cool costume as I’m far to busy to learn every skill in the world at the present moment.
The Masquerade always makes me want to Cosplay something. I mean really Cosplay, not just put a costume on. Some year I want to actually enter the contest. The juniors were adorable. The adults had a wide variety of skill.
My portable phone charger charged my phone briefly, then it seemed like it sucked up my phone’s remaining battery life. Not terribly useful. I guess I’ll be saving for one of those.
I did a take on Buffy the Vampire Slayer today:
I still feel like I’m wearing the wig.
Well the early morning is getting to me. Time to crash for the night.