Yay, convention season!
Sort of. It’s been a long summer, with ridiculously bad travel-luck.
However, after a (very) brief break, I’m back on the road for GenCon, North Carolina and Dragon*Con.
First up: GenCon: Indianapolis.
This is my first time here, so please be kind. I am happy to meet you, but I am embarrassingly bad at translating names and faces from online to meatspace. So feel free to come say ‘hi’ if you see me, but you’ll get theoretical cookies of joy if you tell me your name AND where you know me from. If that place is Twitter and your username is not your real name, please let me know the username. Seriously. I’m that bad with names.
I don’t have much of a schedule for GenCon yet, except lots of meetings, one or two games (pray for me, it’s been years since I played), keeping Lily alive and getting into trouble with, well, everyone. I’ll also be helping out at the Eden Studios table, it looks like.
If you have some questions or want to schedule a meeting to talk publicity after I’m off the road, I’m always happy to do so. I do have to make a living though, so please understand that I charge for any Q&As over 10 minutes, and will need to schedule those for after Dragon*Con.
Then, it’s on to North Carolina for a week or so. I’m going to try and make it to Raleigh for an evening, so if there’s something cool going on between August 20-26, let me know! I’ll be in Charlotte and Charleston the rest of the time, catching up and getting ready to for Dragon*Con.
SFWA will have a table and signings at Dragon*Con! We confirmed a few weeks ago, and we’re racking up a very nice list of participating authors. Keep an eye on the SFWA website and Twitter feeds for more on that.
I’ll also be moderating at least 2 panels: Race in SF (gods help me…) and the official Z*Con Panel! Michael Dougherty and I have been friends and colleagues since my first Dragon*Con almost 5 years ago, and I’ve been doing some consulting on Z*Con. This is a fantastic opportunity, and I’m looking forward to catching up with old friends.
My schedule is pretty packed, but I’ll be at the SFWA table in the Fan Table area (between the exhibit and dealer hall areas) most of the day, so that’s the best place to find me if you want to say ‘hi’ or bring me good Scotch or coffee. Both are quite welcome, really. Appease the anti-mornings publicist!
After that, thankfully, it’s back home for a long, long while. Aside from a local convention in November (the one I posted about earlier), all travel until April should be lower-key and not convention-related. As much as I love seeing friends and working conventions, I’ve been going without a real break since April, and I’m wearing out a little.
Feel free to drop me a note on Twitter or FB if you’ll be at one of the conventions so that I know to watch for you.
P.S.: I will not be at WorldCon or World Fantasy Convention this year. I committed to Dragon*Con early this year, and WFC is just too expensive. I’m sad to be missing out, but lift a drink for me, will you?