A couple weeks ago I attended Pure Spec, which isn’t especially noteworthy because I go to Pure Spec every year. What is noteworthy, however, is that this was the first year I got a table in the vendor room, which made this a whole different rodeo. It was interesting to see the con from the perspective of a vendor rather than a panelist or attendee. Interesting and overall positive.
Our* table looked awesome. You’ll have to take my word for this because I managed to forget my camera both days. But it did.
I met some people.
I sold more than enough books to pay for the table.
I got to chat with some friends.
It was great.
My favourite reactions to our table were:
“Wow. That’s a lot of anthologies.” – this from people who didn’t know me
“Wow. I didn’t know you had this many books!” – this from people who did know me
“Can I take a picture of your scarecrow?” – this from people with awesome taste in scarecrows
About the scarecrow. As you can see from my picture of him, he’s a cute little dude. Both a crow and a scarecrow, I feel like he might be a little bit conflicted about his identity, but I love him just the same. I brought him along to Pure Spec and asked people to suggest names for him. Here are some of the suggestions:
- Old Joe Croaker
- Ostif (Outstanding in his field)
- Bob the Destroyer of Worlds
- Edgar Allen
- Tobias, Traitor to all Crowkind
- Albert (Albie)
Which one is your favourite? Or, if none of them, what would you name him?
Speaking of scarecrows, just a quick reminder that the sale for Scarecrow, the anthology, ends on the 8th 🙂
November 8th if you buy SCARECROW at the World Weaver Press website and use code SCARE at checkout you will get 50% off the cover price–for both Ebooks and Paperbacks!
*Jo came with me and set-up and ran the table with me 🙂