Another figure at this year’s Hal Con was Ellen Louise Curtis, author of Infinity, Compendium and The Tourniquet Reprisal and is my long-time partner in crime.
She’s also a wonderful foil for me. Where Conor or Jay encourage my insanity, Ellen can often be seen rolling her eyes at me just to one side or telling me to sit down.
I have for years been trying to get her to wear the Engen Books t-shirts to the conventions, but she refuses to. This year I dressed as what can be semi-seriously referred to as “an adult,” and what does she dress in?:
A Kill Shakespeare shirt. I mean my god, that’s just adding insult to injury. I think Conor McCreery planned this. I think it’s his revenge for riding him like a pony.
Everyone’s against me.