So this post is a bit late, I know, but I did a cool thing a month ago. I went to the World Fantasy Convention for the first time!
It was fantastic. I met up with Joshua Bilmes, the president of the agency that represents me, and he was great. He introduced me to about a thousand people and bought a giant chocolate capitol building. It was great fun, and really cool to meet so many authors, editors, agents, and fans. World Fantasy is about as close to a "professional" convention as we have in the SF/F community, and I was a bit worried that I'd go out there and sort of lurk in dark corners and not really talk to anyone. Fortunately, that was not the case. Also, pictures:
|The bag o'books they gave us was massive.|
|And happened to include two books that I've been meaning to buy all summer...my excitement level was through the roof for these two.|
|The aforementioned chocolate capitol building. It was sort of uncomfortable smashing into the capitol building like that, but also: delicious. Jokes were made along the lines of "you haven't officially been to DC until you've attacked a capitol building." Myke Cole's reaction was a bit more patriotic: "Tastes like freedom."|
|Got a some brief sight-seeing in while I was there. I'd been to DC before, but it was good to walk along Penn. Ave.|
|More of the sight-seeing thing. Also, weird lips.|
|And of course I was able to get some writing in while I was there. This was my command center in the hotel lobby.|
Otherwise, things are going well for me. I'm plugging away on Book 2 of the Chaos Queen series. And some good things are in the works, I think. I'll tell you all about them in the near future.