I leave for Origins tomorrow, so I spent this evening running about wondering where the heck I left this and why would I put that there after the last show and so on. It’s one thing to pack for a convention when you’re driving there and can organize things into separate boxes and such, and quite another when preparing to carry a large suitcase onto a plane. That’s not so easy . . . do I really need this? What if I don’t take enough of that? And for goodness sake, why won’t this box close without tearing up that other thing?
Still, after some running around, I think I’ve got everything ready to go. Just need to finish packing my clothes/toiletries tomorrow and then head for the airport. It’s been a long time since I’ve done multiple shows I’d never been a guest at before in one year, much less four new shows in 2014. Still, it’s a great opportunity to get out and visit with fans and especially to have the chance to do my Writer Beware workshop. This will be a very different crowd, but I think much of what I have will resonate with the audience. Then again, a gaming crowd might have actual weaponry, so let’s hope I don’t bomb too badly. *grin* Do not want to have to avoid the +3 holy sword of guest smiting.
I’m really stoked about Monsters, the Origins Anthology I have a story appearing in, being released this Thursday. I haven’t had a chance to see the cover art yet, but I have no doubt it’s going to be pretty darn cool. I’m really happy The Gryphon’s Tale is making its debut there and that my old Shadowhaven project is slowly sneaking out of the darkness where it’s been languishing for years. If I get a good response on this story, I’ll try to put together more tales and see if I can’t get them published while I work on the Shadowhaven novel
(“After the thesis is done, White.”)
My friend Steve Roman of StarWarp Concepts fame will be lurking about Eternal Con up in NYC this weekend. So, if you can’t make it out to Origins, and are in the Northeast, be sure to swing by and harass . . . I mean, visit with Steve at the show.