April 23, 2005

EerieCon 7

Just got back from EerieCon 7.

I only went to one day's events, but it was a lot of fun. It was the first time I had ever gone to an event like that, so I was a little confused at first. But all in all I had a good time.

I sat in on a few authors reading excerpts from their books, a couple of author discussion panels, and a 'game show' called What Line's Mine.

The game show was seven authors who had to identify who wrote a book quote that was read to them. 10 points were awarded for getting it right, and no points off for getting it wrong ...unless it was that author's work. Then it was -20 points for the author who couldn't identify his or her own writing. Cheating was encouraged (i.e. looking to see what name the other authors were holding up before making your own guess) but not often done well.

The best laugh of the night came when Allen Steele failed to recognize a line from one of his own books ...that everyone else got right. He kept claiming that he never wrote it right up to when the moderator handed him the card with the quote and it's book on it. When he realized that he had been wrong, his response was "Oh F***!" Much to the amusement of the 50 or 60 people in the room. (To be fair, it was a book he had written 16 years earlier, longer than some of the others had been writing professionally.)

I'm definitely looking forward to the convention again next year. I might even get a hotel room and stay for the whole three days. There were a couple of things that I skipped on tonight because I didn't want to be driving home at 1:00 or 2:00 in the morning. But just driving up there for today was pretty cool. Especially for my first Sci-Fi/Fantasy/Horror convention.

(Although I have to say I didn't see too much horror stuff. Just some slightly scary Fantasy things.)

Posted by GEBIV at April 23, 2005 08:13 PM
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