Convention Time and Reflections of past gatherings

Tally Ho! The Pirate Poet at COSine 2019

COSine is upon me once again. Since 2008, I’ve been attending this small, eclectic and surprisingly fun venue/get together. For only the 4th time I’m a participant and this time I’ve advanced notice! This means I don’t have to guess at the panels I’m up for, nor am I feeling put upon to keep glancing at my badge to be certain of where and when I’m to be at my panel. This year I’m on the following ~
J.Nathanial Corres (Trapper)

• Fri 5p, Telluride: The Doctor through time

• Sat 9a, Snowbrush: Female superheroes

• Sat 11a, Snowbrush: Maintaining privacy in the Internet age

• Sat 12p, Snowbrush: Voldemort: nature or nurture?

• Sat 5:30p, Ballroom 2: Author Reception & Mass Autographing

• Sun 12p, Snowbrush: Fan-fic to fic (transitioning)

Wish me luck oh fellow people of the page! I’m going to do my best to have fun and enjoy the moment as I find that these are quite fleeting and my memory is getting a bit wonky in my old age.

Hopefully, for the first time in ages, I’ll be able to attend a dinner with more than just myself.
It’s been a very long time since I sat with the SG – 14 costume group. We always wound up at Solo’s. It was a restaurant created from an old WW2 plane and the appeal was it reminded me of the Indiana Jones films. However, it was the comradery and the pleasant non – work conversations that I enjoyed so much and got me to look forward to the convention. That’s what made Solo’s special. To some, it’s just an old restaurant with average food. To me, as I stated before, it’s lots more.

Then again, almost a decade or so has passed since we all sat together to break bread and converse in a jovial fashion.

Sorry to wax nostalgic! This will be my second year as an author attendee. I’ve put out 5 books so far with a couple of Ebook poetry entries as well with a 6th on it’s way in regards to novels.

Camden’s Follies has been a dream project of mine. With the first 3 of 4 parts to the first series or book already out I’m more than confident that I’ve cracked it! It’s a story that takes it to the hero as I’ve explained to so many before. A tale wrapped in an adventure with enough humour to really show up those old silver screen heroes. Embedded within is also the odd drama and melodrama to play out with villains to despise and hate and a supporting cast of characters from engineers to alien pirates and beyond. Basically, I set out to tell a fun and engaging tale and I did it!
Now, I just have to slowly and carefully work on sales and such and avoid the odd group that solicits me to join for a fee or anything. Honestly, I don’t need a tribe or anything – I’ve got family and a village of great talent who support me and I them. Our goal is to prove the establishment wrong. We are the new paradigm and rising. Dismiss us for being on Kobo, Nook, LuLu and Amazon or any indie published work/publisher! We care not. Our audience is set and even growing; even without the big money publicity! Ours are original points of view that aren’t cookie cutter or bad clones of something that briefly fooled the public into popularity. Our work is for the long term.

I know, I’m far afield on the topic. Sorry about that once again. However, at this convention there are many, many talented people who are under – read and overlooked. I believe this will change. Slowly the word is getting out about this one and more interest is coming.

This is the convention where, if you’re a sci-fi, fantasy, horror or steampunk fan, an artist or fan of really good sci-fi, fantasy, horror or steampunk based art – you’ll find some hidden gems and new reading! Yes, it’s in America. Colorado Springs, Colorado to be precise. But it is fun and they even have a gaming area for RPG, Video and Strategy Board games!

I’m going to try and keep all informed on Twitter and Facebook of my adventures and such. Perhaps after the convention I’ll be posting many of my new find memories!

Until next time, please keep reading – especially my work, be kind and never cruel nor cowardly as you never give up or never give in…


~ The Pirate Poet

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