Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Life, the Universe and Everything

Well, pretty soon I'm off to a complete geek-fest, a sci-fi/fantasy conference appropriately titled Life, the Universe and Everything. I fully expect the answers to, well, everything! (Wasn't it the white mice who knew that? Or their computer did? I guess it was just the meaning of life. That would be sufficient for me, too.)

Anyway, I will be back blogging next weekend. I may even give you some info from the conference! Can't go wrong with workshop titles like "Lloyd Alexander: High King of Fantasy," "Mary Sue and Gary Stu: Avoiding the Dreadful Downfalls of Bad Fiction" (a panel), "Cryptography 101," "Military in Fantasy," "Space Eldritch," "How to Kill a Zombie," (I thought they were already dead!) and my personal favorite, "Everything I Need to Know about Writing I Learned from the Matrix." That's merely a sampler from the first day.

Best of all, the keynote speaker and and sometimes panel member is Megan Whalen Turner, quite possibly the best writer in MG/YA fantasy today. Yep, be envious. Be very, very envious. And read some good fantasy this week!

6 comments:

Natalie Aguirre said...

Oh, that's SO awesome that Megan Whaler Turner will be there. Please find out when her next book will come out and let us all know. Have a fantastic time! It sounds awesoem.

Jim Randolph said...

That sounds like a wonderful time. Enjoy it! I love geeking out like that at Dragon*Con. You know I met Lloyd Alexander once. It was magical. I'll try to post about it soon (if I haven't already). Can't wait to hear about your adventures.

melissa @ 1lbr said...

If you hear crying from Arizona, just know it's me weeping that I don't get to attend and meet MWT :( I am so jealous!!!

Kim Aippersbach said...

Oh, oh, oh, what city is this conference in, so I can drop my life and go squee over Megan Whalen Turner? (And find out about Eldritch in Space!)

Very envious!

LinWash said...

I'm very envious!

KateCoombs said...

Hey guys! Had a marvelous time. Sci-fi/fantasy people are so bright and funny, and MWT is a superb speaker--even when she's coming down with a cold and feeling lousy.