RainbowCon Day 1 ~ by Brandilyn

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Day 1… What do you guys want to know??

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Well let’s start with the flight.  About the time our plane was supposed to be landing (the one we would then be getting ON to go to Tampa), a horrendous thunderstorm descended upon Houston Hobby Airport, complete with lightening… that of course delayed things.  Once we finally boarded, however, SWA was very efficient and got us in the air for a rough flight to Tampa.  Look at a map folks, what is the shortest way to Tampa from Houston? Yep over The Gulf.  If you have ever flown over The Gulf, you know how rough flights can be.  So I entertained myself with the new Wilde City Press anthology Butt Ninja’s from Hell.    My seat mate gave me a few strange looks when I laughed at Kage’s offering…

Tampa Approach

So we get to RainbowCon and get our room and registered and stuff. My first panel discussion as “Author Etiquette” where I mostly sat in the back and pretended I wasn’t there. Of course, I had to speak up at one point when they were advising authors not to seek out reviewers… Um, authors, if you are reading this, if you want us to review your book ASK! If we have a relationship with your publisher, I will tell you, “Awesome, I will get a copy from your publisher”, or I will just let you send me a copy. However you want to play it is fine, but please ask.

I met many people in a short amount of time and got a lot of hugs. There are some good huggers in this genre. I cannot really even name them all. I, however, forgot to take pictures. I will have to do that today when I am not so overwhelmed with all the shiny.

About 5:30 Becky and I realized we had not eaten since BEFORE we left Houston, so we went to dinner with a great group of folks Jamie Fessenden, Michael Murphy, and Michael Rupered. We had good food, some laughs, and great conversation. I also ended up with two new books on my review queue, go figure.


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And then on to the evening entertainment…

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Farewell Giveaway
I have a number of paperbacks, most of which are signed, to giveaway. Over the between now (11 Mar 2017) and 31 Mar 2017, every comment on the blog (this post and all other new posts), will be entered to win 1 of these paperbacks. There are also some misc swag items, so there will be a few packs of these to give away as well.

Thank you so much for your support over the last 4 years. Prism will be closing its doors on 1 April 2017. All content will remain available, but no new content will appear after 31 Mar 2017. As such all request forms have been turned off. Again Thank you,

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6 thoughts on “RainbowCon Day 1 ~ by Brandilyn

  1. Reviews help determine what I buy. It’s not the rating so much as the review itself. Some of the things that may cause the book to be downrated are things I like in a book and the opposite holds true, also.

  2. Thanks for the photos and the post. Plane trips can be rough, but with an interesting book, it makes it more tolerable.

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