Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Boskone this weekend

Knock on wood, no snow storms predicted for this weekend's trek into Boskone. Sure, it's going to be below freezing, but we'll be indoors and it seems that it was much colder just a few weeks ago.

Hope to see some of you there. I'm horrible at remembering faces, so don't be insulted if I sneak a peek at your name tag before returning your welcoming hello. Oh, yeah, and I have to remind myself that it's OKAY to look at people's chests at conventions because that's where the name tags usually are ;-)

I won't be doing any readings or panels at this one, but watch for me at the Broad Universe table in the huckster's room (vending area). Broad Universe is is an international organization with the primary goal of promoting science fiction, fantasy, and horror written by women. "Anyone excited about that project is welcome to join us" -- that is, you don't have to be a writer, an artist, an editor, poet, or other contributor to join us. You just have to like (and support) the idea that women can -- and do -- make worthy contributions to these genres. So, stop by. We sell books, sign up new members, and chat about the field.

Sunday, February 01, 2009

Upcoming events for 2009

I thought that this year I'd not go to as many conventions and just stay home and write. Yup, I really thought that. Then I started looking at each one and I always had a reason why I'd make an exception for just this one. Boskone, Conbust, Readercon, Pi-Con, and Necon are all under two hours' drive. How could I say no to those? And WisCon, besides being unique in that it's feminist, is where Broad Universe has its roots. I just couldn't say no to that.

Here's what I've got for upcoming events so far. I'm not doing any panels or readings for Boskone or Conbust. I don't know what I'll do for the others, though I do know I'll be participating in a Broad Universe board meeting just before WisCon starts.

Boskone 46 (February 13-15, 2009)
Conbust (March 28-30, 2009)
WisCon 33 (May 22-25, 2009)
Readercon 20 (July 9-12, 2009)
Necon 29 (July 16-19, 2009)
Pi-Con (August 21-23, 2009)