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Modesto Classic Comic-Con

22780164_10213920374299424_8384333831121787830_nModesto Classic Comic-Con Booth.  Photo by the author.

I’m at this event through tomorrow.  Yesterday was the “soft opening.”  I signed three anthologies in which my stories appear, but had no sales of my own.  This is often the case with a soft opening for an event.  The good news is that I had plenty of time to scribble out another short story, which I’ll be transcribing soon.

Highlights of the event so far:  Doc Phineas, of Pawn Stars, is the master of ceremonies, and he came around to speak to every single vendor.  I thought that was really nice.

James Courtney, comic and adult coloring book artist (c’mon, you know you want that burlesque book), long-time friend, and designer of my book covers, stopped by yesterday to say hello, help me put up my banner, and have lunch.  Jim and I used to live in the same town and are now about an hour apart.  He’s also become my husband’s best buddy!  It’s always nice to see Jim and spend time with him.

Also, when fellow authors A.J. Sikes and B.J. Sikes and I went out to dinner with their twins (one of whom beat me soundly in a place mat game at the restaurant), we discovered Trunk or Treat was happening across the way.  This is a classic car show, where people decorate their spaces, allow people to see their beautifully restored cars, and give candy to the kids.  It was a lot of fun to walk around and see the automobiles and talk to people.

Which brings me to the next point.  I think I’ve mentioned that I developed tendonitis in my right foot while I was in Memphis and that it’s not yet gone completely away.  Well, it’s back with a vengeance after driving 80 miles to Modesto and walking three miles yesterday.  I’m glad I brought anti-inflammatories and a cane with me!  I’ll be okay, but I’m feeling it this morning.


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