Tuesday, March 26, 2013

MidSouth Con: Wit of the Staircase

I just got back, in good health and spirits but very weary and mentally groggy. I'll try to to a full con report later and it could be a long one. Because other people were ill or unable to make panels, I was able to expand my own schedule and stay comfortably busy. I'm sad other people had trouble but, as most of you know, I LIKE doing panels. But that's for later. This post is to let you know I got home safe and that I hope everyone else did too in spite of the weather. It is also a chance for me to post the little things that I forgot to say on some of the panels, information I couldn't remember, and some tidying up. Dark Oak has aquired Calamity's Child and will re-release it VERY soon (as in a few weeks). The old link box for it on the side here will be replaced when that happens. Please, order the new one, don't accidentally get the old one. The new one is better edited and the formatting problems are fixed plus, if you buy the old one, I don't get paid for it. Instead, do be so kind as to find ten friends and stand by to order the new one as soon as it's available. After this, you may begin to lobby for the Red Dog stuffed toy. Also, if you don't want to keep checking back on this blog and watching the tumbleweeds, post you contact info or email it to me and I'll send you an email when it comes out. Steampunk: "Dream of Perpetual Motion" was written by Dexter Palmer. Read it. The other good overlooked steampunk books I forgot were "Farlander" by Col Buchanan, "Court of the Air" by Stephen Hunt, and "Stormdancer" by Jay Kristoff. The end of the world: I didn't get a chance to mention that there is a company called Apocalyptic Ammunition (apocalypticammunition.com/) that sells gold and silver bullets based on the concept that then you can shoot OR barter. Timeless: I didn't have enough copies to give out so I'm going to try to post my list of classis SF/F books as a seperate blog post. (I'm afraid of the formatting and don't want it to mess up this post.) I'll pre-schedule that as a blog update for later in the week. Finally, thanks so very much to everyone who made my return to the world after two years of withdrawal wonderful and safe. I can't wait for Conclave (although, come to think of it, they haven't invited me yet. Hmmmn.). I will be at Pulp-Ark in April because, if you run a convention so close to where I live that I can sleep in my own bed at night, you have a very good chance of getting me to come (and the organizer is the editor on the revised Calamity's Child and he was rather insistent). Absolutely want to do "Dark and Stormy" every year from here on. And, again, thank you all so very much. It is a pleasure and honor to serve such an excellent, kind, and intellegent readership, both those who made it to Midsouth and all the rest of you. And Selena still hits.

3 comments:

Unknown said...

So, are you really going to be at ConClave in October? It would be awesome to see you again. :)

Of course, if you are, I had better sit down and write you and the Sweet Lady a very long overdue letter catching you up on all my fun and not so fun stuff of the past 2.5 plus years...

MKeaton said...

Yes, I have every intention of coming to ConClave in October. There are only two possible issues in the way. One is the obvious one of money (which is why everyone should go out and buy at least ten copies of the new Calamity's Child as soon as Dark Oak releases it-so that I can afford to go to Michigan). The other is: they haven't invited me yet and I'll, of course, not go if they don't invite me. I think it's safe to say that they WANT me to come so feel free to remind your favorite convention to actually send me an invite sometime. (It's a security thing for me. Since I'm agoraphobic, even though I know rationally that I'm always welcome, each year I fuss and worry until I get the actual invite. Silly, I know but insane is not logical. I'm the same way with Midsouth everything I have to fill out the guest application--scares me to death.)

MK

Unknown said...

YAY!!!! :) Another great reason to be happy Clave is back!

Well, I don't know that I can buy 10 copies as soon as it comes out, but I will buy at least two - one to keep and one to loan. I won't let the copy I have now go anywhere. It is far too valuable to risk losing.

I will contact some friends with Clave and have them get on that invitation thing. :) Then I will get a start on that long, long letter...