Monday, October 15, 2012

Monster Fest 2012

Friday the 13th gives people shivers and some say, bad luck too. But Saturday the 13th of October was a fun day for me at Monster Fest at the Chesapeake Central Library in Chesapeake, Virginia. It was a one-day convention, held from 10:00 a.m to 5:00 p.m.

The husband and I got up around 5:00 in the morning, packed the car, and set off. After a short stint on Route 10, then 295, we go onto 460, heading east. Dawn was slowly peeping in the horizon, more a pale golden color than splattering of oranges and rose. We stopped at a McDonald's on the way down for breakfast, eating it as we wanted to get there around 8 a.m to get my table set up. Which we did. 

At ten o'clock the library opened and people came in. Some were those checking in books, or looking for books to check out. But they checked my table, my author friend, Tina Glasneck's table and the other venders, too. I even sold a few books that I signed. When it was 11 a.m., I managed to get way from my table to do the panel both Tina Glasneck and I were to do. We had a few people, despite the early time, and I felt it went off well. I found time to go around and snap some photos--even of a spot where figures of famous movie monsters were set up. Bowman's Body (Bill Bowman) came by with his granddaughter where I gave him an author copy of Haunted Richmond II since he has a chapter in the No Paranormal Legends of Richmond. See below where his granddaughter a photo of us with him holding his book.

The rest of the day was spent in people stopping by, getting my books and getting them signed, and before both my husband (who was handling the credit sales) and I knew it, it was 4:00 p.m. He told me to check out the Pickleman Productions panel since I was an extra in the street scene with a closeup even for their upcoming Dillzilla movie, but I sneaked out after twenty minutes to find Bill packing the table as the head of the convention had went around asking all to begin packing up.

The car packed, we drove up to a nearby Mexican restaurant, to join friends for good food and chat--a great end to a great day.


Savanna Kougar said...

Pamela, those were fun pics, and a good time was had by all, humans and monsters. ~smiles~

Anonymous said...

Good way to get into the Halloween spirit.