(There are too many potential icons for this post, so you just get the swan.)

Attention anybody going to ICFA! I’ll be there, of course — proud attendee since 2003; I can advance both sides of my professional life by flying to Florida every spring, so what’s not to like? — and it turns out I’m going to be doing more than I thought.

At 10:30 a.m. on Thursday I’ll be donning my academic hat (and my legal name) and participating in an interdisciplinary panel about fan studies — a panel of the discussion type, not the “we all read our at best tangentially related papers” sort.

Also, at some point — I don’t know my time slot yet — I’ll be switching to writer-hat and writer-name, and reading in the creative track. I’ve been squeaked on to it due to other peoples’ cancellations, so I suspect I won’t be listed in the program, but they always post the errata next to the reg desk, so look for me there. (Yes, in my sixth year, the worst has finally happened: I’m on the program twice, under two different names.) I will, as you might expect, be reading from Midnight Never Come.

And lastly, I’ll be bringing some small number of ARCs with me, to sell in the book room. My ego loves the mental image of a slugfest over the last copy between a rabid fan and a dusty old academic in the narrow, book-strewn aisles, but since the universe is unlikely to oblige me with such a scenario, you can probably guarantee your receipt of one simply by looking early in the con.

Hope to see some of you there!

0 Responses to “ICFA”

  1. milbrcrsan

    I know some published authors from my F-List talking about going to things such as those and have heard a lot about having to read from their own books. Do you have to do that or is that by choice? hehe Because I really want to be a published author as well, but…not so good with the reading to others (basically get all nervous and mess up a lot. *small blush*)

    And for another, since you’re now married, will you be changing your writing last name or keeping it the same?

    • Marie Brennan

      Not making any name changes, either legal or pen.

      As for reading, it isn’t written in blood on your contract, don’t worry! I happen to really enjoy it, so I like opportunities to do it. But nobody’s going to force you to if you don’t want to.

  2. mastergode

    LOL! I’m sorry, but I find the idea of being on the program twice with two different names to be particularly funny. ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Also, I’m currently planning to attend ICFA again, but this time with my fiancee, but that will likely depend on her availability.

    On an unrelated note, I wonder if there’s the possibility of a bunch of us getting together for a one-shot roleplaying game during the conference. Thoughts? ๐Ÿ˜‰

  3. danielmc

    so while they are fighting, i steal the ARC from them!

    ::poof! Celtic ninja!::


    yeah. that doesnt work.

    • Marie Brennan

      You’ll get it soon enough, never fear. (And always remember: the ARCs were printed so early in the process that I made some non-trivial changes after the fact, meaning they are not the best version of the book.)

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