I’m not going to lie, but I was disappointed and saddened when Bruce Boxleitner canceled last week, especially with the money I spent. Yes, I understand that actors need to work, but still feel he could have come down for at least the B5 panel, especially when he tweeted he was not doing anything over the weekend. (And it’s not that long of a flight from Vancouver to Phoenix). I was also not happy when he tweeted, “work comes before cons.” Way to alienate your fanbase!
Now, that I got that off my chest, I really did have a good time at Phoenix Comicon. I had an uneventful flight to Phoenix. (There is a reason I am discussing my flight – just wait until the adventure home begins). On the plane, I read one of Debbie Macomber’s Cedar Cove novels (the series being filmed for the Hallmark Channel and the reason why Bruce could not attend the con). First, I wanted to get a sense of the characters and setting and second, to see if I enjoyed her writing style. The books are very much character-driven, which is okay, but feel there are too many people and too many plots and reads a bit soap-operaish to me. Nevertheless, I think the series will do well on the Hallmark Channel, and I didn’t dislike the book (or I would have stopped reading) and plan to read more.