There was a good selling. An excellent selling, in fact; I did even better than I did at the MD Renn Festival, although that was a single-day event and this was a two-day. I am definitely down for going back to Stellar Con in 2024, although I need to redo the table layout. I just have too many books to get them all in front and still have the banner on the table itself. A shelf seems like a good idea…
Sales yesterday were excellent. So much so, in fact, that if I wanted to just wander around and look at stuff instead of selling books Stellar Con would have been worth it. I’m going to sell books, though. Every one I sell is one I don’t have to cart home.
Working vacation, to be sure: I’ll be vending at Stellar Con tomorrow and Sunday. But I’m also not on call for anything. That means I can sleep in a little Sunday and still be able to ‘do’ the con.
But not very late: the event starts earlier than Fright Reads did. Still!
I will be at spot 12! Reasonably close to the entrance, and not up against the programming at the stage. I’m still not entirely certain what the primo space actually is, but I did pretty well here last year. I’m not worried about it.
Stellar Con will be October 7-8, in Bel Air, Maryland. I had a good time at it, last year. No, really. It’s not the venue’s fault that I had my car die on the highway, and then I got Covid…
PS: Can’t go? Buy my books!
This is going to be a two-day affair – October 7th and 8th, APGFCU Arena, Bel Air, MD – and I’m looking forward to it. Stellar Con ran a nice, tight ship last year (I can hardly blame them for my car breaking down afterward), and they’ve switched it from a single-day event in November to a two-day one in October, which suits me fine. They also didn’t raise the vendor fee through the roof to reflect the new multi-day nature of the event, which is very appreciated.
I’m hoping to have a good time. The plan is to get a hotel room, which will be nice. Not to mention, tax-deductable.
PS: Fright Reads is the weekend before. Also now a two-day; also a fun place to sell books at.
PPS: Speaking of… buy mine!
*But not at Shore Leave, alas. Somebody said they’d get back to me, they never did, and at this point I’m thinking it’s too late to arrange for a table even if one did become available. It happens.