So after the long flight from Sydney I can report that the first day at Dragon Con was a blast and I got to meet many of the people i’ve only ever chatted to via email. It was great to L. Jagi Lamplighter, April Freeman, Peirce Okuna, Declan Finn, Dawn Witzke, Ben Zwycky, Marina Fontain and J. Alfred Goodwin in the flesh.
We kicked off the day seeing Marina Fontaine do her first panel appearance on Dystopias and she put on a great show with her co-panelists despite my best efforts to make her nervous beforehand.
After that we wandered around, I got to see Bill, Frank and Trace of Mystery Science Theatere 3000 fame do a panel. I didn’t make it to any other panels that day although I did play Alien Frontiers (This is one of my favourite games, although we call it Space Yahtzee).
I also got to meet Larry Correia which was great when he was doing a book signing. I thought we were going to have to sedate April. After that we went on to dinner and finished at the night with an space improve with Larry Correia, Chuck Gannon and others and it was a blast.
There is also a plan to do a post Dragon Award live stream to discuss the results, more details to follow when we have an exact time sorted out.
Here are some pictures I took today, I promise to take many more tomorrow. Some fun cosplayers, me and Larry and Ben, The Wright Boys and myself playing Astounding Frontiers.