Well, I went to FOGCon and I had a very nice time, meeting several people. The first panel I was on was full of bright, interesting folks with clever, insightful things to say...And then I was on a panel with Tim Powers, who is not only famous for a long and amazing career in SF, but wickedly funny and smart, all of which combined to make me feel a total impostor. I managed not to put my foot in it, I think. At least, no one looked at me as if I had grown a sentient, mouthy boil on my lip. Perhaps they were just being polite.
I have been slow to update the blog for a couple reasons, the main one being I my wrist is a bit painful from all of the hand writing I must do at work forcing a slow down. I purchased Dragon Dictation and started using it (Jury is out, just now, on how awesome it might be. There's issues.), but I've been focusing on getting Mughal Mission drafted. It appears I am on track with that at least, cracking 72,000 words today.
And now I'm off to do some more work on it.
Friday, March 21, 2014
Monday, March 3, 2014
Last year, FogCon gave me my first shot as a panelist, and they were kind enough to ask me back for this year. So: This weekend I will be at FogCon in Walnut Creek, with two panels on Friday, back to back. The first, A Secret Is Something You Only Tell One Person At A Time, is at 1330. Just after that, at 1500, it's Secret Agencies of The Occult, which I look forward to. On Saturday I will be on my third and final panel, at 1330: Cryptography and Codes, which I believe I can add some interesting things to, especially regarding the use of codes in history. If you are in the Bay Area or someone who travels for cons, I hope to see you there!