I announced on here, many moons ago, that I was going to attend World Fantasy. This is a friendly reminder, that yes, I will be there. And I'm looking forward to it like nothing else! =)
So here's how things are going to work this year, since I'm sure that some of the LIT SOUP readers are going as well. I didn't apply to be on programming this year, primarily because I wanted to get the chance to hang out with some of my clients who will be there, as well as to soak in the general atmosphere of the con. A number of my friends will be there as well, and I'm looking forward to hanging out with them too. Yet despite all this wonderful networking I shall be doing with clients and friends, I'm interested in meeting some of you guys too.
So, if you will be at World Fantasy between November 2nd-November 5th, and you would like to meet me, you can call my cell phone at (908)770-4614, which is also my business line. Note that these are the only four days where I am giving arbitrary permission to call me at will without risk of violating any sort of agent etiquette codes. What will happen after you call my cell is that I will either answer it or you will have to leave a voicemail with your return number. I'll do my best to call people back, and try to arrange to be in the same place as you are, so at the very least we can say "Hello!" in person. Please remember that I do have some obligations to take care of during the convention, so I may not be able to meet everyone in the entire world. (I am terrified that tons and tons of people will call my cell phone, which would be very cool, but also quite overwhelming.) Please only call me if you are at the convention itself; if people use this as an opportunity to try and solicit me to read your query letter over the phone, then I will quickly stop answering my phone.
I will be accompanied by my boyfriend, Chris, as well as by my boss Lori Perkins and her own wonderful guy. Because I sold my first book over the summer, Lori will be throwing me a celebratory party on the evening of Saturday, November 4th, after the World Fantasy Awards banquet. One and all are invited to come, although I don't know exactly which room number it will be. I shall be all dolled-up, having just come from the banquet, and I intend to have fun! So if you'll be at World Fantasy, come and stop by on Saturday night!
As an unrelated sidenote: I'm going to open the blog back up to anonymous comments again, but if my comment spam skyrockets, I will be closing it back to only blogger accounts.