Melanie Nowak

Author of the Venomous Vampire series


I'm back from NY ComicCon!

What an amazing day! I would sincerely like to thank the readers who came out to see me and have me sign their books! It means so much to me that you took the time to search me out during such a full & chaotic event, books in hand, to ask after Cain and company, and say hello :-)
(Yes - I got to do my signing next to James Marsters/Spike! Very cool!) 
It was wonderful to meet some more of my readers. I hope that those of you who came, enjoy the Descendant of Darkness sneak preview booklet!
Now... on to dishing about the event!
A larger group of people truly intent on having fun, I do not think I have ever seen. (And I was told Sunday was the slow day!)
So many people in creative costumes and just lots of great booths, merchandise, information and fun stuff about everything fantasy, paranormal and super! Heroes, villains, monsters, robots, from the Batmobile to the Back to the Future Dolorian, Comic Con had it all!

I attended the event with my mom. Unfortunately, we didn't have time to sit in on the discussion panels - I don't even think we saw everything on the show floor. There was just so much going on. We were also privileged to be able to spend a lot of time behind the scenes in the autographing area, while setting up and waiting for my signing slot.


When I first arrived, Felicia Day (Dr. Horrible and The Guild) was there, and I was able to go over and say hello. (She would make a wonderful Felicity! ... just saying). She was so friendly and supportive. It was a pleasure to meet her. I'm just kicking myself because I had only just arrived, and although I was able to spend a few minutes talking to her, I completely forgot to ask for an autograph, or ask for a picture with her. I hope I have the opportunity to see her again sometime - I love her work and she was very nice. 


Throughout the busy and hectic day I also found myself "behind the curtain" with quite a few celebrities, although I only got to say a passing hello to most, and didn't get pictures with many.


Rose McGowan (Charmed),

Stephen Lang (Terra Nova)

& Jason Momoa (Game of Thrones) were all kept very busy there, promoting Conan.  


Eliza Dushku (Faith from BuffyTVS) and Rick Fox (Oz - and player for The Lakers) were also there, at a table one down from mine.


Although he was assigned to a private booth, at one point Mark Hamill

(Luke from Star Wars) was also behind the curtain, and he made a point to stop for a moment and say hello when passing by (very nice of him!).


Kevin Sorbo (Hercules, Andromeda) had a non-stop autograph line all day, but was very friendly and took time out to chat during his break!




It was wonderful to meet him and I appreciate that he was so warm and social during his busy day.

Signing at the table right next to mine, was an actor that I very much admire, who has been a huge inspiration to me in my writing for ALMOST HUMAN, although on the surface you won't see much resemblance between the iconic vampire he played on T.V. and those in my series. James Marsters played Spike on Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and meeting him was very cool. 

He was friendly and gracious, stopping to chat during his breaks, posing for pictures and signing my name-tag, even though he was in great demand out on the floor. (He had fans camped out and waiting for him, and a full line all day.)


I want to sincerely thank him for taking the time out of his break on a few instances, to speak with me and truly make my day!


Comic Con was an unforgettable experience and I am so grateful to have been involved. 


I hope my readers enjoyed meeting me and getting a sneak peek at the next book. I hope also that those newly introduced to my ALMOST HUMAN series enjoy it!

 ~ Melanie