|Bobby, Phantom Troublemaker, Gary |
Mitchel, and Noel Wood in custody.
I am still completely exhausted, but Dragon Con remains my favorite con of the year. I ran into a lot of friends and made some new ones. This was the first year where I had people recognize me from the podcast as well as because of my books. I heard this several times over the course of the 5 days I was there: “Are you the award-winning Bobby Nash?” (as my podcast co-hosts have referred to me since receiving my Pulp Ark Award), which is very weird, but also very flattering. One guy even recognized Mike and I just by hearing us talking in the food court. I must admit, that doesn’t get old.
|Earth Station One puts Clasic Sci Fi in|
The Geek Seat. L-R: Bobby, Mike F.,
Jennifer, Mike G, and Joe Crowe.
The only downside was coming back home to find a good bit of work waiting for me. Although, there are worse problems to have, right?
There were a lot of highlights. Sitting on 3 pulp panels with decent crowds at each. The seaQuest panel (with the surprisingly large audience). The G.I. Joe panel (standing room only). Meeting an actor I'd written a script for in person for the first time and getting to watch a screening of a very cool film. Being part of two great signings: one for my work and another for the launch party for The Big Bad: An Anthology of Evil, which was very well received.
|Jessa Philips and Bobby talk seaQuest|
DSV with a very enthusiastic crowd.
My only regret was not getting to meet Ed Asner (I wanted him to tell me I had spunk) and I was so busy I missed Lee Majors and Lindsay Wagner’s panels (I did see them though) and I once again missed Richard Dean Anderson and William Shatner completely. Darn it. In retrospect, maybe not a bad thing as I didn’t sell enough books to afford autographed photos from them anyway.
|Bobby with Starship Farragut's|
Captain, John Broughton
I didn't take many photos this year. That tells you how busy I was, huh?
So, even though I've hardly slept the past week, I'm still bristling with energy from Dragon Con 2013. It was a fun time and I'm already looking forward to next year.
|At the screening for Star Trek Continues with Vic Mignona.|
|The Pulse Bar is a popular spot at the Marriott|
|NOT a Manimal panel. Talking G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero|
|The ESO crew around the ol' podcast table.|
|Classic American Sci fi's 1983 panel.|
|This happens every time I hang out with these guys.|
|ESO Khan Report's Darren Nowell|
|I caught the tail end of Lindsay Wagner's solo panel.|
|A fun group.|
|Phantom Troublemaker Vs. a Kaiju! 'nuff said.|
|Oh, my aching knees. :)|
|ESO listener Ravyn. Her 1st Dragon Con.|
|Sing-a-long time: "He'll fight for freedom, wherever there's trouble..."|
|The sing-a-long continues. Yo, Joe!|
|The Phantom Troublemaker's Security Escort.|
|So, can we, uh, get up yet?|