Oh dear…I’ll warn you now, this may be a pretty whacked-out post. Between the trauma of being stranded in NYC overnight, catching a cold on the trip and having to return to the day job, I’m a little brainless.
WorldCon was terrific. Faith and David have already mentioned many of the selling points for going, so I won’t repeat what they’ve said. As we’ve told you many times, writing is a solitary business. Sometimes cons are the only chance we have to meet others in our profession, and they’re great opportunities to network with the people who can further one’s career. However, things can become a little silly. If you’ve never been to a con, here are a few thoughts to help you understand what might happen when you do, at last, attend one.
- It is easy to let oneself eat badly while at con, and after two [...]
Continue reading Is it my day?
Next week, Faith, David and I will be at WorldCon in Denver, Colorado. This is my first WorldCon ever, and while I’m excited about meeting lots of people and sitting in on some really interesting panels (when I’m not serving on some myself!), I’m nervous about travelling out there all by myself. I haven’t flown since before the Twin Towers disaster, and things are pretty different these days. Since Faith and her husband decided to take a long vacation and drive out to Denver, they very kindly let me send the majority of my luggage with them so I wouldn’t have to check it. Which meant I had to pack early. The clothes were easy. Undies, pants, shirts, check. Toiletries were also easy, and I sent along a bag of healthy snacks so I won’t be tempted to visit the hotel vending machines at night. But wait… I’ll be signing [...]
Continue reading Getting ready
Catie’s been in California for ComicCon, David and Faith are on vacation prior to WorldCon, and then next week I will join them in Denver. Which means posting here may be sporadic for the next two or three weeks.
If you need something to do while we’re gone …
You can click on my dragon hatchling and help him grow! (and adopt your own baby!)
You can create a brand new monster and maybe win an original Monsters and Treasure D&D volume.
You can send your spam to Weird Tales.
So get busy, and we’ll see you soon.