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DragonCon 2022 Recap

What a whirlwind! I had the pleasure of sharing an authors’ booth in the exhibitor hall for DragonCon with the following amazing authors:

  • K.L. Hiers, my fellow MM romance author

  • DL Wainright with queer representation but NOT romantic dark fantasy horror

  • Jeffrey Logue with epic fantasy novels

  • Sheila English with alternate history/horror, both as books and comics

  • Fionne Foxxe Farraday with an alien post-apocalyptic sci-fi romance

  • C.L. Wilson with epic high fantasy romance series and standalones

  • Marina Simcoe with paranormal romance between human heroines and non-human heroes, and

  • Honey Phillips with similarly paranormal and sci-fi romances

We started with setup on Thursday, the first day of the con technically, though the exhibitor and artist alley building didn’t open until Friday. While most of the time I spent alternating selling my own and my peers’ titles, there was also time to be a geek.

I dressed up Friday as Poison Ivy, one of my spirit animals, and the first three days I headed to the walk of fame where the celebrities reside.

A few celebrities I was excited to see in person:

  • Laz Alonso

  • Aaron & Shawn Ashmore

  • Morena Baccarin

  • Arthur Darvill

  • Harvey Guillen

  • Laurie Holden

  • J. Lee

  • Nolan North

  • Danielle Panabaker

  • Chandler Riggs

  • Michael Shanks

  • Olivia Swann

And then the ones I got to talk to:

  • Osric Chau

  • Mark Sheppard

  • Garrett Wang

DL Wainright, dressed as Stede from Our Flag Means Death, even hawked some fabulous booty for us.

Sunday was insane with final sales, and all four main days I got to meet many wonderful current and future readers. The highlight for sure was buying books and having them signed by all my fellow authors in the booth, as well as the hospitality from C.L. Wilson in particular who organized everything and provided such a great community experience for my first ever DragonCon.

Enjoy all the pictures! It was a blast to experience in person.

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