It is that time, once again. The dreary gray depression-spread of January in Michigan. But in spite of all of its slush and salt on my car, slate skies and Winter Storm Advisories, I’ve come to love January. Why? Because of ConFusion – the amazing convention of all things Geek that happens just outside of Detroit every year. It’s a fantastic con. Tons of activities for the whole family, and for writers, it’s a gold mine. I’ve met some wonderful people and made some amazing contacts while I was there for the last three years, and everyone is JUST SO DARN NICE.
Anyway, I’m thrilled (and more than a little terrified) that I’ll be participating in panels for the first time, this year. (Don’t mind me, I just need to go change my pants.) So without further ado, my schedule, just in case you really want to see me sweat.
Saturday, January 21st – 11:00 a.m. — I’ll be participating in a KidFusion KookieKlatch, reading kids’ books and eating cookies.
Saturday, January 21st – 3:00 p.m. — I’ll be talking about ‘Romancing the YA Novel’ with some fantastic authors.
Sunday, January 22nd – 10:00 a.m. — I’ll be drafting my very own fantasy team to fight an existential threat and competing against many other industry folk.
Sunday, January 22nd – 1:00 p.m. — I’ll be joining other geek parents to talk about Nerd Culture Cultivation and raising kids in fandom.
I’d love to see you guys out there. If you happen to be at ConFusion, don’t hesitate to say “Hi!” I’ll be the one huddled in the corner, silently mouthing my prep notes to myself.