A few more EPICon shots…
Here are a few more photos from EPICon 2007 in Virginia Beach, starting with some shots from the group signing held at a local Barnes & Nobles. We had a good crowd. After an hour, Sherrilyn Kenyon arrived and answered questions for the crowd. Then she signed her books as well. This was my first ever signing in a Barnes & Nobles, so I was super excited just to be there.
Jeff Strand introduced the Eppie categories at the Awards banquet, so I have a dimly lit photo of him at the podium. Later I took a shot of two of the authors who also participated in the Pink Banana signing with the Phaze cover model.
One workshop that I particularly enjoyed was on fighting. The speaker choreographed fights for plays and also participates in Renaissance fairs. I loved the part about remembering that violence has consequences–a shot to the shoulder can’t just disappear two pages later. There would be a hospital stay, multiple surgeries, physical therapy. I was reminded of this when watching TV last night as the heroes hopped up, pretty much oblivious to the fact they’d just been knocked around and shot.
The first day at the beach was downright cold, but by Saturday the boardwalk was bustling with dogs, skaters, and those surreys that you pedal. A few hotels over I found the RockFish restaurant full of Beatles memorobilia. Man, the bacon cheddar burger was to die for!