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
(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

Thursday, June 3, 2010

And Then There Was One...

Rue McClanahan, born Eddi-Rue McClanahan in Healdton, OK, died at 1 a.m. this morning of a stroke. Her best known role--and my favorite--was that of Southern Belle Blanche Devereaux on the legendary Golden Girls.

Everyone who knows me well understands how much I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the Golden Girls. I have the entire collection but I still watch it on tv. There will never be another show like it or as good, IMHO.

I don't have much else to say--sigh. We'll miss you, Blanche/Rue. RIP.

Here's one my favorite episodes where Blanche steals the show: