- Got my Lorne tribute comic signed my Mark Lutz, had a bit of a chat to him about how Perth is to the rest of Australia kind of like Canada is to America (and Tassie is Alaska, haha).
- Picked up The Example from the Gestalt booth, chatted to Justin Randall while I was there.
- Read The Example while waiting for the Marianne de Pierres writing session. LOVED it, and have added it to the "must review" list.
- Went to the Dichen Lachman session. She was sweet, funny and wonderfully geeky.
I really enjoyed Dichen and Mark's sessions, which weren't packed - they should have been, but it was a nicer atmosphere for us anyway. I think a lot of people were deterred by the time. Mark's session was at 10.40am on Saturday, when I think nearly 3/4 of the convention attendees were still in line outside. Dichen's was at 4.10pm on Sunday, when a lot of people had gotten worn out and were going home, or were getting last-minute photographs and autographs (those lines were IN-SANE, especially for Charisma, Summer and Eliza). Hopefully next year the Supanova organisers will plan the space a bit better. They had the wrestling arena next to the food area. Not only did they NOT have enough food vendors, but the lines were totally confused and congested with all the people standing around watching the wrestling. They kept changing which exits we were and weren't allowed to use for the seminars, the space was waaaaay too small (people hand to stand, and some were even turned away during several sessions). The theatre where all the anime/manga, comic and book stuff was happening was ridiculously cold, as well as being far too big for the turnout those had. Hopefully they'll sort out all those kinks next year, now that they know what kind of numbers to expect!
Honestly, I'd love to go to WorldCon in September, but it's just not an option for me at the moment. It's going to be a pretty long time before it's back in Australia, which is sad - the last AussieCon was in 1999, so I'm looking at about a ten-year wait. Sigh. Hopefully I'll win the lotto and be able to take myself and the boyfriend to WorldCon in another country :P
I have my blurb and my title for JulNoWriMo now, I'm pretty darn excited. I'm hoping to be able to get some serious reading done in my last four days of leisure, then it'll be all write, all the time until the end of July!
Hope your weekend was as good as mine ;)