A Weekend of Firsts

It was a busy weekend for me.

Actually, it was a busy week for me, last week. It all just sorta coalesced toward the end of the week and became more busy.

I attended AICon in Hobart for the 2nd time (though this was the first time I properly dressed up for it). I was attending in the function of a handmaiden for a friend of mine who was gorgeously and intricately dressed as Lady Loki–thus the need for a handmaiden. I was there to re-lace her boots, fix her horned head-dress, and re-affix wandering pauldrons. No to mention supplying food and drink as required.

Of course, I wasn’t doing that the whole time. I also managed to wander around quite a lot, visit some interesting panels, some hilarious ones, and eat vegetarian sushi for the first time (it was delicious, by the way). When I got too peopled-out (guys, there were SO MANY people there), I would just sneak into one of the darkened panel rooms and write for an hour or so.

I managed to get 2.5k words done over the course of the 10am-6pm day.

AND she had a ‘communicator’ that basically squawked chicken noises at the MC when the MC questioned her 😀

Highlights of the day included seeing Jacket the chicken very nearly win crowd favourite for her awesome costume (seriously, this girl had my favourite costume of the entire day. And she took a selfie with me!) catching sight of a Ladybug cosplay right next to a Marinette one, and having an artist sign the two prints I bought from him.

Another first for me: it was the first time I’d word a corset. Because it was made with plastic boning instead of steel, and because I bend a lot, my poor corset was shaped to me rather than me shaped to it by the end of the day, but I was still very pleased with the result. Unfortunately there was only one half-decent photo of me, but that’s hardly surprising, since I do not photograph well.

JACKET AND ME SELFIE!

A gift-baggie at the entrance brought in another first for me: all of the bags included a sampler of manga. I found one out of the ten samples to be compelling, leading me to purchase and read my first manga ever–Shuriken to Pleats.

Who knows, maybe I’ll check out more of the artist’s work?

That was it, my weekend of firsts!  What about you guys? How did your weekend go?

Oh! And, final reminder: LADY OF DREAMS is on the last day of nominations in its Kindle Scout Campaign. If you haven’t already done so, pop on over to the Campaign page and check out the sample. If you love it, press that Nominate Button!

(Don’t forget that everyone who nominated LADY OF DREAMS will get a free Advance Copy if it’s chosen for publication).

2 thoughts on “A Weekend of Firsts

  1. Thanks for the manga recommendation! I just finished Shuriken to Pleats and it was great! I’m always looking for new manga 🙂

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