I am home fromÂ RoberCon, no thanks to Rt. 87, which turned into a parking lot pretty much the entire way from Rt 17 to NYC, for no reason we could tell.
It was, ducking the tl;dr, an excellent convention, well-attended (they filled their available space without becoming TOO crowded), well-paneled (the conversations were lively and intelligent and utilized audience participation well), and well-fed. And the fact that this was only their second year? It’s pretty amazing how well they’ve got their shit together. If you’re in the Binghamton area next September, give ’em a try!
(April Steenburgh and I, mid-question, during the dystopian fiction panel. We look disturbingly pleased with ourselves, considering the topic matter…)
I also go to shill the new Kickstarter forÂ TEMPORALLY OUT OF ORDER, since our editor/publisher was there as well. Nearly 80% funded, with $2100 to go – and you’ll be able to get new stories from Seanan McGuire, David B. Coe, Faith Hunter, Stephen Leigh, Gini Koch, Laura Resnick, and me – plus Other Really Good Writers to be Named Later, as we hit stretch goals!
My story? Â Nuh-uh. Â You don’t get a hint until we hit 90%. Â :-) Â But one of our stretch goal authors, Juliet McKenna, has blogged about hers...
And now, with the cats placated, there are new words to write. Older words to rewrite. Blog posts to ponder. Coffee. Coffeecoffeecoffee. Hello, Monday!