|GoH, Patrick Rothfuss|
On Friday, I’m hopping a flight to Detroit, Michigan. Why you ask? I’ll be attending Epic Confusion, an annual science fiction and fantasy convention held just outside Motor City. Programming starts Friday evening and goes through to about 3 PM on Sunday. The program covers all kinds of topics, but mainly SF literature, movies and TV. Patrick Rothfuss is the Guest of Honor and Jim C. Hines is the Toastmaster, isn’t that nice?
It also turns out that Joe Abercrombie, Peter Brett, Brent Weeks, and Robin Hobb are attending as guests of Subterranean Press. You can see why I’m getting a little excited about the event. I fear sounding like Vince from Slapchop, but wait… there’s more. Scott Lynch, Elizabeth Bear, Tobias Buckell, John Scalzi, Saladin Ahmed, Douglas Hulick, Myke Cole, Bradley Beaulieu, Kameron Hurley, Howard Andrew Jones, and, a bunch of authors I don’t really know much about, are also attending.
I don’t know about you, but that sounds like one kick ass line-up to me. So what are my plans at the con? Well, first of all I’m going to attend a lot of panels. And then I’m going to spend a lot of time at the bar. I hope to meet a bunch of the people listed above, buy them a drink, and ask for a look at their next manuscript. That always works, right? I’m also planning to live-blog/tweet the event as much as I can. I’ll be posting which panels and reading I’m at, and if there’s an opportunity to ask questions, I’ll be asking you all for suggestions.
Also… word on the street is that Peter Brett, Myke Cole, Joe Abercrombie, Scott Lynch, and Saldin Ahmed are putting together a AD&D game Friday night. I’m going to do my best to get a peek at that. Stay tuned.
In the meantime, if there’s anyone on that list of authors you think I should spend some extra time trying to interview or glean some information from, let me know in the comments and I’ll see what I can do.