Monday, June 14, 2010

Con Carolinas

As you guys can see, I changed my template. After three years of you guys seeing pink, I thought I'd offer a change. You may see a few more templates in the near future after I really settle on one. :-D


I traveled to Charlotte, North Carolina on the weekend of June 4th and attended the sci-fi/fantasy convention known as Con Carolinas. I had lots of fun hanging out with old friends and making new ones as well. I attended many, many panels, and had a blast. I'll share some pictures below of convention goers, then authors:



This is Kyle. His Godzilla shirt rocked! Plus he had some awesome figurines of some characters he's made over the years.







These guys on the right work for the Umbrella Corporation. They were there to ensure that the zombie apocalypse did not take place. A zombie was chasing the guy in the far right of the photo.





He was back-up.










Yay! Star Wars! These guys were giggly at first, but then they kept it real for the 2nd photo. :-D





Oh, where did that pic come from? This Spartan was back-up too. Yeah--that's right--back-up.








Who you gonna call?









And his car.







Scary Monsters and Super Freaks Panel

(Left to right: Robert S. Snare, artist; Kalayna Price, Urban Fantasy

author; Carrie Ryan, YA author; and Gail Z. Martin, Fantasy author)





Left: My friends and Urban Fantasy Authors Marcia Colette and Kalayna Price!


Right: Me and my new friend, YA author, Carrie Ryan!







The wonderful authors over at Magicalwords.net
(Left to right: Stuart Jaffe, A.J. Hartley, Kalayna Price,
Misty Massey, Faith Hunter, and David B. Coe)



The vampire panel with urban fantasy authors: Karen Diaz, Marcia Colette, and Kalayna Price. The latter two authors informed the audience that I was yawning. LOL. I was tired. Revenge is sweet, ladies. ;-)






Lots more contests and book reviews are coming. Stay tuned! :-D

22 comments:

Nicole MacDonald said...

Oooo my friend would kill for a corset like the one in the pic!

Christina said...

I love it! Awesome costumes! Awesome car!

I will make a note of this. There are so many conventions I want a chance to go to.

K.Hinny said...

Wow! Now I'm jealous!! It looks like you had a great time! Thanks for sharing the picci's!!

And yes, lol! We do think alike. Love the look of your knew design :D What's funny is that I just thought I would "try" the template out and now I can't find my old one. But I tried to customize mine a wee bit (the orange wasn't working for me :D)

Rock on! Take care!

fairyhedgehog said...

That looks like so much fun!

stu said...

Looks like a fun convention.

Charles Gramlich said...

Looks like much fun was had by all. I love a good con.

Demon Hunter said...

Nicole,
She has lots of corsets and they are all so cool. :-D

Chris,
Try to come to this one next year. ;-)

Kara,
Sure. No problem. Orange is not my favorite color either. I played around with the colors as well. :-D

Fairy,
It was. :-D

Stu,
It was--really. :-D

Charles,
It was my first con--and I loved it. :-D

Myne Whitman said...

It looks like you all had loads of fun. Lovely pictures.

Robin said...

Those are fabulous pictures! I would love to go to a sci fi/fantasy convention. How cool!

The costumes are very cool. I think I would dress as a zombie. If I raised my hand to ask a question, they'd have to say, "You! Zombie in the fourth row!"

Jess Haines said...

God, that's cool.

Lovin' the new look for the blog, too! :D

-J

raine said...

Ok, this looks like a blast, lol. :D

Lana Gramlich said...

Very cool! I LOVE the Godzilla shirt. The Ghostbusters car is totally rad, though! Ironically I was just considering how awesome that movie was just yesterday...

laughingwolf said...

too much fun... AND you had your clothes on! ;) lol

Demon Hunter said...

Myne,
It was loads of fun. :-D

Robin,
There was a zombie makeover room but I didn't have time to go to it. :-D

Jess,
Thanks. I'm trying something different. ;-)

Raine,
It was a blast. :-D

Lana,
LOL. That is weird. :-D That guy actually has a company and they work all types of events. Ghostbusters are still hip. :-D

Tony,
Oh my goodness.

Solvang Sherrie said...

I love North Carolina. Looks like a fun event, even if it put you to sleep :)

writtenwyrdd said...

I love all the costumes, and I really love the Spartan. :)

Sounds like you had a great time.

bettielee said...

Such great pictures! So glad you avoided those umbrella guys... hey, by the way, I have an award for you on mah blog, should you care to come claim it!

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Bernita said...

Lucky girl! A fabulous convention obviously!

Demon Hunter said...

Sherrie,
It didn't put me to sleep. LOL. I was just exhausted from being awake so long. :-D

Deb,
The Spartan was rather--um. :-D

Bettie,
Thanks. :-D

Bernita,
It was fun. :-D I look forward to many more. :-D

Marcia Colette said...

LOL! Yawn. Yawn. Yawn. I have no shame when it comes to singling people out. Wait until next year. ;-)

Oh, and I *love* the new digs. I really need to keep up with my blog haunts.

And before I forget, it was awesome finally meeting you. I so suck at staying touch because by the time I get home, I'm wasted. Then there's this cute little baby who's always trying to hug and kiss on me, so what choice have I got? :-) Anyway, hugs to you, hon.

soapdish said...

Love the new blog skin, Tyhitia! Only I thought I'd splattered my drink on my computer screen at first. LOL The pics from the con made me laugh, but your captions are the BEST part.:)

Demon Hunter said...

Marcia,
LOL. Next year, I'll get you back. It was great meeting you too. :-D

Soap,
Thanks. Glad you liked my captions. ;-) LOL.