Thing 1: Still gathering donations for this year’s Walk for Fidelco for any of you interested and most generous folk. I very much appreciate any amount you may wish to give and kindly direct you to this here webpage where you can do so. Alternate information is given there for those of you not wishing to utilize a credit card. And again, thank you.
Thing 2: Next weekend is the inaugural Empire State Book Festival and I am so very excited for this. There are a bunch of really great panels throughout the day (which has made picking what I want to go to very hard). Also, Gregory Maguire is the keynote speaker and he’s doing a signing straight after. So, you know, I’ll totally be there with my copy of Wicked. There’s a literal ton of authors, illustrators, publishers, and other assorted writerly folk in attendance, though, personally I only recognize a handful. Still, a group of my local Nano’ers are planning to go, so should be super fun. I can’t wait.
Thing 3: Registered to attend Albacon. Doesn’t really make up for not getting to go to Dragon*Con again, but maybe it’ll start a trend of me not having to cancel my convention plans. Please? Anyway, have never been to this tiny sci-fi convention, but it’s right here in Albany (thus the clever name) and there’s one full day devoted to a Writers’ Workshop. Not to mention, I like that it’s a very small con since it will be Yara’s very first. So, really, how can I go wrong?
Thing 4: There really isn’t a Thing 4 because I need to skedaddle off to meet a friend for dinner. Sorry.