First, that disclaimer.
I suck at recognizing people. Seriously. There are people who’ve supported me for close on to two decades every year at StarFest and I don’t recognize them. I can’t even say “I’m bad at names, but I remember faces.” I forget both. I stared blankly at a friend until she introduced herself and I said, “Oh! I didn’t recognize you without Stan and Kathy’s living room around you.” I don’t even recognize celebrities in movies half the time. (So far, this hasn’t happened with Tom Hiddleston, but he may be the only one. Now watch, now that I’ve said that, one day I’ll be in an elevator with him and have No Clue.)
What I DO remember is conversations. Remind me of what we chatted about, on Twitter or FB or what have you, and I (should!) light up and go “Yes!”
Naturally, this type of brain (dys)function is of no help at ALL at conventions. I’m aware of it and I hate it, because I truly do value my readers and their support. So, please be gentle. It is 100% not personal, I promise!
Whew! I don’t know about you, but I feel better now that I’ve gotten that off my chest. ;)
Okay! Here we go!
This is my final schedule for Dragon*Con.
*WHAT’S DIFFERENT: My official con signing is now at 4:00 instead of 1:00, so it doesn’t conflict with a World of Warcraft Q&A panel. :) Thank you Dragon*con programming for making that change!
*I have also added a booksigning with The Missing Volume, 1pm on Sunday (check below for more details.)
*The nice people at Larry Smith Bookseller will be offering signed books for sale (don’t know the selection yet.) I’ll be stopping by their booth (details below) to sign their stock early on Friday. AmericasMart, Booths 103,104 and 105 in the middle of the run facing the dealer tables and behind the booths that face the elevator/escalator core.
*Finally, I will be toting a few copies of select titles with me to panels and my reading. IF YOU KNOW YOU WILL BE AT A PANEL AND WANT TO PURCHASE A PARTICULAR TITLE, LET ME KNOW AND I WILL MAKE SURE I HAVE IT FOR YOU! Comment here or drop me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org (I won’t have access to my email@example.com addy). Books are cover price plus tax. I take cash and credit cards ( <3 you, Square!)
Title: Star Trek Authors
Time: Fri 07:00 pm Location: Athens – Sheraton (Length: 1)
Description: A discussion of Star Trek with favorite authors.
Title: Autograph Sessions
Time: Sat 04:00 pm Location: International Hall South – Marriott (Length: 1)
Title: A New Trope
Time: Sat 05:30 pm Location: A706 – Marriott (Length: 1)
Description: SW authors talk about some of the most overdone storylines in fiction. But which are their favorites?
Title: World of Warcraft Lore
Time: Sun 11:30 am Location: Grand Salon E – Hilton (Length: 1)
Description: A discussion of the challenges of writing lore for a universe that is constantly evolving.
Booksigning: At The Missing Volume, 328, 329, & 330 in the yellow section on the second floor of the AmericasMart.
Title: EU Legends: Author Edition
Time: Sun 02:30 pm Location: A706 – Marriott (Length: 1)
Description: Authors who contributed to the SW Extended Universe discuss the canon debate in the fandom.
Title: Reading: Christie Golden
Time: Sun 04:00 pm Location: Marietta – Hyatt (Length: 1)