The sun blasted my eyelids. I opened one eye. Nope. Too early. I rolled over, pulled up the covers and waited until my stomach rumbled. Mega post-con fatigue. But what a blast!
I have just finished my first stint as a merchant at a full-sized pop culture convention – Supanova Adelaide. This year they moved into the larger of the Adelaide Showground pavilions. The aisles were wider. It was easy to move amongst the crowds with enough room to get some full costume photos and see the merchandise without getting jostled.
There were some fantastic costumes – Helena’s Cleopatra, Snape being devoured by Nagiri, Ben’s ‘Aunty Snape’, Aadams Family group, several Doctor Who groups, the Disney villians and Aragorn (he smocked the shirt himself!) – just to name a few. More photos are on my FB page: Karen J Carlisle.
I was pleased with my position – at the end of one of the major fairways from the front door to the signing area. My booth neighbours were friendly. Poor Kimberley Clark had flown down from Queensland, unprepared for the chill – with the milder weather (we had mid-thirties earlier in the week) and frosty air conditioning. (I loved it!) Thanks for the tips, Kimberley.
Thanks to my cohorts, Ruth and David, who helped on the booth over the weekend.
Thanks to Mike from Firebear Armoury for my pressie. And thank you to those who stopped by for a chat or to buy a book. I appreciate you spending time with me. I had many queries about more of Viola’s adventures (squee, thank you!). I am currently writing the first draft of a new novella and short stories for Journal #2: Eye of the Beholder. I am aiming for a May, 2016 release – all going well.
It’s Monday. Everything is quiet. I shuffled to the kettle, sorted out a cup of tea and scrounged in the fridge for any remnants of chocolate. You’ll find me curled up in the corner, trying to get some words on paper and eyeing off the couch. I might surface by Wednesday.