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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!

Comments

James Riley
Sep. 1st, 2015 12:13 am (UTC)
Bubicon
Hi George!!

FYI- a fan has tweeted some "paraphrased" quotes from your talk at Bubicon. It would seem like you said some pretty juicy stuff!

Since there was no coverage, would you care to summarize anything you said at the event we die-hards who weren't there have it straight?

Hope it was a blast!!
grrm
Sep. 1st, 2015 12:55 am (UTC)
Re: Bubicon
Juicy stuff? Really?

Who knew?
BryndenBFish
Sep. 1st, 2015 01:11 am (UTC)
Re: Bubicon
Someone wrote that you were writing A DREAM OF SPRING alongside of THE WINDS OF WINTER, and that you had enough material for a "whole new book." (FIRE AND BLOOD?) And that characters dead in the show will survive to the end of the series.

To be honest, it sounded like a highly-exaggerated account of your talk at Bubonicon.
grrm
Sep. 1st, 2015 02:42 am (UTC)
Re: Bubicon
A number of characters dead in the show WILL survive in the books.

But not all.

So don't get complacent.
James Riley
Sep. 1st, 2015 01:48 am (UTC)
Re: Bubicon
Really? I don't know! Words are wind, after all.
MeereeneseKnot
Sep. 1st, 2015 02:10 am (UTC)
Re: Bubonicon
I very much want an unbiased account of your Q&A because the only one that has been released, the one linked in a previous comment is, well...terrible, tweeted out of context and through their interpretive lens. And here I thought the diehard fans were better than the 'journalists' writing up clickbait articles.

Also, going to someone's house & tweeting a photo of it is crazy, sorry you have to deal with that...I remember last year at Concarolinas, you & Raya talked about your address getting out and the people who have shown up at your door and I couldn't believe it, but then here we are. At least he didn't tell you how to end the series!

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