FenCon AAR!!!


Survived… 🙂

This was our booth!!! MUCH CREDIT to Jonna, Cedar, and Kortnee for all the work that went into it and running it for the weekend!!!

Twenty plus books from our group, artwork, wearables, and Wendell shirts!!!

And I got to watch Larry squee!!!

He’s holding a real ‘Abomination’ from the MHI series, built by Alex at Dreadnaught Industries! There is still a ‘bit’ of a problem with the bayonet (now on ver. 6), but it is almost complete!!! And YES, everything on it works!

Our first panel was Friday afternoon… Future of Firearms. Sadly, Chuck Gannon isn’t pictured, as he was running a bit late, but we packed the room (literally standing room only), and over 30 more people turned away! Larry, Lawdog, Kal Spriggs, Alex Wakel, and me…

And yes, Larry was the moderator, even if he was the Guest of Honor! LOL

I was asked more than once if we could do it again, but sadly, due to space availability and timing, we couldn’t pull it off.

All of us did a bunch of panels, talked to friends/fans, met other authors, and generally had fun in spite of the hotel issues!

We did a No S**t- There I was Saturday night, and I got stuck moderating that one…

Myself, Kal Spriggs, Kelly Grayson, Lawdog, Alex Wakel, and Bart Kemper. We…um…might have run over a ‘bit’… Called that one at midnight, after 2 hours and people seemed to enjoy it! Definitely a NSFW panel… LOL

My last panel was ‘fun’ too, for versions of fun.

How Hard Science is your Sci Fi

Nothing like trying to moderate Monalisa Foster, Rob Hampson, Kurt Gallagher, and Stephen Patrick in front of a room full or science nerds… Sigh…

I’ll probably still be asleep when you read this, because I’m flat wore out, my back hurts, and my ass hurts from the lousy conference chairs. But the con was great fun!!!


FenCon AAR!!! — 11 Comments

  1. That sounds like an awesome good time was had by all.

    I heard Larry speak quite a while back when he doing a tour in our area. He very graciously signed my copy of MHI from when he self published it.

  2. Looks like you all had a great time. I couldn’t make it this year, but was able to console myself by taking my wife to Oktoberfest for music and great German food, so not a bad weekend. Maybe next year it will be Fencon.

  3. Sitting between Kelly Grayson and Lawdog at a “No Shit, There I Was” panel was an…interesting…experience. I hadn’t laughed that hard in years. Storytellers, indeed! Happy to bring home my latest prized possession, a signed numbered limited edition copy of “Ranching In Colorado” (Number 1/11, no, 1/19, no, 1/28, ah, 1/30) covered in assorted hand-applied stamps and paint to make a truly unique book. Team Buddy!

  4. John- Yep, Larry is a great guy!

    TOS- That will be fun! Enjoy the food, it’ll sure as hell be better than what we had! LOL

    Alex- LOL, thanks for graciously joining us on those panels! Great to see y’all as always, and I still owe you! 🙂

  5. OK, who did you piss off to get stuck modding that last one?


    • That would be me….not that Jim pissed me off. I just knew it would go off the rails and he’d have fun. For variations of fun. 😉

  6. I’m glad I got to meet you there. Yeah, the guns panel and the ‘No S#!t’ panel were both really great. I’m looking forward to next year.

  7. Jesse- No idea, but I survived it, even if I did get corrected by Toni Weisskopf. 🙂