Back home, where the AC is not so cold at all…
More lessons from WesterCon 62:
Having two separate names for a Con does NOT help promoting it at all.
If you’re a panelist and you go off at length about problem panelists dominating the conversation – guess what? Yeah. Horrified attendees will mock you on their blogs.
Sometimes the panel you most looked forward to attending turns out to be the least informative. So it goes.
In RPG’s at least, e-book sales did not measurably eat into print sales. Something for the rest of the publishing industry to note.
And now, in no particular order, links I have written down in my notes for one reason or another:
Middle-Earth for middle-graders: MEAG
If you’re going to self-publish, at least do it right with outfits lke this:
Looking for an agent, or just info about agents: Agent Query
and/or Query Tracker
(Oh – and agents do not frequent fan-orientated cons. They already have slush piles.)
Because I drank their booze and didn’t pay for it: The United Federation of Phoenix (Hooray! two, maybe three extra hits…)
Claudia Villa, costume designer who helped Kelly Sparrow (aka my daughter.) BTW, I’m best known around the Con as Kelly Sparrow’s father.
And she’s been warned that this is the last year she can get by on cute. Next year, she needs to work a bit more on her costume.
Pirate parties are the best.
Now You Know