Pensacon 2015 is right around the corner. For those of you not local to the area/not familiar with conventions, Pensacon is a comic/anime/science fiction convention (with a strong leaning toward the science fiction aspect) that debuted in our area earlier this year. I remember hearing about it a little too late to attend as a con-goer, (which, by the way, I do love me some conventions. Even authors can be nerds!… actually, I have a theory most of us are) but I held my breath as news of the convention spread. I had no idea how it was going to turn out; I had no idea whether or not there would be a large enough calling in my local area for the convention to be successful.
I was thrilled when it exploded in popularity. A convention of Pensacon’s magnitude in this area has been a long time coming, and with amazing work from the staff and planners, I wondered why I ever worried in the first place! Now the vendor applications have opened for next year’s Pensacon, and I’m excited to throw in my chance to become a part of it as a vendor next year! The application process is pending, of course, but I’m hopeful that I will be accepted to have a booth at Pensacon 2015! That being said, there are a just a couple of important parts to this blog post that I wanted to let everyone know about.
First and foremost, I hope to see everyone there! If you’re meandering about in the festivities and you happen upon my booth, please don’t hesitate to stop for a while and talk with me about the novel, the future novels, what you had for breakfast, or anything that crosses your mind! Whether you’re a dear friend or one of my readers, I’d love nothing more than to talk with you for a bit, connect with you, and find out anything about you that I can carry with me. Not to mention, I’m probably going to be nervous as all get-out, and some of my friends/readers chatting with me will help relax me, I’m sure!
Second, I’d like to let you know what you can expect to find at my booth. If I get my booth approved, I intend to begin stockpiling physical copies of my own books. I’ll be using spare money from each of my paychecks to buy 10-15 of my books each two weeks all the way up to the Pensacon date. I’m hoping to have between 100 and 150 in stock during the convention. With the books in stock, I will be selling them at a to-be-determined price. However, I can assure you it will be cheaper than the $12.75 + Shipping and Handling you pay on Amazon, since I’ll have been ordering them in bulk. I will likely set the price point at about twelve dollars even, but I’ll figure all that out after I do my calculations.
In addition to being able to purchase a slightly-less-expensive version of the Paperback version of NANO Archive 01: The City of Fire, I’ll be signing each copy as you buy it from me. Since I’ll be doing it as you buy them, I will be glad to make the signatures out to whomever you wish. Whether it be yourself, or a friend if you intend to buy one as a gift. And, of course, if you have your own please bring it! I would love to sign it for you if that’s something you’re interested in!
Finally, and most importantly (and I can’t stress that word enough), I will be happy to chat with you. Please, please ask me any questions you might have for me that comes to mind. Say hello, tell me about yourself, and give me the honor of shaking your hand and knowing your name. I say honor because if you’re one of my readers, it means you’re supporting what I do. I say it as often as I can, but you truly can’t fathom how much that support means to me. Nothing excites me more about this convention than getting to know each of you face-to-face.
I’m squirming in my seat just thinking about it!
I hope to see all of you at the convention. Wish me luck during my application process, and thank you so much for your continued support!