Found out there’s some confusion about today’s post! This is a guest post from Shay Fabbro. Check out her bio at the end of the post!

There is probably no doubt in anyone’s mind who knows me that I am STOKED about going to the GalaxyFest science fiction convention. My friend and fellow author, Mark Stone, and I are attending this wicked awesome event to sell books and rub elbows with the cool folks of the scifi world.

I was floored when I first glanced through the celebrity guest list and saw the name Denise Crosby. *swoon* The character she portrayed on Star Trek: The Next Generation has always been one of my heroes. It’s strange to some people that a fictional character can actually be someone’s hero, but it’s true. Tasha Yar grew up in horrible circumstances and rather than succumbing to them, she rises above to become the head of security of the flagship of the Federation. Now you tell me, who would you rather have your little girl admire: a fictional character with those awesome qualities, or someone like Lindsey Lohan?

I was disappointed when I noticed today that two of the other celebrities I was hoping to see (and perhaps meet) are no longer attending: Richard Picardo and Clare Kramer. Robert played the doctor on Star Trek Voyager and he later appeared as a holographic version of himself as the doctor on Star Trek: First Contact. Clare Kramer was one of my very favorite characters from the hit series Buffy the Vampire Slayer. I remember watching those episodes each week with my friends, after which we would proceed to Denny’s and discuss at great length everything about that episode, previous episodes, upcoming episodes, and just the total uber awesomeness that is Joss Whedon. I wish someone were coming from the series Firefly. *sad sigh*

Although I have never read any books by Kevin J. Anderson, I am very excited to have a chance to meet him. He’s a New York Times Bestselling author of science fiction novels. Oooo, maybe he’ll stroll by my table, see my books, buy them and become my number 1 fan! How cool would THAT be? Okay, time to come back from dreamland and back to reality. Wait, what if Kevin J. Anderson AND Denise Crosby both became fans and fought over me??? *shakes head* I’m a writer with a hell of an imagination, what can I say?

If you want to check out the line-up for GalaxyFest, click here.

Shay Fabbro was born in Longmont, CO and moved to the town of Grand Junction, CO in the early 1980′s. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Biology from Mesa State College before earning her doctorate degree in Human Medical Genetics from the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus in Aurora, CO.

Dr. Fabbro currently lives in Grand Junction with her husband, Rich, and their two cats. When not writing novels, she teaches biology classes at Mesa State College. She is the author of the Portals of Destiny series and the Adventures of Alexis Davenport series.

To find out more about her and her books, check here.