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my readercon schedule

 

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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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north, miss tessmacher! north!

I probably should have mentioned this earlier, but my next reading from Fair Coin will be this Thursday, May 3 at 7:00 p.m. at Water Street Books, 26 Water Street, in Williamstown, MA. This event is generously co-sponsored by the Religion and English departments at Williams College.

If you live anywhere near Williamstown, I would love to see you there! A discussion and signing will follow the short reading, and there will be plenty of swag for the taking. I expect it to be a fun event, what with all the smart college kids and teachers around.

Apparently Christopher Reeve often performed in theatrical productions in Williamstown and was married there, so that’s kind of cool. Other notable individuals with links to Williamstown include quantum physicist William Wootters (best name ever!), the Barclay Jermain Professor of Natural Philosophy at Williams College; songwriter Cole Porter; Welsh actor Roger Rees; actor Matthew Perry; and SFF writer Paul Park.

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