ComicCon 2021 Recap – Panels and Photo Ops!

Hey there fam, if you’ve been here for more than a minute, you know that I’m an author, editor, journalist, and overall creative person. So obviously, spending a weekend at ComicCon is a natural extension of who I am as a person. The costumes are always wild and sometimes hilarious, and it’s a great platform to boost my sales skills.

What most people probably don’t tell you about ComicCon is that it’s a crap ton of yelling at people in the hopes they stop their mad dash and talk to you. This is much easier said than done, but luckily for me, I have the most sales-oriented dad who views it as a kind of sport. You know, take your regular proud dad and just multiply it by decades of sales experience, and that’s my dad! He’s so helpful to have around. Even another author in my association joked they should commission him to help other authors sell books!

My author friends are so supportive and cheer me on (amidst some healthy competition too, of course)! I feel so blessed to know so many amazing people that share the same passion for writing that I do. I was even invited to speak on a couple panels about worldbuilding and diversity – always a fun opportunity to further connect with readers! I loved when people would sit through our talk and then come chat with me later. Easy way to feel like a celebrity for the day.

Speaking on a panel at ComicCon with my writer friends!

I‘m super humbled that people even take the time to read my work at all. I know that sounds so self-deprecating and stuff, but genuinely it’s just an incredible honor. And my favorite thing ever is when someone says “oh, I bought books from you last time and loved them!” That part never gets old, let me tell you. But I think the key to staying grounded, no matter how much success I find, is that you never can know where these interactions will lead you. I’ve met people that work in editing who are interested in my book, as well as guys who are interested in well… me. That last bit is cute but equally, if not more surprising, than the former, LOL.

Hopefully next year I can see you at Rhode Island ComicCon (or, maybe even Boston ComicCon, if I can get my association on board to go in together on some of those exorbitant table fees). But if you simply can’t wait until then, catch me at the Annual Rhode Island Author’s Expo on December 11th at Crowne Plaza in Warwick, RI. You can read more about that on the event website. But until then, have a wonderful Thangksgiving and time with your families!

That being said, if you’re ever looking for something to read, you should totally do that HERE. My stories are largely based on real people (as I mentioned in my author panels), but they’ve also helped me heal. To read more about that, take a peek at one of my past blogs more about that.

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Author: Angelina Singer

Magna Cum Laude graduate who studied English, Music, and of course, Creative writing. For me, writing is an escape as well as a coping mechanism.

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