NY Comic Con roundup, Ashes of a Black Frost on sale tomorrow, The Walking Dead, and more!

Whew, what a great weekend. ComicCon was awesome. I’m still feeling sensory overload. In addition to walking, talking, and gawking, I also managed to do a little shopping. Tempted as I was by the swords and armor, I wound up buying some manga Pigma brush pens and a handmade leather journal with recycled cotton paper. It’s not quite what Rallie carries around, but I couldn’t find any quills.

Leather journal and pens

I met a lot of new and very cool people and also reconnected with some old friends. I was surprised by C.C. Finlay and his wife Rae Carson! I’ve known Charlie since the early days when we were both on the old Del Rey Writers’ Workshop. I wasn’t even in NY yet, and neither of us had published a book. Eleven years later and we look almost the same…

C.C. Finlay and yours truly

Charlie is the acclaimed, multi-nominated author of short fiction as well as the Traitor to the Crown series, about the American Revolutionary War with witches. Deep, rich stuff. And muskets! His significant other, Rae, has just published her first book, the YA Fantasy The Girl of Fire and Thorns, and true to the title, it is on fire!

The dynamic writing married duo of Rae Carson and C.C. Finlay at NYCC 2011

With everything going on I didn’t get much of a chance to hit the panels. I had really wanted to see the one on The Walking Dead (OMG, and yes, I am using OMG, the episode last night was killer!) but I was fortunate enough to catch the panel with friend and fellow military fantasy writer, Myke Cole, author of the forthcoming Shadow Ops: Control Point. He had the audience in stitches, which is impressive for a panel on military anything!

Myke Cole, Jack Campbell, not sure, and Taylor Anderson

I still have more photos to post, but I’ll save those for another day. Oh, and did I mention, Ashes of a Black Frost goes on sale tomorrow in North America šŸ™‚

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