Worldcon, again

Day 116. 121 pages, 55,650 words. Ahh fuck me, I think I just realised why this is taking me so long, it’s because I don’t want to write what I know has to happen.

Worldcon is a go!



My profile is in place (I don’t know if they fixed the line break but it looked fine on my PC), the panels and events are shaping up and I’m going to take all of Thursday, and as much of Wednesday and Friday, off as I can.

All that remains is to figure out a costume. How terrible I am at this.

The “New Authors Meet & Greet” is happening on Thursday and I will be there with some free shit to give away. Maybe it will go better than my last attempt to give away copies of Arsebook.

Also on Thursday, I’ll be moderating a panel on Independent vs. “Dependent” Publishing, which I was thrilled to see they decided to just quote verbatim from my panel pitch. Right down to the Firefly joke.

Next up, I will be getting in touch with my esteemed fellow authors, and … well, bring on August, I say.

About Hatboy

I’m not often driven to introspection or reflection, but the question does come up sometimes. The big question. So big, there’s just no containing it within the puny boundaries of a single set of punctuationary bookends. Who are these mysterious and unsung heroes of obscurity and shadow? What is their origin story? Do they have a prequel trilogy? What are their secret identities? What are their public identities, for that matter? What are their powers? Their abilities? Their haunted pasts and troubled futures? Their modus operandi? Where do they live anyway, and when? What do they do for a living? Do they really have these fantastical adventures, or is it a dazzlingly intellectual and overwrought metaphor? Or is it perhaps a smug and post-modern sort of metaphor? Is it a plain stupid metaphor, hedged around with thick wads of plausible deniability, a soap bubble of illusory plot dependent upon readers who don’t dare question it for fear of looking foolish? A flight of fancy, having dozed off in front of the television during an episode of something suitably spaceship-oriented? Do they have a quest, a handler, a mission statement, a department-level development objective in five stages? I am Hatboy.
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