Highlights of the trip were of course, said nephew and his parents (haven’t seen my sister since she got married 3 years ago) and Supanova.
To say that I was overwhelmed by Supanova is a little of an understatement. Perhaps it’s living rurally for 3 years, where a crowded street is another person walking toward you on the footpath.
At its peak the pressing crowd was stifling and oppressive. Talking to the authors at the Dymocks stand though, I was informed that it would have been impossible to move in the exhibition hall if they hadn't already held a Supanova earlier in the year.
Movie stars from afar
I thought about lining up for signatures at the Movie/TV star pavilion but to things put me off
- The price – $30 each for a signature
- The Line – continually 100 metres long for about 4 hours.
I did see Val Kilmer and Billy Boyd from afar and really that was enough.
Authors are cooler than movie stars
I preferred to hang about the Dymocks stand where
- The authors actually engage you in conversation
- The authors sign your books for free
I met a number of authors in person
- Ian Irvine (I interviewed him for Galactic chat a couple of weeks ago).
- Kylie Chan (reviewed her latest here)
- Marianne de Pierres
- Trent Jamieson ( who recognised me after I mentioned an obscure Pieo reference)
- Rowena Cory Daniells
They were all much cooler than Val Kilmer.
1. My brother in law’s home brew may have had some influence here.
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