Well. GenCon 2008 (Indy) is in two weeks, and it can't come soon enough for me. Not only do I badly need the brief respite from my day job, but I'm really looking forward to the unapologetic geekdom the convention represents, and this year both my wife and my brother will be with me. Before my book cancellation, I was thinking of my attendance at GenCon as half work, half play. Work = my freelance writing career. Play = gaming fun. Promotion of The Darkwood Mask has taken a backseat to fun. I hope to meet up with a lot of people, network a bit, maybe brainstorm on some future projects, and come away with . But mostly I just want to have fun. I feel I've deserved it, and I hope Marisa and John (the aforementioned wife and brother) will have even half the fun that I expect to have.
Thanks to Marcy Rockwell and the folks who organized the non-WotC-sponsored Authors Avenue, I'm scheduled to join Keith Baker (of Eberron-creation fame) and Tim Waggoner (of many books fame) at a couple of book signings. I may have only gotten one novel with WotC, but mostly I look forward to talking to these guys about shared experiences, Eberron, and whatever else.
Here are some of the things on my GenCon schedule, in some form or another. Mostly I just want to hang around, walk around, and have a good time.
Thursday, August 14th
- Book signing (along with Keith Baker)
- Secrets of Eberron (seminar)
- Eberron game run by C.A. Suleiman
Friday, August 15th
- Women In Gaming seminar (seminar)
- Villains of Eberron seminar (seminar)
- Eberron Through the Ages (seminar)
Saturday, August 16th
- Hey, I've Got a Day Job! (seminar)
- Book signing (along with Keith Baker & Tim Waggoner)