If you are wondering who the heck Virginia Hey is, she is the woman who played Pa'u Zothoh Zhaan on the tv show Farscape. Her character was blue & bald. She was also one of the guests of honor at the ValleyCon convention that we were at this last weekend.
If you were a teenage boy when Road Warrior came out, you most likely remember a character who didn't have a real big part - Warrior Woman. I guess she had a crossbow & wore a headband... It was fun watching HB & our friend Tom actually meet a woman that they had adolescent fantasies about! We chatted with her several times over the weekend & also sat at her table for dinner on Saturday. *big grin*
The artist GOH was a fellow named Dave Devries who has done a lot of comic book art, mainly covers since painting is his medium of choice. He was also a very nice guy. We did the party crawl with him Saturday night.
The writer GOH was Kevin J Anderson who has written some Star Wars stuff (which I haven't read) and is writing all the new Dune books with Frank Herberts son. I've been reading the Dune stuff & I really like it! I did get a chance to chat with him briefly, and like the others, he was also very nice. He had free copies of a short story that leads into his new book that were done up by his publisher as a free promo & he very generously autographed a pile of them for me to bring back to give out at Waldenbooks. I didn't even ask him to.
Having been to ValleyCons years ago we weren't expecting much, but were completely blown away by how much fun we had. A big part of it was due to the wonderful guests. Virginia is just about one of the sweetest women you will ever meet!
I will let y'all know when the report is done & up on the w
eb page. You'll just have to wait until then for details!