As a first, tentative step into the world of science fiction conventions, Anticipation was a resounding success for the store. The punters were well informed, very friendly and eager to buy.
I was extremely pleased with the overall impact of our stand and received lots of great compliments from passers-by. Here’s a photo of Richard and my son Harry in front of the display:
Inviting isn’t it? And on closer inspection, you see the high-quality of our offerings:
Speaking of which, I’m far behind on my online listings, but check back at Cornellbooksellers.com over the coming weeks—I’m finally going to start listing some of the more interesting items: Bradbury, Lovecraft, Howard, et al.
I also want to share this photo of Richard’s wares, which complimented our stock perfectly:
Finally, I want to give a shout-out to my oldest friend Michael Hind, who took some time out of a truly hectic schedule to drop by the stand to visit with us:
It was a real pleasure to see a familiar face at the event and his visit brought back memories of the last con Mike and I attended—the now mythical Maplecon in Ottawa—when we were maybe 13 or 15…long, long ago…
Mike recently had his first graphic novel published, The Undertaking, which is truly excellent and I urge everyone reading this post to go and buy 2 copies each so that he can continue to produce many more wonderful works.
Now, I promise this is the last Worldcon post—I think—and I’ll move to other topics after this.