I went to GeyserCon—New Zealand’s 40th National Science Fiction and Fantasy Convention—in Rotorua this past weekend, and came home with a bagful of new books to balance on top of my already teetering TBR piles. Now if I can just find time to read them…
I also came back with print copies of the third book in my Reforging series, The Blacksmith, direct from the publisher’s hands. Woo-hoo! The series is looking pretty good, wouldn’t you agree?
The conference itself was well-run and a lot of fun, with a good crowd of old and new faces and a schedule full of interesting speakers and informative panels. Taking 3rd place in the fiction contest felt pretty good, too. You can read my entry here. (Okay, so it wasn’t as good as winning a Sir Julius Vogel award would have been, but every little bit helps.) When I got home after a weekend focusing on writing speculative fiction, knocking out a pivotal scene in my next book was trivial.
Looking forward to the WorldCon next year, to be held here in Wellington.