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.

About Victoria Janssen

Victoria Janssen’s 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. Her blog features professional writing and marketing tips, genre discussion, book reviews, and occasional author interviews.
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2 Responses to WisCon 2012 Photos

  1. L.N. Hammer says:

    “Badgers are an important part of the decor” may be the best single sentence from a con report ever.

    —L.

  2. Heh. Caroline told me about them before we even got inside.

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