First, Webslum, one
of the first homes S*P ever had, has redone their pricing scale.
They're a pretty good deal - if ya need a host, give 'em a look. They
treated me pretty well so I'll always have loyalty to them (unlike
Second, cons: I will be at Vericon January 27th through 29th on
Harvard's Campus in Cambridge, MA. I'm going to be part of the
webcomics "how-to" panel at 10am (I love morning panels) with
Jeph Jacques of Questionable Content
and part of the general webcomics panel at 1:30pm that same day with
Jeph and Tim Buckley of Ctrl-Alt-Delete.
Apparently, Vericon is assigning someone to me... my reputation preceeds
On February 25th, I'll be at Llamacon in Great Barrington, MA.
It's a one day con only. I know Jeph will be there again, and I believe
R. Stevens of the loveable, huggable Diesel Sweeties will also be in
I'll also be at I-Con 25 Marcy 24th through 26th at
SUNY Stonybrook in Long Island, NY. There are a few other con
invitations I have to sort through. I'll try to post my Vericon
schedule very soon.
Oh, and Clarine Harp (the "Real" Aubrey) will be a guest AggieCon37 on
March 23rd through 26th in College Station, TX. If you're in the area,
I know she'd like it if you came by and said hello. Don't worry. She
doesn't bite. She takes head shots from the shadows.
So, anyway - a few months back, I made a comment about doing a Boston
Reader Gathering. The overwhelming response was, "Wait until January."
Well, it's January. I'm thinking next week is a good time to do it.
Probably on Wednesday, Friday or Saturday (I'm pretty sure my Thursday
is already owned). Now, the question is: where? I'd prefer some place
that doesn't require 21 and up (I've some younger readers, apparently)
and that people can get to from the T (fucking mass transit). If you
have an idea, email it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
And to the people who email ask, "When are you doing a gathering in
[city name]?" I don't know. Honestly, I don't travel more than I have
to. I'm a home body. Maybe I can do on in NYC soon - or near to I-Con.
But beyond that, I really don't know. Same with the question of, "When
are you attending a con in my area?" When a con in your area invites me
and doesn't expect me to pay $600+ out of my own pocket to promote
them (yes, this is a lot more common than you think). -R