I really enjoy Norwescon. There are so many interesting panels from which to choose. Unfortunately, a good number of the panels I’m most interested in always seem to be scheduled in the same time slots. Yeah, I know, First World Problems.
Anyway, at this convention, the emphasis is on books and their authors. The dealer room is filled with book stalls that feature authors who are giving talks or are on panels. It’s a great way to discover your next literary obsession. I brought home the following:
Zeus Is Dead: A Monstrously Inconvenient Adventure by Michael G. Munz. This book is funny even if you don’t know much about the Greek gods, but it’s even funnier the more you know.
Jumpstart Your Novel & Planning, Plotting, and Progress: A Guide to Building Your Novel by Mark Teppo. I was lucky enough to squeeze into the “Jumpstart Your Novel” workshop, and I am so glad I did! It was one of the most useful and inspiring two hours I’ve ever spent.
Agatha H. and the Airship City, Agatha H. and the Clockwork Princess, & Agatha H. and the Voice of the Castle, by Kaja & Phil Foglio. My little family loves the Girl Genius comics, so to learn that there were now novels was a very happy thing indeed.
Time for me to get some reading done!