Howdy, Turtleduck friends! It’s my birthday! ::twirls around a little flag::
But beyond that, I’m pleased to announce that if you are in the Colorado or generally Colorado area, you can come and see me at MileHiCon the last weekend of October. I shall be there with the full complement of Turtleduck titles, including new ones such as City of Hope and Ruin, and I will also have bookmarks for our anthology coming out mid-November, which is titled To Rule the Stars.
I’m excited for the convention! I learned a lot at the first one we did two years ago, and I’ve got some new displays and stuff that I’m itching to try out. Plus it’s always fun to network with other authors and publishers and see all the neat stuff that goes on at the con.
(Here’s a funny story, though. If you buy a three-day pass in advance, it’s $44, but there’s a $3 service fee. If you wait until the door, it’s only $46. Someone did not think this through.)
I put in my name to be put on panels if there’s a need, so there’s a chance that I could do some of that. That will be a new–and nervewracking–experience. Still, I’ve seen some really terrible panelists at various times (ones who had no clue about the topic at hand, or who were too busy revisiting things with their friends to bother to pay attention), so I will probably not be the worst.
Ah, public speaking. A mix of emotions, most of the anxiety-inducing.
So! You should come to the con, you should buy books and get them signed, you should say hi to me and hang out, if you want, and you should totally check out the fun stuff around and about. Last year they had tea duels, which I’m still not sure I understand. Something about cookies? There were a lot of people and it was hard to see.
Any con tips, friends? Things that you like to see?