Several members of SIW and I will be heading off to ConText in a little while. This is a great science fiction/fantasy/horror convention held in Columbus, OH. Normally, all of us SIWs are on panels, but this year, there was a SNAFU–sort of on both sides, so I’m the only one in the hot seat this time around. They have me talking about e-publishing and blogs and websites as promotional tools. I’m a n00b at both, so I hope to learn a lot for the other panelists even as I offer my experiences at getting up and running on the inturwebz.
ConText has also started a wonderful new thing that they call a Mass Autograph session on Saturday. They set up tables for all the writers in attendance to put out their books to sell and autograph. Last year was the first time they tried it and it went over beautifully for both the authors and the readers. SIW will have a table there again, so if anyone is in the Columbus area, stop in and take a look at ConText–and if anyone wants to buy some books, we won’t object at all!