So it’s now official: I’ll be on two panels at this year’s Orycon at the Doubletree in Portland! I’ll be on the panel “Drowning in Slush”, with fellow Apex editor Deb Taber, as well as editors Colleen Anderson (ABERRANT DREAMS and CHIZINE), Camille Alexa (ABYSS & APEX MAGAZINE), and Lou Anders ([TOO MUCH TO LIST!] and ORYCON EDITING GUEST OF HONOR). Then immediately after that, I’m on the panel “How to Prepare a Manuscript” with Edd Vick, Rhea Rose, and Elizabeth Engstrom (whose book, WHEN DARKNESS LOVES US, Apex has just reprinted!).
Then after that, I’m half of a writer’s workshop duo with Nina Kiriki Hoffman (She’s won a STOKER and a NEBULA, and I’ve got a YEAR’S BEST FANTASY & HORROR volume with one of her stories in it!)! O.O
It’s an action/awesome-packed weekend! ^_^
I’m not going to lie, I’m quite a bit (read: F#!$!ing) nervous about all this. I am (as some of you know) a convirgin, besides a relatively new entrant into the editing world, and therefore have no idea what to expect from all this. I plan on doing a lot of research about the “dos” and “don’ts” of panelling (and attending Edd Vick’s panel on “How to be a Panelist”!), and I hope my fellow panelists will give me some good advice so I don’t make a fool out of myself! Still, I’m really excited, too! Like 80% excited, 20% nervous.
Or… more like 60% excited, 40% nervous… maybe reversed? O.O
So if you’re in the PDX area Nov. 26th-28th, stop by and say “hi!” Or stop by and give me chocolate, and rub me on the back while I sit rocking in a corner by myself, and just tell me it’s going to be okay. >.O