Long time no blog!
The reason is, I’ve been traveling, promoting my book Fantastic Worlds all across the USA and the world…well, part of the world (Australia). I guested at about twenty shows and conventions this year in promotion of my book. Since most conventions are in the summer/early autumn, I was doing a lot of them back-to-back recently.
I recently appeared in Tampa, Florida; Atlanta, Georgia; Salt Lake City, Utah; Austin, Texas; Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne and Cairns, Australia; and Baltimore, Maryland (this last weekend).
I spent three weeks in Australia. Besides the cities mentioned, I also journeyed to the Daintree Rain Forest (near Cairns), the Blue Mountains (to visit the home/museum of artist Norman Lindsay), Lamington National Park and Phillip Island, where I saw the fairy penguins emerge from the sea and head for their land burrows. I attended the annual Society of Vertebrate Paleontology meeting, which was in Brisbane this year and I delivered Ron Cobb‘s Lifetime Achievement Award for Concept Design to his family in Sydney.
So, lots of travel and adventures (I did a twelve mile hike through the rain forest in Lamington National Park and earlier watched as a twelve-feet carpet python slowly crossed the road in front of my car).
I shall resume my Untold Tales of Hollywood stories shortly; my body is still adjusting to all of the time changes this past month.