I… have no idea what happened to June. Like, the entire month.
Let me recap the month for you: work.work.work.work.work.work.HOLY.CRAP.COMIC.CON.IS.IN.TWO.WEEKS.totaldenial.
work.work.panic.DEPART FOR CALIFORNIA.
Technically that last part happened in July.
So, yeah. I’m going to be at San Diego Comic Con this week. I was supposed to go last year, but had to not go at pretty much the last minute. I’ve not mentioned this because 1) I’ve been working really really hard both to afford the trip and to get some Very Important Stuff done before I go, had have barely come up for air, let alone Internet; 2) I’ve been in denial. Seriously. I have no plan, I don’t know who is going to be there (unless I know them personally), and I have my calming mantra Sharpied on my arm.
Just in case you live under a rock, San Diego Comic Con is such a huge thing that it makes even normal non-nerd news cycles, because it’s not just deep nerd stuff, but movies and TV shows and all that. Why do people go? Because random stuff like this happens:
Cool, right? I’m going to a place where there is a real possibility someone famous (more famous than me) could photo bomb my selfie.
Why am I panicking? To get to the panel where the above surprise happened you had to stand in this:
Obviously, I’m not going to do that. But here’s what the inside looks like (according to my research, by which I mean my Googling, because if it’s on the Internet, it must be true):
Right now, you are all going “Rosemary, you WIMP.”
Am I? Maybe I am a walking Panic Attack waiting to happen.
Or maybe I’m posting those pictures from past comic cons so you won’t envy me too much.
The truth this, I’ll be hanging out where the book stuff is happening, which won’t be nearly the madhouse that the movie stuff is. My friends Rachel Caine, Jenny Martin, and A. Lee Martinez (and many other acquaintances) will be on panels. If you ARE going to SDCC and you want a break from the MAJOR madness and deal with only MINOR madness, look them up and come see us.
(I’ll be the one rocking myself in the corner. Ha. Ha. Just Kidding.)
Or you can follow me on Twitter and see if anyone famous photobombs my selfies.