My dance card overfloweth

Ann Crispin, my writing mentor, telephoned last night to ask me to reprise my guest lecture for her Beginners Writers’ Workshop at Dragon*Con. I said I would, of course, with the familiar anticipation and terror that I always have when I contemplate public speaking, especially solo public speaking.

I definitely need to revise my talk. The market environment has changed, with some markets folding–most notably SCI FICTION–and others arising, and I want to mention audio ‘zines like Escape Pod, Psuedopod, and MechMuse.

I’m also slated for four panels (I think):

– “So You Want to Write a Kid’s Book?” with Shane Berryhill, Alan Gratz, Holly Black, and Cassy Clare for bevlovesbooks‘s YA Lit Track (Friday 5:30PM).
– “The Power of the Old Stories: Mythology and Folklore in YA” with Josepha Sherman, Holly Black (blackholly), and Heidi Heiner (Saturday 4PM), also for the YA Lit Track. (I get to be on a panel with Holly Black! *squee!*)

And two Writer’s Track panels. I think one’s on horror and the other is on writing YA fiction, but I can’t remember when those are.

I always enjoy doing panels at D*C, and yet I always freak out beforehand.

Stupid brain.

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11 Responses to My dance card overfloweth

  1. jackzodiac says:

    quick question did you contact the writers track or did they contact you? because I am trying to finalize my dance card which is really booked as it is… can’t wait to see you…


    • Eugie Foster says:

      Neither, actually. I was chatting with and asked him to give me a sneak peek at my panel schedule.

      Can’t wait to see you too!

      • jackzodiac says:

        hate bug you about this… but you always do seem to know the answers to all of my questions… do you have any idea when they might but out the whole of the Dragon Con shecdule? thanks in advance and I want to talk to you about writers for relief vol 2 at the con… and helping me ask AC about donating a story even if it is a reprint… and have I said lately that your the greatest…


        • Eugie Foster says:

          The programming grid is due out . . . soon. There’s much clamoring for it, and the folks putting it together are working on it as fast as they can.

          I want to talk to you about writers for relief vol 2 at the con… and helping me ask AC about donating a story even if it is a reprint

          sho ’nuff. When I’m not at my panels, I’ll be shackled to my Daily Dragon editor’s desk in Hyatt 219. Also, you’ve got my cell #, don’t you? If not, I’ll email it to you.

  2. t_rex says:

    Cool icon. Who did the art?

  3. Anonymous says:

    Terrified or not, you did REALLY well speaking at my class for Ann. You’ll go great 🙂

    I haven’t seen a panel listing for a couple of the tracks, mostly the writers and the SciFi Lit panels 🙁

    Are they out yet?

  4. coronalrain says:

    Reading your journal, I have no doubts you will do great. Wish I could be there to see it for myself, but alas no dragon con for me this year. Good luck!

  5. winters_edge says:

    You’re going to do a fantastic job. I’m wishing I wasn’t too broke to attend as I had hoped to. 🙁 I’ll be cheering for you from afar!

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