Yesterday was the first time I ever attended a convention as a trader, and it was quite an experience.
This was BristolCon ninth year, and another writer friend of mine, Will MacMillian Jones, had suggested it would be a good place to promote my steampunk stuff. Well, I’m always up for that kind of thing, especially something that it’s a million miles away from home.
So I contacted the organisers and booked half a table, got to the venue and set up – which took all of ten minutes. Well, it was never going to take long, I only have one steampunk book written!
Of course, I didn’t want to look like a complete newbie, as well as Shades of Aether, I took copies of two other books to sell; Locked Up, my contemporary crime novel; and Cthulhu Cymreag 2, the anthology I have a story in. I wasn’t entirely sure that these were appropriate, but one should never miss an opportunity.