I couldn't make the morning half, due to events, but I did manage to get in for set-up before dashing out to teach my martial arts classes, after which I rushed back to the venue to spend the rest of the convention surrounded by wonderful, creative, nerdy people.
My Kung Fu brother Jerry was instrumental in getting me around on Saturday, and I owe him a great deal. Thanks so much Jerry! I couldn't have done any of it without your help.
Anyway, it was a wonderful day, Saturday. And for once in C.O.N. history, it didn't rain! Yay! I was in the centre island, beside the wonderful Cait Gordon, who is both an author with Renaissance Press and a wonderful paper artist. Another plug, she's also doing editing for independent writers. She's good. You should really check out her stuff.
Here is her book.
Here is her paper crafting.
Here is her editing stuff.
Tell you what, though, sitting next to Cait means you're in for a brilliant time. She's so wonderfully fun and funny. I laughed so much Saturday.
Brilliantly, C.O.N. is held in support of the Ottawa Food Bank, with cover fees being a small cash donation or non-perishable, all of which goes straight to the food bank.
And you all did wonderfully!
With all the terrible things happening in the world today, it is more important than ever to step and and be the good the world so desperately needs.
To alter a quote from Jana Stanfield:
We can do all the good the world needs, but the world needs all the good we can do.
I heart you all. You're my favourite.
And now I must go write.