Comic Con – the cure, or terminal end, of enochlophobia

Survived my second day. The crowds were enormous! Chatted with a few fans, accidentally got in a photo of a nurse and a wookie, and filmed an interview with As soon as it’s up I’ll post a link. Yesterday at the show my editor brought me the first premium mass market copy of The Light of Burning Shadows! (on sale October 26 in North America). The color of the red is incredible! As good a job as they did on the hardcover this one blows it away. I might try to take a photo and post it, but I doubt I can do it justice. The red is just…wow, really, really red. Not fire engine red or blood red but maybe a bit like Ferrari Red. My favorite colors growing up were always blue and gray, but having seen this I think red just replaced them.

One of the great things about a convention like Comic Con is that you meet and see a lot of very cool people, especially fellow authors. Over the two days the list includes Peter Brett, Joe Abercrombie, Brandon Sanderson, Alex Irvine, Naomi Novik, Jim Butcher, and Richard Hatch who played Apollo on the original Battlestar Galactica. And a shout out to two aspiring authors that I know are going to have books on the shelves in a store near you someday soon – Shawn Speakman and Myke Cole. Went to the Del Rey party last night at a very cool little dive bar down on 29th Street and despite an open bar and twenty large pizzas I was good and didn’t overindulge though it was tempting.

  1. pinkgalagirl

    Did you mean Brandon Sanderson, who wrote Warbreaker, Elantris, and the Mistborn series, and who is currently finishing up the Wheel of Time series?

  2. Anonymous

    Hi Chris,

    It was great to meet you there at NYCC. I wanted to thank you for letting me know about the second books pricing at B&N. I have ordered it. 🙂 I have quite a stack of books here to get through, but it will be added to the mix now. Thanks! Best of luck to you and the books.

      • Anonymous

        Hi Chris,

        Yes, we were able to find the car. 😀 I was a little nervous driving out of NY but made it home in one piece. 🙂

        I did finally get my copy of The Light of Burning Shadows. So now I have to go to your site and see about getting a signed plate for in it. 🙂




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