It occurred to me tonight that I haven't posted in about two weeks, and that was just wrong. I have some big news that is brewing, which I'll be writing about on Wednesday, probably...
For now, however, I have hijacked my friend Isaac's computer and am posting from to you all from the city of Pittsburgh, which is where my boyfriend and I are for the holiday weekend. This is really the start of my summer travels, although I suppose that attending Balticon on Memorial Day weekend could count as well. Next weekend, from July 7th-9th, I'll be up in Massachusetts at Readercon. Then, from August 22nd-27th, I'll be in L.A. for Worldcon. I'm also going to be at a local RWA event in Ithaca, NY on September 8th-9th (95% sure on this one). I have tentative plans to also go to World Fantasy, but I'm not sure yet about it. I may sneak one or two other conventions in there too, but we'll see.
For the first time in six years, I'm not going to attend Otakon, which is the giant anime convention that takes over the Baltimore Inner Harbor and Convention Center. I've gone for the past five years, and with my added abundance of SF conventions and writer's conferences to attend, I decided that it was time for a break. Part of me wants to go still, since it's become a tradition to see my college friends at it, but I'm actually able to visit the majority of them in Pittsburgh at the moment, which is nice. Most of them graduated from Carnegie Mellon University and then became staff, effectively never leaving Pittsburgh. =)
I'm currently enjoying my weekend of reading, video games (Guitar Hero is most interesting, although I am truly atrocious at it), and getting a chance to catch up with everyone. My boyfriend and I have been trying hard to convince them that they should all move to NJ with us, but alas, several of them seem determined to head out to Seattle sometime next year.
So, what is everyone else up to this summer? Will I get to see some of you at conventions? Do you have plans to visit family? Are you going on a wild tour of Europe (as my younger brother just did)? Details, dear Readers, details. =)