I apologize for the “radio silence” in this blog-space since the end of June. There just simply hasn’t been enough time to do everything, as I prepared for two major sf conventions. I showed new artwork, and was scheduled for numerous panels.
|My art display at NorthAmeriCon ’17.|
First came SoonerCon 26 in Midwest City, OK (metro Oklahoma City); then, less than two weeks later (time that included a lovely visit with a houseguest over the 4th of July weekend), came NorthAmeriCon ’17, the North American Science Fiction Convention (NASFiC) in San Juan, Puerto Rico.
I strongly believe that people who come to my programming items deserve for me to be well-prepared and organized. It makes for much more in-depth and interesting conversations, if all panelists have done their homework beforehand! I plan to turn my notes from some of those discussions into blog posts in the future.
|My “Who is Mary Sue?” panel brought us together for a lively conversation. L-R, Johnathan Brazee, Jan S. Gephardt, Paula Smith (yes, she who coined the phrase!), and Mike Substelny.|
Also, since Sunday afternoon, I’ve been taking full advantage of my short time window to see all I can of Puer
to Rico–or at least San Juan–while I’m here. You’ll see pictures from those adventures, too!
But for just a little longer, a tropical wonderland awaits. I’ll get back to you!
IMAGES: the photo of my artwork display is by me. The photo of the panel was taken on my phone, by an obliging member of the audience. Either may be re-posted online, as long as you include a link back and an attribution to this blog post. Thanks!