|A casual Con-goer at DragonCon, dressed|
in a Witchblade costume
Yes, "50,000" people spread over five hotels. Did I ever mention I have a mild phobia of large groups of people?
Let me see, a few things worked, a few didn't. You remember I had at least two evil plans for DragonCon.
One was an epic fail. I was going to give copies of It Was Only On Stun! to John Ringo, Timothy Zahn, and Peter David, and hope they liked it enough to give me a blurb.
John Ringo said that, since he tends to write in the voice of books he read, he was rereading his own books.
Timothy Zahn stated, before a room full of people, that he hasn't read fiction in ten years.
By that point, I didn't even bother with Peter David.
However, on the other hand, I was going to hand out flyers for the five free days I was giving out my book to Kindle users. I had 500 flyers. The free promo period ended last Thursday. I had 1304 people read the book. So, I guess that's a bit of a win.
Anyway, moving right along, we're going to start the first DragonCon report with something a little lazy -- to start with, I'm going to post a video of Richard Dean Anderson, better known as MacGyver, or as an officer from Stargate, the tv show.
Now, I found him a little boring, and if you folks agree, well, I'm going to try to make it up to you with a video of Travis Taylor (author, physicist, runs a show called Rocket City Rednecks) and John Ringo (author, author, and font of a lot of various and sundry knowledge), Sadly, it's only ten minutes. I couldn't get into this panel, since it was standing room only, and I didn't feel like being fit in with a shoehorn.
I actually thought it was kinda awesome, but I'm a nerd.
Be back tomorrow with more vids, and photos, and maybe some written reports.