Everfree Northwest will be here before you know it (about a week and a half of this writing), and you can meet me there! I'll be at table #74, with my usual assortment of prints, buttons, and the new keyrings!
After Everfree, I am also confirmed for two other conventions in the near future:
Grand Brony Gala
in Tampa, Florida on July 10-12 and TrotCon
in Columbus, Ohio on July 17-19. Other conventions are in the applications phase and if I'll be showing up somewhere else, you'll be sure to hear about it. EQLA and Nightmare Nights Dallas are probables, as well as local conventions in the Boston area.
Unfortunately, I was waitlisted by Bronycon and unless someone cancels and I come up on the list, the odds of me having a table are very slim. This will be the first Bronycon I'll miss since 2012, so if you want to pick up some of my stuff, you will have to do it at other conventions!
This is also true of Bound Together as well. Bronies for Good will not have a table, though they are currently working on another arrangement to have the book available at the convention. If we have more information, I will post and let people know. We may also have another online sale for Bound Together in the future. Now that all the preorders are fulfilled we have a good idea of what it takes to send out books, so stay tuned if you missed preorders and can't get to a convention. It was nice to see the Magicon preview posted on EqD, which got a lot of hits and views. Remember, all the proceeds after the printing costs go to Against Malaria Foundation. The project is already well in the black and every book sold means more lives saved.
Thoughts and Such
Now that some time has passed, I feel I can comment about the recent Playboy article
that featured myself and others. Zarom, the fellow who wrote the article, was a kind and gracious interviewer. When he first approached me, I noticed that he had a nice camera (a Canon C300, IIRC) and we just chatted a bit. He asked if I wanted to be interviewed, and i agreed. We talked about a number of subjects, including the convention itself, what my current favorite shows were, what I did for a living, my opinion of ponies, et cetera. He used only a fraction of the interview as actual quotes in the article, but there are bits and pieces of the information I gave him sprinkled throughout the text. I did not know it was for Playboy until I asked at the very end "So, what is this for?" and he told me. Needless to say I was a bit surprised. Definitely something to put into my pile of ignominious distinctions, that's for sure. I appreciate the many kind comments from people about the article, and I certainly did not expect it to get the attention it did.
I don't take this too super seriously, even though I've been in and out of this particular fandom for years now. It's nothing new to me—fandoms come and go. I've been involved in too many to see it as something more than something to spend my free time on. If this is your first fandom (and for a lot of people, it is) I would suggest you take it slow and not too seriously. Don't spend so much time worrying about what crap is canon, or what someone else thinks. There will always be new fandoms, and you might run into familiar faces as you move from place to place. Be excellent to each other.