Publisher Russell B. Farr wore his kilt and mix’n’match gym boots, Kaaron had a lovely grey frock, and I was pleased that I had changed my mind and wore something a bit better than the jeans and Darth Vader t-shirt I was planning on.
We had a great crowd – made more impressive by the fact that we were scheduled against a China Miéville panel – the purchasing-signing line was loooooong and in the end they had to kick us out of the room to make way for the next session. We, of course, had something Dr M didn’t – a metric buttload of Haigh’s choclit frogs :-). And thanks to Jack Dann who, Gods love him, popped back and forth between a panel he was on and our launch.
By end-of-con, both The Girl with No Hands and Other Stories and Dead Sea Fruit had sold out, much to Russell’s (and our) unmitigated delight. Huge thanks to everyone who bought the books, to Lisa Hannett who did my lovely cover, to Russell for being such an awesome publisher and to Kaaron for graciously sharing the launch with a newbie.
Weirdness: signing things. Trying not to make spelling mistakes whilst signing and carrying on conversations at the same time. Trying to write something meaningful – I failed. Man, dunno how Neil Gaiman does it!
Photos have been snurched from Bob Dobson (#2) and Jason Nahrung (#1 and #4) as my camera gave up the ghost at the beginning of the launch – of course it did! But #3 is mine, taken in the millisecond before camera-crash.
#2 Kaaron & I
#3 Moi & Lisa
#4 Russ & kilt
And this one snurched from Flinthart: Kaaron, moi and Lisa.