Wizards of the Coast has posted photos of some of the authors who signed novels at their booth at this summer’s Gen Con. Alphabetically, I’m the first one, it seems, and I look tired. Since this is the morning after the Diana Jones Award party, perhaps that’s no surprise.
You may notice that Bob Salvatore is so busy signing that he didn’t have the time to look up at the camera. My fellow Eberron authors and I saw the Power of Salvatore first-hand after our first group signing. While we had a few people venture into Authors’ Alley to meet us and have us sign their books, the line for Bob’s signing had already started before we sat down. By the time we left, it stretched down the width of the exhibit hall.
I’ve known Bob for several years. Troy Denning introduced us at a TSR Freelancers’ Party, the spiritual predecessor of the Diana Jones Award party. Bob’s a great guy, and I’m thrilled to see him continue to be such a phenomenal success.