Greetings in Sheanland!
Much to report from SheanHQ today and tomorrow, so expect two or three posts from me this weekend.
First off – I’ll be attending Lunacon 2017 in Tarrytown, NY in two weeks (April 7-9). I’m not typically much of a con-goer, but the BSFW (Brooklyn Speculative Fiction Writers, my writing group) is putting forth a concerted effort to maintain a high profile presence at local cons, and being a loyal member I am thrilled to be a part of their efforts.
This will be my first time going to Lunacon, and I am looking forward to it with great excitement. If for no other reason than as a show of appreciation to the Lunarian Society, who host the con every year, for their generosity in awarding me a scholarship to attend Odyssey Writing Workshop this past summer.
In addition to meeting great new people at the con, and hopefully making some new friends, I am thrilled to announce that I will be doing a reading at the con, along with several other BSFW members. The schedule is not yet announced, but a little birdie has told me that the BSFW crew will be reading on Friday evening starting at 8. I’ll pass along more info when I have it.
But wait – there’s more!
I am also excited to announce that I’ll be a panelist on a handful of science-related panels. It’s my first time paneling, and I’ve wrapped the warm, cozy quilt of Imposter Syndrome tight around my person. It looks like on one of the panels I’ll be featured squarely in the shadow of con Guest of Honor, science fiction luminary Ben Bova. This is a man who has written over 100 books, was editor of Analog for something close to 30 years, and has learned, forgotten, relearned, and reforgotten more about science fiction than I could ever dream. And I’ll be on a panel with him, discussing how science fiction can and does shape the future of society. No pressure, Matt.
So, if you’re interested, register for the con, come on out to Tarrytown and say ‘Hello!’ Come for the reading, stay for my mortal shame and embarrassment as I insert both of my feet firmly into my speaking organ on several occasions!
Here I Go…