May 26th, 2009

zombie

Who dies? Everyone dies!

The release of Grants Pass is fast approaching, and the first reviews of the anthology as a whole are starting to be released into the wild. Did I get name-checked as being a slice of awesome from a sweet, sweet pandemic pie? Why yes. Yes, it would appear that I did.

(Me to Brooke: "Look!"
Brooke to me: "Should I be surprised that you excel at plague?")

This book is going to be so cool, and not just because it has a truly epic body count. I'm really excited about the author list, and Jennifer has been a treat to work with. Plus, I essentially hinted my way into getting an invitation ("It's about pandemics? Gosh, what a coincidence. I like pandemics..."), so it's nice to see that I won't be dragging her nice little story collection down.

Meet me in Grants Pass, if you can.

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princess

Marvelous, magnificent, Marcon!

Well, the cat's out of the bag, and I can now gleefully announce that next Memorial Day Weekend, I'll be in Columbus, Ohio, serving as the Music Guest of Honor at Marcon! (I was waiting to say anything until it was public knowledge. As it was printed on the back of the program books, it's public knowledge.) The full guest slate is as follows:

Author Guest of Honor: Wen Spencer.
Artist Guest of Honor: Billy Tackett.
Science Guest of Honor: Central Ohio Paranormal Society.
Costuming Guest of Honor: Tom Saveny.
Music Guest of Honor: Seanan McGuire.

So...Billy Tackett, who draws some of the best zombies in the business, the Central Ohio Paranormal Society, and me. I'm not familiar with the works of Wen Spencer or Tom Saveny, but I can already tell that we're going to have a pretty high "dead things" level at this convention. Somehow, this fails to bother me in any meaningful way.

Marcon!

It's gonna be a party.