We had an ambitious schedule planned, and the kickoff was going to be the BAEN book launch. Two of my FAVORITE authors were going to be there - David Weber and John Ringo - to promote their latest works: David, A Call To Duty (Manticore Ascendant Book 1) with Timothy Zahn (you can find out more about it HERE ); John, Islands of Rage and Hope (the third book in the Black Tide Rising series, and that link is HERE ). Now, I'd already ordered John's book - and devoured it, almost in one sitting - but hadn't paid much attention to David's. Why? Well, though I do love the Honorverse, I find that I am most interested in the actual Honor Harrington books, as opposed to those which deal with backstory and supporting characters. However, this was an opportunity not to be missed.
I had come prepared, with my old copy of On Basilisk Station - battered and much loved - to show David; in the end, he deigned to sign it. Plus the copy of A Call To Duty which we had picked up.
We were there a couple hours, long enough to hear John speak at length about a range of subjects; then we went back to the hotel. Tomorrow would be a LONG day.
|RMN fleet officer|
|Characters from John's GHOST series (Tamara and Kacey)|
|John Ringo, expounding (in kilt)|
|John, still expounding. Note the colors on the balloons? RMN colors|
|Random bunny in the Peachtree Center - I appreciated the beverage in the guitar|
|Jumanji in CVS|