Phoenix Comic-con is in June and it is one of my favorite times of the year. For the last 3 years they have had a 2 day “Fan Fest” in November that I have wanted to check out. This was the first year I made it and even though I had fun and got to meet one of my favorite authors I probably shouldn’t have gone. I don’t know if any of you know what Pleurisy is, but its severe pain with every breath. (click the link to learn the whys and how’s)   But I had been suffering for about 6 days before the con and it was actually getting better. But after walking around for 3 hours on Saturday I was in so much pain I left and went to the ER.   After sitting in a hallway for 5 hours then getting an X-ray they wanted to do all this other stuff to see if I was having a Heart attack. That was stupid as I have had Pleurisy before and knew what it was plus I would have been dead if I had been having a heart attack for 5 hours but whatever, right? So 4 or 5 hours and a few IVs later they tell me its not a heart attack (No Shit?) and that the Pleurisy I have is viral so all I can do is rest. So what did I do, you ask? I went back to Fan-Fest on Sunday of course. I didn’t stay long but I still had a 2 hour drive home that was like stabbing myself in the lung with every breath. It is now Thursday morning and I have literally not gotten out of bed since I got home Sunday night except to go to the bathroom and can now breath shallow pain free breaths. Deep breaths still hurt but as my old granny used to say  “Life is nothing but pain” . She always was a bit odd.

Any way I did get to meet Drew Hayes the author of NPCs and The Utterly Uninteresting and Unadventurous Tales of Fred, the Vampire Accountant and many other great books. He is also the GM on the awesome Authors and Dragons Podcast. He has even done an interview on this very blog before! Check out the podcast its lots of fun and read the interview (not as fun but still good.) Drew had said something on his blog about  how he doesn’t dress up at cons but it is possible you might find him drunk and in half of a dragon costume. Well I couldn’t help but bring him a bit of something to wear that I made (and I will picture him wearing it during all future Authors and Dragons podcasts) He signed a few things for me and we had a nice talk. At least it was nice for me I may have been making no sense what so ever But that’s enough of my ramblings here are the photos.

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Drew Hayes wearing my gift
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Best thing ever!

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Comicare is a great cause!

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Pikachu was so happy to see squrtle
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I don’t know what they are from but I want to watch it

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Those wing are remote controlled
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That is one sexy Wall-e #astayoung

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I just missed the sweet group hug…
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Ghost busters everywhere but this was one of the best

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I almost screamed like a little girl I love Marvin!
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We had a nice talk about fur

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She even said By Grabthar’s Hammer… what a savings.