Category Archives: conventions

Next Up: Dragon*Con!

Okay, I know I’m going overboard with the Cake Wrecks love this weekend, but today’s Sunday Sweets is dedicated to Dragon*Con! And since I’m an annual attendee (and volunteer), I certainly couldn’t resist linking to that.

Also for Dragon*Con, I’ve been putting together an unofficial “meet the M/M authors” event. Information is subject to change, but for those who’ll be in downtown Atlanta this weekend, here you go:

EVENT: Meet the Authors of M/M Fiction at Dragon*Con
TIMES: 1 to 3 p.m. on Saturday, September 3, & Sunday, September 4
LOCATION: Marriott Marquis Atlanta, 10th Floor Lobby
SCHEDULED TO ATTEND: Kiernan Kelly, Silvia Violet, Adrienne Wilder, T.C. Blue, Shae Connor, B. Snow, Kerry Freeman, Kage Alan, Pearl Love, Helen Pattskyn, Nessa Warin

Buy a book, pick up swag, get an autograph, enter to win a prize, or just say hi—whatever you like, I hope some of you will be able to stop in!

Release Date Approacheth!

Busy few weeks coming up. As some of you may recall (heh), my first novel, Sand & Water, releases a week from tomorrow (August 15). I’ve got several posts planned here leading up to it. I’ll have a guest blog for Cup O’ Porn later in the week. On the 15th, I’ll be taking over the Dreamspinner Press blog and will have giveaways and snippets to share. The following Saturday, the 20th, I’ll be chatting at Dreamspinner’s Goodreads page.

In the meantime, I’m working on two submissions due next week, and another due at the end of the month. Not to mention trying to get some actual writing time! And then there’s Dragon*Con weekend, and I’m working on setting up a “meet the authors” event (or two) for several of the M/M authors who’ll be attending.

I should start buying lottery tickets again. Maybe if I win, I can hire someone to do all the ancillary things so I can just write!

Wrapup: Gaylaxicon/Outlantacon

My first “official” author event was a huge amount of fun. I didn’t stress out terribly, other than, as I’ve told several people, feeling like I was turned up to 11 all the time, which is exhausting! 🙂

I had a wonderful time with Ariel Tachna and Nicki Bennett, who are funny and fabulous and plied me with mimosas, mmmm. We spend quite a bit of time writing, both during lulls at the table and after hours. I also got to meet Kiernan Kelly and Kayelle Allen, who are awesome. And, in an astounding feat, Eugie Foster and I met at a non-Dragon*Con-related event and the world did not come to an end! (For our next trick, we’ll try something unrelated to any convention. Be afraid.)

We had a pretty steady stream of people at the table throughout the weekend, and it was interesting to me as a first-timer to see what drew their attention. While I did have something on the table (the Uniform Appeal anthology, all I have in print with Dreamspinner at this point), the convention is, of course, oriented toward scifi/fantasy, so that’s most of what we had available. I’ve been reading almost exclusively contemporary so far, but I picked up a ghost story and found a few more I want to read, too.

(Also, after telling Andrea Speed via Twitter that I’d sold a copy of Infected: Prey, I ended up in one of the most surreal tweet exchanges ever. It’s a very long story involving rental animal ripoffs.)

I spent other money, too, of course. The biggest thing: I ordered a corset. I’ve been thinking about getting one for a while, and the guys from Marvelous Mayhem were on hand with some of their beautiful products. Mine will need to be custom, since the standard size is too small in the bust and too large in the hips (as usual for me), so I won’t have it in time for this year’s Dragon*Con. But look out in 2012! 😉

Downside: I never did get to meet Amber Benson. Ah well. With any luck, she’ll be at Dragon*Con sometime soon!

Gaylaxicon/Outlantacon This Weekend

Coming up this weekend, May 13–15, I’ll be helping (wo)man the Dreamspinner Press table at Gaylaxicon/Outlantacon, along with Ariel Tachna and Nicki Bennett

The convention is at the Holiday Inn Select Perimeter here in Atlanta. Special guest is Amber Benson!

Dealer hours are 4–8 p.m. on Friday, 10 a.m.–6 p.m. on Saturday, and 10 a.m.–3 p.m. on Sunday. Come on by and say hi!

>Upcoming releases, submissions, and conventions

>I’ve been falling down on the job around here. A few updates:

  • Silver Publishing’s Never Say Never Valentine’s Day anthology, which includes my short story “Stripped,” will be out Saturday, February 12.
  • My standalone short story “The Cabin on the Hill” will be out Wednesday, February 16, from Dreamspinner Press.
  • I’ve just submitted a short story for an upcoming Dreamspinner anthology and have another in the works.
  • My first novel, “Sand and Water,” is progressing through editing and revisions. I’m shooting for a March submission.
  • I plan to attend two conventions here in Atlanta with Dreamspinner. Gaylaxicon/Outlantacon is May 13–15, and Dragon*Con is September 2–5. Hope to see you there!