Friday, February 26, 2016

Roanoke or Bust!

Happy Friday, friends of mine!

Today I’m writing to you from the past because at the moment this posts I’m going to be en route to Roanoke, Virginia for an appearance at the MystiCon Fantasy and Horror Convention. And I’m super, super pumped about it. I’m going to be an author guest and breathe the same air as George R. R. Martin!! (the author of the A Song of Ice and Fire series best known as Game of Thrones) I’ll be a little excitable all day to say the least.

As most of you probably know, I’m a fantasy novelist and I do my best to attend as many fantasy/science fiction conventions as my schedule allows. Over the years I’ve accumulated a rather, um... unique list of items that I can’t go without at a con and I thought I’d share some of the special ones with you here. No judging!


#1: Extra deodorant. Oh yes, this one deserves to be at #1. Cons can be hot and crowded, and you’ll want to have a travel-size deo in your purse at all times, lest you join the smelly masses.




#2: An assortment of hats. I can’t feel authory without a proper author hat. So while some of you might be packing bags of shoes for trips, I have a bag of fedoras, caps, and bowlers.


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#3: Cat-ear tiara. Duh! Because TIARA + CAT = AWESOME. But if you want to see the real thing, it's part of my Twitter profile pic :-)



#4: Bubble Wands. Those little bubble wands that you usually get as party favors are PERFECT attractors to your book signing table. Crowd a little thin? Pucker up and blow some bubbles because even grown-ups get like this over bubbles.

 
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#5: My purple hair extensions. Because if I can't have purple hair at a fantasy convention, what's the point of having hair at all?



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So now it's your turn! What's the craziest thing you've ever packed for a trip?


10 comments:

  1. Have fun at the convention! Great idea about the bubbles. And yes about the purple hair! :)

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    1. If ONLY I could have the purple hair at work I'd be a happy girl :-)

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  2. Omg. Brad Pitt... Just thanks for that alone!!

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    1. Ha! I thought you might appreciate that ;-)

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  3. The con sounds like all sorts of fun. I'm sure you'll have a blast!

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    1. We had a ball! Until I caught the "con crud," that is ;-) I have a bad habit of coming home sick for these. Maybe my next post should be about Airborne! ;-)

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  4. My rat. I had him in pet carrier that I dropped inside a huge purse. My husband had the genius idea of setting him loose in the restaurant and going to management about the rat infestation, but I wouldn't let him. Poor Wilbur would have been stepped on to save Chad $42.00.

    You just don't know what chicks are carrying in those over-sized bags!

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    1. Okay, now you know I'm going to be disappointed if you don't bring Wilbur to the event in October :-)

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  5. love love love these addins for a con trip! yay bubbles & purple hair!

    and your signature is sa-weet!

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    1. And you know what stinks? After all that, I forgot my bubbles! I was so sad. Glad you like it, chica!

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