I’ve never been to DragonCon. Since they’re expecting about 80,000 attendees this year, I’ve never been to anything even CLOSE to DragonCon. For me, a huge convention is something like Spooky Empire, where it is occasionally difficult to navigate through the dealer’s room, not something that spills over into five hotels.
My official schedule is pretty light. I’ll be on the “Comedy in Fantasy” panel Friday at 7:00 PM, and Sunday at 2:30 PM I’ll be doing a reading.
The conventions I attend used to do half-hour slots for author readings, but over the past couple of years they’ve gone to the “two authors sharing half an hour” model, usually an experienced author paired with a newbie. This time, I get an entire hour to myself! An embarrassment of riches!
After some thought, I’ve narrowed my tentative setlist to:
Gave Up The Ghost
Push the Button
Really, Really Ferocious
I might still change my mind, and “Alien Face” might get cut on the fly if I’m running long. If you’re going to be one of the 80,000, and it’s 2:25 PM on Sunday, and you’re all like, “Gosh, I don’t know how to spend the next hour,” please consider showing up.