|Casting a spell on my dear Alethea Kontis|
Ahhh, DragonCon. It has been a tradition every year, it will be a tradition every year. I know it's a convention I'm guaranteed at least a little quality time with my beloved Alethea Kontis, and my former goth-in-NYC buddy Mari Mancusi too, who I still haven't quite forgiven for moving to Texas. Oh, yeah, and 54,000 other people. One of the most packed sci-fi/fantasy conventions in the country, DragonCon has to be seen to be believed. But here are some pictures anyway. If you saw my schedule I posted, you know I was busy. Author readings, panels, signings, giving out Auror's Tale swag, I was kept busy. But not too busy to represent the House of Malfoy amidst my author activities. My Family in cosplay crime, the LePages, weren't around to accompany my Narcissa Malfoy so I had to send updates home... Like this one:
|Fellow author Delilah S. Dawson was dressed as a Ravenclaw |
so of course after the panel we had to duel...
|Rachel shows off her tattoo, mine and |
Laurel K. Hamilton's author signatures
I had some really great panels this year, one on Victorian Gothic Literature (which is both my great passion and my entire novelistic career), another on Victorian Mysticism, Spiritualism and the Occult. I had an amazing time reconnecting with friends I see here every year and making new ones. I love the chance to speak passionately about the subject matter of my books to like-hearted fans of the genre, there's really nothing better. AND, I GOT INTERVIEWED BY THE DAILY DRAGON! This was a big deal. Enjoy the photos, especially the really convincing Ron Weasley and Loki!
|Leanna says some stuff about stuff... |
(Victorian Gothic Literature panel,
which she does know something about...)
|Weasleys. Ugh. No class.|
|That's Mrs. Malfoy to you. (Before the Yule Ball.)|
|Reading from DARKER STILL at|
Princess Alethea's Traveling Side-Show
|God. Of. Chaos. Such. Goooooood. Hugs...|
|A picture, a thousand words and all that...|