Clockwork Alchemy 2014 photos, Friday!

I have no idea if I’ll be doing this daily throughout the con, but here’s some photos from today!

Me and JaniceT playing with a tardis
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Signatures inside the tardis. George Takei signed it too, cause he thought it was funny lol
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Our super awesome table set up!
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Happy customers is awesome costumes!
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And now… I’m going to get some pizza.

Twist is going to Clockwork Alchemy 2014!

UntitledI should probably mention this, considering the con starts Friday.   I had too much stuff to do to get ready for the con, and I plum forgot to tell anyone I was going.  Whoops!

Anyway, yes!  Twist will be making an appearance at this year’s Clockwork Alchemy con, in San Jose, California, from May 23rd through 26th.  Just like last year, I’ll be signing books at the table, and selling swag.  I’ll have the first 2 books on sale, and even some new shiny buttons.

20140519_123740If you’re in the San Jose area and like a bit of steampunk, come in for the day!  There’ll be musical and special guests, lots of things to buy with gears glued on, weirdos–erm…  I mean, wonderfully attired individuals, and a library of all things steampunk with loads of authors and book signings!

Of course, you know, I won’t get to see much of the con myself, as I’ll be mostly at my author table.  So, please do come and say hi!  It would be lovely to chat with you.  And if you come in costume, I’ll be taking as many pictures as I can and posting them all right here on the blog!  I had a lovely time meeting a lot of you last year, and I’m looking forward to seeing you again.

Indie author stuff: Traditional or Self-published, which is right for you?

After hosting my (first ever) panel at Clockwork Alchemy on the above topic, I was delighted to hear so many people tell me that the information I gave actually helped them out.  I really just repeated the advice and insights that I had taken from others, but apparently it was helpful enough for those who attended.  Who knew, right?

Then I suddenly realized, with great shock and dismay, that I had somehow stumbled onto that fabled thing I hear whispered about in shadows: ‘experience’.  I might not know much about the best way to go about publishing a novel, and I certainly don’t know very much at all about marketing, but I have done both now.  Perhaps my mistakes, stumbles, and occasional luck can manage to aid someone else in their own publishing adventure.  Perhaps not.  Maybe I’ve just had too much coffee today and I’m getting giddy.

Either way, I thought I’d post the hand-out from my little panel here in case anyone else might like to see it.  I’m also going to summarize what I talked about below.  Please enjoy, and I hope this can maybe help you too.  Also, whenever I think of anything else that might be useful for others hoping to publish, I’ll post it up here on my blog.  Of course, if anyone has a question, I’d be more than happy to try to answer it.

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So much love for my peeps! The Clockwork Alchemy photo dump.

I had a great time at Clockwork Alchemy!  I was delighted to watch my Twist go out into the world, in good hands.  Not to mention, of the massive stack of books I brought with me, I sold out!!  *faints*

As promised, here are photos of some of the lovely people who bought a copy at the con.  I’m sorry to say that I didn’t get everyone by pure, scatterbrained forgetfulness.  So, if you bought a copy and don’t see your photo here, please don’t take offense.   I would have taken a shot if I’d remembered.  Everyone’s costumes were so lovely!  I just have to show off.

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Did you spot me?  Here’s a shot of my (super easy thanks to Halloween) costume, and my synth dread fohawk, in the authors’ library.

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Me and my super cute dragon!

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Mom and I, braving a dark and mysterious London backstreet…

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Good times … good times…  Well, thanks again to everyone to came to visit us at the con!  I was really a blast, I learned a lot, and I can’t wait for next year.

Twist is going to Clockwork Alchemy 2013!

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It’s official now.  After much deliberation and form-filling, Twist’s radiant, erudite (and ever so humble) author will be presenting at this year’s Clockwork Alchemy steampunk convention in San Jose, Ca, May 24th – 27th!

If you’re in the San Jose area and like a bit of steampunk, come in for the day!  There’ll be musical and special guests, lots of things to buy with gears glued on, weirdos–erm…  I mean, wonderfully attired individuals, and a library of all things steampunk with loads of authors and book signings!

I’ll be there as well, signing books and selling swag.  I also want to post lots of photos with my gorgeous readers on this site, so if you come to the con be sure to look for me in the author section and say hi!  I hope to see you there.