October 26th, 2010
|05:02 pm - World Fantasy Con|
Why yes, I will be attending World Fantasy Convention. Go me!
I don't have any panels, readings, signings, or other scheduled events. I expect to be wandering the halls, haunting the parties, perusing the Dealer's Room, and stalking authors as the Mass Signing on Friday Night. There's just something about conventions; I go from tenuously-established pro to fanboy, like I was in high school all over again. I'm'a gonna get my signed books mojo ON, baby. (My wife says we need to save room in the car for luggage and people. Silly her.)
I'll definitely be open to suggestions, offerings, or invites for meals, if there's anyone out there who's had a hankering to hang out with me and hasn't expressed it before out of shyness, politeness, or a healthy self-preservation instinct.
Also, I doubt this will happen because I don't live in that sort of world yet, but if anyone happens to accost me with copies of Slipstreams or The Dragon Done It, I will happily sign my story. If you show up with a freshly printed-out, unstained, pristine version of one of my ebook-only stories, I'll sign that. If you come from another timeline and appear with the new issue of Dreams of Decadence with my story in it, I'll sign it ... and then steal it as a one-of-a-kind item here on Earth-Me. And if you're a time traveller with a copy of Scheherazade's Facade I will sign it and worship you ... and ask for Superbowl scores.
In lieu of that, I'll also sign babies. Bring your own.
I can dream, right?
See you there, folks.
Current Mood: awake
When you say "bring your own", does the child have to be one's own spawn, specifically? Or can I just grab a baby off the street and hand you a sharpie? Preferably toxic.
Also, I heard Ellen Kushner will be there... If you could bring me back a lock of hair or some fingernail clippings for my shrine, I'd be much obliged.
(In all seriousness, have a lot of fun, and I can't wait to hear all about it!)
Congratulations. You're well on your way to being one of my top five creepiest family members. :)
In honor of that, if you go to the World Fantasy Con website, check out the membership list, and see an author you want me to get something signed by, you can make a request. I appreciate the effort you put into creepy. :>
Edited at 2010-10-27 12:13 am (UTC)
Oh my goodness, Holly and Theo Black. And anyone else you get an inkling towards. (And feel free to get a limb signed- you can just pack it on ice and send it over.)
And if there are creepier family members than myself... Well, I'm both proud, and deeply concerned.
Also, have you read her White Cat yet? I haven't had the chance, but I'd love your thoughts on it.
I'm glad you asked. I already have something written about the subject here
. In short, it's a good book. :)
Have a great time! Hopefully next year I'll be able to get my shit together enough to go. Maybe as a passing-comprehensive-exams present.
That would be a very nice present. :)