Palmcon, a hearse, and inspiration!
Last weekend I attended Palmcon in West Palm Beach, Florida--my home town. What a weekend! To say I had fun would be an understatement. I was exhausted going into the convention because my husband and I worked non-stop for two weeks getting the Sector 13 hearse ready for the convention floor. We fought against rain, humidity, and very large Florida mosquitoes as we worked through the night, day-after-day. After a massive amount of caffeine we pulled through, and Friday afternoon the hearse glided into the convention center for her debut the next day.
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3-D Me. They tried to laser scan the hearse, which I find completely fascinating, but the hearse is to big at 20 feet. If you haven't heard of 3-D Me, please check them out! Maybe you can get scanned at the next convention they're at and have a an life like 3-D figure made of you.
Day one of the convention was packed with cosplay! I'm a Star Wars fan, and when we go to Star Wars week at Disney, my poor hubby has three children to deal with because once I see Storm Troopers... the adult in me vanishes. So when this happened, I had a permagrin for at least an hour afterward. Thank you to the 501 for the photo op!
As the day went on, those "damn dirty apes" appeared!
I met other paranormal fans and signed a lot of SWAG and books!
But, all good things must come to an end. We loaded the hearse and headed home.
I was impressed with the organization of the convention, everything seemed to run on time and smooth. Martin Pierro, Palmcon's promoter and creator, did an outstanding job! We're looking forward to coming back next year.
That covers Palmcon and the hearse, but where does the "inspiration" part come in to all of this?? I'll tell you with much excitement as I type! I was blown away at the amount of people that came up to ask when the movie was coming out. Blown. Away. Any writer, comic book or otherwise, will tell you it's such a joy to have something they created loved and to have others want more out of it... well, that's icing on the cake. I've been toying around with the idea of scripting the Power of the Moon series and submitting it to studios. I've never been one to sit around and wait for my dreams to come to me, but to go after them with a vengeance because life is short. One of the gentlemen that came by the booth and asked about the movie, and I wish I remembered his name, was a script writer. Imagine that, right? Script writing is an art form all by itself so when he asked about the Power of the Moon movie, I simply replied, "One can dream." He looked at me for a minute with an almost shame on you expression and replayed, "why dream when you can make it happen." Then after a short story about a script he wrote... he was gone. The idea has been burning inside me since and he is absolutely right, why dream when you can make it happen. So my lovely Power of the Moon fans, the script writing has begun! A BIG thank you to the mysterious script writer.
See you all at the next Palmcon!
Much love to my husband, Matt. Who made every second of this possible. xox