So! It’s that time of year again — and tomorrow morning at the very narrow ass-crack of dawn I’ll be flying out for Atlanta.* But first, some announcements:
Although I won’t be updating this page in my absence, you’ll be able to find me here on Twitter. Expect pictures, tweets, ramblings, and lunacy.
As of this morning, I look a little different. I’m calling this my “Arkham Asylum” hair – and it comes courtesy of the amazing Judy Yoon at Salon Ciba on Capital Hill in Seattle. I ain’t gonna lie. I feel like a rock star.
To those of you who are interested in such things, theClockworkCentury has been updated with a handy-dandy map of 1879 Seattle. Well, it’s my version of Seattle in 1879, complete with a wrap-around wall to hold the zombies and the poisonous gas inside.
And now, please allow me to enable any of your stalking tendencies by providing my DragonCon schedule. Barring unforeseen catastrophe, this is where and when and why you’ll be able to catch me over the weekend:
Title: Steampunk Overview and On-Line Retro Futurism
Time: Fri 01:00 pm Location: Piedmont – Hyatt
Description: Learn about steampunk as revealed in film, literature, fashion, and props, along with what online resources can help bring your visions to life.
Title: Tell It Like It Is!
Time: Fri 02:30 pm Location: Manila / Singapore / Hong Kong – Hyatt
Description: The truth about writing speculative fiction successfully
Title: Memento Mori: Ghost Stories
Time: Fri 04:00 pm Location: Montreal / Vancouver – Hyatt
Description: How contemporary writers put a fresh spin on a venerable supernatural tradition.
Title: Almost High Noon – An Exploration of the Weird West
Time: Sat 11:30 am Location: Piedmont – Hyatt
Description: A discussion of the American Wild West as portrayed in speculative fiction, film, and television.
Title: In Dark Places
Time: Sat 02:30 pm Location: Montreal / Vancouver – Hyatt
Description: Cross the threshold into haunted manors, cursed towns and other places angels fear to tread.
Title: Vampires vs. Zombies
Time: Sat 05:30 pm Location: Montreal / Vancouver – Hyatt
Description: Authors judge the pros and cons of the living dead.
Title: The Sacred & The Profane
Time: Sun 11:30 am Location: Montreal / Vancouver – Hyatt
Description: A look at religion and spirituality in dark fantasy fiction.
And there you have it! If you’re in the DragonCon neighborhood, by all means swing by and say “hello.” I’m always happy to meet readers out in the wild :)
Hmm. I think that’s everything.
Thanks so much for following along with my adventures!
I’ll see you on the flip side …
* Note to those who wonder and/or potential robbers: We have a pair of cat-sitters hanging about. The place is not empty in our absence.