Meeting other SF/F fans and readers was great fun. We had time to talk shop and share stories.
Almost everyone who stopped by my table owned an e-reader or planned to get one. Roswell also gave me a chance to spread the word about the free e-reader apps, downloadable from Amazon and Barnes & Noble, that let people read e-books on their computers and smartphones -- no Kindle (or Nook) required! For a list of FREE e-reader apps, please see my earlier blog post about "How to Read E-Books Without an E-Reader Device."
Now for pictures! I was too focused on books to take many photos, but those below will show you some of what you missed at the 2012 Roswell Cosmic-Con. See you in New Mexico next year?
|My table at Friday p.m. setup. The shell garlands were my niece Laura's idea. Pretty!|
|Saturday morning, June 23, 2012 -- Opening ceremonies|
|Ribbon-cutting to officially kick things off.|
|Zombie flash mob. Run!|
|Aliens, humans, and UFOs are welcome in Roswell.|
|I got Bill Mumy's autograph! (He's all grown up now.)|
|Some of my neighbors in Vendors Hall.|
|His name is Robbie. Between battles, he visited my table.|
|A lovely passerby. If you know her, send her this picture. It's perfect for her modeling portfolio.|
|"Project 12" won Best Feature Film. I'm looking for it at Netflix.|
|My neighbor, artist David Blair (http://www.zazzle.com/holidaliens), had an interesting Dark Side visitor at his table.|
|On Monday after Cosmic-Con ended, I donated WATERSPELL paperbacks to the Roswell Public Library, which readers have described as a "ridiculously good library" for a town of Roswell's size.|
|On the way home from Roswell, we stopped for coffee at the Smokestack Restaurant (http://www.smokestack.net/) in Thurber, Texas. This mural adorns the fence alongside the building.|