Friday, July 22, 2011

Sci-fi Conventions and Sample Books

As our myriad of long time readers can attest, strange things have been afoot lately for the Scribblerati. There have been persistent plans and preparations! Anxiety and anticipation abound! And all for a single goal: The big day…

Next Saturday (7/30/11) is going to mark a lot of firsts for us. It’s my first convention. It’s OUR first convention as a group. We're also running our first panel. It's about creating and maintaining a diverse writing group.

Sounds great, right?

Well guess what else? Not only is this a great opportunity to meet all the various and sundry Scribblerati Agents at the same time and place, but good friend of the Scribblerati, local Sci-fi author and Wyrdsmith Lyda Morehouse is one of the Guests of Honor. Fantastic!

Plus, there will probably be costumes, there will definitely be some interesting things to see and I can almost guarantee you that there will be even more interesting discussions to be had. Honestly, I’m not sure what to expect with this or how things will go or anything, but all in all, it sounds like a hell of a good time.

You should come, if you want. Or don't. Whatever.

Anyway, all the information—tickets, times, location, etcetera, etcetera, etcetera—can be found through the Diversicon link above. You really should check it out, come on down, have some fun, and support diversity in genre fiction and genre fiction in Minnesota in general while you’re at it.

But that’s not all…

Next Saturday will also be the first time the Scribblerati Sample Book will be available.

What’s the Scribblerati Sample Book?

Oh, it’s a thing of beauty. 50 pages. 5 Authors. 5 samples of their work, plus a quick bio and some contact information, for the low, low price of $5.50 (plus shipping and handling of course) and all of it created by us! Woo!

We’ve ordered a few for ourselves to hand out at the convention. Hopefully, those lucky few who receive them will be excited. If you’re interested and you think you might want a free copy, show up on Saturday, find one of us and ask. However, if you can’t make the convention and still want one... Here’s the link to where you can order your very own copy to have and to hold and to love forever. I’ll put a link up on the sidebar too.

Pretty cool, huh?

Are you excited?

We are too.

See you next Saturday,

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