Log in

No account? Create an account

Previous Entry | Next Entry

Back From Bubonicon

I'm back home from Bubonicon, our venerable local con, and the last one on my schedule for this year. No more cons on my schedule until the end of February, when I'll be headed to Virginia.

Bubonicon -- named after our state's rep as "home of the flea, land of the plague" -- is much bigger and livelier than it used to be, but still a very friendly, fun local con, with a strong literary flavor. This year's incarnation featured a great lineup of guests including Cat Valente, Tamora Pierce, and Mary Robinette Kowal. I enjoyed hanging them with, and getting to know them better. Terrific guests, terrific writers, and wonderful people. Warm and witty.

A whole bunch of my Wild Cards writers and friends were also on hand, including the usual New Mexico gang, and out-of-towners like Caroline Spector and Carrie Vaughn.

The highlight of the weekend, as ever, was our evening with Pope Francis.

And so con season draws to a close... but football season is almost at hand!


Aug. 31st, 2015 11:34 pm (UTC)
Happy for you
I am a freshman at the University of North Carolina-Greensboro and I've been following your blog for about a year or so. I have to say it's amazing to see that you have so much fun going to cons and meeting with fans and having fun in general. I've never been able to go to a con and I really hope to one day be able to meet you at a con. I also envy you for meeting such a unique person like Pope Francis. What was it like? I am currently reading the Dinosaur Lords, Chapter 12 right now, and even though I don't think of it as a cross between Jurassic Park and GoT, it is very interesting to read. I've been aspiring to be a great writer like you and have started my first FULL length novel. The longest work I wrote was 30,000 or so words. Unfortunately, I used a lot of people from my life, even myself, as characters so I'm unable to make money for it and I mostly use it as a gift to friends. It is fun to see them react to their book counterparts. I do have a hard time finding time to write which deeply saddens me. Anyways, I wish you good fortune in the next few months of vacation. Have a good day!


George R.R. Martin
George R. R. Martin

Latest Month

April 2018


Page Summary

Powered by LiveJournal.com
Designed by Lilia Ahner