Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Conestoga schedule - UPDATE

Busy day ahead, as always the day before leaving for a con. I am so SO excited, because there'll be a lot of people there I adore, plus even more people I barely met at RT and didn't have time to get to know on account of trying to be a social butterfly and hang out with all 1,200 people for five seconds each.

Real quick, here's my Conestoga schedule:


Nothing scheduled for the daytime! You'll probably find me attending panels or hanging out in the bar, dealers room, con suite, or art show. On the other hand, I might be touring Tulsa or holing up in my room doing work, in which case you won't find me.

9pm, bar - Fangs, Fur & Fey get-together. Please feel free to stop by and talk to us urban fantasy and paranormal romance authors. We are weird but friendly.


9am, Main Hall across from Registration: SIGNING with the lovely and talented Jeaniene Frost, Gena Showalter and Shanna Swendson. Even if you don't have something for me to sign, please stop by and say hi.

NOTE: The Dealer's Room doesn't open until 10am Saturday, so if you want to buy something for one of us to sign, make sure to grab it Friday night.

***ALSO, never assume at any convention that the Dealer's Room will have a large enough supply of an author's books. If you have your heart set on a signed copy, bring the book with you to to the con. Trust me, I've been burned more than once on this, both as a fan and an author.***

11am, Salon F: RELIGION IN FANTASY AND HORROR (moderator) - Panelists include Linda Donahue, M. H. (Maggie) Bonhan, Steven E. Wedel, Angeline Hawkes, Shanna Swendson, and THE james k. burk.

12pm, Chairman room: BROAD UNIVERSE RAPID-FIRE READING - Come listen to eight authors read for 5-6 minutes each from our latest works. Host: J. Kathleen Cheney. Fellow Broads: Rachel Caine, Marie Brennan, Melanie Fletcher, Devon Monk, Suzette Haden Elgin, Melanie Fletcher

3pm, Main Hall across from registration: NEW SIGNING TIME!

5pm, Executive: LET'S TALK ABOUT SEX - Other panelists include PC Cast, Patrice Michelle, Jeaniene Frost, and Gena Showalter.

6pm, ??: AUTHOR SPEED DATING - Authors in pairs move from table to table at 3-5 minute intervals so readers can meet us individually. I'm psyched to be paired with Rachel Caine!

7-9pm, Regency: NEW RELEASE RECEPTION - Come help celebrate our new releases (within three months of Conestoga)! Cash bar!


9am (why do cons always give me 9am Sunday panels? Do I have Sucker written across my virtual face?), Salon G: AUTHOR/READER CONNECTIONS - with fellow Suckers Kristin Cast and Caitlin Kittredge. My first experience as the oldest member of a panel, and it'll be by more than ten years. (Oh God, fifteen years?!)

I'll try to blog from the con, but I rarely get time, so I would recommend against holding your breath.

Wish me luck a better flight than last time!

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