Looking forward to Penguicon this weekend. For those of you who will be attending, my schedule is below. For everyone else who isn’t going and doesn’t care, this is your cue to skip to the next blog post…

  • Friday, 8:00 p.m. — To Series or Not To Series (with Stephanie Osborn, Steven Lake, Merrie Haskell, and Brandon Sanderson)
  • Friday, 9:00 p.m. — Using Social Networking for Promotion (with Steven Lake, Daniel Hogan, Christine Purcell, and Stewart Sternberg)
  • Friday, 10:00 p.m. — E-pub vs. Print (with Stephanie Osborn, Jon David, and Lydia Nyx)
  • Saturday, 10:00 a.m. — Humor in Writing (with Steven Lake, Daniel Hogan, and Michael Cieslak)
  • Saturday, 12:00 p.m. — Author signing
  • Saturday, 4:00 p.m. — It’s OK, the First Draft Is SUPPOSED to Suck! (with Stephanie Osborn, Brandon Sanderson, Lydia Nyx, and Michael Cieslak)
  • Sunday, 10:00 a.m. — Writers Groups (with Brandon Sanderson, Michael Cieslak, Stewart Sternberg, and Charles Zaglanis)
  • Sunday, 1:00 p.m. — Reading (I plan on reading “The Blue Corpse Corps,” my goblins vs. zombies short story. Assuming anyone shows up to a Sunday afternoon reading…)

This is a very busy schedule, and some of you will recall my grumbling about being overscheduled. I did speak with the programmers, and said I’d be willing to do a maximum of five or six panels, plus the signing and reading. So that’s what they gave me. (In other words, yes it’s going to be a very busy weekend, but they’ve eliminated a few panels from my original schedule, and I’ve signed off on this one.)

Can’t wait to see everyone!