Back from Balticon 46! So much good energy–I feel really pumped. Did a couple of readings from The Underground, which were well received. Compliments are so gratifying, you know? It’s like what I’m doing isn’t in vain, that I really have the talent to do this. I admit I didn’t spend a lot of time going to panels. When I wasn’t on a panel, I was at the Broad Universe table, handing out swag and convincing other women writers and artists to join. It really is a great group. For all you women writers of speculative fiction, you really ought to consider it. There’s a wealth of knowledge to be gained, and contacts to be made. Here’s the URL: http://www.broaduniverse.org. Now, on with proofing the Underground!
You know what I like about cons? The energy. It fairly crackles through the air, stimulating even my lethargic butt.
Arisia IMO, is one of the more crackly ones I’ve attended, though I can’t say I’ve attended them all. At any rate, I went to a number of great panels. In the dealer’s room, the Broads sold a lot of books on behalf of their fellow Broads (yay!) Went to a launch party for an anthology called UnCONventional, 22 short stories about what goes on behind the scenes at a con (and it’s not about ops!)
A funny aside: I was trying to find a particular room and ended up in the Boston Convention Center which is connected to the hotel. Once I got my bearings, I left the Center with two guys, one obviously a security guard and the other I’m not sure, but when we reached the hotel, one said to the other: “This is some party–I think I’ll stay.”
So that’s all for now, will report in on The Underground later!
Just bought my train tickets to Boston for Arisia. I’ll only be on one panel–the Broad Universe Rapid Fire Reading–but I’ll be womanning the BU table, too! So stop by, browse, chat and buy a book!