As I was getting ready for my trip, I received an email from the organizers of WesterCon, wondering if I’d be up for coming to present. It’s a con happening in Utah, so the odds of me being able to actually go were slim to–wait a minute! It was right during my trip that I already had planned, paid, and almost packed for. So the answer was a cheery, “Sure!”
I’ve been waiting to really publicize my attendance until I had all the pieces in place. That time has come, so I can now say that if you’d like to see me this coming Saturday and Sunday, you have not one, not two, but THREE opportunities to do so.
- Saturday 1:00pm–Literacy and Science Fiction: “There was a lot of fuss made about the sales of the Harry Potter books and what it said for children’s literacy and reading. Did it encourage kids to read? Will it have any long term positive effects? What can we do to encourage reading?”
- Saturday 6:00pm–Tag Team Jeopardy and the Avenue of Awesomeness: “Author book signing and rotating jeopardy panels for your enjoyment – see how the authors let their fun out.”
- Sunday 1:00pm–ePublishing Short Stories and Poetry: “As magazines featuring short fiction fade, the internet is becoming a place to showcase shorter works. But what is the best way to present your work?”
There’s going to be a slew of great authors around at this con, including many of my friends (which makes them even *greater* authors). Plus, it’s being held in conjunction with FantasyCon, which sounds like it’ll be awesome in its own right. If you’re a geek and in the Utah area, you owe it to yourself to come on out and have some fun.
Let me know if you’re going to be there, and I’ll keep an eye out for you!