Conventionality: Dining Room Table Edition

I’ve taken a break from scribbling at the dining room table to mention that I’m making a couple of brief virtual appearances as this year’s World Fantasy Convention. (Held in that region of cyberspace floating above Salt Lake City).

Anne Groell (my wife, working down the hallway over there), just happens to be the editor guest of honor. (It occurs to me that I may not have congratulated her. I must have, surely. In any case, it’s easy to forget the niftiness of the people that you see every day. She’s pretty nifty. Well deserved). In any case, she will be busy, of course, with panels, a kaffeeklatsch, interviews, and things — almost all of which will be held, at least partially, at this very dining room table (in addition to Salt Lake City cyberspace).

I, of course, have managed to horn in as well. They’ve got me interviewing poor Anne, and, for the last few nights, I’ve been testing her out with questions of the most ingenious cruelty. It’s possible, however, that, on the day, I might go with a gentler line of attack. (Favorite color, current velocity, longest word currently known, tell us about your niceness, etc.).

I appear in one other spot on the calendar. There’s a panel on power dynamics in fantastical worlds. It’s not a lightweight topic, and I’m intrigued to see how the conversation will evolve. It’s been very much on my mind over the last number of years.

In any case, I’ll be here in my dining room with better lighting and tidier bookcases on and off this weekend. (Maybe I’ll see some of you there!)

Comic-Con International in San Diego

David is looking forward to ComicCon International this summer.

First, there’s a signing in the signing area Saturday, July 26th from 5:00 to 6:00.

Afterward, David will participate in a world-building panel: Playing God, SATURDAY, JULY 26, 6:00-7:00, room 5AB.

Expect to see convention Guest of Honor Jim Butcher (Small Favor, The Dresden Files), Chris Evans (A Darkness Forged in Fire), Lynn Flewelling (Shadows Return), Jenna Rhodes (The Elven Ways) and Eldon Thompson (Asahiel, Shannara (screenplay)).

See you there.


David reads in NYC, Wednesday, March 19th.Along with Michael Swanwick, he’ll be guest reader at Ellen Datlow and Gavin Grant’s KGB Fantastic Fiction reading series for the month of March.

The reading starts at 7pm (though the arriving early is recommended) and the KGB Bar can be found at 85 East 4th Street, New York, NY, 10003 (off 2nd Ave) upstairs.