March 9, 2011

Almost Ready for FOGcon!

As I've mentioned a few times, I'll be attending FOGcon, a new genre fiction convention in San Francisco. I've been anticipating this con for months, and finally it's two days away.

I'm excited about spending three days discussing books with thoughtful people. The programming schedule is packed with panels on fascinating topics in speculative literature, especially related to this year's theme, "The City in SF/F".

I'm excited/nervous about participating in two panels. I'm co-moderating a session requesting recommendations of "Your Favorite Book No One’s Ever Heard Of". Since I expect my own background in genre reading is fairly limited compared to most of the con attendees, I'm looking forward to expanding my horizons with all the suggestions.

The other panel is on "how to cope with the emotional rollercoaster of the writing life". I've been experiencing an emotional rollercoaster just imagining speaking to a live audience about this topic, so I think I'll be all set.

I'll tell you all about the con next week!

Good Stuff Out There:

→ Book artist Brian Dettmer dissects books with surgical tools to create astounding sculptures. (Thanks, Seth!)

→ Siri Paulson at Turtleduck Press explains how writing is like knitting, and why that matters.

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