Hi everybody—Back from a weekend of sprinting back and forth between the Decatur Book Festival and DragonCon. Makes for a full weekend but I can’t help feeling I didn’t really get to enjoy either.Highlights, though, were my panels—at DragonCon with Carrie Vaughn, L.A. Banks (who followed me back to Decatur for an Urban Fantasy panel there,) Susan Sizemore and Holly Black. At Decatur, the panel consisted of L.A. Banks, Fiona Zedde and me. Talented women all.
Of course, at DragonCon there was a Whedon Track. Unfortunately, I didn’t have an opportunity to catch any of it. And James Marsters was in attendance. Here are some great pictures
. I never caught up with him to get an autograph, but I did get Juliet Landau’s. Wow—she’s gorgeous in person. At the signing after my panel at Decatur a very nice woman said she had some autographed pictures of James and would send me one. If she does, you’ll hear my whoops of delight all across the US.
Book news: Many Bloody Returns
hit the shelves officially yesterday. I heard it was at DragonCon but again, had no opportunity to check it out. Advance sales look pretty good. I’m beginning to wonder if I should have done an Anna Strong story instead of a stand-alone. Oh well, I seem to second guess everything I do in this business. If you have a chance, let me know what you think of the story. I thought I might use the character Sophie in an upcoming Anna book.
B & N
seems to have reversed itself and will now carry the infamous If I Did It. They say it’s because of customer demand. They still insist they won’t promote it. Let’s see…
Looks like there might be a Ripper
series. Anthony Stewart Head says BBC had green lighted the project. Now it’s up to Fox. Even rumors that Buffy and Angel might make an appearance in the first episode.
And speaking of BBC, here’s a great promo for Jekyll—I can’t believe we don’t get BBC America on my cable. Maybe SciFi will pick it up the way they have Dr. Who.
No post on Friday. Mario and I are still trying to firm up a schedule. I want to hold another contest. I picked up some great prizes at both ComicCon and DragonCon. We’ll work on it…
Go forth and have fun.