Winner, ConClave, and LEGO LotR

Thanks to everyone who entered the contest to win two Laura Anne Gilman hardcovers and a bonus stuffed meerkat!

I used, which selected mtlawson as the winner. He answered my rather silly question with the following:

When the weremeerkat revolution comes, the werehyenas will be first against the wall!

Congratulations! I’ve forwarded your contact information to Laura Anne so she can hook you up with your loot.


I’ll be at ConClave in Romulus, Michigan this weekend, along with GoH Seanan McGuire, local author Saladin Ahmed, and many more. My panel schedule looks like so:

Friday, 6:30 – 8:00 — The Death of the American Author
(I’m a little perplexed by the title, but it’s about the future of books and publishing.)

Friday, 8:00 – 9:30 — Self-promotion and Networking

Saturday, 3:30 – 5:00 — Writing Groups

Sunday, 10:00 – 11:30 — When Should a Series End?

Sunday, 11:30 – 1:00 — Emma Peel Would Be Proud (Talking about strong female characters)

All of my panels are in Ballroom 5. I don’t have a reading, and I don’t see an autographing spot, so feel free to stop me between panels or wherever if you’ve got something you’d like me to sign. Or just to say hi, ’cause that’s always nice too.


Finally, some of you might be familiar with a little series called Lord of the Rings. Well, OneLug has recreated the Last March of the Ents in LEGO, and it is sweet. Click the pic for the full set, and believe me, you want to click through to see some of the details.