I want to be sure to recall some really neat times on a first exploratory foray for one day around San Diego Comic Con. Producers! Screenwriters! Buskers! Cosplayers! Trekkies! All-Star Locals! Visiting hostelmates! What a beach, and what a sunset. Thanks for showing interest in me and calling me in, San Diego. I braided your seaweed into my hair.
For those into crime drama, I got a tip about Lincoln, an upcoming series based on The Bone Collector. A quadriplegic forensic criminologist back in the game. I worked some quadriplegic assistance, have a quadriplegic neighbor – neat to hear of an engaging main character for a wide viewing audience living with those limitations.
This was an enormous weekend on so many fronts! It’s hard to go into the depth of the experience without spinning a legend, so I’ll sketch the merest outline.
First, some thanks to Stephen Shamus, the man with the plan! Making the calls to make it all happen, he’s a top rock star getting us all working together. With actress Mandy Rivera.
Here’s a small highlight of conventiongoing characters who took a moment with a Bones of Starlight book:
Haku of Spirited Away!
Is Kelli Staci a character? In a way…
Leeloo Dallas MULTIPASS!
Here are some well-known entertainers who I had the pleasure of meeting, with thanks to those who made it possible – all of whom personally accepted a copy of my latest novel, Bones of Starlight: Abyss Surrounding.
Deborah Ann Woll & Eva L. Elasigue
Eva L. Elasigue, Zoe Saldana, Mandy Rivera
Josh Brolin, Eva L. Elasigue, Mandy Rivera, Chris Evans
And here’s your humble author – felicitations to all who now have a new book from me!
Extra Bonus: Pride Weekend! I joined NorwesCon this year to walk in Seattle Pride Parade. I went dressed as a Muse – both in the classical sense of a figure that inspires others to create, and with resemblance to the mechanical muses from comicbook Girl Genius! I bore a scroll painted by Leo Shallat, photo by writer Phil Foglio.
An advanced note to let you know I’m confirmed as an Artist Alley exhibitor for ACE Comic Con Seattle 2019! This traveling celebrity convention has welcomed me to exhibit in the Chicago & Phoenix areas, and I’m happy to join them as they return to my locality of Seattle, where I first checked them out last summer.
My moment at the top of the creator’s list, by the excellent interview host of the AZ celebrity panels.
And of course, the supporting talent (actually, in a significant way they are supporting the lesser-known exhibitors with their big names and audience draw while people make the most of their day tickets by exploring the entire hall):
Happening this weekend!
I’ll be present & signing with some books at the mass autographing tomorrow Saturday, open to the public 1:30-3:30pm at the Warner Center Marriott in Woodland Hills, CA. 100+ science fiction & fantasy writers will be present! I’m one of those.
LAST WORD BOOKS – OLYMPIA – 17TH ANNIVERSARY PARTY
In the heart of Washington’s state capital, lives a bookstore that is so much more. I’m pleased to provide part of the entertainment for the anniversary party with a reading this weekend! Link through the image for the event page.
CREATIVE COMMONS GLOBAL SUMMIT 2019 – LISBON
I am one of the presenters at the Creators of the Commons Lightning Talks session for this year’s Creative Commons Global Summit in Lisbon, Portugal.
The focus of my 15-minute talk is as follows:
CC Profiles in Arts & Entertainment Frontiers – How are license holders innovating the usage of Creative Commons rights in commercial cultural fields where they are not in wide usage? Science fiction fantasy author Eva L. Elasigue will discuss her use of CC in the realm of book and story publishing, from internet serialization, platform partnership, artistic collaboration, to print products. She will also bring word of other creative project innovators from the science fiction fantasy media genre and beyond.
I am deeply honored to be a scholarship recipient in order to attend this meeting, which will also be my first visit to Portugal. Thankful for this recognition by the creative rights movement I’ve loved since its inception, that is designing copyrights that work the way I thought they already did in the innocence of my youth.