Jun 20, 2010 Uncategorized
Posted by Mary Borsellino
Hullo chums! I am returned from Sydney Supanova. It was lovely to meet some of you excellent reader-y people. I sold books to Old Gregg from The Mighty Boosh and the Corinthian from the Sandman comics and to lovely ordinary people and lovely dressed-up people and it was all NEAT.
I look totally bemused in this photo because it is very strange to me that I continue to have people act like I’m some kind of legitimate creator or something, rather than a weird lady who makes up stories in her brain.
I had a bottle of True Blood (or TruBlood, or whatever way it’s spelled by people who are precise about these things) for breakfast on Saturday. It’s actually just slightly tart Fanta with a lot of caffeine in it. No, really.
Audrey Fox was selling A4-sized commissions for $10 at our table. We hit a lull during the morning, where she didn’t have a customer, so I commissioned her to draw me Jay and Blake.
This is the picture Audrey drew f0r me.
This is a picture Audrey took on Sunday morning, as myself (in black) and Erinna (in red) set up the table for the second day of the convention.
I got to meet Eliza Dushku! Woo! And I didn’t start quoting bits from Bring It On or tell her that Faith has been my role model since I was seventeen. So I count that as a win.
I saved the best picture for last. This is theonlytwin, dressed up as Gretchen. LOOK AT HER. How excellent is she, seriously? I am so delighted. Cosplay makes my whole life sing.
So that was my weekend, and a jolly lovely time it was too. To those of you who bought books, I hope you enjoy reading them as much as I enjoyed writing them. Actually, I hope you enjoy them even more than that, because sometimes writing isn’t nearly as much fun as I hope you have reading.
Clearly I should stop typing now and go to bed. Back to the day job tomorrow. It will be so sad to return to a world where nobody is playing dress up in public.