Memorial Day weekend I returned to ConQuest in Kansas City for the first time in a few years. This time around I wasn't a guest but a vendor, selling my books.
Over the first two days of the con I only sold 3 books. Then on Sunday sales jumped; I sold 10 that day for a total of 13. Just as strange is that most of the books I sold were my nonfiction books rather than my SF/F.
Attendance seemed low. I don't know if that was just the case in the dealers room or if it was low overall. I had a good time all the same. I saw people I hadn't seen in a long time and met some new people. I was able to visit the Dawn Patrol room party for a bit, and hang out at Room-Con for about an hour. I got to show quite a few people the book trailer for Expert Assistance; it earned grins and giggles, so that felt good.
My main regret was that I didn't have much extra spending cash. What I brought just covered parking and food. There were some authors whose books I would have liked to have bought. Next year, assuming ConQuest 43 is in the same hotel, I'll try to save up more so I can spend more.
I'll conclude with an event addition: I'll be going to OSFest July 22-24 in Omaha. I plan to be at the author co-op table in the dealers room; I might also take part in some panels. I'll try to update things as information gets to me.
Next week will be another book review. See you then!