Ha, ha. I wonder how many of these I can make before even I am sick of them. Looks like Con-Carolinas is on board, though they have accepted me as a Military/Science guest vice as an author. I’ll take it!
- MystiCon, Roanoke, VA – February 27-March 1; No response
- ROFCon, Virginia Beach, VA – February 27-March 1; No response, but I’ll probably go to this one due to proximity. Or I’ll sleep in. I dunno.
- MadiCon, Harrisonburg, VA – March 13-15; Accepted as a guest! Super small college con. Still thinking on it.
- RavenCon, Richmond, VA – April 24-26; No response (Damn it)
- BaltiCon, Baltimore, MD – May 22-25; Acceptance pending, but they urged me to enter for the Compton Crook Award. And I did! No confirmation of award eligibility yet.
- ConCarolinas, Concord, North Carolina – May 29-31; Accepted as a guest!
- LibertyCon, Chattanooga, Tennessee – June 26-28; Accepted as a guest! Long drive, I may look at car-pooling. Very excited!
- Con-Gregate, High Point – North Carolina, July 10-12; Accepted as a guest!
- DragonCon, Atlanta, Georgia – September 4-7 (Yeah, right, this is like San Diego Comicon East); Application under review
- Capclave, Washington DC – October 9-11; Application under review
- HonorCon, Raleigh, North Carolina – TBD – October 31-November 2; No response
- AtomaCon, Charleston, South Carolina – November 13-15; No response
So, my travel sked is shaping up. Stay local in February, travel to Harrisonburg March 13-15, Richmond April 24-26, Baltimore (if acceptance comes through) May 22-25, Concord the very next week May 29-31, chill for a month, then LibertyCon in Chattanooga June 25-29, High Point July 10-12, and then FREEDOM!
As for writing, almost finished with the short for the Weird Wild West project, and honestly it is turning out awesome. I’m channeling my inner Laura Ingalls Wilder, as interpreted by Sergio Leone and George Lucas. It is not steampunk, though. It is more . . . clock-punk? It involves a young girl on the frontier and a Babbage horse. That’s all I can say right now.
As for novel manuscript, it’s . . . going well? Yeah, it is definitely a thing on which some measure of progress is being made. Honestly, my failing here is entirely David Weber’s fault. I met my local idol briefly at a one-day stop in to MarsCon in Williamsburg, so I’ve been reading Weber again (my signed copy) and playing waaaayyy too much of the actually very good mobile game Tales of Honor: The Secret Fleet.
So, totally not my fault. 🙂