Time is slipping away. These past few days I have been busily revising part one of my new serial fiction, Rose Moon, when I should have focused on prepping for AggieCon 42, which is hurdling toward present tense at a rate I should have been marking. In fact, given that I have practiced no other selection, part one of Rose Moon will probably see its public introduction as the matter of my live reading, tentatively scheduled for 6:00 p.m. Saturday evening. Check the programming schedule for final times.
Besides a reading, I am on the agenda to co-present a workshop called “Inventing a Language” with my editor, collaborator and excellent friend, Amanda Kimmerly. This will be our second presentation of this audience friendly, “how to” workshop, and we are both stoked. Using Dvarsh as a reference, we’ll talk about why one might want to create a language, and some concerns to address once one has taken the decision to do it. My understanding is that I’ll also sit on a panel concerned with a related topic, i.e. use of invented language as a device in speculative fiction. Details of programming are still being worked out as I type. Check the AggieCon website often for updates.
Programming is not your only chance to encounter either Amanda or me. Our base of operations for the weekend will be the Stikmanz table in the dealer room. Open to the public from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Sunday, this is where you’ll find us selling and signing books, handing out postcards, talking about all things Dvarsh, and generally enjoying the presence and richness of con-going humanity. This will be my fifth consecutive AggieCon, which promises opportunities to see good friends, make new ones and bring a little more Habdvarsha into the world.