Texas Frightmare Weekend 2014 – 3

Texas Frightmare Weekend

One of the many reasons I love showing plants at Texas Frightmare Weekend is because you honestly have no idea what’s going to happen next. Guests wandering around asking questions always make a show: I spent the first half-hour of Sunday morning having a great conversation with actor Mark Rolston about Roridula and other non-sundew sticky-trap carnivores. Since one of the many draws at the show was the advertised reunion of three of the actors from the film Aliens, he was out wandering the dealer’s room with Jenette Goldstein, and I jumped when I saw her, but not for obvious reasons. Instead, I saw her at my table and thought “What’s Pat Cadigan doing here? I thought she was in London.”

Another reason why I love coming out here is what I now call “the hotel room effect.” Namely, when you have multiple people traveling across the country, or across the world, to an event such as this, and they share a hotel room, everyone sees everyone else’s swag. Understandably, one sees something that another found and asks “Where the hell did you get THAT?” Time for another trip downstairs, where the new folks go nuts and the original purchaser figures “Why not get another?” And that’s how it started. One congoer comes by…

Texas Frightmare Weekend

…and then she comes back for another…

Texas Frightmare Weekend

…and then she brings friends.
Texas Frightmare Weekend

Texas Frightmare Weekend
Texas Frightmare Weekend

In fact, it’s now time for a group photo of the plants.

Texas Frightmare Weekend

You know, next year, I may have to sell carts just to help them haul their stuff up to their rooms.

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