Getting ready for this year’s biggest con, where I’ll be for the 19th consecutive year. I’ll be arriving Thursday afternoon, staying through Sunday, going home Monday. As usual, I won’t be at a table or booth, just wandering around. My primary activity is chatting up friends and workmates, but I’ll also do a bit of shopping, take pictures for my blog reports, and appear on the FABLES panel Saturday evening. I’m hoping to have daily blogs from the con. I usually write them up in the morning before going to the convention center for the day. This year I have an iPhone and am on Facebook, so I might drop a few pics on there beforehand.
So, the most important preparation is getting caught up with work. On Wednesday I received the last two books I needed to letter before the con, as far as I know. I finished THE UNWRITTEN 28 yesterday, and half of FABLES 108 today. I’ll complete that over the weekend, along with a logo job. There will be corrections to do next week as well, I’m sure, and probably at least one frantic last-minute thing of some kind.
Other prep work: I’ve broken in a new pair of walking shoes. I’ve gathered all my reservations, dinner invites, plane tickets, hotel info, and other paperwork. I’ve gotten my plastic bag of liquid toiletries ready. (Such a pain!) Had my hair cut. Made sure all my clothes needed for the trip are clean. I’m not bringing any signed prints this year. I had some last year, and sold a few, but have decided it’s not worth carrying around that extra weight. So, if you want them, order them from my website.
Looking forward to the con. It’s always exhausting, but I wouldn’t miss it!