Holy Snakes! Laurel Anne Hill Meets New Friends at BayCon 2012 and the San Mateo County Fair

Written by Laurel on June 13th, 2012

Laurel and David meet a new friend from Burma at the San Mateo County Fair


I so enjoy meet-and-greet events.  How delightful to chat with new friends.  No surprise, the way that cute, furry gray-and-white being rubbed noses with me at BayCon over the Memorial Day weekend.  At science fiction/fantasy conventions, outgoing folks wander the hallways, conference rooms and party suites.  But I never anticipated the unusual new friends David and I would meet at the San Mateo County Fair on June 11.  One gentleman was tall, thin and muscular.  From Burma, I believe.  Another guy was really into forest preservation.  A space alien even showed up to serve as a model during my “create your own space alien” arts-and-crafts workshop for kids.  Interesting to talk with, those chaps.  Too bad David and I can’t recall their names.

I still have more San Mateo County Fair events on Saturday, June 16, in Expo Hall at the Literary Arts Stage.  At 1-2 pm I’ll host readings of science fiction, fantasy, horror and thrillers.  I’ll participate in a book-signing from 2-4 pm, then serve on a podcasting and book trailer panel from 4-5 pm.  I hope to see some of you there, even if you’re from planet earth.


Space alien attends Laurel's workshop for kids

Laurel meets a new friend at BayCon 2012
Laurel and David meet a forestry specialist at the San Mateo County Fair