WisCon 2012 Photos

One of the first things I did at WisCon was attend The Gathering, which is sort of like an indoor carnival. A volunteer was decorating people with the calligraphed word of their choice. Mine lasted most of the long weekend.

Friday morning after breakfast, a friend and I toured the Wisconsin State Capital Building. It was lovely, though I confess I was envisioning it surrounded by protesters, as it was recently.

Badgers are an important part of the decor.

This is one of the gorgeous glass ceilings.

My books were for sale at A Room of One’s Own, Madison’s feminist bookstore. I signed these copies for them. That’s a Carol Emshwiller collection to the left, and some N.K. Jemisin novels in front. I’m in good company!

Saturday night, I attended the Tiptree Auction, which raises money for the travel costs and cash prizes given to the winners of the award. Hosted by author Ellen Klages, who is a hilarious auctioneer, it’s one of the premier events of the con. This is one of the items for sale.

Published by Victoria Janssen

Victoria Janssen’s writing showcases her voracious lifelong love of books. She reads over 120 new books each year, especially historical romance, fantasy, and space opera, and incorporates these genres into her erotic fiction. Her first erotic novel, The Duchess, Her Maid, The Groom and Their Lover (Harlequin Spice, December 2008), was translated into French and German. Her second Spice novel, The Moonlight Mistress (December 2009), was translated into Italian and nominated for a RT Reviews Reviewers’ Choice Award. Her third novel is The Duke & The Pirate Queen (December 2010). She has also published erotic short stories as Elspeth Potter. When not writing, Victoria conducts research in libraries and graveyards, lectures about writing and selling erotica, and speaks at literary conventions on topics such as paranormal romance, urban fantasy, erotic science fiction/fantasy, and the empowerment of women through unconventional means. Her daily writing blog features professional writing and marketing tips, genre discussion, book reviews, and author interviews. She also guest blogs for Heroes & Heartbreakers and The Criminal Element. She lives in Philadelphia.

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