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Me at Readercon

June 29th, 2007

In a concerted effort to improve my functionality as a shameless self-promoter, I am turning over a new leaf: telling people about things involving me before they happen.

I am going to be at Readercon next weekend (July 5th – 8th). That wouldn’t be anything new, except that for the first time I’ll be appearing in a non-fanboy capacity. No, seriously. It’s not like my name is going to show up on the participants list or anything, but I do get to take part in an Interfictions discussion panel AND an Interfictions fiction reading. Yeah. Crazy. I don’t quite know what to do with myself.

Matter of fact maybe you all can advise me. The people in charge tell me I can read anything I want that I think has interstitial qualities. Now, I’ve already given a reading of an “The Utter Proxmity of God” teaser, and sooner or later a much better-quality version of that teaser is going to show up on the Interfictions blog as part of a podcast series. I love reading aloud, and it seems a shame not to take this glorious opportunity to read something else, something new. But anything else I read will be an unpublished story…unless I read one of those two semipro things I sold ages ago and everybody forgot about. So do I just read “The Utter Proximity of God” again or what?

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  • Hmmm…I’d lean toward reading “Utter Proximity of God” just because that’s what you’ve got published. But…you could read something new. There’s always William O!

  • Sherry says:

    I’m so behind on my blog reading. So awesome that you were at Readercon in a non-fanboy capacity. I totally agree with Shara about reading choices. Or you could do a Centaur story.

  • jeffhowell says:

    I hope you had a good time and the reading went well.

  • mjd says:

    Thanks everybody for your opinions and good wishes.

    It did go pretty well. I ended up reading “Utter Prox”, since it was what everybody else was doing and Interfictions solidarity seemed to be the order of the day. Which I was totally fine with, since the damn thing sold like hotcakes from the Small Beer Press tables, leaving every other title they carried in the dust. And because people wanted my autograph.

    I recorded the whole thing (plus a separate reading from Joy Marchand since she couldn’t actually be at the reading herself), and when I get around to it I’ll clean up the audio, break it up into individual readers and make a podcast of it to go up on the Interfictions blog.

  • Joy Marchand says:

    Since I couldn’t be at Readercon on Sunday, I was really disappointed I couldn’t be there, but I’m looking forward to hearing the podcast. I’m going to link you on my blog so I can keep an eye on your progress!

    • mjd says:

      Hi Joy!

      Yes, the podcast. I am sorry; I have been sorely lax on that and now won’t get to it til after I get back from this post-Odyssey workshop I’m spending all next week at. But then! Then I will do the darn editing and get it up. And you’ll be among the first to know.

  • pantlessjohnny says:

    I’m reminding you to do this now that your back. Joy would want you to.

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