Picked up at Norwescon

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:

Trial of Intentions by Peter Orullian. The magic system is based on music, which is seriously cool! Peter Orullian is also a lot of fun in panels.

Orcas Intrigue by Laura Gayle (collaborative nom de plume of Shannon Page & Karen G. Berry). Shannon Page was on two panels I attended, and I really liked her energy and thoughtfulness.

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.

Greywalker by Kat Richardson. I was not able to squeeze into this workshop, so I bought her book to see what I can learn.

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.

The Witch’s Vacuum Cleaner and Other Stories by Terry Pratchett. This was the only Terry Pratchett book we didn’t have, so I had to get it. #gnuterrypratchett

Time for me to get some reading done!

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Sympathetic Magic — Spell Hub. Bringing the occult to life.

English: ‘Clootie’ Well, Munlochy, Black Isle. The rag well at Munlochy is one of two in the district, the other being at Culloden. More common in Ireland, these wells are still resorted to as ‘sympathetic magic’ destinations whereby an afflicted person leaves strips of clothing in hopes that their ailments will be cured by substitution.…

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The Shepherd’s Crown

Last night, I finished The Shepherd’s Crown, Terry Pratchett’s final novel. The witch books in his Discworld series have always been my favorite, and I’m so sad that there won’t be any more. A great mind was taken from us far too soon. Alzheimer’s sucks!

Well, there’s nothing for it but to read all the Discworld novels again.