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enter the Dragon*Con

Right now I’m in beautiful Wisconsin for a novel writers’ workshop/retreat, where I’m workshopping the contemporary YA novel I didn’t quite finish revising in this summer’s Clarion West Write-a-thon. I’m getting a lot of terrific feedback and suggestions from amazing writers that will make it a much better, and probably very different book.

I’m disappointed I can’t go to Worldcon with the rest of these fine folks at the end of the week, but it’s for a very good reason: I will be at Dragon*Con in Atlanta, GA from Friday, August 31 through Monday, September 3. If you’re in or near Atlanta, I hope we can meet up over the weekend. If you’re at the con, this is where you will find me:

Day/Time Location Event
Fri 8/31
1:00–2:00p Marriott Atrium: Marriott A707 Panel: Whitewashing of YA
(YA Lit Track)
2:30–3:30p Hyatt Ballroom: Hyatt Regency V Panel: Pyr Rising
Sat 9/1
11:30–12:30p Marriott Atrium: Marriott A707 Panel: Under the Covers
(YA Lit Track)
1:00–3:00p Hyatt: SFWA Table Hanging out
4:00–5:00p Booth 709 (Pyr Books)
Marriott Marquis Ballroom
Signing
Sun 9/2
1:00–2:00p Booth 709 (Pyr Books)
Marriott Marquis Ballroom
Signing
4:00–5:00p Larry Smith Books Booth Signing (SFWA)

There’s a good chance that whenever I am not otherwise scheduled for an event, I will be hanging out in the Pyr Booth, Booth 709 in the Marriott Marquis Ballroom, so swing by to chat or get a book signed. You can also pick up shiny Fair Coin/Quantum Coin bookmarks there for free, which will be available at Dragon*Con for the first time anywhere. I’ll be happy to sign those for you too.

In the comments below, please let me know if you’ll be at the con and where I can find you!

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my readercon schedule

 

source: captphilonline.com

Readercon is one of my favorite conventions, but important things like birthdays and weddings (most notably my own last summer) often conspire to keep me away. So I’m really glad I’ll be able to make it this year–attending a convention as a published novelist for the first time!

I’ll be there from early Friday, July 13 to early Sunday, July 15. I’m not scheduled for any panels, readings, or autograph sessions, but if you happen to want your copy of Fair Coin signed, feel free to stop me when you see me, unless I’m in the bathroom; I will be well-armed with Sharpies for the weekend. If you don’t want to bring the book along (I doubt anyone will have it in the dealer’s room), I’ll have a limited number of bookplates with me. And you can always get a signed bookmark or maybe a coin case, while supplies last. (Supplies are very low.)

Unfortunately, I won’t be able to attend the one panel I really want to see: Mapping the Parallels (Sun, 1:00 p.m.), which is all about parallel universes in fiction. I have opinions on this subject. But I have a pretty long trip home on Sunday and work the next day, so I’ll probably be taking off after lunch.

There seems to be only one YA panel, Through a Glass Dystopianly (Fri, 1:00 p.m.), and you can bet I’ll try to be there. Otherwise, follow me on Twitter and you’ll be able to stalk me, or just wait around the bar or pool; I’m bound to appear there eventually. I’m looking forward to catching up with lots of friends!

I’m not actually sure who all will be going to Readercon, so if you’ll be there, let me know in the comments and I will keep an eye out for you specifically!

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altered fluid at world fantasy

This isn’t about mixing drinks in the party rooms at World Fantasy, or what happens after imbibing too much–no, it’s just a quick post to let you know that most of my writing group, Altered Fluid, is in Columbus, OH this weekend for the convention while I stay at home and keep NYC safe. By, uh, writing a lot.

Here’s the schedule of AF readings and panels that I can’t attend, but there’s nothing stopping you from showing support for this talented group of writers. (Check your local listings.) I hear there’s even a game involved, some sort of writers’ Bingo. If you make it to all their events and get a card stamped, they’ll take you out for ice cream or something. I’m a bit hazy on the details because I’m not there, but I’m sure you won’t regret it. Reasonably sure.

Thursday
8:00 Alaya Dawn Johnson
8:30 Rajan Khanna
9:30 Paul M. Berger

Friday
10:30 am K. Tempest Bradford
11:30 am Matthew Kressel

Saturday
11 am Tom Crosshill (Panel)
2:30 Saladin Ahmed
10 pm Mercurio D. Rivera

Have fun, everyone! I’ll be following along on Twitter as best I can, or sulking in the dark corner of a coffee shop.

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