Mysticon 2013 was held from Friday, February 22, through Sunday, February 24 at the Holiday Inn Tanglewood in Roanoke, Virginia. With more activities and panels, more guests, and more attendees, the convention was bigger and better than ever. After spending a month mostly confined to the house, hopping around on one foot and crutches, I had a week to get used to hobbling with an air cast before the convention. I managed better than I expected, and I’d like to give a shoutout to all the kind people who held elevators and opened doors and otherwise helped a semi-invalid. You all are awesome!
This post is a photo gallery of convention scenes. If you want more information about the convention itself, please check out my post for the Author Chronicles.
My apologies to Larry Elmore. He was also part of the Kickstarting Your Project panel, but he arrived after I took the photo and his story was so interesting that I neglected to get out my camera and take another photo.
The Iron Authors competition is a challenge for authors and a fun event for the audience. The first author in the team of three begins a story and writes for two minutes and must use a word or phrase or character (et cetera) suggested by the audience. Then the second author on the team continues the story, incorporating another audience suggestion. The third author gets another audience suggestion and completes the story. The results are often wild and hilarious. Copies of the stories created at Mysticon are auctioned off to raise money for the convention scholarship.