Thursday, June 28, 2012

2012 Cosmic-Con at Roswell, New Mexico

Deborah J. LIghtfoot, author of the WATERSPELL fantasy trilogy
     I'm just back from a seven-day trip to sign books and do readings at Roswell's first Cosmic-Con and Film Fest, which brought together artists, writers, filmmakers, and fans of fantasy, science fiction, and comics. I sold and signed several three-book sets of WATERSPELL paperbacks and spoke with many interested readers about the e-books.

     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?

Deborah J. Lightfoot, author of the WATERSPELL fantasy trilogy
My table at Friday p.m. setup. The shell garlands were my niece Laura's idea. Pretty!
Deborah J. Lightfoot, author of the WATERSPELL fantasy trilogy
Saturday morning, June 23, 2012 -- Opening ceremonies
Deborah J. Lightfoot, author of the WATERSPELL fantasy trilogy
Ribbon-cutting to officially kick things off.
Deborah J. Lightfoot, author of the WATERSPELL fantasy trilogy
Zombie flash mob. Run!
Deborah J. Lightfoot, author of the WATERSPELL fantasy trilogy
Aliens, humans, and UFOs are welcome in Roswell.
Deborah J. Lightfoot, author of the WATERSPELL fantasy trilogy
I got Bill Mumy's autograph! (He's all grown up now.)
Deborah J. Lightfoot, author of the WATERSPELL fantasy trilogy
Some of my neighbors in Vendors Hall.
Deborah J. Lightfoot, author of the WATERSPELL fantasy trilogy
His name is Robbie. Between battles, he visited my table.
Deborah J. Lightfoot, author of the WATERSPELL fantasy trilogy
A lovely passerby. If you know her, send her this picture. It's perfect for her modeling portfolio.
Deborah J. Lightfoot, author of the WATERSPELL fantasy trilogy
"Project 12" won Best Feature Film. I'm looking for it at Netflix.
Deborah J. Lightfoot, author of the WATERSPELL fantasy trilogy
My neighbor, artist David Blair (http://www.zazzle.com/holidaliens), had an interesting Dark Side visitor at his table.
Deborah J. Lightfoot, author of the WATERSPELL fantasy trilogy
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.
Deborah J. Lightfoot, author of the WATERSPELL fantasy trilogy
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. 
     Thanks for looking at my pictures! For more about the WATERSPELL fantasy trilogy, please visit www.waterspell.net.

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