Harbour Con Fusion came and went this weekend and I got to meet some amazing people. For those who don’t know Harbour-Con Fusion is a small (very small) con in Saint John, NB. It’s BRAND NEW and has great potential to grow. I really hope it does.
I met a brilliant young writer named K.M. Cooper. She wrote a book called Hub City Survival which is about a zombie apocalypse in NB. We had drinks and chatted. Why is it authors and drinks go hand-in-hand? I kept trying to get a picture of me and her but time never presented itself.
Ok truth time: It did; I just am a procrastinator.
So I had to grab a picture another friend took and use that. If it looks like I cropped somebody out of this picture…..I did.
I really hope I can work with her soon.
Familiar Faces (Cause Old Face sounds mean!!)
Last year at Hal-Con I was the personal assistant to a monster of a lady. Her name: C.S. MacCath. I mean this woman was my boss all weekend (during HC2012) and made me do unspeakable things (which is why I am typing them) like SIT DOWN and HAVE A LEMON TART. The MONSTER!!
Truth Time: I loved PAing for MacCath. She was wonderful.
Below is a transcript of us together at this weekend.
C.S. MacCath: (to a customer) Hi! My name is Ceallaigh and I write as C.S. MacCath
Me: And boy was C.S. MacCath pissed when she found out!
C.S. MacCath: I know, right!!!
I met Darren Hann years upon years ago at an event called Hal-Con. This is a threat to all mankind. He makes movies, runs cons and writes. See a threat!! —- wait what? It’s pronounced TRIPLE THREAT? Oh….so what I said mean something COMPLETELY different. Oh……..I gotcha!
This year we shared a stage for our Geeks versus Nerds debate Redshirts vs Stormtroopers: Who is the more ineffectual army? We were on team Stormtrooper. Turns out Stormtroopers are too good at their job to be ineffectual. Who knew?
Truth Time: —uh—- crap I have no truth for this……..only lies I guess!
I would like to introduce you to the biggest actor in Hollywood: Robert Maillet. He’s the guy from 300, Immortals and Sherlock Holmes. He is also Russian Jaeger Pilot Aleksis Kaidanovsky in Guillermo del Toro’s Pacific Rim. I got to see him again – I met him a couple years ago at HC (man I do a lot in HC don’t I?).
Truth Time: I thought I was bigger….I was not.
Did a Q and A and somebody called Aleksis Kaidanovsky the Boba Fett of the Pacific Rim series. He was there, didn’t say much, and developed a cult following. He found that cool.
So all in all the con was kewl and I did two stage shows for them and even hosted my own panel on Blogging but that’s coming up soon!!