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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!

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Karl Byrd
Sep. 1st, 2015 01:02 am (UTC)
Please don't skip Balticon!
Hi! This is my first comment here, but I am a big fan of all things ASOIAF.

Just in case I don't get a chance to ask you this in person, do you think that you will write any stories that center on the politics and culture of the summer isles?

Also, your books have inspired me to write some stories of my own, but I'm not going to ask you for advice because I'm sure you get asked that all the time now!

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