Photo Friday: A Good Yarn

The weather is cooling (and I can breathe again). It's time to start crocheting another set of octoscarves. (I sold my last one at Oz Comic Con.) Randomly picked - green first. Of course, it is a must to wear the appropriate t-shirt... My phone fell out of my new bag (not putting it in that section again) and cracked. It was a tense Easter long weekend, hoping it was the new-beaut glass like screen protector (always had the plasticy ones before). Went to the local phone store. Huzzah! It was just the protector. Back to the cheapy screen cover for me (they bounce better). There's been much talk about the Labyrinth sequel touted as being in pre-production (as long as it is NOT a remake/reboot or whatever. You can't improve on David Bowie.) Family time this week: played the Labyrinth board game. (We beat Jareth!) Today, I'm attempting my first live video post on my FB event celebrating steampunk (if I can wangle the tech). Wish me luck. Lynne will be talking about Australian steampunk authors (at around 10.30am Central Australian Standard Time) and I'll be doing my bit at 2.00pm.

Photo Friday: Eat, Write, Play.

Eat: One of the great things about conventions are the people you meet - con buddies, line buddies and fellow artists. My booth buddy, for the second time, was Kimberley Clark who travelled down from Brisbane for the Oz Comic Con. We had dinner on Friday night at Little NNQ Vietnamese restaurant in the city - a generous serving of delicious food and a photo opportunity showcasing the eclectic mix of old and new architecture in Adelaide.

 

Write: I completed my latest short - Mrs Hudson Investigates - and submitted it to an upcoming anthology. Wish me luck! I now have another story series percolating through my brain... 

My talk for the local writing group today: Plotting for Non-Plotters

Play: Last D&D session was intense but we survived! Tomorrow we get to play our alternative milieu. And a few more photos from last weekend: I helped my daughter make a 'Chat Noir' ring from sculpy. Unfortunately it was a tad large and was lost after only a few hours. If anyone found it at the event, please contact me.  

Any one for a game of chess?

I didn't buy much at the convention - but couldn't resist Neil Gaiman's Death or the Elfquest book and t-shirt.

Photos © 2017 Karen Carlisle.

Photo Friday: It’s all about the Convention

This week has been all about preparing for year's Adelaide Oz Comic Con. There's books to be organised, banners, posters and displays to be sorted. I'be been packing up mugs, t-shirts and my remaining octoscarf for sale (It's red), and making more badges and bookmarks.

 

And ironing... lots of ironing.

For those who visit my booth (#31), there are also free key rings (while they last) when you sign up for my newsletter and, if you purchase a copy of both paperbacks, you get a free ebook download of Doctor Jack.

Of course I've also been sewing (and have the holes in my fingers to prove it!) and sorting out the costumes and ensuring there was tea! Here's a sneak preview at my secret costume project. (Come visit on Sunday and find out what it is.)   The old carboard boxes were starting to fall apart so I bought new storage. And just enough time to smell the roses before we head off to bump in this afternoon. Bluemoon has the most glorious, heady scent (and they're purple-ish).   I'll be posting pics on Facebook and twitter over the weekend. If you are in Adelaide and attending the convention, I'll be in Artists' Alley all weekend (booth #31) and, on Sunday, I'll be on the Community stage with fellow indie authors, KE Fraser, Kylie Leane, Matt Pike and Alex James - at 3.00 pm. Find out more by listening to Katie's interview on local radio, pbafm.

Photos: ©2017 Karen J Carlisle / ©2017 David Carlisle.