I’m off to World Fantasy Con this weekend. This will be my first WFC since 2002, and I imagine it will be a very different experience this time around. The best change isn’t that I’ve gone from bookless unknown to six-book goblin king (though that’s pretty cool too); the best part is that I’ve met so many wonderful people in the past eight years, and I’m really looking forward to seeing/meeting some of them in person.
I should warn you, though — I suck at names and faces. If I take a second to stare at your badge, I’m not trying to decide whether or not you’re worth my time or anything like that. I’m just trying to kick-start my brain and avoid making an ass of myself. And if I only know you through your LiveJournal handle, please help me make that connection. My brain cells thank you in advance.
The full program is available here. My schedule is fairly short, and looks like so:
Thursday, 8:30 p.m.
Reading in Room 208
I’m planning to read/perform “The Creature in Your Neighborhood,” my muppet werewolf story from Strip Mauled. It should be fun 🙂
Friday, 8:00 p.m. to whenever
Mass Autographing in the Regency Ballroom
Saturday, 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Group booksigning at the OSU Bookstore
This is open to the public, and will feature thirty authors from the con. Oh yes, you want to be there. The Facebook event page with the full author listing is here.
I’ve also got meetings and meals scheduled with my editor, my publisher, and one of the agents from JABberwocky, which all feels so professional and businesslike.
I’ll be using ShinyNewPhone to try to post updates and pics on Twitter.
And that’s about it. Looking forward to seeing and meeting people!