It was a very long, hot weekend, but also a very productive one. FandomFest ran in conjunction with the Fright Night Film Fest in Lousivlle, Kentucky. It's mostly a Sci-Fi, Horror, Fantasy show, but with the Literary track, many other genres were also included.
Lots of celebrities were on hand for photos and autographs. Unfortunately, I was too busy attending some of the panels and workshops. However, the panels and workshops were really good. I learned many new things about writing and met some fantastic authors, publishers, and editors. That's always a good thing.
Did I mention how hot it was? Oh my gosh, the convention hall was so hot. I'm sure the fact that we are having triple-digit temps had a lot to do with it, but I also understand that the air conditioning in some of the guest rooms at the hotel was not working either. Luckily, I stayed at the Holiday Inn across the street and didn't have that problem. Well, actually I did at first. When I checked in and went to my room, I couldn't get the air conditioner to come on. I was sure I was working the thermostat right, but with my luck, I was probably doing something wrong.
I called the front desk and the clerk told me he would bring me key cards for a new room. He arrived a few minutes later and I asked him to check to make sure I was setting the thermostat right. It wouldn't come on for him either. So, I moved six rooms down the hallway and viola, I had a cool room.
All in all, I had a pretty good weekend, My only regret was that I forgot to take pictures of some of the strange costumes that many of the attendees were wearing and there were some very strange costumes. Oh well, maybe I'll remember next year.