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Ann Crispin, my writing mentor, telephoned last night to ask me to reprise my guest lecture for her Beginners Writers' Workshop at Dragon*Con. I said I would, of course, with the familiar anticipation and terror that I always have when I contemplate public speaking, especially solo public speaking.

I definitely need to revise my talk. The market environment has changed, with some markets folding--most notably SCI FICTION--and others arising, and I want to mention audio 'zines like Escape Pod, Psuedopod, and MechMuse.

I'm also slated for four panels (I think):

- "So You Want to Write a Kid's Book?" with Shane Berryhill, Alan Gratz, Holly Black, and Cassy Clare for bevlovesbooks's YA Lit Track (Friday 5:30PM).
- "The Power of the Old Stories: Mythology and Folklore in YA" with Josepha Sherman, Holly Black (blackholly), and Heidi Heiner (Saturday 4PM), also for the YA Lit Track. (I get to be on a panel with Holly Black! *squee!*)

And two Writer's Track panels. I think one's on horror and the other is on writing YA fiction, but I can't remember when those are.

I always enjoy doing panels at D*C, and yet I always freak out beforehand.

Stupid brain.
I'm feeling:
quixotic quixotic
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On August 24th, 2006 07:21 pm (UTC), jackzodiac commented:
quick question did you contact the writers track or did they contact you? because I am trying to finalize my dance card which is really booked as it is... can't wait to see you...

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On August 24th, 2006 07:24 pm (UTC), eugie replied:
Neither, actually. I was chatting with astralfire and asked him to give me a sneak peek at my panel schedule.

Can't wait to see you too!
On August 24th, 2006 07:28 pm (UTC), jackzodiac replied:
hate bug you about this... but you always do seem to know the answers to all of my questions... do you have any idea when they might but out the whole of the Dragon Con shecdule? thanks in advance and I want to talk to you about writers for relief vol 2 at the con... and helping me ask AC about donating a story even if it is a reprint... and have I said lately that your the greatest...

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On August 24th, 2006 07:38 pm (UTC), eugie replied:
The programming grid is due out . . . soon. There's much clamoring for it, and the folks putting it together are working on it as fast as they can.

" I want to talk to you about writers for relief vol 2 at the con... and helping me ask AC about donating a story even if it is a reprint"

sho 'nuff. When I'm not at my panels, I'll be shackled to my Daily Dragon editor's desk in Hyatt 219. Also, you've got my cell #, don't you? If not, I'll email it to you.
On August 24th, 2006 07:40 pm (UTC), jackzodiac replied:
nope don't have your number...

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On August 24th, 2006 07:29 pm (UTC), t_rex commented:
Cool icon. Who did the art?
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On August 27th, 2006 12:04 pm (UTC), eugie replied:
Thanks! I used this website to morph some of my head shots for icons, including this one. Fun and cool.
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On August 24th, 2006 08:31 pm (UTC), (Anonymous) commented:
Terrified or not, you did REALLY well speaking at my class for Ann. You'll go great :)

I haven't seen a panel listing for a couple of the tracks, mostly the writers and the SciFi Lit panels :(

Are they out yet?
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On August 24th, 2006 08:33 pm (UTC), yukinooruoni replied:
Stupid auto-logout thing ...

This was me.
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On August 24th, 2006 09:39 pm (UTC), coronalrain commented:
Reading your journal, I have no doubts you will do great. Wish I could be there to see it for myself, but alas no dragon con for me this year. Good luck!
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On August 26th, 2006 10:10 am (UTC), winters_edge commented:
You're going to do a fantastic job. I'm wishing I wasn't too broke to attend as I had hoped to. :( I'll be cheering for you from afar!
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