Also, on 8/23 I’ll be over at – Suzanne Johnson/Susannah Sandlin’s blog. I’ll be sharing my CTConn 2016 experience as an event leader. Suzanne is giving away a copy of Dead Girls Don’t Cry to one commenter.
As usual, this July, my family attended ConnectiCon in Hartford. Unlike other years, I was on a panel and a workshop. For more details on how that happened, see my recent blog post over at Nights of Passion.
The best part of the story is that our panel filled to capacity and the convention asked us to return in 2017. The “us” includes my co-presenters Corrina Lawson and Jamie K. Schmidt.
This year’s featured guests included: Walter Koening, Michael Dorn and Nana Visitor of Star Trek Fame. Also, Sean Astin and John Rhys-Davies (LOTR), Tom Kenny (SpongeBob), Jess Harnell (Animaniacs), and many more.
Last year (2015), my husband, who is NOT an outgoing guy with strangers, managed to make friends with Maurice LaMarche. Before you go, who? He is most famous as the voice of Brain from Pinky and the Brain. However, if you think you’ve never heard his voice, you’d be wrong. Ever listened to a Lexus commercial? Yup that’s him. Watched Frozen or Zootopia (The King and the Godfather mole, respectively). Anyway, he is a super nice man. If you ever do go to a convention and he’s there – go say hello to him!!
This year wasn’t any different. Hubby managed to “bond” with Jess Harnell (who complimented my curls – see the photo and you will understand why). We also made friends with talented comic book artist Steven Geiger and his lovely wife Kristean (Hi guys!!).
Hubby already warned me that come 2017, he might not make any new friends but I’m betting on whatever pheromone he emits continues to work.