Well, a lot. First, I lost my account credentials for this account, and couldn’t log in. But a lot of really… really… let me sum up.
Okay, so I was elected President of Katsucon Entertainment, Inc. Then elected again. I got to travel and work at their tables, so I did a lot of Anime cons. I think I went to 8 in 2013 alone, including New York Comic con, where I hung out with Yaya Han of “Heroes of Cosplay.” It was our convention’s 20th anniversary, so there was a lot that needed done and a lot that needed changed. I hired some new staff.
I did more stuff with the DC Rollergirls, including being in the DC 4th of July Parade.
I got some part time contract gigs.
Then I got a new job which sent me to exotic places like Washington DC and Las Vegas. 😀
For HR people. D:
I got a large dog.
Of course, then there was Katsucon 20 itself, which was a big party.
But the biggest news, and the worst, really, was my wife of 25 years, Christine Larson, who encouraged my writing the entire time we were married, passed away from ARDS (Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome) in March. She had been very sick, and I was taking care of her a lot. She had sarcoidosis, which is where her lungs were being attacked by her immune system, and she had already lost a third of her lungs to it. She had to take immunosuppressants to slow the growth, which made her susceptible to pneumonia, which she got in October, and had until early February. Just as she was recovering from that, she got the H1N1 strain of influenza, and died.
At least she got to see her fruits of labor, the JCI, take root at Katsucon.
So after some fenagling and searching through lost emails, I got my credentials back for WordPress. How my next book is going in the next post.