I will be at FenCon in Dallas on 2015.

I will be autographing at 5 pm on Friday, and reading at 6:30 pm that evening. I will happily bribe all listeners who come to my reading with chocolates and other goodies. And I’ll sign autographs at any time; just ask.

On Saturday, I will be on the Fantasy Trends panel at 2 pm in Trinity V (ooh, Trinity), on the Crossing Genres panel at 5 pm in Chinaberry, and the I Survived the Apocalypse panel at 7:30  in Red Oak.

Nothing on Sunday. Looks like a fantastic convention and I’m looking forward to it, to seeing friends and hanging out, and fanning deliriously over S.M. Stirling. I will have a couple of books for him to sign — The Change anthology, and his latest, The Desert and the Blade.

Of all the visions of apocalypse that sf writers have been conjuring over the decades, his is the most appealing, to be honest. Brutal yet hopeful, optimistic without being rosy,altogether ripping yarns, and the glimpses of the world existing outside of the main characters’ experience give it a full immersion experience. Compared to the sensationalism of Game of Thrones, for instance, or the seams-showing machinations of The Hunger Games, Stirling’s Emberverse as the series is officially called works on a lot of levels. It’s deeply satisfying.

So. That’s in a couple of weeks. I’m flying up from Austin this time, rather than driving. The reason being that the con hotel is at the airport this year, making the drive even more arduous than usual (DFW is on the other side of Dallas from Austin). I hate arriving at cons all travel-jagged and unhappy from driving, and the drive home takes forever.


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