By now you may be finishing your costumes, buying your train/plane/bus tickets and attempting to remember where you put your spending money for ConnectiCon (hint: while it seems like money just vanishes, it usually turns up at the bottom of an expensive cup of coffee. Wait, did I say that out loud? While sitting in Starbucks? Oooops)
Here’s something fun to add to your plans for ConnectiCon! Spencer Hill Press will be participating in a sort of scavenger hunt giveaway. SHP’s very own Kendra L. Saunders will be attending ConnectiCon 2012, and carrying with her a treasure trove of free giveaways in her magical Mary-Poppins-style steampunk backpack. To receive free swag (like t shirts, advanced reader copies of upcoming books, bookmarks, guitar picks, vouchers for free e-books, etc) simply follow kendrybird on twitter. That’s https://twitter.com/#!/kendrybird
Kendra will update her status with her location throughout the event and you will have the opportunity to hurry your little legs as fast you can to find her. (And don’t worry, despite how quickly she walks, she makes frequent stops to take pictures, talk to cool strangers and stare at things that are shiny or sparkly). Giveaways will be a first come, first serve basis, but Kendra has carried a werewolf in her backpack before (true facts, check pictures from the Watch City Festival 2012), so she can probably fit quite a bit of stuff in there throughout the weekend.
So head to twitter now and follow kendrybird, and if you don’t like or just can’t figure out the whole twitter thing, simply look around for the steampunk group The Vagabonds (their leader has bright blue hair and usually carries scary-looking weapons). You can’t miss them, and Kendra will be sticking with them. For more on them, visit their page: http://vagabondsteam.net/
On Sunday at noon, Kendra will be presenting her incredibly helpful and often (mostly intentionally) hilarious panel, “The Five Headed Muse.” She’ll have giveaway-ish stuff with her then and it will be laid out on a table for easy snatching. (Yes, you’re allowed to take pictures. Kendra is not a shy creature by any stretch of the imagination. In fact, she’s a bit of a grade-A ham.)
Wherever and whenever the Nostalgic Critic is speaking at ConnectiCon, you can be sure Kendra will be there. So that’s another good place to ambush her.
Or, if you’re really industrious (and nice), you can set up something really sparkly and set out some cupcakes and I can assure you, Kendra will come find YOU.
^That’s a legit werewolf inside that magic backpack. Photographic proof? Done.