Well, I’m home after LibertyCon 2017.
My second LibertyCon was better than the first one, in that I knew what to expect and I saw people that I recognised.
However, a lot more people recognised me as LawDog. Not going to lie — I spent more time hiding this year than I did last year.
I met the original Kirk Conover from Monster Hunter: Alpha — there may have been squeeing on my part. He and his lovely wife are the recipients of the first ever LawDog autograph.
Watched a panel on self-publishing put on by J.L. Curtis, Tom Rogneby, and John Van Stry that was incredibly informative and rather well done.
My all-time favourite panel of this LibertyCon was the “No [deleted], There I Was” panel where John Ringo, Tom Kratman, and other military veterans told side-splittingly (and R-rated) funny tales of their military service.
Got hugs from Jonna Hayden (Costumer Extraordinaire) and Sarah Hoyt — did my gentlemanly duty and escorted Sarah to a book reading — and witnessed Peter Grant baptising a couple of sprogs in the gardens of the Choo-Choo.
Met old friends; may have made new ones; found a decent coffee shop to hide in.
Although — to a child of Africa — “Frothy Monkey” does not present the kind of mental image that the owners might have wanted. Just saying.
All in all, a wondrously good time, and I shall be back as often as they’ll have me.