Monday, July 7, 2014

FantasyCon and WOVEN Cover Reveal Coming Soon!

This was a weekend to remember. FantasyCon, in all its glory, may have been the coolest convention experience yet. Being invited to moderate panels was one thing, but it was another to see firsthand how awesome the fantasy fans of Utah are. I'm sure I didn't get to see a quarter of what happened. Live entertainment everywhere, celebrity photo-ops, art of all kinds, good food, costumes galore, and Wow! I even ran into Peter S. Beagle, author of The Last Unicorn.

Love that book. I was too star struck to ask for a photo (dang it!).

As for the panels, they went down well in spite of a technical issue or two. No panelists arrived for my Dragons panel, so I was like, "Come on up here, Michael ... Let's talk about dragons!" and we winged that panel with a full crowd and had a blast. I'd totally do this again!

A picture is worth a thousand words, so here's a few pictures to save you from reading 20,000 words. Scroll down at your own peril!

Enter ... if you dare!
I need one of these in my garden ...
 Are those REAL feathers?
Actual physical contact!
Live battles and LARPing!
 Merida, Thranduil, Black Widow ... oh my!
Live owls and snakes!
Uruk-hai checking their schedule ...
Michael and I, chill'n with Jabba ...
A true pirate band, me hearty!
Sentinels and AT-ST action!
I can't see the other end of the building!
Dr. Terrible ... aka, E.A. Marling!
Helena Loveland and her awesome booth!
The Mighty Thor!
Loki's dating an elf?
For Rome!
Astrid with baby Toothless!
Hey, I didn't know you were coming, Al!

Until next year, FantasyCon! I can't wait to rejoin the adventure.

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Okay, guys. You've waited for a cover of WOVEN for a long time, and we're going to reveal it this week. On Wednesday ... I think. If not Wednesday then ... very soon. Stay tuned and prepare yourselves!

Update: we're in the process of setting a reveal date with our publisher. If not this week, then next. Thanks for your patience!

Thank you in advance for everyone helping us with this epic reveal.

Back to work now. See you soon, and have a most excellent week!

I'm David, and the heroes of Middle Earth are cool to hang with ...


  1. That last photo is awesome! Glad you had a good time despite any technical issues.

  2. LOL! I love the Ghostbuster shot. Looks like you had a fantastic time.

  3. All the photos had me in awe but the last one made my eyes bug out. I was all, " OMG!!! I know who they are and DPK is with them!" High Score! That is great, David. And I look forward to your cover reveal :-)

  4. Did you photobomb them on that last one?

    1. That would've been awesome, but no. Photo-op. :)

  5. I can hardly type, I am so jealous!
    Wonderful, wonderful pictures, and I look forward to the Woven cover reveal!

  6. Well, sounds like you turned lemons into lemonade with your dragon panel.

    Love the pictures. People can be so dang creative!!!

    Will look out for Woven!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  7. Can't wait to see the cover for your book! I bet it's gonna be awesome.

  8. Oh, man! Awesome pics:) Where to begin? I mean pics with LOTR actors alone is amazing, but all the pics of those booths and costumes rocks too:)

  9. So. COOL, DPK!!!!

    I've been wondering how it went! Love the pics.

    And YES to WOVEN!!!! I hope you feel the support. We're all so very excited for you! :-)

  10. DUDE! This had to be the most epic adventure yet! I can't believe how cool it all is. This is going on my "must-do-bucket-list!" Thanks for sharing all the fun!

  11. I am green with envy. What fun! I love all the pictures and how cool to get a shot with those actors in the last one.

  12. Wow, I've seen so much of FantasyCon. One year I want to be there to see it for myself. I look forward to seeing your cover! #somuchhappy

  13. You got to meet Peter S. Beagle! Lucky you, The Last Unicorn is one of my favorites! It's great that you had such a good time. At least once i need to get my Bigger Girl to this convention, she'd love every minute.

  14. Ahhh! David, I'm so jealous!! Samwise, Gimli, and Pippin!! No fair!!! You are so lucky! Thanks for posting all the pictures and rubbing it in j/k. I'm so envious!

  15. LOVE these pics. Thanks for sharing them. And your WOVEN cover...I'll just say I can't wait for the world to see it! ;)

  16. Great photos! Thanks for sharing David and so glad you had a good time. Love the cover toooo!!!

  17. That dragon pic made it for me, how super. Always wanted to go to a con, not likely to happen sadly.