I’m extremely happy to announce that once again (from May 31 through June 2) I will be attending A-Kon, a convention in Dallas, Texas.
A-Kon is as huge as it is wonderful. The main focus is anime, manga, and other aspects of Japanese culture. You would not believe the fantastic hall costumes! It’s chockablock with celebrities from the worlds of music, voice talent, writing, and lots more.
What a perfect place to showcase my latest Princesses of Myth book, Spirit’s Chosen!
You can find a link to A-Kon’s webpage as soon as I post the bare bones information in my News and Events sections.
I’ve always enjoyed A-Kon. The people running it are complete professionals. Do you know the saying about swans? They look seemingly effortless, graceful and serene as they glide across the surface of the water, but wow! are they ever paddling like crazy underneath! That’s the A-Kon con-runners for you, and they do it all with good humor under unimaginable pressure. (Well, I know for a fact that I could never be equal to doing what they do!) It’s a pleasure to interact with them, and their hard work translates into a great time for all A-Kon attendees, not just the pro guests.
This will be my last time attending A-Kon as a guest, for a while. I’ve enjoyed their hospitality for many years and, per a very sensible policy, it’s going to be someone else’s turn in 2014. I know they’ll enjoy it as much as I have!
If you’re in Dallas, come by the Dallas Anatole Hilton and say hello!