I participated on two well-attended panels discussing various aspects of writing. (Here is the link of the first part of a discussion on Archetypes and Themes in Speculative Fiction--the parts will be posted/uploaded by Jim Bernheimer later this week.)
(Two Panel Attendees who arrived early for a front seat)
I met a ton of readers and science fiction/fantasy enthusiasts, many of which purchased signed copies of Flank Hawk. I even picked up some semi-official endorsements:
I also got to meet and chat with author John Ringo (who signed a few of his books for me):
And Actress Claudia Christian (of Babylon 5 fame):And Richard Hatch (of Battlestar Galactica fame). The picture below caught him (on a cell) speaking with my wife, asking if it was okay with her the women I seemed to be hanging out with--see the barbarian woman endorsement and Claudia Christian above, among others ;)
ConCarolinas 2010 was a well-run con with a constant array of activities and events for fantasy/science fiction enthusiasts and fans to attend. I'm already planning on attending ConCarolinas 2011!