Well, San Antonio, I’m home after 13 days on the road. First, I was Artist Guest of Honor at SpoCon 2009 in Spokane, WA, and then immediately flew to Montreal for the World Science Fiction Convention. It’s been a whirlwind to say the least. SpoCon 2009 was only the second SpoCon ever. It happened July 30 thru August 2nd on the Gonzaga University campus, and L.E. Modesitt, Jr., Steve Long, MSNBC.com’s Alan Boyle, Kathy Mar, and John Dalmas were my fellow GoHs. The energy and goodwill of the con staff was as good as it gets. This con will be a growing juggernaut for years to come because the con’s leadership is the perfect combo of youth and experience, and they’re willing to go the distance. I had great times with my fellow GoHs and SpoConners all weekend long. Very much enjoyed the conversations with Mike and Patty Briggs. Congrats to the con com, and special thanks to Paula Grenvik, and Randy and Char MacKay for taking good care of me. They’re first class all the way. Thanks for everything, SpoCon. You were terrific, and even better days are ahead. Here are a few glimpses of the festivities. These are my first con photos with my new iPhone, and while I think the iPhone rocks, its camera leaves much to be desired. So apologies for the dodgy quality of these images.