I had a great time at Minicon yesterday—got to hang out with a lot of people I hadn't seen in a long time, and gawp at a lot of geeky cool stuff. I came THAT close to buying a Green Lantern cape. The guy selling them pointed out that the velcro neck fastener made it safe for kids. I said, "Kids?" Like I wouldn't totally wear it to Easter mass. If I ever went to such a thing.
Ooh! Ooh! I met George R. R. Martin! In fact, there were about a dozen versions of him stalking the convention halls. Of course, they all claimed to be somebody else entirely, but I don't believe any of them. I wanted to photograph them all, but by the time I thought to do it, most of them had retired for the evening, presumably to work on Book Six of ASoI&F.