I had the pleasure, and honor, of being a guest at Manticon 2017 in Minneapolis. Manticon is one of two conventions hosted by the Royal Manticoran Navy – the official Honor Harrington Fan Association supporting David Weber’s work. Guests included Mr. Weber and his wife Sharon, Dale Dye, and Marko Kloos. I was in great company. Both Weber and Kloos are well known for their military science fiction books, and Captain Dye has an impressive IMDb resume as both an actor and military adviser. It was quite the adventure! So, you may be asking yourself the same question I did. How does a fantasy author fit into all of this?
When con chair Cheryl invited me to be a guest back in August of 2016, I was both moved, and concerned. Believe it or not, on a rare occasion I can be humble (don’t tell anyone), and I worried that I wouldn’t be enough of a draw for their con. I also wasn’t sure my Angst fantasy novels were a good fit. She told me that they were working to add fantasy, and I should give it a try. On so many levels, I wasn’t disappointed.