This past Saturday I went Librarycon hosted by our local library. I have an artist friend, Jared George (show him some love, his art is great- he actually created my little avatar for my facebook page and the front page of my site), who had a booth there last year and said it was fun, but small. I figured after a 5k earlier that morning and before my baby shower that evening, it would be a good small event to check out. I was pretty interested in seeing what local artists showed up.
Oh. My. Goodness. I guess word really got out because, according to Jared, this year there were over 2,000 people who showed up. It was actually pretty amazing and completely my type of scene. Hundreds of cosplayers young and old and everything local: artists, podcasts, comic book shops, costume makers and, most importantly to me, authors.