Wednesday, August 06, 2008

WorldCon Day One

A very quick note as I pause for a few minutes to give my legs a break (there's a lot of walking) before I head to the evening events.

First, I've had a few people ask if I'll be doing any public appearances outside the convention while I'm in Denver. My schedule is really packed solid during the convention, but there's a possibility of maybe doing something Sunday evening after the convention ends. Closing ceremonies seem to be at 2:30, so how about the Barnes & Noble cafe on the 16th Street Mall at 4? If I let myself go back to my hotel and rest, I might not leave, so I might as well do it while I'm still running on adrenaline. It won't be an "official" bookstore event, but I love meeting fans and will be happy to sign books.

I won't get into discussing panels in detail right now, but I am taking notes for the panels I'm going to, and they'll inspire posts later on. I'll treat them as inspirations, and work quotes from the panelists into a post that includes my own thoughts. Today I went to a panel on readers as writers that included Lois McMaster Bujold, Connie Willis and George RR Martin. I also went to a panel on science fiction villains that included LE Modesitt and Paul Cornell (who has a lovely accent).

I also had lunch with my agent and spent an hour helping at the SFWA table. I'm gearing up to head to the evening parties. I still have tons of energy because I went to bed at 9 last night and got up at 7. I guess I was tired.

I've run into a lot of people I know and met lots of new people. Now to put on different shoes and head to the parties.


Angie said...

I must've just missed you at Barnes & Noble on Sunday, but I did manage to snag a few of the autographed copies you signed at the store. I'm glad you had a great time in Denver!

Shanna Swendson said...

I left just before 4:15 when I was feeling sad and pathetic sitting there alone.