Lunacon Weekend – GoH edition

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I’m in the midst of frantically packing up for tomorrow’s trip to Lunacon, and I realized that I haven’t posted my schedule. Whoops!

The fine folks in programming are still putting the finishing touches on a few things, so I can’t tell you when or where I’ll be doing Readings or Signings. I apologize for that, but I’m sure they’ll have it all worked out by the time you get to the convention. Here’s what I do know:

4pm (West Chester A1) Opening Ceremonies – My guess is this is your first “official” look at the various GoHs: myself, Rachael Mayo, and Eric in the Elevator (presumably sans elevator). Please do not throw fruit or poo at us. Thank you.

7pm (Elijah Budd) Dark Quest Publishing reading – since I had a story in Breach the Hull ( Book 1 of the “Defending the Future” series) I offered to be a part of this. Should be fun, particularly because I turned the story into a novel.
KT Pinto, Hildy Silverman

11am (Maple) How NOT to get published – Tips on submissions, contacting agents, and all the other myriad challenges that face an aspiring author. What works, what doesn’t, and what will work against you completely.
Neil Levin, Neil Clarke, Esther Friesner, Ginjer Buchanan

3pm (West Chester B) Buffalito Contingency book launch! – Two hours of shameless self-promotion for the new book. Artist GoH Rachael Mayo will also be on hand to autograph copies of the second Amazing Conroy novel. Plus, free food!

5pm (West Chester A3) Building a mythos in a gaming world – So your character is a cleric, but what does he/she know about rituals, lore, and “holy hardware”? Yeah, this could get very entertaining very quickly.
Jane Sibley, Neil Levin, Paul Calhoun

12pm (Maple) Writing a first chapter that sells – The title really says it all. I’ll be sitting in with three much more successful authors and you can watch us argue with one another as to what needs to go in (and stay out) of that opening chapter.
Gail Martin, Joshua Palmatier, Michael Ventrella

3pm (Grand Ballroom North) Closing Ceremonies – This is the part of the convention where I think I’m supposed to variously apologize for whatever I did / blame Rachael and Eric for whatever they made me do / deny deny deny / show up and try not to look too clueless after the long weekend of lunacy. No, seriously.

In addition to all of the above (and any Readings and/or Signings that get added to my schedule), I’ll be wandering around the convention and sticking my head in at all the parties. To my mind, that’s what a GoH is supposed to do, have a good time and try to ensure that everyone else is having a good time too.

Oh, and one more thing: when you see me at the convention, don’t forget to ask to have your picture taken with Barry. He has his own Facebook page you know!


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