It’s been a couple of “holding pattern” days, where I’m waiting for news and information from several different sources – without which, I can’t really proceed on anything. These days are weirdly stressful. And they feel unproductive. In fact, they’ve been more or less unproductive, except for some laundry, grocery shopping, and an interview with the awesome Seattle Geekly folks (it’ll go live next week).
I’ve also been making arrangements for DragonCon – because oh God, that happens next week. There are officially six different meetings/suppers/lunches which aren’t on my Official Schedule, with maybe two more pending … but here’s the general programming scoop on where and when you can definitely find me:
11:30 a.m. – The Wide, Wide World of Alt History: An introduction into the many worlds of alternate history and what to expect this year on the track. Westin Augusta 1-2
1:00 p.m. – Deadlier Than the Male: The role of the feminine in horror literature. Westin Peachtree 1-2
4:00 p.m. – The Many Faces of Pulp: A discussion of pulp fiction’s many faces, from gritty crime fiction to the deepest depths of space or the far-flung future. Westin Augusta 3
5:30 p.m. – Building Alternate Worlds and Times: Creators of alternate worlds discuss secrets for building brave new worlds, from research to deviations in history and much more. Westin Augusta 1-2
7:00 p.m. – Cthulhu Mythos – The Innsmouth Cycle: A discussion about the Innsmouth cycle created by H.P. Lovecraft and continued by his followers. Westin Peachtree 1-2
2:00 p.m. – Signing at the Missing Volume’s booth. Dealer’s hall, second floor. Booth 328/329/330.
4:00 p.m. – Signing at the HWA table. Hyatt, across the hall from the comic artists alley.
7:00 p.m. – Penny Dreadful Fan Panel: A discussion of Showtime’s tribute to Victorian-era horror. Westin Peachtree 1-2
10:00 a.m. – Urban Fantasy or Horror? What’s the Difference? Authors writing in both genres discuss the distinction between the two, as well as the similarities. Westin Chastain ED
1:00 p.m. – Werewolves, Vampires, Demons, & Dragons: Learn to develop classic fantastic characters that stand out. What are the “rules,” and how can they be broken? Hyatt Embassy D-F
Same rules as always apply, which is to say, I’ll sign whatever you like, and as much of it as you want. Sometimes I can hang around after/before panels and sign things/chat/hang out, but please don’t take it personally if I can’t; like I said above, I have a number of important meetings and things that aren’t noted here. As long as I’m not (a). eating, or (b). in the bathroom, feel free to stop me if you catch me out and about – and if I have time, I’ll cheerfully pause to sign your stuff. But again, please don’t take it the wrong way if I’m in a mad dash for a panel or a meeting. It’s not you, it’s me. I swear.
In other news – well, I’m still waiting for other news. Rather than dwell on that, and/or obsessively check my email/phone…how about a puppy picture? Here’s Greyson using my thigh as a pillow, as we both watch TV in the den. He’s a world champion snuggler, he is.