Sunday, October 26, 2008

Con report - day 3

Started the day participating on a panel about "Dealing with Death." Most interestingly, the discussion focused on avoiding death in sf. ;-)

Had a signing; a few folks picked up Farmerphile flyers, and one or two already had MYTHS and/or Tarzan Alive. They didn't know I was at the Con, or my involvement, so they didn't bring their copies for me to sign.

Met local writer David Boop, a very nice guy, and we agreed to stay in touch about future opportunities.

A few more goodies from the Dealer's Room: a SFBC edition of Farmer's The Magic Labyrinth (for $1 !); a pristine 1st paperback of Farmer's The Wind Whales of Ishmael (Ace) for $1 !; a pristine copy of a Captain Future paperback, Planets in Peril, for --wait for it -- $1 !; and two more Musketeers-as-investigators novels by Sarah D'Almeida, The Musketeer's Seamstress and The Musketeer's Apprentice. My better half got a signed 1st hardback of Gregory Maguire's latest Oz novel, A Lion Among Men.

I'm tired, all conned out, and looking forward to focusing on and finishing The Phantom story in the coming weeks; in fact, my editor emailed late last night giving me until Thanksgiving to turn it in, which is a huge relief.

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