Fandom Fest and Vacation

This afternoon I’m heading to Louisville, Kentucky for FandomFest, which was kind enough to invite me to be one of their author guests of honor. My schedule looks like so:

Friday, 7:00 p.m. – Beckham Room. Exploring Genres: Fantasy
With Michael Williams, D. A. Adams, Laura Resnick, Carole Malcolm, and Robin Hobb.

Saturday, 1:00 p.m. – Beckham Room. Humor in Speculative Fiction
With Ernest Cline, John Scalzi, Laura Resnick, and Lee Martindale.

Saturday, 3:30 – 5:00 p.m. – Expo Area/Joseph Beth Booth. Guest of Honor Signing
An hour and a half of signing books, meeting fans, and hanging out.

Sunday, 1:00 p.m. – Jones Room. Spotlight: Jim C. Hines
Lee Martindale will be moderating a chat/interview/Q&A. There may or may not be cover posing.

Sunday, 3:00 – Expo Area/Joseph Beth Booth. Guest of Honor Signing, Part II
Apparently my Saturday signing is at the same time as the signing for some guy named Bruce Campbell. I’m told they gave me this extra spot so I wouldn’t steal all of his fans. At least, that’s the story I’m going with.

After the convention, I’ll be heading up north with my family for a week, which means yet again I’ll be away when one of my books comes out. (That would be the goblin omnibus, The Legend of Jig Dragonslayer [Amazon | B&N | Mysterious Galaxy]on July 3.) I’ll try to do something nifty and promotional, and maybe give away another book when I get back. But in the meantime, I’ve lined up some wonderful guest bloggers to talk about, well, whatever the heck they want.

So far, I’ve received and scheduled posts from Myke Cole, E. C. Ambrose, and Steven Harper Piziks, and I’m expecting about five more. My only worry is that last year when I did this, my guests were far too smart and interesting, and made me look bad. But that’s a risk I’m willing to take!

Internet will be intermittent, so I apologize in advance to everyone whose comments and e-mails don’t get answered right away. Have fun, and please don’t break the blogosphere while I’m gone!