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ApolloCon Pics

I got back from ApolloCon yesterday evening, after a fun weekend. I was braced for the heat, but hadn’t mentally prepared for the Houston humidity that went with it. Fortunately, I spent 99% of my time inside air conditioned buildings and vehicles.

One of the things I love about Guest of Honor gigs is that they usually get me to new regions, meaning I get to meet both new readers/fans/writers/etc. and also meet in person folks I’ve known online for a while. It wasn’t a huge convention, but it kept me busy. I was surprised at how much fun we had on the panel to fancast a movie version of Libriomancer (Jeff Goldblum for Gutenberg? Robert Pattinson with a cameo as a sparkling vampire Isaac kills in chapter one?) I also got to run the “I Suck” panel I did at ConFusion, though ApolloCon renamed it to “The Struggle.”

I was about halfway through the con when I got to talking with the folks at the desk and they told me about the fire ants. But hey, I’ve done a convention in Australia. I can handle Texas and their snakes and scorpions and fire ants. (Fortunately, I saw none of these beasties.)

I also got lunch with a NASA scientist and astronaut, helped judge the costume contest, ate way too much food, signed lots of books, met some great people, and came home exhausted.

There was even a bonus trip to the Johnson Space Center, but I haven’t processed those pics yet, so that’s gonna wait for another blog post. In the meantime, here are a few photos from the convention. The full ApolloCon album is over at Flickr.

NASA Rock Star Dr. Paul Abell, me, and Astronaut Dr. Stanley Love

NASA Rock Star Dr. Paul Abell, me, and Astronaut Dr. Stanley Love

Ninja turtle cosplay

Ninja skills!

Rhonda Eudaly, John DeNardo, and Marshall Ryan Maresca

Rhonda Eudaly, John DeNardo, and Marshall Ryan Maresca

Artist Guest of Honor Maria William

Artist Guest of Honor Maria William

Steampunk Deadpool

Steampunk Deadpool won Best in Show in the costume contest.

Mirrored from Jim C. Hines.

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mtlawson
Jun. 23rd, 2015 08:54 pm (UTC)
Great to see you having an awesome time!!!
deborahblakehps
Jun. 23rd, 2015 09:35 pm (UTC)
GOH! Astronauts! You're a rock star!
gelsey
Jun. 23rd, 2015 10:23 pm (UTC)

Awesome! That looks like a fun con!

starcat_jewel
Jun. 23rd, 2015 10:56 pm (UTC)
It was a delight to have you. Come back and visit us again sometime!
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