Libertycon 29 is drawing to a close. All of our group who drove up from Texas - Old NFO, Lawdog, Alma, Miss D. and myself - have enjoyed it. (There's been much giggling and speculation about what next year's LibertyCon will be like. You see, in Roman numerals, Libertycon 30 translates as LibertyCon XXX. Draw your own conclusions!)
I was particularly amused to see Lawdog's surprise at how many people recognized his blog-name, and demanded to know when he was going to start writing books as well as his blog. He's a genuinely modest man, and hadn't believed his popularity was that great (despite our nagging him for months to get on with it and write!). I reckon he'll probably sell more books than I do, because his reputation as a raconteur precedes him. Rest assured, we'll redouble our efforts on your behalf. We want to read his books, too!
Yesterday I had the pleasure of meeting Tom Kratman for the first time. I've enjoyed his military science fiction books, but never run into him before. He's an impressive gentleman. Our group kidnapped him, DaddyBear and a couple of others, and adjourned to the English Rose Tearoom (which Miss D. and I highly recommend), across the street from the convention hotel, for afternoon tea and goodies. The conversation was interesting, to put it mildly. When you get a bunch of bloggers and writers together, who are also military veterans, the
I've had three signing and meet-the-fans sessions, one panel discussion and one workshop with Miss D. at this year's LibertyCon, as well as the opening ceremony and a 'Kaffeeklatsch' where fans can meet-and-greet with the authors gathered here. I think we're all tired by now. It's time to head for home. (We're going back via Clarksville, TN, where Miss D. and I are looking forward to introducing our friends to Beachaven Winery. We took a lot of their wines down to Texas with us, where they've been very well received. I daresay several
I'll try to put up a few blog posts on the road. We hope to be home by Tuesday evening.