To ConStellation I Go

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My birthday is tomorrow. If you’re gift-inclined, might I point you toward my Rape Crisis Center Fundraiser, which is currently only $87 away from the $1000 mark?

I’ll be spending my birthday weekend in Lincoln, Nebraska as the writing guest of honor at ConStellation. And yes, according to their Facebook page, there will be cake!

The program schedule was posted yesterday, and is available here. My panels and such look like so:

Friday, 5:00 p.m. – Altair
Fantasy vs. Sci Fi

Friday, 9:00 p.m. – Con Suite

Saturday, 11:00 a.m. – Youth Programming
Meet the Author

Saturday, 1:00 p.m. – Con Suite

Saturday, 10:00 p.m. – Altair
Elements of a Good Story

Sunday, 1:00 p.m. – Altair
The Future of Publishing

This is my second guest of honor gig, and it really is an honor. I’m following Brandon Sanderson, who was last year’s GoH. (No pressure there, eh?) I’m very much looking forward to it. The staff have been great to work with so far, and they’ve done a nice job on travel arrangements and such. It should be a fun weekend!

For the two readings, I’m thinking about doing “The Creature in Your Neighborhood,” the muppet werewolf story (because it’s so much fun), and … hm. I could do the first chapter of Snow Queen, or a goblin short story, or something else. I suppose I could even read the opening chapter of Libriomancer. Any suggestions or preferences?

So, is anyone here going to be attending? If so, please feel free to come up and say hi! The best part of these things is getting to meet so many new members of my extended SF/F tribe. (Disclaimer: I’m horrible with names and faces, so may not automatically make the connection that John Smith is Tardis42 on LiveJournal.)

I’ll be taking the shinynewphone, and will hopefully be posting updates on Twitter throughout the weekend.