The Hawaiicon schedule just came out and I am stoked. I’ll be on two panels: Translating Science Into Fiction on Thursday at 5 and Writer Reviewers’ Panel Friday at 4. Although I’ve been on panels before, this will be the first time as a published writer. Yes, yes, eventually I’ll get around to writing books that are brilliant, and perfect, and popular (maybe), but for now I’m just glad that books with my name on them exist. They’ll get better, I promise.
So far Hawaiicon looks like a nice blend of media con, fan con, gamer con and Hawaiiana. I’m intrigued by the panels about Hawai'i archeology and volcanoes, and we’ll see how well I do at Star Wars trivia.
But! Even before that is San Francisco Comic Con, which is at the Moscone Center this year, having outgrown the Marriott. I’m just attending as a fan, although I might try to sneak a few promo bookmarks onto unattended tables.
Reality has been especially harsh and heartbreaking lately. I’m looking forward to spending a lot of September wrapped in a protective cocoon of speculative fiction and art.