Dragon Con was unbelievable.
This was my first time to attend and my first time to have the opportunity to appear anywhere. It was surreal. That’s the best way I can put it. I got to sit on panels next to authors that people have actually heard of and talk about how to write fight scenes. I got to share an autograph session with the literary guest of honor and bogart some of his fans when he split early. I got to have a drink with authors I read growing up and some I still read today. It was unreal. So unreal that you want someone else to confirm that it’s really happening. So you turn around and look for someone to confirm that it’s not some weird dream and who do you see? A ghostbuster, a tyrannosaur and a man dressed as a banana with a lightsaber that calls himself Bananakin Skywalker.
So maybe it was a dream. But I did my best to embrace the weirdness. I sat in front of an audience and made references to Gymkata, the dance fight from West Side Story and I’m pretty sure I got into it with the moderator on why we deserved a sequel to Remo Williams: The Adventure Begins. That part’s a little fuzzy.
Thank you to everyone that sought me out, got a book signed or asked for a picture. You made things all the more unreal. I made some new friends (a weird but welcomed thing at my age) and I can’t thank the folks that made it happen enough. I can’t wait to go back next year.