This past weekend was my birthday. (I am old enough to have finally discovered the meaning of life, the universe and everything. Those of you who get the reference are truly my people.) :)
Rather than spending it doing anything heavy and important, I spent it having fun. The Engineer and I attended the inaugural Comic Con in Sacramento! And, to make it even better, I got to have my picture taken with Billy Dee Williams.
As I have related in various places, when I was little and saw Star Wars, I decided I was going to grow up to play Lando Calrissian's daughter in a future movie. Sadly, that seems unlikely to happen now, but it was a great fantasy for a little kid. So, after some debating over whether at my new-not-so-small age I should still be hanging onto that memory, I decided to go for it and bought my photo ticket.
I am sad to report that I didn't get to relate my childhood dreams to Mr. Williams himself. They rushed us through the pictures so quickly that I'm kind of surprised the image isn't simply a blur. It's actually not a bad picture, though, so when I have the digital copy I'll probably share. Until then, I'll say I'm glad I did it.
But what was even more fun was doing cosplay.
My current (well, only) cosplay is Zoe Washburne from Firefly. I love the character and the actress, and hey, if you squint, I sort of fit the part. :) So I dressed, because how better to celebrate getting older than by playing dress up?
And I had a blast. Apparently, standing out at the Big, Official Comic Con in San Diego is hard to do. When I cosplayed Zoe down there last summer, I barely got any notice at all. Here? I got stopped for pictures so many times. People had conversations with me about Firefly. They lamented the single season. They complimented me. I felt awesome and I didn't mind posing with anyone.
So will Zoe make more appearances? Yeah. Probably. :) Will she be back next year? Well. Yeah. Probably. :) I hope to have another costume (or two) ready to go by then but I think Zoe's my default.
Coz I kind of like feeling like a Big Damn Hero, you know?
I have to put a plug in for my books here. They're both still available, though the promotional sales are over. Thank you so much to everyone who bought books while those were going on, or bought books at all. And if you're still thinking about it, no pressure. They're not going to go off sale. :)
I did promise that there'd be a new review coming on Twitter, and indeed, it exists. It's for Immortal Lies and it thrills me. You can check it out on Electively Paige's blog. There's a giveaway for a couple of electronic copies on her site, or, you can buy either one (or both) of my books on Amazon, BN, Kobo or Smashwords. More sites to come.