How do everyone!
First things first! Our schedule of appearances has been cleaned up and have added Vikingscon as our November show. This should be an absolute ball! Come on down to get yer Viking on. Double check our schedule here.
Next, “The Dream Nebula” Twitchstream in cooperation with The Dragon’s Den of Beckley, WV is a go for Saturday Aug 12th at 1pm…ish eastern time. So tune in and check it out. We’re finally launching after so many delays. Group participation is encouraged. Meet the crew of the Luminous, Suave, Cookie, Lucky and Charra, as they begin their adventures as salvagers and finders of lost relics in and around the Chimera Belt.
Now! How was Big Lick Comicon? Not bad. Not bad at all. The staff took good care of the vendors, the guests were a nice crowd, but generally sales for all vendors were down for some reason. At least all that we talked to. Some cons are like that. (I think Gencon might have dampened turnout.) We do fully intend to sign up for the February show, so here’s hoping we can get in to that. We’ll still consider next August too.
On a personal note I was able to meet 2 more former Marvel editors-in-chief: Jim Shooter and Tom DeFalco. Both gentlemen were quite fun to chat with. I got to present my first rejection letter ever to Tom D. who very rightly sent it to me. Both men are definitely packed full of stories of some of the best periods of comic book history and great to chat with.
The games sold fairly well for the show. It was amazing to watch one young girl do 2 skunks in a row against opponents playing Morris. I’ve never pulled one of those off, but boy! She was one smart cookie! Had more than a few people familiar with Tafl, too. Those are one of my two favorite crafts we sell. That and my darling bride’s soaps.
In the end, it was a good show. Very tiring though. Learned a lot and had a great time with the author James Maxey across the aisle from us. Interestingly enough he was the guy who made us realize that this was the best avenue for sales for my books. He’s got quite the impressive setup, and I can recommend his non-fiction book on writing.
But… that’s all to report for the moment. Oh! Except this!
For those of you who signed up for our newsletter and have yet to receive one OR haven’t been able to get your free short story, it is because of a glitch in the Book Funnel system.
You see, you need to make sure that you have sent back the confirmation email! It will claim there was an error when you sign up, because it did not instantly receive the response to the confirmation request it sent to you. Stupid I know, but whatcha gonna do? Make sure to check your spam or junk folders, because it does end up there. Once you reply to it, refresh the Book Funnel page and you should be able to instantly download it in the format you desire.
There are at least 14 people who have been lost in the shuffle because their emails are not confirmed. We are legally not allowed to reach out and contact you because of how the agreements for Mailer Lite and Book Funnel work. If you look and don’t find your confirmation request, please reach out to us through this blog’s contact page. We’d be happy to help take care of this problem directly and get you set up.
That was it. We want everyone to be able to get what they signed up for. The August newsletter will be going out soon, so keep an eye out for it.
So till next time, vaya con Dios!