Have you ever met someone you've respected for years and years? Read their books, admired their work, recommended their writing to all your friends? And then ambushed them with a Worrible? I highly recommend it.
I've been reading Julie Kenner's Demon Hunting Soccer Mom series for almost ten years now. Sitting on a panel with her and a slew of other amazing authors was somewhat crazy and very awesome.
CMC15 was a wild ride of meeting some amazing new-to-me authors, bloggers, and readers. Seeing some of my old friends was icing on the cake.
And the other panels! I was on several, and got to observe several more. Just fantastic. They were serious at times, hilarious at others, and full of more information than I can possibly remember. The events were fantastic too, particularly Damon Suede's infamous Cinema Craptastique performance.
I loved the intimacy of the convention. Not too big, not too small, but still busy busy busy. It's one that every fan of PNR, UF, and Fantasy should come visit. Jennifer did an amazing job.
Hildie McQueen, Tina Wainscott, and Larissa Ione. To quote Larissa, EVERYTHING IS AWESOME!!
Paige Tyler (who has been converted to a Squishable.com fan), Julie Kenner, Christina Farley, Coreene Callahan, and Angie Fox.
Christopher Rice, Elliott James (who has some serious model making skills with ...